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An Elephant in the Pink Room

The Extraordinary Challenges of Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Every October, those living or otherwise concerned with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) find themselves in need of pointing out an elephant in the metaphoric pink room, as they deal with challenges well above and beyond the disease.  MBC patients have to live with an ongoing struggle not only to beat cancer and its extraordinary burdens, but also to combat a significant social challenge that tends to rob them of their voice and at times even of their basic entitlement to choosing how to react to their suffering.

How Ethnographies Will Propel Your Next Project

Interview with Arpita: Ethnographies

Arpita Chakrabarti is a Social Scientist and Senior Strategist at Insync, where she utilizes her ten years of experience moderating and conducting ethnographies to further the human-centric understanding of various therapeutic areas and conditions.

Today, she is sharing her experience with ethnographies, the value that they bring to understanding the patient and physician experience, and why a client should consider utilizing ethnographies in their next project.

Marketer’s Journey

Sadeq, Senior Social Scientist and Strategy Consultant at Insync. 

In the early days of advertising the marketer’s focus was on the What: what is the product? What does the product offer, and what features of the product improve the consumer’s life? The logic was simple – convince your customers that your product will give them superior, new, additional features and improves their life at a lower cost, and they will obviously choose to acquire your product.  The earliest advertisements were built around basic information about products, sometimes simply a manufacturer’s or a retailer’s list of products, printed on a plain sheet of paper.