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PMGroup are very grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the
2018 Communiqué Awards programme and for their commitment to supporting
excellence in Healthcare Communications.


Sponsor of: Excellence in Corporate Communications – Internal Stakeholders
Excellence in Corporate Communications – External Stakeholders

We are a global healthcare communications consultancy that puts people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Life.Changing. public relations and medical education programmes are designed to make a difference by improving outcomes for patients, health professionals and clients. We help people understand health and science, access the treatments they need and prescribe medicines that change people’s lives.

At the 2017 Communiqué Awards, 90TEN was named Communications Consultancy of the Year, Medical Education Consultancy of the Year, and won the award for Most Innovative Campaign of the Year.

With a passion for creating change and improving lives, we have worked with clinical and behavioural psychologists to develop an evidence-based methodology called FEEL-THINK-DO™ that can be applied to our PR, medical education and medication adherence programmes. FEEL-THINK-DO™ utilises our extensive knowledge of human behaviour… understanding what makes people tick and how they like to learn, and creates simple steps to change that connect with people in a meaningful way.

We pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best and brightest talent; cultivating Life.Changing. careers; representing world-famous brands; and solving complex commercial issues with creativity and original thinking.

To find out more, visit


Sponsor of: Excellence in Engagement Through Digital Channels

We design and develop award-winning communication and learning solutions to empower growth, change and development.

Our solutions reflect the specific requirements of our clients – from bespoke blended programmes on induction, product knowledge and compliance training, to support with improving engagement and driving change. Whether the need is for a single ‘course’ or a global corporate programme, we create learning and development interventions that align with individual and organisational goals.

With more than 30 years’ experience, Acteon offers a broad range of services, including: digital learning, blended learning, strategy and design, change communication, mobile, video, animations, workbooks, gamification, coaching tools and learning management. Our instructional design and technical capabilities combine to deliver engaging and effective learning experiences that enable organisations to flourish.

We have specialist expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, creating goal-oriented blended solutions to support product knowledge, advocacy and credibility, as well as regulatory training and corporate communications.

Winners of 8 Gold Learning Technologies Awards

Finalist in the Communiqué ‘Small Consultancy of the Year’ Awards 2017


Sponsor of: Communiqué Medical Education Consultancy of the Year

Attigo is part of the Mednet Group, and is a creative digital healthcare agency and a social enterprise. Established in 2008, The Mednet group has grown into an award-winning organisation with a prestigious client base across multiple therapy areas.

Attigo’s client base not only includes top twenty pharmaceutical companies, but also encompasses third sector organisations. This gives them a unique position in the marketplace; working directly with patient groups puts the patient at the heart of their solutions instinctively.

Attigo delivers their client’s communications through a multi-channel approach - such as email campaigns, web applications and printed materials -  and develops leading edge medical content. They shape medical education programmes, as well as creating brand concepts from brand guidelines to promotional materials.

As there is an increasingly strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility and reputation within the pharmaceutical sector, through working with Attigo these clients can fulfil their critical business goals and also support the development and achievement of Attigo’s social aim - to create highly skilled roles for people who would otherwise find it difficult to reach employment opportunities focusing on those with long-term health conditions.


Sponsor of: Excellence in Communications via Meetings

Founded in 2010, Bedrock Healthcare Communications is a privately owned, multiple award winning healthcare communications agency that creates and delivers creative, highly effective, insight driven medical communication and education programmes.

Working from its UK based offices, Bedrock’s three core practices (Intelligent Insights, Medical Communications and Multimedia) work seamlessly with national and international healthcare companies to gain a deep understanding of their audiences, build strong mutually rewarding relationships and deliver consistently effective and impactful communication programmes that ultimately improve the understanding of medical conditions and their treatments.

For further information please visit

Cuttsy + Cuttsy

Sponsor of: Excellence in Patient/Consumer Health Programmes

We work in healthcare for a reason. Our work makes a difference to people, and people matter.

