There is an increasing # of nonpharma agencies doing pharma. Why don't their Networks (ie IPG) give those brands to their health agencies? Or Do clients feel nonpharma agencies produce better work?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

This isn’t new. It keeps the big agencies open, which helps the overall network. Let’s be honest here. The only AOR accounts left in the industry are Pharma. Everything else is becoming project-based and it makes it next to impossible to run a big shop when there’s no consistency with scopes or hiring. And like anything else it’s not the agency that the client hires, but the people that will be on the brand if they win the account. That means big general agencies need people who have Pharma experience. For a long time it was the other way around, with pharma shops hiring from general agencies. Now it goes both ways

likesmart

A lot of pharma accounts are going project based too, unfortunately. I work on a huge oncology account and it’s project based now :/

likehelpful

If a nonpharma agency pitches and wins, it’s usually their account.

likesmart

it’s really hard to keep the lights on without a consistent and fat pharma check.

like

Part of it is that there are 90ish breast cancer drugs out there, 10+ RA drugs that advertise on TV, and on and on. Conflicts abound, and there are only so many good healthcare agencies out there (and don’t even get me started on the Havas/FCB/cdm/H&S fake conflict shops—honestly any client who thinks these are separate agencies operating independently of one another gets what they deserve).

Your options are go with a big network agency that can pull in specialists and deliver great creative, or go with a small fry like Centron and take your chances that you can dominate the relationship.

likeuplifting

It was a hypothetical, Saatchi.

like

Related Posts

Hello Ladies! I am really excited that I found this app and this group because it is giving me some sort of hope to remain with in the Field. Long story short and I am looking to move Miami in August 22’ and I’m searching for any type of position similar to what I am doing now. Currently working as a backend Field Service Representative. I wish I could stay with the same company but the freedom of the opportunity outweighs my patience. Anyone know of any openings for a Life Insurance Company?

like

8 years experience in Social Work. Have undergraduate degree in Sports Management and Masters in Social Work. Have taken the Licensing exam 3 times and failed.

Will be 31 in January and am wondering whether I should continue this career path. If I did decide on another career path I have no idea what that would be. Currently making around 60k, would be happier in the 70-80 range.

Wondering if HealthCare is worth it long term..

Any suggestions?

like

Anyone looking for healthcare analytics strategy leaders? 10 of industry exp & 5 years of big 4 consulting exp. Strong analytics, data & solution architecture exp. Data scientist with R & python exp.

Today was a bad mental health day.

likeupliftingsmart

Is there any openings for back office insurance domin, I have an experience of 6.5 Years as an analyst.

like

Hi! I graduated in May with my B.S in Applied Sciences and looking to transition more into the healthcare field. Any suggestions on where to look for roles/ type of roles I should be seeking? Currently work as a social worker making 44k a year-Florida.

likehelpful

How much of your health insurance does your agency pay for?

like

Why is it so hard to find a job in healthcare in Los Angeles

like
like

Anybody here looking to hire a Public Health graduate

like

My best friend has been really into making friends with my boyfriend’s friend group for the past 2 yrs. I’m glad everyone gets along but it’s been bugging me how much she tries to do stuff with them. The guys in his friend group are nice but their GFs have bullied me since my bf and I started talking. My friend always wants to include his friends in our plans knowing I have really separated myself from them for my own mental health, the sake of my relationship, and that I don’t want to see them

like

INSURANCE HEADHUNTER/RECRUITER RECOMMENDATIONS: I currently work for small MGA in the southeast that has E&S P&C binding authority markets. I have 7 years experience in insurance industry. 4 of those years as MGA marketing rep personal & commercial lines and past 3 years at current MGA restructuring, managing, & growing commercial lines book but do not have UW experience. I have accomplished restructuring goal and it is time to move on. Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!

like

I'm not a mom yet (don't kick me out of the group!) but have been going through fertility and IVF treatments for more than 6 months. I'm constantly having bloodwork, appointments and calls with the doc during working hours.

Any advice on what I can and should tell my team about my health? They can tell I'm in and out of the doctor's office and I suspect they think I'm pregnant. Maybe it's being chock-full of hormone pills, but I'm sensitive about everyone thinking I'm pregnant when I'm not.

like

I am aiming to transition to become EHR analyst at Christus health. They asking me to provide salary expectations but researching provided me varying info. With 4 years of experience in supporting an EHR, what is the current salary range nowadays?

like

Since there is no active lawyer bowl.. any lawyers here practicing healthcare related expertise (eHealth, IP, regulatory, etc… no malpractice)? Particularly from Fasken, BLG, or Osler?

like

Industry Exit: hey fish, my current company is looking to hire an analyst level 1 in the NYC area - healthcare payer, internal strategy and development. Feel free to DM if you’re interested.

like

Renting my detached garage for car fixing and mechanical stuff. Have lease and asking them to take renters insurance and photo id.
‘My questions -
1. Is it illegal to rent out the garage in this way?
2. Anything i should be mindful of?

Any lawyers or experts who can chime in?

