I was three days into an antibiotic prescription before I looked in the bag they came in and read the possible side effects. On day four I actually read all the nifty little labels on the bottles that tell you how to take them. I spent as much time as I assume only a designer does appreciating the different colours that stand out from the medical details most of us don't understand and the clarity of the icons' meaning. I was already feeling better though, so I had to note that it was the physicians directions to "take with a glass of water" and "don't take calcium"—that I remembered during the delirious days. 
 
There's just no replacement for the effectiveness of face-to-face conversation. How does that tie into your branding needs? Depending on where you're living and who your target audience is, it's worth considering having a live presenter, or a real-time event as part of a campaign. Make it something unforgettable.
 

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by Doug Brown

Love this post Eleanor. Makes me think of washing label instructions too. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if they could be personally explained. Agencies know our lingo : clients are less familiar with it. Much as with physicians and patients.

04.06.2011

by Eleanor

Thanks Doug. I’m waiting for hologram technology to allow “people” to deliver 3D messages, although m y understanding is that there will still be a disconnect between the brain and the message that only real eye contact can secure.

04.11.2011

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