The principle of Emotional Intelligence (EI) guides our thinking and helps us to build meaningful and impactful connections with audiences through the communications we create. Applying EI really does make a significant impact. While reasons lead to logical conclusions, it is the trigger of emotion that leads to positive action.

From big-picture strategy to fine-detail campaign execution, we’ll communicate your vision. Our award-winning team enable us to offer skills from design to film, copywriting to account management, digital development to event management, strategic planning to education. All of this is underpinned by a thorough understanding of the healthcare sector.

We never lose sight of the fact that people are central to everything we do. It’s why we pride ourselves on developing close and mutually respectful relationships with everyone we work with from clients to patients.

dna Communications

Sponsor of: Healthcare Communiquétor

dna Communications is a healthcare communications agency with unique thinking, insight and attitude.

dna Communications helps its client partners negotiate the healthcare sector’s ever-changing commercial, regulatory, scientific and communications landscape. dna understands that every patient, disease and therapy is different. As is every message, stakeholder and challenge. dna’s approach involves: different thinking to develop strategically relevant platforms with clear and measurable goals; applying different insight to understand how to change the behaviour of those it engages with and; adopting a different attitude to inject a real sense of passion and collaborative spirit into everything it does.

This meaningful development of strategic, engagement, educational and behavioural change programmes ensures dna can help deliver initiatives which are As Different as You.


Sponsor of: Excellence in Communication of Survey or Market Research Data

We’re specialists in joint working in healthcare communications.

We believe that partnership working between industry, clinicians and patients leads to a richer experience and more robust outcomes that improve patient care. As a team, we’re dedicated to keeping patients at the heart of everything we do, and making work with integrity, which all the stakeholders involved can take pride in.

We support major pharma companies, health professional and patient groups with a range of award-winning services including brand and above-brand support, joint working projects, stakeholder engagement, interactive advisory boards, participatory strategic planning, meetings and symposia.

What sets us apart is our unswerving focus on bringing stakeholders together to develop patient-centred work based on common goals, and our commitment to helping our clients to do the best job they can do.

All the while transforming healthcare through effective collaboration, and making work to feel proud of.


Winner Communiqué 2017 – Excellence in Healthcare Collaboration & Partnerships
Winner PMEA 2015 – Excellence in Healthcare Collaboration & Partnerships

High Commendation PMEA 2017  – Excellence in Healthcare Education & Support
Finalist PMEA 2013, 2016 & 2107 –  Excellence in Healthcare Collaboration & Partnerships


Sponsor of: Healthcare Communications Advocate

As the healthcare landscape rapidly evolves, Edelman offers our global and local clients industry-leading communications marketing solutions that are rooted in our deep knowledge of the health sector.

Edelman clients represent virtually all aspects of the healthcare – pharmaceuticals, life sciences, health policy, tech, government, care providers, advocacy and professional associations – and this diversity of experience ensures a big picture view on health. Whether it’s helping to navigate a rare disease state, make sense of a new policy or clearly articulate a product’s value proposition, our experience and diversity of talent equips us to deliver real business results to our clients. We are constantly exploring new communication marketing approaches in the pursuit of telling our clients’ stories in fresh and innovative ways that resonate with the wide array of stakeholders who collectively determine the success of a product, idea or enterprise.

We believe our health sector and communications expertise, combined with our firm’s independence, collectively drive our success in making an impact for Edelman clients.


Sponsor of: Innovation in Healthcare Communications

We believe that a better understanding of the patient experience (and the factors driving it) are necessary to achieve brand or corporate differentiation.

Our group of services immerse you in the world of the patient, so that:

  • Your strategies are driven by the people you treat
  • The patient voice can be heard loud and clear throughout your communication
  • Your mobile health solutions yield better outcomes

From COPD to leukaemia, rheumatology to rare diseases, our innovative products help put the patient perspective at the heart of your approach.

So whether you’re looking for insight and strategy, a communications programme, or the development of mobile health technology, we have a team within the Frontera Group that is ready to embrace your challenge, and become a true partner in patient centricity.

