PMLiVE Top 40 Creative Healthcare Agencies





woolleypau is a creative agency working on pharmaceutical and medical device brands for pan-European and global clients. We combine award-winning ideas with deep strategic expertise. Our case studies span pretty much everything healthcare means now.

  • Agency description
  • It could be a first-in-class drug, proudly launching across the globe. It could be a fourth-to-market challenger, fighting its way to the top, or simply looking for a niche. It might be a generic medicine striving not to be a commodity – or a biosimilar searching for something unsimilar to say. All healthcare brands aren’t created equal, but ultimately all of them survive in the same way, by asking people to do things – to fund, to prescribe, to recommend, to use…

    And with decades of case studies behind us, we’ve learned that if you’re asking someone to do something, it matters how you ask.

    That’s not a huge insight – “ask nicely” is advice your mum gave – but it does explain the woolleypau way. Wherever there’s a marketer with a message to get across, wherever there are healthcare professionals seeking to do their best for patients, wherever there are people trying to get along with their medicines, there are humans at work – asking, coaxing, hoping to persuade. Just in that simple thought is a whole world of beautifully quirky behavioural psychology. That’s our world; that’s why we do the kind of work we do.

    As we’ve evolved and adapted to the new and the next in healthcare, we’ve stuck to our principles. If anything, now we can take our clients into the world of social media and beyond, the ability to engage and delight matters more than ever. With our connections, we can help brands find and follow customers with brilliant data-driven precision, but we’re still us. We still understand the difference between targeting people and truly getting through to them.

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  • 2020 Agency Data
  • 2019 awards
    Total staff
    10-24 staff
    Billings from UK creative healthcare work
    Healthcare staff
    10-19 staff
    Total agency billings
    Agency age
    Between 20 and 30 years
    Social media footprint
    Approximate percentage of advertising, branding, creative or design work in the UK healthcare market
  • This information was supplied or confirmed by woolleypau. Bar charts are indicative only, with 100% being the maximum score allocated across all agencies. Billings from UK creative healthcare work are not a subset of total annual billings, and so may show a higher rating.

  • Ranking factors contributing to agency score
  • This chart shows the relative factors that contributed to the agency's overall ranking.

  • Awards
  • PMSociety Awards 2019/20 - Craft Award - Best Use Of Insight (Silver)
    PMSociety Digital Awards 2020 - Integrated Channels (Gold)
  • This may contain additional awards supplied by woolleypau that were not included when generating this year’s T40 - please see methodology to find out which awards schemes were included.

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