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A Social Media Manifesto

Peter J. Pitts

Abstract


The role of marketing communications is to advance the bottom line and the public good – and not necessarily in that order. Giving back is an integral part of the New Normal. And there has never been a better tool to accomplish this mission than social media.

But healthcare marketing –and particularly of the regulated variety --is between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, marketers understand the importance and opportunity in social media. It’s where the people are. It’s where the action is. But then there are all those pesky regulatory concerns.

As Walter O’Malley –the man who moved the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles once commented, “The future is just one damn thing after another.”


Keywords


Social Media; Apps; Adherence; Compliance; Safe Use; Outcomes; OPDP; Marketing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5912/jcb637

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