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Zinc the Flobodeegoob


“Zinc the slide deck, find this SPC on the EMC, and call the PMPCA” are but some of the weird and wonderful phrases I remember hearing in my first few weeks in the world of healthcare copywriting and communications. Starting out can be a little overwhelming New recruits learn quickly that copywriting is a world…(Read More)

At Wordbird we believe that effective communication is more than just getting a message across. It can be life changing. We are proud to support HRA Pharma in communicating the centralised switch of the emergency contraceptive pill, ellaOne®, from prescription to non-prescription status. Not only is this major reclassification only the fourth ever centralised…(Read More)

At the end of an internship our trainees capture their experience. If you’re applying for an internship with us, read on. Medical report: patient is under observation for 12-week period. When told the good news about the internship, I felt a brief cardiac arrhythmia. I couldn’t help showing symptoms of uncontrollable smiling…(Read More)

As a science graduate I’d never given much thought to the idea of brands until I came to Wordbird. Following our training on the ‘Biology of Brands’, I couldn’t wait to see how the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising would help me develop my brand understanding. The museum is sorted chronologically. Big…(Read More)

The digital age has revolutionised sectors such as retail, banking and media. Now healthcare is finally getting the attention it has longed for. And so it should. User-centred design within this sector can make the difference between life or death. London – and much of the UK – are leading the way with a huge…(Read More)

Clinical commissioning groups. You’ll know they sprung to life in 2013 and commission healthcare services, but how much do you really understand how they work in practice? CCGs are complex and constantly evolving so the textbook theory can be very different to reality. With pharma’s UK audience becoming ever more payer focused, it…(Read More)

At Wordbird, we work in our audiences’ shoes. Because knowing what your audience wants makes it easier to write for them. And what better way is there to find out what they want than talking to them? Talking to your audience can give unparalleled insight, as I discovered when I attended my first advisory board…(Read More)

SXSWi (South by Southwest interactive) is a massive film, interactive media and music festival that takes place in Austin every March. There are hundreds of talks about advances in tech, trend predictions and demonstrations. One of the speakers described it as ‘Nerd Cochella’… I’ve wanted to go for ages so was really grateful for…(Read More)

Never has learning been so easy. Or fun. Spending hours watching TV ads on YouTube — ranging from crème de la crème to cringe de la cringe — is not only justified but actively encouraged…(Read More)