Havas Life Medicom

Sponsor of: Excellence in Social Media Strategy

Gain the communications edge with Havas Life Medicom. We are a specialist-led, unified communications agency delivering connected healthcare communications, informed through fresh insights, smart thinking and inspired ideas.

Our collaborative, cross-discipline approach enables us to create engaging, effective and measurable campaigns across channels, to deliver distinctive solutions at every stage of a product’s life cycle.

We are passionate about connecting people around the world with improved health and we continue to lead the way in creating value-driven campaigns that shape positive opinions and drive change in the world of healthcare.

Whether pre- or post-launch, our award-winning initiatives touch virtually every therapeutic area. With active collaboration, we harness knowledge from disciplines around the globe, breaking the mould with a single brand name, a single management team and most importantly a single channel-neutral P&L. We deliver our clients’ brand messages through communications campaigns that focus on the best solutions, not the means.

Havas Lynx

Sponsor of: Excellence in Media Relations

We are Havas Lynx, the leading global healthcare communications group.

We are committed to bringing about change in healthcare. Change informed by experience, driven by innovation and proven in delivery. Our teams are fiercely determined to go beyond current thinking in healthcare communications – to set the standard for expectations, and lead the debate on contemporary practice.

We work alongside healthcare professionals, patients, carers, and pharmaceutical brands to overcome complex healthcare challenges. Our healthcare and pharmaceutical clients trust us to develop compelling brands and thoughtful strategies that build lasting relationships. Our work blends strategic insight and deep scientific understanding with creativity and digital innovation to deliver healthcare campaigns and solutions that really make a difference to people’s lives.

Our heritage dates to 1986 and whilst the world around us has changed, our values haven’t.


Health Unlimited

Sponsor of: Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year

As one door closes, another opens . . .

We are Health Unlimited, a global integrated health communications consultancy, bringing together the spectrum of disciplines – from insight to strategy and programme development to media engagement and creative execution – to support the healthcare industry.

We are specialists and discipline experts who understand today’s marketing channels and challenging commercial, public policy and patient advocacy environments.

We are ONE agile team, working under ONE roof and ONE P&L with ONE common vision and shared purpose. We are solving clients challenges by putting strategy at the core and developing channel agnostic programmes and content that engages the right stakeholders – from patients, to healthcare professionals, and from policymakers to payers.

Health Unlimited is built on the established experience of a family of UK specialty agencies including Red Door, Rock, Loooped, DJM PAN and Search Unlimited.

For more than 25 years, we have developed highly rated and long-lasting client relationships across the industry.

With our clients, we have advanced landmark developments in global health, chronic disease, cancer, addiction, rare disease, infectious disease and vaccine preventable diseases among many others.

We are excited to continue this journey . . . together as Health Unlimited.


Sponsor of: Excellence in Communications via a Live Event or Stand-Alone Activity

The integrated medhealth communication (imc) group is independently owned and has been committed to behaviour-changing healthcare communication since 2006.

Our group comprises 3 companies which together provide global reach:

  • imc UK
  • imc North America
  • Script Medical

In our world, medhealth means having medical, scientific, customer insight, real world evidence and healthcare know how to make a positive difference to clients, healthcare professionals and patients alike.

Why we do it?

We are committed to seeing real improvements in patient care and to provide our client partners with communication solutions that can enhance the management of patients.

What we do

Human-centric healthcare communication that creates lasting connections and promotes behavioural change among healthcare professionals and patients.

How we do it

Our premise is that healthcare professionals and patients are consumers, ultimately.

We believe that human-centric values connect with the emotions and personal motives of consumers.

We apply human-centricity and the underlying cognitive principles that drive consumers’ choices to what we do.

Our services

We provide five core integrated services which collectively or independently are aimed at driving real improvement in patient care:

  • Medical Communication
  • Creative Marketing
  • Interactive Digital
  • Patient Hub
  • Customer Insights

Find out how our human-centric thinking can help you –

JPA Health Communications

Sponsor of: Writing Excellence

At JPA Health Communications, we share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. In fact, some might say we are obsessed with improving and protecting lives.

