The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: February 2021

The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: February 2021

For marketing agencies, healthcare has been a flurry of news and hot topics not only due to COVID-19, but the downstream effects of how the pandemic has pushed innovation and collaboration across the industry. In this month’s edition, we’ve compiled the need-to-know stories for marketing agencies, healthcare communications professionals, and others working to support health systems, insurers and health technology companies. Notable this month is digital health news, including organizations...

WIIFM in health IT: Getting back to basics in health technology branding

WIIFM in health IT: Getting back to basics in health technology branding

In the early days of Activate Health, our leaders were primarily seen as experts in health insurance and health system marketing. We collaborated with many large, national healthcare organizations looking to engage providers, market to consumers and expand the reach of strong (existing) brands. But along the way, we also became sought-after by clients looking to target these very same organizations through B2B healthcare branding and marketing. Many of these companies were in the health...

The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: January 2021

The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: January 2021

This month, a new White House administration drove new healthcare headlines and spurred more regulatory changes. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make the news with rising amounts of vaccine doses being administered, despite some concerns about lack of planning delaying mass distribution. Finally, the first few weeks of this new year reinforced that healthcare M&A activity shows no sign of slowing in 2021. Read on for a recap of the important stories you may have...

The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: December 2020

The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: December 2020

In this month’s recap of the top B2B trends and news you can use when marketing to health insurers, health systems and health technology firms, COVID-19 continues to make waves by inciting policy and regulatory changes, telehealth innovation and more. This December, even more headlines were made with the first doses of the vaccine being issued to front-line healthcare workers in the US. As always, we’re here to help you dig out of the unread news in your inbox from over the holidays and...

The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: November 2020

The B2B Healthcare Month in Review: November 2020

From mergers and acquisitions to new CMS mandates, our team is always striving to keep on top of the latest and greatest of what’s happening in healthcare. At the same time, we constantly hear from our clients and partners that they are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of news stemming from B2B media, research firms and other sources across the industry. Since we’re already doing this heavy lifting, we’ve decided to compile some of the most important insights we’ve sourced every month,...

Who’s a Star in 2020? And what’s a Medicare Star Rating anyhow?

Who’s a Star in 2020? And what’s a Medicare Star Rating anyhow?

Following is part of a series on B2B healthcare where we break down some complicated concepts for marketers who are new to this industry, or those simply looking to expand their knowledge in order to advance their career. This post focuses on understanding Medicare Star Ratings and their impact and importance for key B2B healthcare stakeholders. According to Healthcare Finance News, 21 Medicare Advantage plans earned 5 stars this year with the release of CMS’s new annual Star Ratings. The...

Marketing to C-suite executives through the power of healthcare thought leadership

Marketing to C-suite executives through the power of healthcare thought leadership

Healthcare thought leadership is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the marketing world. But what it really means, and the kinds of results it can realistically generate, can vary based on who you talk to. In our world, healthcare thought leadership is foundational to helping our B2B clients target their buyers and influencers, especially C-suite leaders. These executives may be medical directors, technology VPs and even CEOs at health plans, health systems and health technology firms....

Healthcare branding agency Activate Health earns a place on list of top graphic design companies nationwide

Healthcare branding agency Activate Health earns a place on list of top graphic design companies nationwide

DesignRush, a B2B marketplace helping brands find the right graphic design company, just announced its list of top agencies nationwide. Once again, Activate Health has been placed on the list, as the #3 healthcare branding agency and design firm. The company also shared examples of the best design projects in 2020 and explained some of the key trends impacting advertising, branding and design this year, which are certainly influencing our work as healthcare marketers. According to the...

COVID-19’s impact on care delivery has changed the game for healthcare marketing agencies

COVID-19’s impact on care delivery has changed the game for healthcare marketing agencies

The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn that accompanied it has drained the profitability out of businesses across a wide range of sectors. So it only makes sense that healthcare marketing agencies serving these companies would also feel this pain. Yet whenever we’re asked about the impact of on our business, many people are surprised by the response that we’re busier than ever. In fact, advertising agencies are being tasked with so many mission-critical communications in the face...

Highlights from the latest COVID-19 research

Highlights from the latest COVID-19 research

Given how rapidly our understanding of COVID-19 is changing, we’ve made an update to our original conversation about the impact of this virus, its transmission and treatment protocols. Stay tuned and check back often for the latest! As a healthcare marketing firm working with companies promoting pharmaceutical therapies, our staff often reviews clinical studies to better understand the meaning of this research in terms of patient health outcomes and risks. At no time has this been more...