Mental Health Check-in: How’s everyone doing during these dog days of summer?

like

More Posts

My spouse has made it clear to me that they no longer support me working in biglaw and want me to find a job with more reasonable hours. They were supportive early in my career and when we had one child, but our second was born a couple of years ago and all the additional work they put in at home, the lack of family time and lack of couples time is becoming a big strain on our marriage. We are in a high cost of living city so will have to undergo a major lifestyle change if we forego my biglaw..

like

best thing i have noticed so far at ibm is that they send birthday wishes to their employees
hahahaha 😆😆

likefunny
likeuplifting
like

Do you ever notice that if you are working a file with a male partner, clients or opposing counsel refer to you by your first name and the partner by Mr. _____. Cont’d in comments.

likesmarthelpful

What's up everyone? I saw a salary survey posted earlier. What do y'all think I should make at a litigation boutique that handles primarily business litigation on a contingency fee? No billable hours.

Anyone have any recommendations for entering the banking industry from public accounting at the senior level?

For accounts and finance based roles at Ireland, visa sponsorship available. Grant Thornton

Post Photo
like

Disney is releasing Frozen 2 to Disney+ this weekend bc of COVID-19. Just a heads up in case you needed something to do with the kids since most people are staying home.

like

I am having 6 year's of experience in Microsoft technologies. Core is SharePoint online.

Can anyone suggest how to prepare for Microsoft interview and what kind to interview process.

Is any suitable vacancies are there..

TIA.

Microsoft

likeuplifting

For those who are looking to stick around in the M&A game for the long term, why?

like

What do MBB partners exit to typically at FAANG? What comp changes do they see? Can they score a manager role in tech if they have a strong tech background (STEM PhD etc.)?

Off note: What happens to a partners stake when they leave an MBB? Do they get paid out or something?

#bcg #bain #mckinsey

like

I love teaching art but am having to teach remotely to 1150 kids, k - 5. Have about 54 amazing elementary art teachers in my district that share SO much! I could retire (34 yrs), but just don’t want to because I love what I do! Feeling like my students aren’t getting what they should because I am struggling with Zoom, Microsoft, safe YouTube, bitmoji, embedding, downloads, editing, etc. Anyone else feeling this way?

like

I'm close to getting an amazing offer I can't reject. At the same time, I've been given a lot of new projects in my current role. Any advice on resigning without feeling like a huge jerk for leaving?

likehelpful

Which insurance companies would you guys recommend to stay away as a Personal Lines Insurance Agent employer?? And which would you recommend in California??

like

I REALLY want to land the role at Klick as a consultant. I’ll be hearing back in next couple of weeks for next steps. Please send me your best wishes, prayers, vibes whatever you believe in 🙏🏼

I truly truly want this!

likeuplifting

What is the best way to respond to a vendor email saying they cannot change the agreement to reflect a mutual indemnification? I see this as a dealbreaker, is there a workaround? Tips on a response email…

like

Giving a talk to a small group at my liberal arts alma mater next week, mostly english majors. What are some of the best nuggets of wisdom I can give this group, esp abt being a woman in advertising?

like

Need advice—I feel comfortable, but stagnant. I’ve been at my agency for three years and barely made any work for my portfolio, and haven’t been to a single production. However, I love my team, manager, and agency culture, and know that’s hard to come by… what would you do?

like

Those who joined Globant recently for React can you please share client interview experience?

Additional Posts in Pharma and Health Advertising

Interviewing at INTOUCH GROUP, LLC and want the real scoop on work/life balance. Any clever suggestions for sussing out real answers?

In my experience, employers are “selling” me the job and will say anything until I sign on the dotted line. There’s got to be a few good questions to reveal reality.

like

Did Heartbeat do the Ocrevus TV?

Exploring other agencies, can anyone share their experience at Biolumina, Klick, and/or Heartbeat. Thanks in advance!

likesmart

Average / top end salary for a senior strategist at a leading agency in this space?

I’ve been at my company for a year so I am currently preparing for my annual review. I want to remain competitive and ask for the top end salary that is realistically achievable for a senior strategist that is approaching director level.

Can y’all help me out ? Thanks.

like

Could someone please explain the creative hierarchy in pharma? In general market the roles are normally: JR CW, CW, SR CW, ACD, CD, GCD, ECD. How are creative supervisor roles the same/different? Thx!

like

Does FCB close the week between Christmas and New Years? I feel like a lot of agencies are moving away from that

Who are the best HCP media planning and buying agencies?

like

Dreading going to work tomorrow due to my PM dept- literally serve to be an obstacle to everything with expertise in messing up timelines and due dates.

like

Could someone explain the difference between OTC and DTC advertising? I’m having a hard time distinguishing between the 2 since I’ve always thought OTC was meant for consumers?

like

Is there a consolidated salary table for our industry kicking about?

The Reddit medicalwriters sub is talking about putting one together, but I wondered if we could add to anything already up and running, rather than reinventing the wheel?

like

New to Pharma - any advice, quick tips or helpful things to know going into it?

like

Account:
“Ok, client loved the ideas but doesn’t want to pay for them—we’re just going to do like 40 emails and some doximity posts”

Me:
“Let’s see if we can get agency investment and work some magic”

Leadership:
“Yeah, love it but we don’t have internal budget. What if we made it an email/social campaign?”

Me:
🤡

like

Opinions on W2O? Strat primarily

funny

I have a direct report who rambles on and on about non work related things during meetings and in general. Even when it’s work related, it’s rambling with no direction or purpose. How to address?

helpful

How much should a Group Copy Supervisor for DTC be making in NYC? Network agency.

like

Has anyone ever successfully transferred to an office overseas? If so, how?

like