This ideology inspires our work. Our passion drives meaningful relationships. It stimulates intellectual curiosity. It pushes us to combine data and heart to go deeper and see beyond the obvious. It drives sophistication and creativity to solve complex problems.

JPA's exclusive focus on health means that clients can count on a team with experience and perspective to deliver results. JPA is an independent, full-service communications agency. We are proud of our heritage and the award-winning work we get to do every day.

Lucid Group

Sponsor of: The Lucid Group Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
The Lucid Group Award for Public Affairs And Policy Consultancy of the Year

Bring your dreams, ambition and talent. We supply the magic.

We are a global family of healthcare communication companies who bring magic to our clients, programmes and our Lucid teams. Our purpose is clear  — To enhance patients’ lives through communication that changes behaviour and improves patient outcomes.

We are pioneers in the health world. We were the first to incorporate health psychology and behaviour change principles into medical education. We were the first to demonstrate healthcare professional behaviour change and its impact on patient outcomes.

We have a talent for working together to build the best. To forge relationships that help transform the lives of those we touch. By harnessing the dreams, ambitions and talent of those we work with, we create exceptional programmes that stand out and really impact patient outcomes. And our service ethic is second to none. If you can dream it, we can achieve it.

Our goal is clear — To transform lives. Always.

And we spread our magic across the globe, with offices in Buckinghamshire, Macclesfield, London and New York City, US.

mXm Medical Communications

Sponsor of: Communiqué Small Consultancy of the Year

mXm was established in 2000 and has grown to include mXm Medical Communications and mXm Health Consulting, the strategic arm of the group involving some of the most experienced medical marketing professionals in the pharmaceutical industry.

Since 2000, we have developed and maintained a strong UK and International client base – a testimony to our professionalism, integrity, client understanding and motivation to deliver beyond expectations.

How we do anything is how we do everything...utmost quality.

With a team of highly experienced industry and NHS professionals from medical, marketing and commissioning backgrounds, mXm is dedicated to meeting the needs of pharmaceutical medics and marketeers who expect a highly professional, expert service from their agency.

We work with a wide range of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, medical devices and medical nutrition companies, as well as directly with patient and professional healthcare organisations.

We relish a challenge, but we will challenge our clients’ strategies and assumptions to deliver results.

If you want an industry-leading team to make your life easier, then mXm should be at your side.

Oxford PharmaGenesis

Sponsor of: Charity, Patient or Professional Association of the Year

Oxford PharmaGenesis is a HealthScience communications consultancy providing services to the healthcare industry, professional societies and patient groups through our specialist practices.

Founded in 1998, Oxford PharmaGenesis is proud to be an independently owned consultancy, of which all the shareholders are actively engaged in the business. Employing more than
220 dedicated HealthScience experts in offices in Oxford, London, Cardiff, Basel, Melbourne and Philadelphia, Oxford PharmaGenesis is a preferred supplier to 9 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies.

Our diverse client list comprises over 50 healthcare organizations, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device, diagnostic and nutraceutical companies, as well as professional societies, patient groups and academic institutions. We are proud to help our clients bring evidence-based treatments to patients in areas of unmet medical need. Once clients work with us, they stay with us – we still work with all our founding clients from 20 years ago.

We are also proud to have achieved membership of the Pharma Fast 50 elite group of fastest growing independent pharmaceutical and life science companies, and to be named as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2017.


Sponsor of: The Pegasus Award for In-House Team of the Year

Pegasus inspires healthy decisions through creative, inspirational and integrated communications. Working with ambitious clients, we deliver big ideas and far-reaching campaigns across industries in a health first, sector second approach. Our 120 specialists span earned, owned and paid channels, technologies, and audiences ranging from consumers to healthcare professionals.

