The value of PR can seem immeasurable in brand positioning. Yet, in an age of budgetary juggling by marketing departments, the drive to scrutinize ROI is increasingly important. What’s more, as expectations on PR outcomes increase—in part due to social media—its role is broadening. A trend towards using key performance indicators to measure previously difficult-to-define notions of success is emerging.
In Pharmaceutical Brand PR: Developing Engaging Campaigns and Measuring ROI, FirstWord goes directly to the experts to determine key factors in what makes PR campaigns buzz and how tightened budgets but greater expectations have changed the way PR work is mandated. The report also examines the role of PR versus advertising and how, through social media, PR has become increasingly sophisticated to position brands across multiple channels and audiences. But mostly compelling, it dissects why—and how—ROI can be measured and how such information can deliver more insight than just numbers.
Examination of strategies for measuring ROI in PR campaigns
PR’s evolution in engaging multiple audiences and working for a brand
Detailed research into what works—and what doesn’t—in PR
The role of social media in PR and ROI measurement
Insight into what other benefits ROI offers
Experts views on the role of PR versus advertising and if the ratio should change
Key Questions Asked
A full breakdown of the role of PR in the marketing mix
Clear insight into quantifying ROI and developing measurement criteria
Access to expert opinion from key leaders in the industry
Key Questions Asked
What makes a compelling PR program?
How has the influence of different audiences changed?
Can PR replace advertising?
How can ROI of a PR program be measured?
How does social media impact PR outcomes and strategies?
Who Should Read This Report
Heads of Communications/PR
Market Access Directors/Managers
Heads of Marketing Excellence
Heads of Marketing and Marketing Communications
PR and Medical Communications Agencies
Medical Communication Consultants
Steven Spurr, Group Managing Director, Health, Edelman
Javier Boix, Strategic Communications Manager, Abbott Laboratories
David Berkovitch, Associate Director, Fleishman-Hillard
Sam Barnes, Director, Axon Communications
Claire Spencer, CEO, i-2-i
“I define PR as engaging and communicating with the multiple stakeholders involved in the decision process or the environment that you’re trying to influence. A lot of PR is about creating the right environment through which to have those conversations about diseases, brands and products.”
– Sam Barnes, Director, Axon Communications
“Those who define PR as simply media relations or the output and get PR involved very late in the process are not getting as much out of PR as they should. Today, PR is about defining the right blend of communications across both traditional and online media.”
– Claire Spencer, CEO, i-2-i
“The incorporation of social media and everything related to digital has changed the PR function and has lead us to broaden our perspective on communication and how things are evolving in the overall society.”
– Javier Boix, Strategic Communications Manager, Abbott Laboratories