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Elizabeth Elfenbein

Member since January 2011Contact Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a creative leader and Partner at The CementBloc, a healthwellness communications company based in NYC. Elizabeth launched Happy Fuel LLC with the release of their NEW : ) fuel app. The : ) fuel app is a social application that fuels, gauges and pays happiness forward. She is also the Editor in Chief of Convergent Times, an industry-first publication from The Bloc that provides our point of view on the challenges facing the health and wellness industry and the opportunity we have to transform how we communicate with our customers. Elizabeth leads the Wet Cement Innovation Lab at The CementBloc, our platform for thought leadership, that drives events, publishes, as well as creates digital prototypes that propel success for brands.

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  • When A Doctor Becomes A Patient in Marketing: Health on 12/02/2016

    My father is a doctor, and now he's also a patient.

  • A Healthy Dose Of Emoticons in Marketing: Health on 11/04/2016

    Emoticons are everywhere. They are part of our everyday lexicon and have even become a means of self-expression. The term "emoticon" is derived from the combined words "emotion" and "icon," and they are a graphic way to express feelings such as happiness, anger, or surprise. Emoticons are a quick way to express our moods. Instead of providing an entire line of text to tell someone you're unhappy, a simple graphic of an expressive face can tell the recipient exactly how you feel.

  • Making Health Tech More Human in Marketing: Health on 09/02/2016

    Intelligence is generally considered an exclusively human attribute, but we're fast approaching an age where machines will be considered intelligent as well. If this is indeed the case, it's only natural that machines will also develop a genuine personality. Many of them, such as Siri from Apple and Amazon's Alexa and Echo, already have names and voices.

  • Creativity And Healthcare In The Connected World in Marketing: Health on 05/06/2016

    We live in a connected world, which means our healthcare is now connected, too.

  • Technology That Walks In The Shoes Of The Patient in Marketing: Health on 03/25/2016

    For over a decade, we've been advising our clients and colleagues to "take a walk in the shoes of your customer" - to understand and empathize with the plight of patients and caregivers, so you can "get into their skin" and know how best to communicate with them.

  • Engaging And Igniting Via Email In 2016 in Marketing: Health on 02/10/2016

    Among consumers, patients, professionals, and caregivers of all ages, email continues to be a highly effective use of a brand's marketing budget. But in many ways it's often overused and misused. How can we use email to create deeper customer engagement?

  • When The Social World Meets Up With The Real World  in Marketing: Health on 12/04/2015

    Have you ever been to a meet-up? Well, the other night we hosted one to celebrate and honor caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month. We wanted to give those who had been active on our Caregivers Speak Up website and Facebook page an opportunity to share their experiences face-to-face. But we also wanted to see how the social world we helped create would converge with the real world, and what difference it might make to caregivers.

  • What Makes Content Shareable? in Marketing: Health on 11/06/2015

    Shareable content is a powerful activator and amplifier of your brand engagement. A thoughtful approach to utilizing content, not just driving reach and frequency of messages, drives brand engagement in a way that direct selling simply cannot.

  • Why Caregivers Flock To Facebook in Marketing: Health on 09/04/2015

    We recently started a new experience website for caregivers, and got exactly what we'd hoped for in terms of response. It was the where of that response that came as a bit of a surprise.

  • Caregivers Finally Get To Speak Up in Marketing: Health on 07/02/2015

    When someone is diagnosed with any type of disease, life changes immediately for the patient, and for the loved one who inevitably assumes the role of caregiver. He or she quickly transforms from being a lover, best friend, and companion to being a living life-support system with a PhD in care.

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  • Healthy Observations by Prodeep Bose and Elizabeth Elfenbein (Marketing: Health on 02/18/2011)

    Good question Ed. Maybe the way to think about mentoring on a universal level is, to create educational communications that are more relevant, digestible and to my above point, bite-size. I agree with your comment that people need hand-holding, the problem is people are so busy and "how" and "when" can we insert yet another thing into their daily lives. Mentoring might come in the form of portable tools that all consumers at various ages can leverage to help them live healthier.

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