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A big shout out for the Sponsors of MedComms Networking

June 5, 2018

Today’s celebration of a Day in the life of #MedComms aka #MedComms Day 2018 is supported by Concise – we thank them very much and we’ll be seeing more of them throughout today.

But as we prepare to start, then I want a big shout out please for the Sponsors of MedComms Networking, without them none of all this would be possible. Thanks guys!


Ready, steady…

June 5, 2018

Computers, caps and refreshments are all ready for the looong #MedComms Day ahead. My co-Director, Teddy, makes his annual appearance as we test the systems. Frankly, though, we’ve no idea what’s coming or what to test for…



Will we hear the thunder on #MedComms Day 2018?

June 5, 2018

We’ve done it before. Can we do it this year? We only need 100 supporters of our Thunderclap in order to launch our message to the wider community. We’ve a little further to go, though, to reach the target for tomorrow. Please join in and help spread the word and then listen out for the thunder at 12.00 BST on 6th June aka #MedComms Day – please join in now!

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What’s happening here on 6 June 2018?

June 5, 2018

On 6 June 2018, we’re once again celebrating the global business that is MedComms. Please join in and help spread the word. This is the seventh year we’re running this annual event. So, here’s the standard blurb, as we approach the start of #MedComms Day 2018 and look forward to our first posts, which, all being well, will come in from New Zealand. Then we’ll track across the time zones and finish as the sun sets somewhere on the West coast of the USA – enjoy it, everyone!

Led by members of the MedComms Networking Community, but open to anyone and everyone involved in and around MedComms, anywhere in the world, we hope to be able to capture a representative snapshot of working life in our specialist business. All feedback is welcomed. We’ll be posting stories here on this web site throughout the day, and we’re expecting lots of activity on Twitter using hashtag #medcomms. There’s the MedComms Networking Facebook page and the MedComms Networking LinkedIn Group as well.

How it will work:

We’re expecting lots of social media activity from people across the world who will be posting updates directly via their accounts. Importantly, anyone can then contribute stories, news, photos, videos and so on, to this web site, by emailing a message to Peter Llewellyn of NetworkPharma Ltd, email who will be responsible for posting and curating the content here, throughout the day. Clearly, we need to adhere to professional standards of good taste and decency and avoid any risk of compromising client confidentiality, but beyond that we simply hope to demonstrate the wide variety of activities that are being undertaken on any day, reflect the highs and lows of working life, and maybe show us having a little fun along the way!

So what might be posted here on 6 June?

It’s up to you. Hopefully we won’t have too many pictures of individuals or teams simply hard at work at their computers. Perhaps we’ll see attendees at briefing meetings, status meetings, post-mortem meetings, company meetings, staff meetings, client meetings… all sort of meetings. Maybe celebrations of pitch wins or company anniversaries or new awards. Maybe we’ll see news from the many scientific and medical events that will be occurring around the world on the day with people preparing for the events, building exhibition stands, preparing presentations and maybe pictures of speakers at the podiums. Since many in the community will be traveling either to or from meetings of one sort or another, we might see lots of pictures of the insides of airports, taxis, hotels and conference centres. Will anyone have time to show us the local sights and landmarks?

And it doesn’t have to all be strictly about work. Will anyone be out on their company’s summer day out? Or on a team building exercise? Or a training course? Will we hear of any birthdays, births or marriages? Will there be any breakfasts in interesting places, or lunch meetings or after-work drinks to toast a successful day’s work?

We’re looking forward to seeing what is happening in the world of MedComms on 6 June 2018. Prizes will, of course, be on offer to anyone who sends in particularly noteworthy contributions.

If you have any questions during or after the day, please contact Peter Llewellyn, email to whom you should also send all contributions for postings.


Note: Peter Llewellyn runs the MedComms Networking Community. This global initiative facilitates networking and dialogue amongst individuals working in and around the pharmaceutical industry and MedComms, focusing on specialist medical education, medical communications and medical publishing activities. Why not sign up to our weekly newsletter and please, help spread the word amongst all relevant others.

Join our 2018 Thunderclap now!

May 1, 2018

At 12.00 BST on 6 June 2018 we’re hoping to make a real impact again – join our Thunderclap now and help share this message on the day…

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Looking ahead to a date for 2018

January 2, 2018

It’s never too early to start planning so let’s get our next date in the diary to work around – we’ll Celebrate a Day in the Life of MedComms in 2018 on Wednesday 6 June. Please send me your thoughts, ideas, offers of support and so on at Let’s make our 7th annual celebration the biggest, best and boldest yet!

Once again we expect contributions from across the globe, from Auckland in New Zealand to San Francisco in the USA, providing great insights into the MedComms working day. So get ready to dust off your Twitter account and use hashtag #MedComms.

A huge thanks to Concise again this year for supporting this valuable community initiative.




The Twitter experience in 2017

June 8, 2017

About this time last year I added a few quick words here about what happened on Twitter during #MedComms Day 2016 and provided copies of the Twitter steam and Tweetreach report – it was a lot of activity!

Well, this year we saw a whole lot more again! And much of it was really engaging.

Once again I’ve captured the 2017 #MedComms Day Twitter stream here as a PDF document and it makes for fascinating browsing.

[DOWNLOAD THE PDF – Warning: it is 177 pages and a 38 MB file!]

