Bioscientifica can manage media, patient and public relations for learned societies. Many societies lack the specialist knowledge and infrastructure needed to deal with urgent enquiries from outside sources, such as press or patient enquiries.
At Bioscientifica, we work closely with academics to develop strategies for handling these calls and to ensure that all enquiries are answered quickly and efficiently. Where appropriate, we also work proactively with the media to promote research opinions and concerns to the general public.
Bioscientifica’s staff are fully media trained and have an excellent network of connections in the science communication field. At Bioscientifica, we see media relations as a vital way of promoting science and medicine to the public. We place a strong emphasis on maintaining the identity of our clients and building upon this in the eyes of the media. We are keen to establish a partnership with our clients, with our key staff seeing themselves as staff of our client companies.
We have established methods of working with the press and excellent contacts with both the national and international media. We can handle media enquiries on current news stories, proactively write and issue press releases and statements on behalf of client societies, manage media relations at conferences and develop press releases on journal articles. We also horizon scan press, Department of Health, and European Union (etc) releases to ensure that societies are aware of upcoming relevant issues.
We also offer the additional service of proactively promoting your society’s work and/or research from your society’s journals through the development and distribution of press releases. Bioscientifica has many years of experience in this area, gaining national and international coverage in both general interest and specialist medical media outlets. All members of the media relations team come from a science background meaning that we are adept at translating complex medical studies into media-friendly stories, while still maintaining the integrity of the science.
Examples of Bioscientifica press releases
As part of our media services, Bioscientifica also offers a general enquiry answering service where we handle any enquiries that your society receives from members of the public. As learned societies provide a public face for their speciality, many often receive a broad range of enquiries from the public, particularly from patients. We can offer several different levels of service and are happy to discuss your needs with you and tailor a strategy for handling public and patient enquiries to suit your organisation’s aims and objectives.
Media management at conferences
Bioscientifica is pleased to offer its clients the opportunity to take advantage of our conference media management service. Our aim is to work with individual societies to provide a bespoke service which is tailored to fit their needs and requirements. Our portfolio of services includes:
- Proactively promoting your conference to journalists
- Managing press registration and journalist attendance at the conference
- Developing, writing and distributing press releases on research presented at the conference
- Organising press conferences
We aim to work with your organisation to responsibly and accurately communicate the findings presented at your conference.
Bioscientifica – Making your society’s voice heard in the public domain