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Maximizing Visibility for Medical Devices Throughout the FDA Approval Process
Pursuing FDA approval for your medical device can be an exciting time for any company in the healthcare space. Whether you are taking the path of the FDA’s premarket approval (PMA) process or the 510(k), the regulatory milestones along the way create multiple opportunities for a company to begin generating visibility and awareness for the product.
These key milestones include:Clinical Trials PMA/510(K) Submission Advisory Committee Meeting FDA Approval Launch
A PR strategy that beings at the start of clinical trials and keep key stakeholders inform...
The Keys to Successful Pitching (Part 1): Understanding What the Media Is Looking for
In order to foster a great relationship with a member of the media, a PR pro must first understand the keys to successful pitching. Understanding what a reporter is looking for will enable you to draft pitches that will not ...
The PR Times They Are A-Changing
“What exactly is public relations?” I get asked this question all of the time (side note: mainly from my mother). For years my answer always included some form of “we work with the media and journalists.” While this still holds true, the answer has shifted a bit as the public relations (PR) landscape has taken on new forms and new channels.
While traditional journalists are still present and relevant, bloggers are now also regular targets to pitch. Bloggers have quickly made their rise in the PR world, and in some cases can be equally or more influential...
GTM Planning for Health Tech Startups
This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the Plexus Healthcare Innovation Hub in Philly. What an amazing place for health tech startups, especially medical device companies to get started – the space, equipment, people and networking at Plexus are incredible!
I was lucky enough to follow two amazing demonstrations that kept everyone glued to their seats and fully engaged – the first from Dr. Alan Flake of CHOP, who demonstrated an artificial womb that has the potential to significantly decrease the mortality and birth defects that can arise with p...
How to Capitalize on Cultural Fads Like Pokémon GO
A great way to promote your brand is by leveraging popular trends. Through a few well-managed steps you can create a strong link between your product and a popular trend, giving you an extra boost from the association. One notable example is the recent AR/mobile hit Pokémon GO. The game itself garnered massive amounts of media attention and numerous marketing capitalization articles to follow. In light of such a successful launch, I want to detail how you can successfully capitalize on the next big trend when it gets here.
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Four Tips to Getting Client Coverage When They Have No News
A client with a strong pipeline of newsworthy announcements is as exciting as winning the lottery to most PR professionals. The media craves hard numbers, customer partnerships, funding, and new products. More often than not, however, early stage companies don’t have a never-ending stream of announcements. This can be a major challenge, but nearly ten years in the industry and numerous start-up clients have given me some great ways to make sure that a lack of hard news doesn’t mean a lack of great hits.
Look to Executives and Unique Employees
It might be time to refre...
Content Marketing vs. Public Relations: Why New Ways to Publish Don’t Replace PR for B2B Companies
The last five years have seen a marked changed in the way content is generated online. Instead of relying on a newsroom staffed with journalists, online media platforms are trading on their infinite column length of free content from outside sources. What was first a cost-cutting measure is now a potential money maker has the views generated help bolster advertising revenues at a fraction of the cost of internal writers and editors.
This change has given individuals the ability to publish their work alongside journalists with only small cues to differentiate them to the reader (e....
What Does Leftover Turkey Have to Do with Public Relations?
Tips for Creating an HTML Email That Renders Universally
Satisfying the rendering differences between the vast selection of email clients out there is an ongoing battle with web developers. Here are a few tips that can help save you hours of coding headaches.Use Inline CSS
When possible, write your CSS inline. Some email clients, notably Gmail, will ignore most CSS wrapped in the <style> tag. Inline CSS is implemented with the style attribute and is written on a single line, like so:
Writing this way can get long and confusing very quickly...
Using White Space to Improve Users’ Website Experience
In design, white space is the negative space between all of the content and supporting graphics. (White space is not necessarily “white,” it can actually be any color or part of an image.)
If utilized correctly, white space is one of the most important aspects of a website’s design. By including a healthy balance of content, graphics, and white space, the viewer can easily digest the important information – the content – and be directed to relevant calls to action.
White Space in Website Design:Highlights Key Information – There are many ways to hi...