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11
Nov

Job Opportunity: Application Programmer

Tricycle Studios is a fast growing medical marketing communications agency that is looking for a Application Programmer to join our team. Our studio values innovation, attention to detail, and a quest for beauty in creating compelling multi-media applications. The right candidate is an application programmer with 5 years of experience and not a website developer. Previous experience in science and healthcare would be a plus.

What you will be doing:

  • Develop highly interactive media rich applications using cutting edge software tools and Agile SCRUM methods
  • Interact with QA staff to insure the highest standards of quality
  • Work and participate in a team with an open and collaborative style of communications
  • Demonstrate your ability to quickly adapt to new process requirements, speed and diversity of development tasks, and your personal drive to perform

What you will need

// title:  jobapp.js
// author:  Tricycle Studios ( Tampa, FL )
// contact:  resumes@tricyclestudios.com
// version:  1.0

function applyForJob( applicant ) {

var skillPoints = 0;

// Skills an applicant needs.
var requiredSkills = [ “Knockout.js”, “Pager.js”, “Javascript”, “CSS3”, “HTML5”, “Mobile Web”, “OS X” ];

// These skills would be super.
var extraSkills = [ “Github”, “Python”, “Django”, “iOS”, “Xcode”, “Linux” ];

// Attributes needed in an applicant.
var attributes = [
“Experienced application developer”,
“Implements clean code”,
“Codes with reusability in mind”,
“Knows modern JS tools and techniques”,
“Works well as both a leader and a member of a team”
];

// Check attributes.
for ( attributeName in attributes ) {
if ( !applicant.attributes[ attributeName ] ) return;
}

// Add up the skills.
for ( skillName in requiredSkills.concat( extraSkills ) ) {
skillsPoints += applicant.skills[ skillName ];
}

// Do we hire this applicant?
if ( skillPoints > 600 ) hire();

}

What’s in it for you:

This is a full-time position with paid holidays, vacation, and parking, health insurance options, free yoga, and IRA eligibility. Outstanding work environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Position is based in Tampa, FL.

Sound good? Here’s what you need to do…

Please send us your information to resumes@tricyclestudios.com
Tell us about yourself. Resume, bio, haiku, whatever. Just show us some personality!
No phone calls please.

About Tricycle Studios:

Tricycle Studios is a medical marketing agency that creates solutions for medical device and diagnostics, biotech and pharma companies around the world. For 17 years we have been a partner, catalyst and colleague with our Fortune 500 clients. Tricycle Studios specializes in educational videos and O.R. filming; to immersive media experiences from large screen interactive video environments to intimate touch screen experiences on mobile platforms.

11
Nov

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words; An Infographic is Priceless

Shaun Pope, Director of Client Solutions – Tricycle Studios

Infographics have become popular over the last year or so.  Why? It’s the classic rule of two…

< The attention span is becoming shorter.

With the constant go-go-go of modern life, consumers have shorter attention spans. You have approximately 2-4 seconds to make your mark, or lose them forever. (PS: Are you still reading this?)

> The intake of information is exponentially greater.

With the world’s information currently doubling every two years*, your consumers are continuously experiencing information overload. With ever-growing access to smartphones and tablets, people are constantly receiving, analyzing, and sharing anything that pops in front of their face.

Infographics help consumers visually understand how to choose the product that is right for them. And they’re fun! Best of all, they can be developed for practically any business. Our friends at lululemon.com** designed an infographic to help make purchasing your perfect yoga mat completely stress-free.

Namaste.

 

 

*Josh Catone Mashable ©2011
**lululemon yoga.run.life.blog
http://static.lululemon.com/community/blog/

11
Nov

Job Opportunity: QA Specialist – Science & Healthcare Marketing Agency

Tricycle Studios is a fast growing medical marketing communications agency that is looking for a savvy QA Specialist to join our team. In this position you will be working on National and International accounts. Our studio values innovation, attention to detail, and a quest for beauty in creating compelling media experiences. The right candidate will have previous science and healthcare experience.

What you will be doing

  • The ideal candidate has experience in a mobile development environment with programming and copy review knowledge
  • As a Quality Assurance Specialist, you will be working within a Medical domain
  • As a Quality Assurance Specialist, you will have strong oral and written communication skills, experience with QA methodologies, and a keen attention to detail. He or she enjoys a team-oriented, fast-paced atmosphere and likes to have fun!

What you will need:

Skills

  • 2-3 years QA testing experience preferably in an Agile environment
  • Ability to create and follow repeatable-testing methodologies
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Highly organized, with follow up skills
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Microsoft Excel, Mobile Devices
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle pressure and multiple, tight deadlines
  • Proactive in nature, energetic and positive attitude
  • Experience with Selenium and automated testing is a plus
  • College degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Non-smoker and pet lover a definite plus
  • Enjoys a team-oriented, fast-paced atmosphere and likes to have fun!

