Life Science Marketers Embrace HapYak Interactive Video Solution Targeting ISI Compliance and More

SaaS Platform Used by 5 of the World’s 10 Largest Pharma and Med Device Companies; Named by PM360 Magazine as Top Innovation for 2017

BOSTON, Dec. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HapYak today announced expanded adoption of its interactive video platform in life sciences.  With a user base that includes 5 of the top 10 pharmaceutical and medical device companies, HapYak is built to support a broad set of video-enabled business goals, from managing Important Safety Information (ISI) in digital marketing campaigns to internal education. 

As the use of video marketing in life sciences continues to grow, studies have shown 95% message recall with video, compared to 10% as text. Video is also highly effective in branding, with 71% of consumers who watched a video saying it left them with a positive impression of the brand, service or company, and 73% of all consumers saying they were more likely to proceed with a purchase after watching videos explaining a product or service.  

“Until now, out-of-the-box solutions for managing the user experience with important drug information in online video didn’t exist. Without massive customization, viewers using a standard video platform or player could readily bypass the ISI in marketing campaigns,” said Kyle Morton, HapYak’s chief product officer and co-founder.  “And, because multiple video versions were needed for different markets, geographies, languages or indications, code changes are costly and don’t scale.  HapYak’s continued investment and innovation addresses these challenges.”

With a secure interactivity and data layer delivered from the cloud, HapYak’ easy-to-use SaaS platform adds interactivity – such as chapters, branching, links and response mechanisms –  to any video in minutes.  An onboard system-enforced ISI ‘gate’ ensures that healthcare providers, consumers and others are exposed to ISI for a determined period of time before they can freely navigate to other parts of the video. The solution works with any popular video player, CDN or video management system to optimize existing technology investments and deliver deep audience insights.

In recognition of this unique value, HapYak’s interactive video platform was named this week by PM360 Magazine as a top innovation of 2017.  As a leading publication for marketing decision makers in life sciences, each year its editors recognize the latest advancements and strategies helping pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device marketers to achieve better results.

“This year’s selections demonstrate our industry’s strong desire to continuously advance every sector of life sciences from development to marketing,” said Anna Stashower, CEO and publisher of PM360.

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Media Contacts

Lisa Clark
HapYak Interactive Video

Mary Kae Marinac
MKM Corporate Communications