Every year AstraZeneca runs a postdoc fellows recruitment program across their IMED Biotech unit. The program launched in 2011 and has grown to over 130 scientists. The company relies on the innovation that postdocs bring, so they need to reach a wide, international audience of potential candidates.
AstraZeneca was interested in raising awareness and engagement of their postdoctoral recruitment campaign to support the largest intake via its annual program. While it has proven successful over the years, our branded content format could provide them with a new format to reach a wide international audience.
With the goal in mind to deliver a recruitment message across channels that eligible candidates trust, AstraZeneca partnered with Nature Research Custom Media to publish a conversation with their Chief Scientist, Nick Brandon. The Inside View Q&A format is one that our readers expect and enjoy, so it delivers value to the audience while also emphasizing the allure of the postdoc program.
A six week drive-to-site campaign utilized a mix of marketing channels to ensure the Q&A would reach the right audience. The marketing team ran highly targeted campaigns across nature.com in combination with off-platform acquisition via social media media advertising and email.
Extensive creative testing of the co-branded creative templates optimized traffic-driving and engagement to deliver higher results for AstraZeneca’s message.
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