Embrace the Twitter #MedComms experience today

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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What’s happening here on 7 June 2017?

On 7 June 2017 we are once again aiming to celebrate the global business that is MedComms. Please do join in and help spread the word.

This is the sixth year we are running what seems to have become an annual event.

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. Find us on Twitter using hashtag #medcomms and join us at the MedComms Networking Facebook page and the MedComms Networking LinkedIn Group as well.

How it will work:

Anyone can contribute stories, news, photos, videos and so on from around the world,  by emailing a message to Peter Llewellyn of NetworkPharma Ltd, email peter@networkpharma.com 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 7 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 7 June 2017. 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 peter@networkpharma.com 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.

The Twitter experience in 2016

About this time last year I added a few quick words here about what happened on Twitter during #MedComms Day 2015, and I wrote “Quite a lot!”

Well, this year we can write “quite a lot more!” I have captured the Twitter stream here as a PDF document and it makes for fascinating browsing.

[DOWNLOAD THE PDF – Warning: it is 107 pages and a 30 MB file!]

The TweetReach report for #MedComms over the last few days (essentially nothing much happens other than on #MedComms Day) shows 254 contributors, 931 tweets, reaching 189,728 accounts and clocking up 774,808 impressions, which once again sounds like quite a lot for small specialist business community.

The comparison with last year can be seen below.

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]

Last year we saw a massive jump in activity – [DOWNLOAD THE TWEETREACH REPORT ]

Punch drunk – another morning after the day before

On 8 June 2016 we celebrated A Day in the Life of MedComms. 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 (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 fifth 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 peter@networkpharma.com

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 2016 Day in the Life of MedComms.

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Wrapping up for 2016

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 2016. 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 peter@networkpharma.com 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.


Peter Llewellyn


Lots of tweets today using #medcomms

We’ve seen a lot of activity on Twitter today and it’s not stopped yet.  Here are just some of the accounts that having been participating – in no particular order – as follows:

@Complete_hv @TomGr4nt @MediTech_Media @JBAshtin @SynergyVision @_CharlotteLA_ @VirgoHealth @AxonComms @AdelphiComms @PublicationPlan @HLMEDICOM @Fishawack @ZoeticScience @AshfieldHealth @MScriptHove @GCCZSNavigators @Complete_med @Complete_hv @InspiredSci @Samarhis @spirit_med @Rad_Departures and many many more

Follow them  using hashtag medcomms

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With thanks to our Sponsors

While we’re still sitting quietly… as I always say, none of all this could happen without them. So, a big shout out please as we begin our celebrations, to the current Sponsors of MedComms Networking; Adelphi Communications, AMICULUM Ltd, Ashfield Healthcare Communications, Bioscript, Caudex, Elements Communications, Fishawack Group, Highfield:Communication, inScience CommunicationsInsight Medical Writing, InVentiv Medical Communications, Oxford PharmaGenesis and The Prime Medical Group.

Thanks guys!