One of the things that web 2.0 is doing is changing this paradigm from selling to service.
It used to be that marketing value was derived from how well you could sell. Many, many books have been written about this over the years. One of the things that web 2.0 is doing is changing this paradigm from selling to service.
In the new economy, good service offerings are more transparent and more immediately rewarded. The basis for trust is moving from official info to peer recommendations, from bureaucracies to community.
If you think about the possibilities — where this may lead in the future — it’s hard not to get excited. We can gain rich in-depth insights.
Pharma must step up to the plate and start participating in the conversation, and when they do there will be an opportunity to shape and balance the communication environment.
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- 25 February 2009 at 10:02pm
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