Why Snackable Content Is the Future of Pharma Marketing

Brand websites aren’t going out of style, but they can coexist alongside a new method of pharma marketing, that being snackable content, more specifically, the snackable digital experience.

Instead of inundating HCPs with an entire website’s worth of information to sift through inefficiently, guide them through a brief but immersive digital experience on their mobile device.

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Physicians are busy. Convenience is paramount.

This marketing strategy makes digesting information simple and time-efficient.

What is a snackable digital experience?

Think of it like an elevated Instagram story specifically designed for HCP consumption. It brings educational and promotional content to life using:

  • Personalization 
  • Interactivity 
  • Efficiency 

Create personalized digital experiences

One of the benefits of using digital experiences is that they can deliver personalized messages to healthcare practitioners, something that a brand website fails to do.

Which sounds more engaging: receiving a generic advertisement promoting a brand or receiving a compelling digital story that addresses physicians by name and recommends a brand tailored to their interests? It’s a no-brainer.

It’s key to maximize engagement when trying to persuade HCPs to prescribe your brand.

A Microsoft study found that human attention span has dropped from 12 to eight seconds in over a decade. If a physician isn’t immediately intrigued, they’ll likely move on.

Snackable content is the perfect hook, line, and sinker.

Make snackable content interactive

Each digital experience can include animation, video, and more, further increasing physician engagement.

Maybe a bar graph pops up with the brand’s efficacy data or a moving voiceover is paired with a photo of a patient who has had success using a particular brand to elicit empathy in healthcare practitioners. Human connection is a valuable tool. Don’t underestimate it.

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With snackable digital experiences, brands have an abundance of options for enhancing user experience. The integration of various design techniques, as well as the bite-sized nature of digital experiences are especially effective in an age where attention span is decreasing. 

What better way is there to pique and hold someone’s interest than offering up a selection of curated pages of relevant images, moving parts, and informative text that gets straight to the point?

Snackable content for pharma marketing is fast to create

Snackable content is consumed and produced quickly.

Think about how long it takes to get a website or website update approved. These concise digital experiences are approved and launched in a fraction of that time.

They are time-efficient for brands and for physicians. A win-win design.

Pharma digital experiences provide actionable analytics

One major drawback of solely leading physicians to websites is the lack of collected data from the multitude of random clicks. Have you ever looked at Google Analytics User Flow report? It’s like spaghetti. Every user’s journey through a website is different; this is not the case with digital experiences.

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With the streamlined linear messaging of digital experiences, healthcare practitioners all move through the story page-by-page, which means it’s easy for the brand to identify HCP behavior and be provided with physician-level data.

For example, physicians can click through statistics and respond to surveys. They can also use call-to-action buttons to link to pages for booking rep visits, ordering samples, and so on.

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Brands can more easily determine what’s working and what’s not.

Snackable content provides new pharma marketing opportunities

Websites are not dead, but it’s time to unite fronts by implementing the use of snackable content to engage physicians in a fresh way.

With digital stories, brands can maintain engagement with eye-catching interactive features and appeal to specific physicians through personalization, rather than reaching out to the faceless masses, hoping someone bites.

Each experience is brief and fast to produce. For less time than spent updating a website, brands can engage more HCPs.

Minimize clutter and optimize engagement with snackable content.


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