Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Communiqué Medical Affairs Agency of the Year

Back to full list

Sponsored by:

Judging criteria:

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

Business strategy (40 points)

  • Evidence of clear business strategy and of positioning of the agency within the marketplace
  • Evidence that the consultancy has delivered  against its business strategy
  • Evidence that the consultancy has operated in accordance with its vision and values

Operational (or internal) expertise and success (30 points)

  • Financial performance
  • People management and development strategy and record in attracting and retaining staff
  • Results achieved with resources available

Client satisfaction and success (40 points)

  • Evidence of successful communications programmes (or work undertaken) during 2020
  • Quality of third-party client and stakeholder feedback
  • Client and brand retention and satisfaction
  • Evidence that the work has contributed to enhancing the reputation of the consultancy’s clients and/or the broader industry

Bringing your entry to life on judging day (40 points)

  • Clarity & succinctness – clear, precise coverage of key points to back-up your submission without embellishment
  • Support of your company substance/culture
  • Ability to bring the passion and philosophy of the agency to life
  • Team ethos during presentation.

The judges will be basing their first-round scores on the criteria above. Based on these scores, the shortlisted agencies will be invited to attend judging on 20 May 2021. Following presentations, the judges will discuss and score based on a review of the first-round scores, along with the final criteria above and these scores will be combined to produce the winner.

This category is open to any agency whose predominant focus is delivering scientific programmes with Medical Affairs personnel within pharmaceutical companies, med Tech and biotech aimed at the healthcare professional, payer or patient. This would include medical education, publications, market access and health economics outcomes and research.

Emphasis should be placed on the agency’s achievements within the period covered by this year’s awards.

You must have entered at least one Healthcare Communications Awards category. You should highlight your entries for the year in your submission and include them within your supporting materials.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend a short presentation with an independent judging panel on Thursday 20 May 2021 via Zoom. Invitations to present to the judging panel will be sent no later than Friday 7 May so it is advisable for up to four members of the team to hold the date open until then. You may use slides or other materials in your presentation, which should last no longer than 10 minutes and enhance your entry. Following your presentation the judges will ask questions relating to your submission, business performance and the healthcare industry.

Suggestion from the judges: In order to best support your financial statements, bring along a member of your finance team.

ENTRY FORMAT:

1. CONSULTANCY AWARD KEY INFORMATION FORM
Must be fully completed and submitted. All financial information MUST be signed off by an accountant or FD.

2. 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 the main content of your entry will remain confidential at all times

3. CONSULTANCY OR TEAM’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020  – 700 words

4. BIGGEST CHALLENGE FACED IN 2020 AND HOW THIS WAS SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED  – 300 words

5. KEY ACCOUNT/CLIENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020  – 200 words

6. PEOPLE INVESTMENT  – 300 words
Include training and development

7. CONCLUSION  – 200 words
State briefly why your consultancy deserves this award, including any point of difference or industry-leading approaches or initiatives

8. CLIENT AND/OR THIRD-PARTY FEEDBACK – A minimum of two and maximum of four of your top pieces of feedback. Maximum 200 words each.

9. A HIGH RESOLUTION, PRINT QUALITY PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TEAM.

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