Marketing in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector requires a particular set of skills; its intricacies mean planning is an essential prerequisite. The marketing planning system described in this book has been designed to enable marketing and product executives to produce a plan which serves as a dynamic management tool which will help them to get from where they are now to where they want to be next year and thereafter. Now in its second edition, this bestselling book has become the standard text for all product managers, marketing managers and directors working in this demanding industry. John Lidstone and Janice MacLennan have updated the book to embrace best current practice. A new orientation to external analysis and a reworking of the application of SWOT analysis, along with fresh material on sales forecasting and strategy implementation, bring the book up to date with current thinking and industry trends. Marketing Planning for the Pharmaceutical Industry is based on real life experience built up over many years. Each chapter takes the reader through the sequential stages of planning so that by the end they will be able to produce a practical plan ready for implementation. It is the only book of this type which tailors marketing to those working in the sector and as such is a unique, invaluable and indispensable resource.
'Marketing Planning for the Pharmaceutical Industry is undoubtedly a classic ... invaluable both to new and experienced managers.' Franz B. Humer, CEO, F. Hoffmann-La Roche 'Not having read the first edition, all I can say is having read this one, I have found it to be the most pragmatic and relevant pharmaceutical marketeers text book.' Ashley Pearce, Commercial Affairs Director, Glaxo Wellcome (Europe, Middle East and Africa.). 'I recommend this book as essential reading for anyone joining our strategic marketing group.' Paul Jenner, Director & VP, Strategic Product Development, SmithKline Beecham. '... the clear writing and accessible, yet extremely rigorous approach remain for me the major attractions of this book. The pages are packed with common sense. Readers, whose hearts sink at the start of a new planning cycle, will be motivated by the claim that following this simple, consistent and universal process can cut down on planning time. I believe it could.' Pharmaceutical Times '... probably the best of the very few books available on marketing in the pharmaceutical industry.' Aslib Book Guide 'A tremendous amount of information is presented in a disarmingly simple and highly memorable fashion. The layout is attractive and easy to read. Useful diagrams which add to the text rather than detracting from it are skilfully deployed at sensible intervals. Quietly, the authors roll out the concepts underlying the whole marketing plan without the reader being enveloped in incomprehensible jargon - the words have been defined and absorbed painlessly by the reader along the way.' Pharmaceutical Physician 'a good way into the subject.' Bibliothek, November 1999 'I consider her [Janice MacLennan] to be one of the best marketers I have met in the pharmaceutical business.' Michaela Golic, Therapy Marketing Manager, Gastrointestinal Area, Emerging Marketing, AstraZeneca