How One Inspired the Other

Many years ago, I sat in my clients’ shoes. I was a marketer that dreaded initiating an RFP, because this incredibly time consuming process took me away from more important things: spending time with my customers and thinking about our long-term strategy. I yearned for someone to not only take this administrative workload off my back, but […]

Read More

Rethinking Procurement Metrics

tealbook attended another ProcureCon conference earlier this week. This event was focused on procurement marketing and digital services and attended by procurement professionals from across industries. I was really pleased to see that pharma and biotech procurement had a significant presence. Once again, it gave us the opportunity to make new connections and further explore […]

Read More

Connecting with Pharma and Biotech Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Leaders

Last week, our team attended and participated in ProcureCon Pharma, a small and intimate event attended by procurement and sourcing leaders from the Pharma and Biotech industry.  ProcureCon gave us the opportunity to connect and discuss with over 60 procurement experts across 25 companies of all sizes and structures. On the very first morning, Mary Kachinsky discussed the importance of […]

Read More

Empowered Sourcing

tealbook’s vision to empower sourcing has always been clear to me. There is tremendous value for internal stakeholders and their company when sourcing is successfully integrated early in the process. Through my career, I have witnessed firsthand the inefficiencies of sourcing suppliers. No one person or party is to blame for this. Quite simply, it’s […]

Read More

When agencies opened up …

We debuted our #ReallyFreakingPainful ad last week – to support tealbook‘s sponsorship of the MM&M Awards. As a start-up, we are very selective about what we sponsor. Apart from having a good excuse to celebrate and see Matt Mansfield in a tux, we knew that having 850 leading creative professionals from the healthcare industry together in one room would be a great […]

Read More

Really Freaking Painful

When our agency first presented this concept, I thought it as too bold. We had settled on a different concept and were anxiously awaiting for the creative. Our agency complied and a few days later, sent us what we had requested, along with… this one. I had several meetings lined up with suppliers, marketers and […]

Read More

Avoid supplier switch-up

Supplier turnover is a reality in our business. When clients invest so much in supplier relationships, why would they switch partners? It’s a difficult and time-consuming process! Here are a few reasons our Matchbook team has been hearing from clients: 1) The people I hired have moved on to other suppliers, and I’m just not as confident […]

Read More