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Sponsors

PMGroup are very grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the
2021 Communiqué Awards programme and for their commitment to supporting
excellence in Healthcare Communications.

Langland - Headline Sponsor

Sponsor of: Excellence in Healthcare Partnerships

Who we are
Langland, a Publicis Health company, is the only health communications agency that thinks further across Clinical Trial Experience, Medical Strategy & Education, Public Relations & Policy and Advertising, to create unique value with visionary clients.

What we believe
Health brings us together. In the diseases we suffer, the medicines we create, and the causes we champion, health shows us our collective humanity. When we break the barriers that divide us, when we think further, we can create healthier futures, together.

A passion for craft
Having expert thinking is only part of our story. To ensure excellence in everything we make, we have centred our disciplines around three essential crafts: science, strategy and creativity.

90TEN

Sponsor of: Excellence in Communications - Payers/Policy Makers

90TEN is a global healthcare communications consultancy with a mission to make people healthier and happier through life-changing education and communications. 90TEN provides PR, medical communications, and patient advocacy services that use behavioural science methodologies to maximise brand and health outcomes. By understanding our audience, 90TEN can help clients determine the simple steps required to inspire meaningful change. This approach, and a culture that celebrates courage and creativity, allows 90TEN to develop communications and medical education programmes that push boundaries.

90TEN is one of the leading healthcare communications consultancies in Europe. In 2020, 90TEN was named Communications Consultancy of the Year at the Communiqué Awards and EMEA Healthcare Consultancy of the Year at the SABRE EMEA Awards. 90TEN is part of Envision Pharma Group – a global provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions. To find out more, visit www.90ten.co.uk.

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Aurora

Sponsor of: Excellence in Patient Programmes

Aurora is here to make profound change. Inthemiddleism is not for us.  

Doing everything we can to affect the lives of real people is what gets us up in the morning. That’s why for the last 15 years, we’ve been tirelessly shaping the healthcare industry, running campaigns that reach, inspire and activate – patients, families, healthcare professionals and beyond.

We do it for all of the top global pharmaceutical companies, charities, med tech firms, devices and manufacturers. And our approach works: we evidence our impact using our comprehensive Acumen framework.  

If you want to improve lives, and prove it, we’re here for you.

Bedrock Healthcare Communications

Sponsor of: Leadership Award for Action on Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

We think differently to ensure our audiences do

We believe better outcomes can only be achieved through great communication – and this requires thinking differently. We delve deeper, understand better and escape the ordinary to ensure a freethinking approach. Our core values are centred around applying passion, dynamism and bravery to everything we do. Bedrock is proud to be leading the charge in award-winning, forward thinking medical communications, applying creativity at every stage to exceed expectations. Having a deep understanding of the patient, the HCP and the landscape – as well as communication and learning methodologies - enables us to imagine, create and deliver influential programmes that make a tangible difference.

Our team of freethinking strategists, scientists and innovators are the driving force behind our success. That is why we invest in a culture where individuals can grow and develop in areas that they are passionate about. We encourage our colleagues to challenge and support each other to continually strive for excellence and deliver ground-breaking programmes.

If you’d like to understand how better outcomes are achieved through thinking differently, please visit www.bedrock-health.com and get in touch with Marie Little.

Certain Health

Sponsor of: Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year

Transforming the way health brands and companies communicate, we deliver creative science led, insight-driven solutions that give award winning results using PR, medical education or advertising with digital throughout. In this rapidly changing world, certain health can help you navigate and maximise your opportunities to engage with your target audiences.

  • Experienced, with senior counsel involved day to day
  • Trusted with pharma and biotech brands, health tech and devices, consumer products, novel foods, issues and corporate reputations
  • Award winning creativity combines with cutting edge digital – VIE, VR, AR to reach your audiences effectively
  • Local to global – UK projects to international programmes
  • Cost effective - experienced and flexible teams give you the power to do more
  • Writing excellence ensures your messages are conveyed simply and concisely with impact

We are committed to bringing healthcare information and understanding to those who most need it. To give back through our work, free time and profits to our community; to people affected by conditions in disease areas that receive insufficient attention or resources.

certain health is where our team inspire and collaborate to do the best work of their careers. We expect award winning results.  Please contact us to transform the power of your communications.

