Uploading materials to Veeva: factors that influence time and costs

Whether you work at a large or small pharma company, your organization almost certainly has a formalized review process for ensuring the non-promotional materials your medical affairs team uses are accurate, in line with local regulations, and free of content that poses unacceptable legal risks, such as lawsuits from competitors. Read more

How an agency’s grasp on approval processes can make or break your medical content

If you work in medical affairs, you know that legal, medical, and regulatory review is crucial for the materials your team uses, whether internally, in the field, or at medical congress booths. But what about the agencies you partner with? Do they understand your company’s review process? Read more

Why quality control is key in medical writing and scientific visual storytelling

Working in medical affairs in pharma, you probably have a baseline expectation that your agency partner will thoroughly proofread and run quality control (QC) on the materials they create for you. After all, you want clean copy, stylistic consistency, and easy readability in your slide decks, videos, infographics, and eLearning modules. Read more

Navigating the price range: Unraveling the factors behind visual storytelling solution costs

As a visual storytelling agency, we often face the question of cost when we receive a project briefing and create a proposal. It’s an understandable question. But the answer can vary greatly. In many cases, we first need to provide a price range, which naturally leads clients to wonder, “what do I get for the lower end, and what do I get for the higher end?” Read more

Can we get open files?

When you work with an agency on slide decks, illustrations, infographics, print materials, or videos, you probably want to use these assets for at least a few years and have them adapted for different markets or leverage them for other materials. That requires having what many people call “open files” or “source files.”

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What makes a powerful infographic

In the article “The Power of Infographics”, we showed that infographics are excellent and versatile tools for medical affairs teams because they get to the point, spark conversation, and help you reach more people in your target audience.

In this article, we give the 7 key ingredients for infographics with the power to educate HCPs and your medical affairs team while giving them a lasting impression of the story behind your data. Read more

10 steps for powerful infographics

Creating an informative yet engaging medical infographic is not easy. If it were, pharma companies wouldn’t invest in our knowledge and experience in developing them. But even though making great infographics isn’t easy, that doesn’t mean it needs to be complicated.

Here are 10 steps we use at CAST PHARMA to develop infographics that meet client needs and engage target audiences. Read more

The power of infographics

When training your medical affairs team, you face several challenges to getting them on board. To show them the ropes, you need relevant and complete materials. These materials need to be easy to understand for your team and their respective target audience, whether health care professionals (HCPs), key opinion leaders (KOLs), or patients. The materials should facilitate conversations with the target audience. And you should be able to easily reuse and adapt them. Checking all these boxes, infographics can be your mainstay on the voyage from training to launch! Read more

Why onboarding a team is like a dance class

Imagine going to a dance class and not knowing anyone. You feel completely out of place. You’re struggling to learn the steps, keep up with the music, and avoid collisions with other dancers. Everyone else in the room knows each other already. They are all moving in unison while you are still trying to figure out what to do with your feet. This is how many new employees feel when they join a company.
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Why pharmaceutical companies need a visual storytelling agency

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies today work with many specialized agencies to position their brands and develop their communication goals for different therapeutic areas. It is often difficult to determine which tasks can be performed by which type of agency.

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