'In today's fast-moving healthcare market with the most complex customer structure ever only pharmaceutical companies with a sound, cohesive and well-structured strategic brand planning process will be able to deliver superior value to all stakeholders. This book, that practically illustrates the professional approach of all key elements of a strategic planning cycle including special aspects in a pre-launch phase specifically tailored to the pharmaceutical industry, will be of fundamental importance to all marketing executives who strive to optimise strategic resource allocation and to outpace competition.' Manfred M. Heinzer, Director Hospital/Specialty Care, Roche Pharma Germany 'Janice MacLennan introduces brand strategy as the key to reaching the customer heart and mind for pharmaceutical products. In addition to conceptually integrating branding into the strategic planning process, Brand Planning for the Pharmaceutical Industry provides a step-by-step approach to applying that process to the work of brand managers and market researchers. It is that direct application which will enable brand teams to learn, develop, and ultimately, achieve the brand position.' Jennifer Conn, Director, Employee and Leadership Development, Pharmaceutical Products Division, Abbott Laboratories 'This is an impressive book and the first to tackle one of the most important and difficult questions facing every pharmaceutical marketing executive: how to create and sustain a branded product? A copy should be on every marketer's desk as an essential guide and source of reference.' Journal of Medical Marketing Vol 15, 1 2005 The book provides a step-by-step guide to brand planning, using market segmentation as the starting point.' Pharmaceutcial Marketing, January 2005
Provides a step-by-step guide to brand planning, focusing solely on the pharmaceutical industry. Shows how branding can be integrated into Shows how branding can be integrated into the early stages of the commercialization process for new products, both in theory and in the real world.