Inspirational creativity is made possible by evidence-based insights. At Pegasus, we bridge the gap between behaviour change science and the everyday lives of our audiences with our own planning framework, CHANGE. Created with the internationally-recognised Centre for Behaviour Change at UCL, CHANGE brings clarity to quantitative and qualitative data, digital and social analytics – all of which we can produce in-house. CHANGE informs all our strategic thinking, providing a jumping-off point for highly creative, measurable programmes.

We bring our campaigns to life through a suite of integrated services including brand development, media & influencer relations, events & exhibitions, digital marketing, content marketing, editorial & medical writing, graphic design, animation, video production, and corporate comms.

Headquartered in the UK, our work spans global, European and local market strategic programming and activation. As part of Ashfield, we have a global footprint across 21 countries and every conceivable therapy and service area. Being plugged in to this wider network means we’re able to provide end-to-end solutions to healthcare organisations across the world.

Porterhouse Medical

Sponsor of: The Porterhouse Medical Award for Excellence in Professional Education Programmes

The Porterhouse Medical Group is a scientific and medical communications network with a reputation for excellence.

The Group provides medical and scientific communication and research solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry, with a focus on solutions that have a positive and measurable impact for healthcare professionals and patients.

We have cultivated a unique mix of scientific expertise, creativity and industry knowledge to ensure that our scientific and medical communications stand out from the rest. And of course, our work is underpinned by the research of our agile insights team.

After an exciting expansion to new global locations and of our scientific services, the Porterhouse Medical Group currently comprises Reading-based Porterhouse Medical Ltd, Philadelphia-based Porterhouse Medical US and our UK-based market research and insights team, Porterhouse Insights.

Our core values comprise our Porterhouse PATH, focusing on Passion, Ambition, Togetherness and Humour. They are built into our working lives and contribute to our high-quality standards and strong client relationships.

Please get in touch if you are looking for an agency that can work with you as a true strategic partner and you would like to find out more about how our smart scientific solutions can help with your next challenge.
Working with our global partners to improve people’s lives.

Publicis Resolute

Sponsor of: Excellence in Communication Through Creative Execution

No client in the world has ever said, “give me the same as the other guys please.” Thinking differently, seeing another point of view, imagining the alternative are the essential ingredients to invention, innovation, and ideas that create change for better health.

At Publicis Resolute we are passionate about our original thinking, and we are set up to avoid the ordinary. We are the agency that brings real creative flair to medical education, and true scientific rigour to the art of public relations. We’re serious when others are fluffy, we’re creative when others are typical, we’re indispensable when others are extras, we’re imaginative when others are ordinary. We make your business our business. We predict the unpredictable, imagine the unimaginable so we can change the seemingly unchangeable.

Real Science Communications

Sponsor of: Excellence in Integrated Non-Promotional Communication

At Real Science we are driven by a true spirit of curiosity and exploration, powered by the rigour and discipline of scientific minds.

As scientists, our curiosity and desire for discovery never truly leaves us. We are driven by our belief in the evidence and our faith in the facts. And that with every stone we overturn another world is there for us to explore, another problem to answer, another life to save. Because we know that a curious mind can change the world. We are the agency that focuses on the art of discovery, exploring the big picture but never forgetting the detail.

Reynolds Mackenzie

Sponsor of: Excellence in Communications - Payers/Policy Makers

Reynolds-MacKenzie is a specialist healthcare communications agency.

Our mission is to combine media excellence with innovation and creativity to deliver outstanding results that change lives. For over a decade, we have partnered with clients seeking to navigate a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape with the singular goal of enabling people to engage with brands that have the potential to change lives. The diverse expertise in our team ranges from science communications, policy and market access, through to media, digital strategy and behavioural change.

Leveraging our world-class media excellence and engagement skills, we create compelling narratives to deliver health messages that make an impact.

