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Marketing: Health: Sep 2018

8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Opening Remarks
MC
Steve Smith , VP, Editorial Director, Events, MediaPost
9:15 AM Panel: The New Customer Journeys and the Retailization of Healthcare Advertising

The digitally empowered customer journey has been the fundamental game-changer for every category of the healthcare industry: pharma, insurance, hospitals, assisted living, even devices. How has this great disruption already altered the ways in which these longstanding institutions and their marketing organizations locate and talk to their customers. How has the so-called "retailization" of healthcare changed the media plan? Where are the budgets headed? Can the latest targeting and segmentation technology help personalize and humanize healthcare advertising?

Moderator
Jordan Greene , Partner/Mobile Media, Mella Media
Panelist
Nikzad Allahverdi , Senior Digital Manager, Five Star Quality Care
Jon Kagan , Sr. Director of Search and Biddable Media, Cogniscient Media
Ted Lawson , Senior Director of Marketing, Endo Pharmaceuticals
10:00 AM Keynote: Proof and Blue Chickens: How Authenticity and Wit Hit A Nerve and Solved A Crisis

When confronting major threats to its brands, Highmark applied retail marketing best practices to render two of the most disruptive, effective campaigns of 2017. Allegheny Health Network had a quality perception problem. It bypassed the customary promises of improvement and instead showed the #LivingProof, dozens of extraordinary, in-the-moment patient care stories that connected deeply with raw emotion, changing both perceptions and behaviors. Likewise, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware enlisted a beloved state bird, the Blue Hen, to resonate with proud Delawareans. CMO Cindy Donohoe will explore how authenticity and creativity are key to brand health.

Keynote
Cindy Donohoe , EVP, CMO, Highmark Health
10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM Panel: Paging Dr. Data: Driving Better Relationships With Smarter Segmentation

Healthcare CRM promises marketers a 360-degree view of patient needs that should lead to more personalized, human interactions with customers and prospects. But what have been the real world challenges in gathering the diverse data inputs these systems require? How are marketers managing institutional silos, regulatory/privacy considerations, creative constraints to realize the promise of data driven relationships?

Moderator
Hans Kaspersetz , President & Chief Strategist, Arteric
Panelist
Dr. Gabrielle Bedewi , Chief Analytics Officer, Butler/Till
Brian Deffaa , CMO, LifeBridge Health
Justin Freid , EVP, Managing Director, CMI/Compas
Shonel Morrison , Associate Director, Media, AstraZeneca
11:45 AM Panel: Learning From The D2C Upstarts

As a new generation of consumers take healthcare into their own hands a vital category of digitally driven D2C consumer health products emerge to service everything from dental care to hair loss, hearing aids to contact lenses. Most of these companies are taking a radically different approach to targeting, marketing and servicing consumers. We ask some of these new brands to share their insights about the new health consumer and what traditional providers can learn from this new wave.

Moderator
Beatriz Mallory , SVP, Managing Director, SensisHealth
Panelist
Mario Anglada , Chief Executive Officer, Hoy Health LLC
Robert Birge , EVP, Product & Chief Marketing Officer, Blink Health
Samir Ghousheh , General Manager of Pharmacy, FSAstore.com / HSAstore.com
12:30 PM Case Study: It’s Personal: Marketing & the Reluctant Healthcare Consumer

There is a dynamic disconnect between how consumers view the healthcare industry, their own health and the insurers and providers who serve them. But with that disconnect comes significant opportunity for marketing to make a meaningful difference. Blue Shield of California’s VP, Brand, Research and Creative Studio explores how their research into consumer attitudes fundamentally reoriented the insurer’s branding, messaging and capability building. A holistic approach to customers requires an equally well-rounded approach to products, services and marketing.

Presenter
Kimball Wilkins , VP, Brand Research and Creative Studios, Blue Shield of California
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Case Study: Heartstrings and Grassroots: Diversifying Be the Match’s Donor Base

Recruiting for The National Marrow Donors Program is a tough marketing challenge that has to educate while it also engages emotion and moves people to act in a substantial way. At the same time, the Be the Match initiative has committed to diversifying the donor pool so that every segment of society has equal access to this life-saving resource. More than just engage emotion, Be the Match has learned that multicultural marketing requires authenticity that goes deeper than messaging and starts with grassroots community relations.

Presenter
Amy Freese , Director, Strategic Partnerships & Multicultural Growth, Be The Match
2:30 PM Panel: Untapped Opportunity or Third Rail? Mastering the Social Healthcare Experience

While some healthcare companies are leveraging the advertising capabilities of social platforms, most hospitals, insurers and pharma understand that this is a channel for deepening relationships and enriching patient experience. But ultimately how are these efforts being mapped against brand goals and ROI? How are healthcare brands organizing their efforts around social internally, managing content and feedback? And how are these brands navigating the social hazards of privacy, misinformation, anger?

Moderator
Andrew Eklund , Founder and CEO, Ciceron
Panelist
Katryn Geane , Director of Client Services, Situation
Gary Kibel , Partner, Davis & Gilbert LLP
Susan Waldman , CMO, Meals on Wheels
3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:45 PM Panel: Beyond Slo-Mo Smiles: Can Healthcare Marketing Finally Get Creative?

Does it all have to be comforting stock images and slo-mo blandness? As healthcare brands vie directly for consumer attention and loyalty, the creative palette needs to widen. We ask innovators in the field about the gentle art of pushing boundaries, using data and better customer profiling to get beyond the oxymoron "healthcare creative."

Moderator
Michael DiSalvo , SVP of Health & Wellness, Ogilvy
Panelist
John Barker , Founder and Chief Idea Officer, BARKER
Courtney Cotrupe , President, Partners+Napier
Moses Salami , Director, Marketing Communications, Holy Name Medical Center
4:30 PM Conference Ends

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