Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in

Innovation in Healthcare Communications

Sponsored by

Back to results


In My Shoes

by HAVAS Just:: for Shire Pharmaceuticals

Summary of work

In My Shoes was conceived to specifically challenge the perceptions that HCPs bring to their interactions with ADHD patients. Helping HCPs understand the full burden of the disorder, by engaging with patients on a deeper level, aligned with Shire’s educational programmes to motivate physicians to take a more individualised approach to disease management and treatment. This management strategy is recommended in current guidelines and supported by Shire’s recently expanded portfolio of ADHD therapies.

Shire recognised the need to communicate in a different way with HCPs, going beyond traditional medical education - we needed to build an emotional connection. Using innovative Oculus Rift technology enabled us to create first person, virtual reality worlds for the users to immerse themselves in their patients’ everyday experiences.

The campaign was co-created with HCPs and was grounded in patient insight - three scenarios were developed based on 120 real-life patient stories. The campaign exceeded all metrics at launch with over 200 HCPs participating at a stand-alone meeting. Feedback confirmed that the campaign resonated at an emotional and rational level with 84% of HCPs confirming the experience provided additional perspectives on the needs of ADHD patients and 72% said they would implement learnings in their clinical practice.

Judges' comments

Here was a good idea that made strong use of technology to produce a truly immersive experience that was sensitive to the needs of ADHD patients. They started with a good plan and created a compelling experience that clearly made HCPs think about their clinical practice.


COPD Crowdshaped: Advancing ideation in the pharmaceutical sector - by Health Unlimited for Novartis Pharmaceuticals


Virtual Valve - by emotive. for Edwards Lifesciences

In My Shoes - by HAVAS Just:: for Shire Pharmaceuticals

High 5 for World Arthritis Day - by Ketchum for European League Against Rheumatism


Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards

Behind the Judging: Communiqué Awards
Find out what the chair of judges Anna Korving, senior judges Sarah Matthew and Annabelle Sandeman and previous award winners Paul Tanner, 90TEN and Emma Reynolds, Cohn & Wolfe; have to say on how the judging process works, what the judges focus on, tips on what helps and what distracts within an entry and get insights into how previous winners have created that stand out submission.