Responsibilities:

  • Work with QA team to develop and tune additional quality assurance procedures
  • Follow established quality assurance and/or quality control policies in accordance with best practices
  • Report on the status of current projects and proactively recommend solutions
  • Identify and facilitate issue resolution with functional and technical groups
  • Manage software beta test programs and document test results

What’s in it for you:

This is a full-time position with paid holidays, vacation, and parking, health insurance options, free yoga, and IRA eligibility. Outstanding work environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Position is based in Tampa, FL.

Sound good? Here’s what you need to do…

Please send us your information to resumes@tricyclestudios.com
Tell us about yourself. Resume, bio, haiku, whatever. Just show us some personality!
No phone calls please.

About Tricycle Studios:

Tricycle Studios is a medical marketing agency that creates solutions for medical device and diagnostics, biotech and pharma companies around the world. For 17 years we have been a partner, catalyst and colleague with our Fortune 500 clients. Tricycle Studios specializes in educational videos and O.R. filming; to immersive media experiences from large screen interactive video environments to intimate touch screen experiences on mobile platforms.

11
Nov

Job Opportunity: Account Executive/Medical Marketing – Science & Healthcare Marketing Agency

Tricycle Studios is a fast growing medical marketing communications agency that is looking for a savvy Account Executive to join our team. In this position you will be working on National and International accounts. Our studio values innovation, attention to detail, and a quest for beauty in creating compelling media experiences. The right candidate will have previous science and healthcare experience.

What you will be doing:

  • The right candidate will have core knowledge of a full suite of marketing and digital solutions
  • Working closely with studio directors and project managers to ensure client satisfaction
  • Discovering and developing new project opportunities within assigned accounts prospecting
  • Coordinating internal resources required to resolve client issues and/or win business
  • Leading client discovery calls, uncovering business priorities, and gathering technical and creative requirements
  • Drive new opportunity development, proposal and estimate creation
  • Working closely with the Director, Client Solutions to meet/exceed established account revenue goals and strategic initiatives
  • Developing/managing opportunities within the sales pipeline, creating proposals and estimates, converting opportunities into projects within the agency’s back office system, directing internal and client-facing project kick-off meetings
  • The ideal candidate is able to lead technical, creative and strategic client discussions, has a strong personal interest in various forms of media, a critical eye for visual design, and enjoys a team-oriented, fast-paced atmosphere
  • You will cultivate relationships with clients and gain deep insight into their business and ultimately provide creative solutions to their marketing and sales support goals

What you will need:

Skills:

  • Self starting, strategic thinker who is able to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of direct client/account management experience, with experience writing proposals and generating budget estimates
  • Minimum of 7 – 10 years of experience in marketing, the majority being in interactive and global marketing
  • Ability to develop strategic account plans, set measurable goals and regularly report on achievement against plan
  • Ability to lead client-facing needs analysis discussions, gather technical and functional requirements and develop complex proposals and budget estimates
  • Big picture thinking, ability to grasp technical, creative, strategic and business level concepts
  • Experience with mobile technology and content delivery platforms
  • Working knowledge of software/app development processes and methodologies
  • Strong understanding of integrated marketing campaign development and execution
  • Strong familiarity with the ongoing developments, advancements, and changes in the interactive media world
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Attention to detail, highly organized, with follow up skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and client relations skills
  • Ability to handle pressure and multiple, tight deadlines
  • Proactive in nature, energetic and positive attitude
  • Willingness to travel
  • Non-smoker and pet lover a definite plus
  • Creativity, imagination and ability to solve tough marketing problems

Responsibilities:

  • Chief point of client contact
  • Works closely with all departments
  • Responsible for project development and successful completion
  • Responsible for building close relationships with clients
  • Ensure that project deliverables hold true to business objectives, goals and long term strategic vision
  • Lead and participate in creative idea/brainstorming
  • Manage timelines, brief teams and coordinate deliverables
  • Present strategic and creative work to client
  • Gain necessary approvals on programs, ideas and creative
  • Organize/lead status meetings, client meetings and conference calls
  • Create estimates and work within given budgets

What’s in it for you:

This is a full-time position with paid holidays, vacation, and parking, health insurance options, free yoga, and IRA eligibility. Outstanding work environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Position is based in Tampa, FL.

Sound good? Here’s what you need to do…

Please send us your information to resumes@tricyclestudios.com
Tell us about yourself. Resume, bio, haiku, whatever. Just show us some personality!
No phone calls please.

About Tricycle Studios:

Tricycle Studios is a medical marketing agency that creates solutions for medical device and diagnostics, biotech and pharma companies around the world. For 17 years we have been a partner, catalyst and colleague with our Fortune 500 clients. Tricycle Studios specializes in educational videos and O.R. filming; to immersive media experiences from large screen interactive video environments to intimate touch screen experiences on mobile platforms.

08
Nov

Job Opportunity: Mobile Project Manager – Science & Healthcare Marketing Agency

Tricycle Studios is a fast growing medical marketing communications agency that is looking for a Mobile Project Manager to join our team. In this position you will be working on National and International accounts. Our studio values innovation, attention to detail, and a quest for beauty in creating compelling media experiences. The right candidate will have previous science and healthcare experience.

