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The Publicis Health Award for Young Achiever in Healthcare Communications

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Isabel Gibson


Summary of work

Isabel is an ordinary young person who wants to show that she can achieve extraordinary things.

The start to her career has been exceptional. She co-founded a med-ed agency,, with two partners, and worked over four years to build a >£6m company with 40 staff, before combining forces with W2O, the largest US healthcare communications agency.

During this time, she has been responsible for >40% of the company’s revenue, and for building its medical affairs offering: creating new products and programmes to support exceptional medical education, focusing particularly on the time between Phase III trial read-out and launch in oncology.

Several pharma companies have classed her work ‘gold standard’, which has led to them winning prizes, and has fundamentally resulted in improved awareness of, access to and support of patients with cancer. She has worked on multiple blockbuster drugs, designing and implementing industry-leading programmes that have changed patients’ lives worldwide.

Judges' comments

What a fantastic quality of candidates this year.

The winner of this category is exactly what we want people in our industry to aspire to be. Isabel demonstrated a whole host of achievements from a personal, team and professional perspective and all before the age of 30. She has already set up and sold her own agency!

We were particularly impressed by Isabel’s clear philosophy for success – bringing together science and relationships, and a fearless approach, which she demonstrated not just by her own actions, but also instils across her teams, meaning they act as one.

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Rebecca Tait - 90TEN

Highly commended

James Bannister - Liberum IME



Anna Reilly - ENGINE MHP

Tabitha Grindrod - Virgo Health

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Key dates

Entry deadline 5 March 2020
Extended entry deadline 12 March 2020
Judging day 1 7 May 2020
Judging day 2 21 May 2020
Awards Ceremony 2 July 2020

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