Archive for the ‘Celebrations’ Category

Time to go home

June 6, 2018

The North West London local meet-up of freelancers is wrapping up.

Cheers to another successful year, as freelancers on #MedComms Day celebrate at a Harrow restaurant in London!

From (left to right): Mina Varsani,  Corinne Swainger, Petra Roberts, Deborah Powell, and Jane Lamprill (who took the shot).

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It’s only rock and roll

June 6, 2018

A message here from aging rocker, John Gonzalez of Solanum Medical Communications (no, I’m not jealous!)

It’s been a tough day trying to concentrate on an assignment I am working on, my ears are still ringing with the sound of rock and roll from last night. Along with some other 50,000 fans and my concert buddy, who incidentally works in pricing and market access, we went to see the Rolling Stones at the Old Trafford Stadium Manchester last evening. After over 50 years of touring, Mick Jagger and co-workers can still draw crowds, fill a stadium and BTW it’s not just ageing rockers that attend. How can they still do this in 2018?. Well charisma, great songs, skilled musicians and a stunning show is probably the answer.

You’re probably thinking what on earth has this got to do with MedComms? What occurred to me last evening were the parallels with organising a successful satellite symposium or conference i.e. when the event you have organised fills the auditorium or congress room and there are no seats left. So what get you this level of success? Charismatic and expert speakers with great presentation skills, interesting content that will resonate with the audience and finally, excellent delivery and organisation of the event. I would say no different to a great rock concert. And to any of you Stones fans out there in the MedComms world “Its only rock and roll but we love it”!

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Logos, Linkedin pages and local meet-ups

June 6, 2018

Corinne Swainger is a freelance medical copywriter, and organises regular local meet-ups for other MedComms freelancers and remote workers living in and around North West London. They’re meeting tonight to celebrate MedComms Day, so I’m hoping for more pictures!

Greetings from sunny Middlesex, in the suburbs of Greater London! As an independent medical copywriter, I love the diverse challenges that freelance life gives me, but like any other business, I still need to dedicate some essential time to focus my professional marketing plan. It was half-term last week, so I took some time off to assess my current and future business situation. During the past 12 years since I kicked off my freelance scientific career, pharmaceutical-healthcare communications have changed rapidly, which means I’ve had to adjust too, or risk getting left behind. While I’m looking to stay freelance in the future, I’m keen to find out what new marketing options are out there for small businesses like me. So, I’m talking to various colleagues inside and outside the industry for their thoughts before I take my next steps.

swainger_01As part of these changes, today, I’m been tweaking the logo for my MediQuill Ltd, and updating my professional LinkedIn profile. I’m also investigating whether I want to specialise on a more niche healthcare market. For example, in recent years, I’ve focused more on devising medical promotions and medical education for primary healthcare professionals and patients, rather writing abstracts and clinical research reviews for secondary care. I’ve also branched out into creating medical education and promotions for medical devices, so today, I’m considering if, and how I could offer more specific services to those types of clients.

Finally, I’m definitely looking forward to catching up with a few other freelancers this evening to celebrate MedComms Day in our own way, at our local freelancers meet-up. Cheers!

It’s slighty bonkers over on Twitter

June 6, 2018

For a community that is generally so quiet on Twitter, you’re not doing badly today. And all the cakes are looking great!

Here’s just a selection of agencies that have been tweeting in the past hour… go #MedComms !

@Complete_MC + @AxonComms + @SynergyVision + @PorterhouseMed + @AshfieldHealth + @InspiredSci + @Fishawack + @Complete_hv + @ResoluteTweets + @AMICULUM_global + @SciMentum + @cellohealth + @JBAshtin + @comradis_biz + @cognitomedical + @AdelphiComms + @RealSciCom + @AxonComms + @GCC_latest + @spirit_med + @MediTech_Media + @OxPharmaGenesis + @NucleusGlobal and more.

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Is that more cake I see before me?