Reynolds-Mackenzie is the agency that…

  • Transformed outcomes for children with cystic fibrosis through headlines that truly changed lives
  • Put a new treatment addressing the unmet need in stroke care on the front page of the Daily Mail
  • Led the news agenda with the introduction of the first ever cure for skin cancer in the UK

We deliver PR that makes headlines; Headlines that engage brands; Brands that change lives.

Reynolds-Mackenzie is part of the OPEN Health Group, a global healthcare communications and market access group, made up of 9 specialist, best-in-class businesses.

Say Communications

Sponsor of: The Say Communications Award for Excellence in Product/Brand Communications

Communications that drive positive change...

We are a HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS agency specialised in ethical and consumer health and medical technology.

In the evolving world of healthcare communications, we are a HYBRID, integrating PR with the best of other disciplines. Influencing positive behaviours and inspiring change is what drives us, we use insight, thought leadership, education, peer influence and compelling narratives to go beyond awareness and engage with a wide range of audiences on a deeper level.
Driven by insight, expertise and fresh thinking, our communications programmes create and leverage strategic opportunities in the environment. We build and broker relationships with people and organisations, working together towards mutual benefits.
We are outcomes focused and metrics led.

Services: strategic communications at all stages of a product lifecycle; KOL, patient and consumer engagement programmes; corporate positioning and communications; multi-channel communications integrating social and traditional media; social engagement for idea generation.

Areas of expertise: Prescription medicines, medical technologies, devices and diagnostics; OTC and consumer health products; specialist nutrition; NHS services, private health service providers.

We are based in London, UK and are the founding member of the Plexus international network.

Fluent in positive change.

Syneos Health Communications

Sponsor of: Excellence in Healthcare Collaboration and Partnerships

Syneos Health Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos HealthTM, our agencies – consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications -- are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. Our agency teams have received more than 1,000 awards for work that disrupts markets and drives behavior change. We create ideas that will work in the real world because they were built there.

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Synergy Vision

Sponsor of: Excellence in Public Health Communications

We started with a vision. We’ve stuck to our principles. The result: Synergy Vision is delivering high-quality medical communications and succeeding in ways that reflect our four key values.

A fresh approach. Synergy Vision seeks to make a difference in med comms, and that starts with our people. We’ve built a dynamic team culture that nurtures and invests in talent – and that translates to personalised, personable service our clients can trust.

Being smart. Clients don’t come to us – and stay – just because we’re ‘nice’. We build our relationships though hard work, full transparency and continually developing expertise. That’s how we produce top-notch deliverables that exceed expectations and achieve personal and professional satisfaction.

Open for business. Synergy Vision is growing; we’re looking to secure a strong future for our current roster and those who join us for the ride. Who says a small, boutique agency can’t have offices in London, Sussex, Dublin and Sydney?

It’s real. For over 10 years, Synergy Vision has provided strategic communications support and implemented medical education programmes across Europe, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Fresh. Smart. Open. Real. That’s Synergy Vision’s commitment to delivering the difference.

Virgo Health

Sponsor of: Young Achiever in Healthcare Communications

Virgo Health is a leading, multi award-winning healthcare communications and medical education agency, with offices in London and New York. As part of the international group Golin, we are able to support the biggest names in pharma across more than 50 countries.

Healthcare is an industry with people at its heart and everything we do through communication is about helping people make better decisions about health and wellbeing. That's why our ethos of "Being Human" is so important. Being Human means communicating in a personalised and authentic way. It means recognising what people really think, believe and do. It means understanding our clients and audiences as individuals.

We provide strategic communications across the full product lifestyle, including disease awareness and patient engagement, brand and product launches, market access, corporate strategy, issues and reputation management, employee engagement and social media strategy. We also offer specialist PR services for OTC and consumer health products. Our experience spans multiple therapy areas and work with pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, industry bodies, public and private health providers and patient organisations.

Virgo's in-house design and digital team produces world-class graphics and award-winning video and offers counsel on compliant social media strategy, providing added value for our clients.

To find out about sponsorship opportunities at this year’s Awards, contact our Sales Team on +44 (0)1372 414200, or email


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.