The Diagnosis: Pharmaceutical Advertising is Still Advertising

DTC ads tend to break through more than the average ad, but brands should be wary of getting lost in a sea of sameness.

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  • Alexa Marshall Senior Vice President, US Creative Excellence & Brand
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Great ads need to be great ads no matter what category. DTC pharmaceutical advertising is still advertising. It must gain attention, link to the brand and motivate action. However, it differs in needing to work with “unusual” brand names, complex messages and fair balance. The latter is a particular challenge, occupying numerous seconds in a typical video ad during which attention can and will wander. Yet we know that getting viewers to stick with the ad so you can end on a positive brand impression is important.

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The author(s)

  • Alexa Marshall Senior Vice President, US Creative Excellence & Brand

Media & Brand Communication