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Tame Your Migraine

by IPG PR for Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited

Summary of work

Migraine is a debilitating and complex neurological condition affecting ten million UK adults. Research shows that over half of people living with migraine have needed to change their treatment at least twice in an effort to take back some control, with many giving up hope of finding something effective and tolerable.

Rooted in the insight that there is limited information in existence online and nothing tangible available to guide actionable conversations around migraine management with a healthcare professional, we set out to create a suite of thumb-stopping content hosted on an informative campaign hub. This was home to a simple tool used to assess the true impact of migraine on the individual.

Implementing the PESO framework (paid, earned, shared and owned), activity was amplified across multiple channels, including strategic partnerships with Mail Metro Media and actress, author and cookery presenter, Lisa Faulkner to deliver a range of creative content, on and offline.

By capturing the interest of our target audience where they were already spending time, we inspired action amongst a uniquely frustrated patient population.

Judges' comments

This campaign delivered against a clear unmet need and was built around strong patient insights. Channel selection was well thought through and the results were strong across paid, earned shared and owned channels, especially given that migraine isn't a key area of interest for the media.



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Category Sponsors

Catherine Devaney, WE Communications – Communiqué Awards Judge

Key dates

Entry deadline 11 March 2022
Extended entry deadline 18 March 2022
(additional fee applies)
Judging days May 2022
Awards Ceremony 7th July 2022

Contact information:

For sponsorship opportunities:
Sales Team
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

General event enquiries:
Debbie Tuesley
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414243

Entry and dinner booking enquiries:
Saoirse Meenaghan
Tel: 01372 414253