What you will be doing:

  • The right candidate will have core knowledge of a full suite of interactive marketing solutions including mobile applications, platforms, and devices
  • As a Mobile Project Manager, you will oversee creation, production and delivery of interactive projects for a variety of medical clients. The ideal candidate is creative, has a deep understanding of the successful management of highly technical projects, has exceptional client communication skills, has a strong personal interest in various forms of media, and enjoys a team-oriented, fast-paced atmosphere
  • As Mobile Project Manager, you will cultivate relationships with clients and gain deep insight into their business and ultimately provide creative solutions to their marketing and sales support goals

What you will need:

Skills

  • 2-5 years of experience in project management
  • Self-starting, strategic thinker who is able to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Strong understanding of integrated marketing
  • Strong familiarity with the ongoing developments, advancements and changes in the interactive media world
  • Experience to include agency or in-house marketing department
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Attention to detail, highly organized, with follow-up skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and client relations skills
  • Ability to handle pressure and multiple, tight deadlines
  • Proactive in nature, energetic and positive attitude
  • Willingness to travel
  • Non-smoker and pet lover a definite plus
  • Creativity: imagination and ability to solve tough marketing problem

Responsibilities

  • Chief point of responsibility and point of contact for projects
  • Provide overall management and support to complete multiple interactive projects
  • Ensure that project deliverables hold true to business objectives, goals and long term strategic vision
  • Lead and participate in creative idea/brainstorming
  • Manage timelines, direct teams and coordinate deliverables
  • Keep projects on schedule, on budget and resourced accordingly
  • Manage all day-to-day tasks to ensure program objectives are being met
  • Present strategic and creative work to client
  • Gain necessary approvals on programs, ideas and creative work
  • Organize/lead status meetings, client meetings and conference calls
  • Work with Accounts team to create estimates
  • Evaluate and work within budgets
  • Understand the technical nature of the programs
  • Oversee quality control
  • Build close relationships with clients

What’s in it for you:

This is a full-time position with paid holidays, vacation, parking, health insurance options, free yoga, and IRA eligibility.  outstanding work environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Position is based in Tampa, FL.

Sound good? Here’s what you need to do…

Please send us your information to resumes@tricyclestudios.com
Tell us about yourself. Resume, bio, haiku, whatever. Just show us some personality!
No phone calls please.

About Tricycle Studios:

Tricycle Studios is a medical marketing agency that creates solutions for medical device and diagnostics, biotech and pharma companies around the world. For 17 years we have been a partner, catalyst and colleague with our Fortune 500 clients.  Tricycle Studios specializes in educational videos and O.R. filming; to immersive media experiences from large screen interactive video environments to intimate touch screen experiences on mobile platforms.

04
Nov

The Agile Manifesto

Chris Lane, Studio Director – Tricycle Studios

Agile is a project management methodology that has been used by software development teams for years.  Recently it has been gaining interest in many other fields as a tool to help teams increase productivity and create constant improvement.

“So, how does this relate to me?” We thought you’d ask that.

If you change the word “software” to “solutions” in the manifesto below, you will see that it transforms to work across many disciplines. While Agile is not a one-stop solution, it is a way to look at things differently and achieve some of the goals that we are looking for in all businesses.

The Agile Manifesto simply says:

We are uncovering better ways of developing software [or solutions] by doing it and helping others do it.Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools;
Working software [or solutions] over comprehensive documentation;

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation;

Responding to change over following a plan.

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

Would the Agile methodology work for your business? Our colleagues at LeaningAgile.com have discovered it can work for anyone, as long as the right conditions are in place. See what Mark Kilby has to say on the matter by clicking on the link below.

http://www.leadingagile.com/2013/06/what-allows-agile-to-succeed-in-an-organization/

agile-graph

 

 

04
Nov

Another Change in Physician Pay Sneaking Up Fast

Amanda Patanow, Creative Director – Tricycle Studios

Billsyall

When Benjamin Disraeli uttered the quote “Change is inevitable.  Change is constant,” he must have been talking about physician pay. Over the past decade, physician compensation has changed more times than Katie Perry’s hair color – and it’s often been just as perplexing.  Most have recovered from the initial shock of Meaningful Use, PQRS and ePrescribing… just in time for Value Based Purchasing.

Since the success of your sales team depends on understanding the challenges and priorities of healthcare providers and administrators, we at Tricycle thought we’d offer this quick tutorial.

According to CMS, “The Value Modifier provides for differential payment to a physician or group of physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule based upon the quality of care furnished compared to cost during a performance period.”

Huh?

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Calculation of the Value Modifier will result in an upward, downward, or no payment adjustment based on performance.
  • Physicians who practice in groups with 100 providers or more will lose 1% of their Medicare payments starting in 2015 based on performance in 2013 if they do not meet performance standards.
  • Groups whose physicians participate as individuals under the PQRS must register as a group and elect the Administrative Claims reporting mechanism by October 15, 2013 in order to avoid the -1.0% downward Value Modifier payment adjustment.
  • Physicians in smaller groups will be impacted by the value modifier in 2017, but will see changes in PQRS reporting in the meantime.