Archive by Tag: clinical practice

Can Analyzing Social Networks Really Find Thought Leaders?

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc., MPH There has been quite a lot of noise lately regarding the use of social network techniques to find key opinion leaders in the medical profession. Whether it’s through what some call social[...]

Beyond the Specialist: The Growing Importance of Thought Leadership in Primary Care, Allied Health Professions

By Brian Castle and Kristen Smithwick When most people think about thought leaders in medicine, specialists in oncology, neurology, rheumatology and other therapeutic areas immediately come to mind.  However, with the proliferation of illnesses and conditions ranging from diabetes and[...]

The Difference-Makers at Thought Leader Select

Service Spotlight with Brian Castle People ask me almost every day what makes Thought Leader Select different from the three dozen or so competitors we have in the thought leader services micro-niche within healthcare and biopharmaceuticals. Obviously, that’s a dangerous[...]

Reflections on SMi Knowledge Leader Conference

Neil Mellor, business development consultant at Thought Leader Select, and Paul Meade, the company’s president and founder, attended SMi’s KOL: Knowledge Leader Partnerships conference on September 29 and 30 in London.  Neil sat down with the Thought Leader Select Blog[...]

The Illuminating Value of a Key Opinion Leader Research Assessment: Validation versus Identification

During a recent client feedback survey interview, a pharmaceutical company executive defined Thought Leader Select’s value in this manner:  “We always think we know our physician key opinion leaders in a given therapeutic area.  Your company provides immense value not[...]