June 6, 2018

A brief reminder that MedComms Day 2018 is being sponsored by Concise (thanks again, guys). Caroline Buttery, their Head of BD and Marketing, has just written in to support the importance of cake in agency life, which is currently getting a lot of mentions over on Twitter! Of the many that have made an appearance on the #MedComms twitter stream so far today, I think we have to agree theirs is the best iced cake so far, but we’ve a long day ahead of us still…

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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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Complete HealthVizion’s MedComms Chart Toppers

June 7, 2017

This news just in from Stephen Allison from Complete HealthVizion…

In the spirit of #MedComms Day we decided to have a little fun and compile our ‘’#MedComms Chart Toppers’, a list of our favourite music-themed MedComms puns! Here are our favourites so far:

  1. “Life is a rolled up poster (you’ve just got to write it)” – Ronan Keating
  2. “Signed, Sealed, Submitted I’m Yours” – Stevie Wonder
  3. “Wouldn’t It Be NICE” – The Beach Boys
  4. “Here comes the sunshine act” – The Beatles
  5. “Every Ref. You Take” – The Police
  6. “Symposia of 69” – Brian Adams
  7. RefMan on the moon” (from the album Infographic For the People) – R.E.M
  8. “Everybody HEORts” – R.E.M
  9. “(When you go, will you send back…) a Letter to the Editor” – The Proclaimers
  10. “Eat. Sleep. Write. Repeat” – Fatboy Slim

Tweet your #MedComms Chart Topper suggestions to @Complete_hv

We’ve had some great ideas come in so far!

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Celebrating in style!

June 7, 2017

We’ve just heard from the guys at imc who are starting on the champagne in London!

integrated medhealth communication (imc), a recent sponsor addition to MedComms Networking, celebrated #MedComms Day in style at their offices in central London!

The imc team (the ones that were not on site at the time!) enjoyed celebrating MedComms Day with some bubbles, whilst their North American colleagues were busy moving to a larger premises in Toronto. Cheers!

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Today Concise is Sponsoring – A Day in the Life of MedComms

June 7, 2017

Many thanks to our Sponsors, Concise. Have you joined in with their online quiz yet? It’s running throughout #MedComms Day 2017. Caroline Buttery, Head of Business Development at Concise has sent in this message from their Hong Kong office.

The 6th annual MedComms Day launched last night, open to anyone and everyone involved in and around MedComms, it aims to capture a representative snapshot of working life in this specialist business. Our team in Hong Kong got us started earlier on today.

The Concise MedComms quiz is live – take a look and see how you get on at Medcommsquiz.chime.live

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Cosmopolitan life

June 8, 2016

What better way to round off a busy MedComms day than with a round of cocktails? Scientific Team Leader Charlotte and Senior Account Manager Dan from the new Virgo Health Central London office are making the most of happy hour!

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30 years in the business and counting

June 8, 2016

Hannah Stevenson at Adelphi Communications writes…

It’s been a fantastic day of celebrations here at the Adelphi Communications, Shanghai and UK offices, with more to come from our US office! Not only have we indulged in team walks in the countryside and a lot of cake, but we’ve also been documenting our time at EULAR 2016 and continuing to celebrate our huge 30 year milestone. Here’s to another wonderfully successful 30 years!

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A postcard from Chicago

June 8, 2016

Congratulations AMICULUM on your anniversary this week. Enjoy the celebrations!

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A postcard from Princeton

June 8, 2016

Congratulations AMICULUM on your anniversary this week. Enjoy the celebrations!

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A postcard from Oxford

June 8, 2016

Congratulations AMICULUM on your anniversary this week. Enjoy the celebrations!

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Yay – another new client!

June 8, 2016

It’s a successful day for Corinne Swainger, Freelance medical writer.

I’m celebrating a day in the life of MedComms after a successful meeting with a new client in SW London regarding copywriting and consulting for an unbranded EU campaign. I’m now at Waterloo Underground station, heading home to Harrow, Middlesex in time to attend a parents’ meeting at my son’s school. This should be interesting: finding out the best ways to help him study for his new GCSEs. Who said meetings were boring?

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A postcard from Richmond

June 8, 2016

Congratulations AMICULUM on your anniversary this week. Enjoy the celebrations!

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A year in the life of Porterhouse Medical

June 8, 2016

Rob Pilbrow has told us that this #MedComms Day the folks at Porterhouse Medical are celebrating a very busy year, including a host of successful global meetings and projects, continued growth and expansion, and even a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

[Download their infographic (PDF) for more on their outstanding year]

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A postcard from Bollington

June 8, 2016

Congratulations AMICULUM on your anniversary this week. Enjoy the celebrations!

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