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#bigpharma value content versus ego content

#bigpharma tends to talk more about themselves on social media.  At times we see posts of *corporate good*, *most loved*, *most admired*, *best place to work* content on social media. But is this balanced with adding *real value* content?

Why do we self-promote?

  • We want attention and try to get attention
  • We want to stand out
  • We want to drive traffic to our blog, our products, website or something else

Is promoting yourself ok?

  • Yes
  • General rule is *providing value 80% of the time and you can self-promote 20% of the time*
  • Keeping your ego at a check and always providing value to your audience is a tricky balancing act

Some examples of #bigpharma self-promotion?

  • Awards
  • Testimonials
  • The best place to work
  • Most admired
  • Corporate good

How can you tell if  #bigpharma content really is adding value or if it is just an ego boost?

  • Does it engage or start a conversation with people
  • Does it create a deeper relationship with your audience
  • Does it have a human touch
  • Is it authentic
  • Does it have a direct line to your products, website
  • Do you share content that is not related to your business

So what does the perfect balance look like for #bigpharma?

  • Ask yourself are you thinking about yourself or about your audience
  • What content has worked in the past – which topics engaged your audience more
  • Are you using social media to discuss important topics
  • Are you approaching your content as your audience would