Colette Balaam, CEO of The Hive Group US, is pleased to have joined BioNJ, an organization devoted to advancing the vital goals of the biotechnology industry in the state of New Jersey. In particular, BioNJ’s medical innovation initiative—Because Patients Can’t Wait®— aligns beautifully with Hive’s strong emphasis on the patient experience in designing communications for… Read more
Insightful speakers, symposia and latest news in ophthalmology The Hive Group was pleased to attend the annual meeting of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Washington, D.C. mid-April. Meeting highlights included sub-specialty sessions spanning the most pressing issues, including: Cornea Day, Glaucoma Day and ASCRS Refractive Day. Beyond the clinical sessions, experts delivered… Read more
The US team at www.pollenhealth.com is pleased to have been appointed as a partner with Helius Medical Technologies. Pollen is recognized as a leading medical communications agency with expertise in scientific storytelling and customized solutions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. In this assignment, Pollen will concentrate on publication planning that supports scientific messages to help… Read more
New leadership announced, including the NJ Coordinator of Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategy “NJ CARES.” Additionally, the new administration under Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal will lead the charge against opioids. Part of the program includes a new website that chronicles current opioid-related data including overdose deaths, naloxone administration, and opioid… Read more
Social media: pharma and biotech-wherefore art thou? Your patients miss and need you. The presence of big pharma on the some of the most utilized social platforms is still depressingly low. We are hopeful that a few bold thinkers in the industry will embrace the existing case examples on FB and Instagram and follow suit.… Read more
It’s International Women’s Day—what better time to read about the impressive achievements of women researchers in neuroscience? This fascinating piece highlights the reasons why the biggest strides are being made by women working for foundations and the National Academies versus those employed in traditional academia and government. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher/2018/02/21/international-day-of-women-girls-in-science-highlights-neuroscience-is-our-future/
We’re excited to add another award for our Virtual Reality Surgical Experience training tool, produced for our client Pacira. The PM Society in the UK just conferred its Bronze award on this project in the category of Interactive Communications. The PM Society is dedicated to promoting “Creativity, Impact, and Innovation” in the pharmaceutical industry and… Read more
Being part of the Hive Group provides amazing soft perks, including our non-traditional approach to marketing as well as management—such as fluid teams. We are eliminating dated tenets of one physical office and one discrete role. This allows our Hive and Pollen crew to be nimble, self-directed, and relentlessly focused on solutions. While we are… Read more
by Marge Perry I spent a great day as an Effie judge, evaluating bold marketing with measurable results. Today represents the first-ever Effie awards exclusively focused on healthcare. Some of the most impressive industry examples provided clearly articulated insights, objectives and key performance indicators. Even more impressive is how the pharma vertical is gradually adopting… Read more
by Colette Balaam I attended the BIONJ session and want to share their illuminating white paper, which takes an in-depth look at the current state of the biopharma industry in New Jersey. It explains that while the industry has long been—and remains—a major contributor to the state’s economy, its growth could be stronger. And it… Read more
Hive Health wins big. For our virtual reality simulation training experience for surgeons, we won: Two Gold PM Society Awards: New Technology and HCP Education Category VR Simulation Training Experience for Surgeons MM&M Gold Award: Digital Initiative for Non-Consumers Category Virtual Reality Simulation Training Finalist for a Fierce Pharma Award to be announced in December.
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