The TweetReach report for #MedComms over the last few days (essentially nothing much happens other than on #MedComms Day) shows 299 contributors, 1,009 tweets, reaching 203,246 accounts and clocking up 936,381 impressions, which once again sounds like quite a lot for small specialist business community.

[DOWNLOAD THE PDF – this one is only 72 pages and a 2.5 MB file!]

The comparison with last year can be seen below.

As I always say, what exactly it means in practice is another question. I’ll leave you all to ponder that one. Many thanks anyway to all the “Tweeps” who did join in.

Looking back:

In 2012 when we started, Twitter wasn’t mentioned

In 2013 we had what I referred to at the time as “a small but steady stream of tweets” and I listed 30 of us [Download the 2013 Tweet Stream]

In 2014 we saw a significant jump in activity [Download the 2014 Tweet Stream]

In 2015 we saw a massive jump in activity – [DOWNLOAD THE TWEETREACH REPORT ]

In 2016 we saw another big jump in activity – [DOWNLOAD THE TWEETREACH REPORT ]


Punch drunk – another morning after the day before

June 8, 2017

On 7 June 2017 we celebrated A Day in the Life of MedComms supported by Concise. Contributions came in from around the world and were published here as they arrived throughout the day whilst over at Twitter we saw a steady stream of messages using hashtag #MedComms (see image below and I’ll post more about the Twitter experience separately).

Browse through the many posts and see what you think. Overall, the variety was quite impressive, and together they provide an insight into daily working life in MedComms. Hopefully everyone had a little fun along the way.

This is the sixth year we have undertaken this exercise. Please let me know if you think it’s worthwhile.

I’d really appreciate hearing your comments and feedback either posted here or sent direct to me at

Many thanks to the many who participated and supported us, one way or another.

I hope you enjoy the stories. Scroll down, use the search box or use the menu to the right hand side to read more about A Day in the Life of MedComms.


Peter Llewellyn, NetworkPharma Ltd, founder of the global MedComms Networking Community and Curator of the 2017 Day in the Life of MedComms.

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Wrapping up for 2017

June 7, 2017

I need some sleep and it does look like we’re finished here for the day. So I am calling a halt to our MedComms Day 2017. It’s been interesting but a lot of work again. Hopefully it’s provided a useful insight into the specialist business we call MedComms and been a bit of fun for everyone as well.

Please note, I’m very aware I now need to go back over some of the postings and tidy the content. Please feel free to email me at and point me at any errors that need fixing if you spot them before me.

I’d welcome comments and feedback so please do leave comments here or contact me directly. I am, as always, happy to chat anytime.

Meanwhile, please keep the conversations going on Twitter using hashtag #medcomms and join us at the MedComms Networking Facebook page and the MedComms Networking LinkedIn Group as well. Anyone working in or around MedComms is welcome to join in with the activities of the MedComms Networking Community.

Goodnight all, wherever in the world you are tonight. I need a drink!


Peter Llewellyn


Reminder – enter the Concise MedComms Day Quiz

June 7, 2017

This year we are delighted to have been supported by Concise who are running an online quiz throughout the day – be sure to be a winner.

Get all the questions right in the fastest time and you’ll win a brand new iPod Touch.

The quiz runs ’till midnight USA Pacific Time so there’s still plenty of time to play.

[Answer the quiz questions here]

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A reminder to check out Twitter

June 7, 2017

This is just a quick reminder that over on Twitter there’s a constant stream now of tweets using hashtag #Medcomms – check them out.

Just some of the “Tweeps” contributing to the conversation today, include the following; + +   + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + and many more….

MedComms Thunder

June 7, 2017

We just thundered for #MedComms Day 2017- did you “hear” it? So close to reaching 50,000 accounts. Thanks everyone for joining in.

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Embrace the Twitter #MedComms experience today

June 7, 2017

Frankly, the MedComms community is not usually the most active on Twitter but we’re hoping for plenty of signs of life today using our established hashtag #medcomms –  please follow us. The following “tweeps” have all made contributions so far…

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We WILL hear the thunder at 12.00 BST on #MedComms Day

June 6, 2017

We’ve met our target! Thanks everyone who joined in – please do join in here if you haven’t already done so. The more the merrier. But that does mean, now, we will see the message launched across our community contacts at 12.00 BST on 7 June, #MedComms Day 2017.

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Be a winner. Enter the Concise MedComms Day Quiz

June 6, 2017

This year we are delighted to have been supported by Concise who are running an online quiz throughout the day – be sure to be a winner.

Get all the questions right in the fastest time and you’ll win a brand new iPod Touch.

[Answer the quiz questions here]

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And so it starts….

June 6, 2017

And so it starts… slowly I guess since they should be asleep in New Zealand but this is the official start of Day 7th June 2017. Enjoy the day. Wherever in the world you are on 7 June please share your news here and via Twitter using #MedComms and the MedComms Networking Linkedin group and the MedComms Networking Facebook page

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Getting prepared for the #MedComms loong day ahead

June 6, 2017

Please bear with us again as me and my co-Director aka Teddy do the testing and make final preparations for this year’s #MedComms Day. We’ve found our hats and we’re ready for anything that comes our way now (I think).


Will we hear the thunder on #MedComms Day?

June 6, 2017

We only need 100 supporters of our Thunderclap in order to launch our message to the wider community. We’ve just a little further to go to reach the target for tomorrow. Please join in and help spread the word and then listen out for the thunder at 12.00 BST on 7th June aka #MedComms Day – please join in now!

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