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In-House Team of the Year

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Judging criteria:

The judges will be focusing on the following areas when scoring your entry. Write your entries accordingly.

  • Clarity of objectives (10)
  • Demonstration of a strategy and plan that addresses issues, and maximises opportunities (10)
  • Effectiveness – how the work brought about change or achieved action to deliver tangible outcomes for the organisation against set objectives (10)
  • Evidence of effective partnerships with other organisations (10)
  • Demonstration of a commitment to staff development and/or evidence relating to how communications expertise has been built within the organisation (10)
  • Demonstration of leadership, ability to influence business plans and credibility of team within the organisation (20)
  • Quality of Presentation: (40)
    • Clarity & succinctness – clear, precise coverage of key points to back-up the team’s submission without embellishment
    • Support of company substance/culture
    • Team ethos during presentation
    • Quality of responses to Q&A Session.

Don't forget: If you have submitted any work into other categories this year, please include these entries within your supporting documents.

This award celebrates great work going on within the pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, the NHS and charities.

It recognises the quality within any in-house team working together on health communications and is open to medical teams, brand/commercial, stand-alone communications/ PR, cross-functional therapy area, franchise, product-focused or corporate teams, charity/patient association in-house teams or any combination or integration thereof.

Entries are invited from pharmaceutical companies, NHS, charities or patient advocacy groups.

Healthcare consultancies may also submit an entry on behalf of a client in-house team or charity/patient association team, providing the relevant authorisations are completed.

Entries must include a print quality colour photograph of the team and state the number of people in the team.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to present to an independent judging panel on Thursday 20 May 2021 via Zoom. They will be required to give a short presentation on their entry and will then be asked questions by the judges relating to their team performance. The organisers will send invitations by Friday 7 May, therefore it is advisable for up to four members of your team to hold the date open.

ENTRY FORMAT:

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (max 200 words)
If you are nominated for an award, PMGroup may publish extracts from this summary, so ensure that it contains no confidential or sensitive information. No other part of your entry will be reproduced and your entry will remain confidential at all times

2. OBJECTIVES FOR 2020 – 400 words

3. COMMUNICATION ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES, AND STRATEGIC APPROACH TO MANAGING THEM

4. EFFECTIVENESS – 500 words

5. APPROACH TO PARTNERSHIP WORKING – WITH INTERNAL PARTNERS, AGENCIES, THE NHS OR OTHERS – WITH EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS – 200 words

6. DEMONSTRATION OF COMMITMENT TO TEAM’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS – 200 words

7. DEMONSTRATION OF LEADERSHIP OF YOUR ORGANISATION’S APPROACH TO COMMUNICATIONS – 200 words

8. CONCLUSION – 150 words
State briefly why your team should win this award, including any point of difference or industry-leading approaches or initiatives

9. A HIGH RESOLUTION, PRINT QUALITY TEAM PHOTOGRAPH

Category Sponsors

Andrew Binns, Marketing Strategy Consultant – Communiqué Awards Judge

Key dates

Entry deadline 11 March 2021
Extended entry deadline 18 March 2021
(additional fee applies)
Judging days May 2021
Awards Ceremony 1st September 2021

Contact information:

For sponsorship opportunities:
Sales Team
sales@pmlive.com
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

General event enquiries:
Debbie Tuesley
dtuesley@pmlive.com
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414243