Laurie Krisman

Inspired by technology that makes life easier, Laurie loves helping clients captivate their audience with the next big idea. She homes in on key benefits, adds eye-catching design, and delivers marketing that sparkles through the clutter.

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3 cures for healthcare storytelling


3 cures for healthcare storytelling

By Laurie Krisman

3 cures for healthcare storytelling

Sometime in early March of this year, just when kids exited playgrounds and rushed home to continue learning online, healthcare organizations pivoted. Almost overnight, COVID-19 dramatically accelerated the pace of digitization. Pilot projects like remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and scalable remote work environments suddenly took center stage. And as contact tracing and vaccine management changed our lives, the value of integrated data became more important than ever.

As storytellers at 2A, healthcare marketing is on our minds. Considering how healthcare technology has evolved and patient expectations are changing, now is the time for healthcare organizations to rethink how they engage customers. If you’re building marketing strategies that target specialized clinical personas, here are a few timeless guideposts to follow.

1. Balance self-promotion with education

It’s simple: organizations that create high-quality, strategic content generate more leads than those who do not. It makes sense that customers tend to engage with material that brings them entertainment, new knowledge, or skills. So, when building marketing assets like eBooks, infographics, and whitepapers, aim for a balance of educational and self-promotional content that’s relevant to your customers’ lives. For example, this eBook we created for Amazon Web Services and Infor gives healthcare organizations ready-to-deploy ideas for implementing cloud technologies to become more resilient in the face of healthcare transformations.

To generate new content, it always helps to stay up to date with the latest technologies, news, and challenges, so you can be the first to drive home a new insight. 

2. Aim for re-posts and shares on social

Content is key, but so is the vehicle. When it comes to social media, there are many platforms where you can share your message, but finding the right placement helps ensure you’re reaching your target audience. In B2B healthcare marketing, Twitter and LinkedIn are typically good choices. Why? Because influencers and subject matter experts can re-publish your content, giving it the added component of advocacy. Take this approach a step further by being creative and finding new ways to be seen.  

3. Remember, B2B loves animation

In the world of digital content, animation is becoming the crown jewel. As a response to digital fatigue, when people see a moving illustration our brains make a heroic effort to understand what it’s looking at. Plus, animations usually include expressive visuals, an interesting narrative, and music—a great recipe for memorable content that communicates your business value to customers. Take, for example this animation we created for the enterprise patient mapping solution, Verato.

As innovations in healthcare evolve, we’re excited to drive new content marketing programs that continue to amplify the message with proven tactics. Need more eyes and ears on your latest breakthrough? Give us a ping.   

Animating artificial intelligence at Build 2019


Animating artificial intelligence at Build 2019

By Laurie Krisman

Animating artificial intelligence at Build 2019

Last week, Satya Nadella kicked off Build 2019, Microsoft’s annual conference for the developer community, by announcing a brand-worthy array of new technologies and a renewed commitment to end-user privacy. The event aspired to empower all developers—from experienced computer scientists to novices just beginning to dip their feet into the waters of tech.

The message? Artificial intelligence isn’t coming. It’s here.

Just ahead of Build, Microsoft released a slew of new tools and capabilities in Azure AI for developers and data scientists, including Ink Recognizer, which lets developers embed digital handwriting recognition and a conversation transcription capability that transcribes conversations in real time. In his keynote address, Eric Boyd, corporate vice president of Azure AI, foreshadowed the importance of these innovations and talked though real-world use cases like Microsoft’s collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

2A’s human intelligence team was thrilled to pitch in and design Eric’s keynote presentation. Our designers, storytellers, and consultants built a series of graphics, animations, and icons that brought the compelling story of Azure AI—cognitive services, bot development, machine learning and more—to life. Then we worked with the team to integrate paid social and booth collateral into their event.

At 2A, we are inspired by Microsoft AI’s mission to create what comes next. And we were thrilled to hear feedback that the keynote successfully landed with an audience of over 6,000 people at Build 2019!

Need some help crafting a meaningful story for your next event? 2A is here to help!