CloserStill Media

Sponsor of: Excellence in National or Local Education Meetings/Stand-Alone Events

CloserStill Media is the UK’s leading medical and healthcare exhibition organiser with 12 unique, targeted large scale annual events for all areas of the healthcare system. Our high-level audiences include PCN Clinical Directors, ICS leads, Trust Clinical Directors, Lead Pharmacists, Lead Nurses, senior hospital managers and many more.

  • Clinical Pharmacy Congress and Pharmacy Show
  • Best Practice, Best Practice in Nursing
  • Health Plus Care and Digital Healthcare Show
  • Acute & General Medicine, Anaesthesia & Critical Care and Future Surgery
  • Professional Care series in:
    • Cardiovascular
    • Diabetes
    • Oncology
    • Respiratory

As an organisation we work closely with the NHS and so have an excellent understanding of the current structure and future direction of the UK’s healthcare economy, meaning every event delivers the best possible experience for healthcare professionals and exhibitors alike.

We pride ourselves on running the single best event in the markets we serve, by creating valuable opportunities for suppliers to drive their business forward through sales opportunities created and for buyers to find great new things to do the same.

Even in this digital age you simply can’t beat face to face. Exhibitions work because they bring buyers and sellers together. At their best exhibitions are informative and inspiring, vibrant and visceral for visitors and exhibitors. For event days whole industries come together. Old friendships are rekindled and valuable new contacts are made.

DNA

Sponsor of: Healthcare Communications Advocate

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.

Edelman

Sponsor of: Excellence in Public Health Communications

Driven by our values of excellence, curiosity and courage, we help organisations to show up differently – enabling them to launch life-changing medicines, introduce first-of-a-kind vaccines and share stories of innovation that change the world forever. With a deep-rooted knowledge of the health sector at our core and unique ways to gather insights, we communicate about developments that transform people’s lives, take on the world’s toughest health challenges and lead the debate about important policy and treatment issues.

Each year we measure levels of Trust both globally and across different industry sectors including health. The Edelman Trust Barometer is the largest global study of Trust in the world and has been running for twenty years. The pandemic is a pivotal moment for healthcare companies. To maintain these high levels of trust, companies must not only deliver on the public’s urgent needs – they also must demonstrate their commitment to society more broadly.

If you’d like to find out about how our experienced and award winning health team can help you or more about the Edelman Trust Barometer, please reach out to Eleanor.Read@Edelman.com

Engine MHP

Sponsor of: Excellence in Social Media Strategy

Our mission is to enhance and extend people’s lives by building campaigns which change the way that patients, professionals and policy makers think and act.

We combine expertise in government affairs, NHS policy, patient advocacy, PR and digital activation to help our clients’ campaigns deliver tangible outcomes.

Our detailed policy and political understanding, coupled with creative execution, helped us win Communique’s agency of the year in 2019 and 2020.

Our clients, whether global pharmaceutical companies, Patient Advocacy Groups or small providers wishing to access the market, work with us because we help them look around corners and navigate an everchanging, complex environment.

EPG Health

Sponsor of: Excellence in Global Education Meetings/Stand-Alone Events

EPG Health is the publisher of Medthority (www.medthority.com), an independent medical website for healthcare professionals worldwide.

Our mission is to ease the discovery and consumption of valuable medical education to support better outcomes for all stakeholders. Personalised for healthcare professionals and tailored for pharmaceutical companies, each bespoke and integrated solution is designed to:

  • REACH – Acquire an audience with an established userbase and targeted multichannel nurture programmes
  • ENGAGE – Amplify Key Educational Messages with journeys that support content discovery and consumption preferences
  • MEASURE – Demonstrate value and depth of engagement, with meaningful insights aligned to Key Educational Messages

From scientific meetings and enduring content, to webinars, KOL podcasts and accredited eLearning, each programme is delivered by experts in strategy, science, digital content, data and communications.

For more on how to REACH, ENGAGE AND MEASURE your audience, visit www.epghealth.com/contact or email contact@epghealth.com.

Hanover Communications

Sponsor of: Excellence in Multichannel Communications

Healthcare is evolving rapidly. To stand out from the crowd requires a potent combination of rich insight, innovative ideas and flawless execution.

We are an uncommon health communications agency with a deep understanding of today’s complex healthcare environment.

Providing smart thinking, refreshing storytelling, and breakthrough solutions: from strategies through to entire campaigns.

We pioneer new routes and break new ground to deliver breakthroughs for our clients.

We work for a broad mix of healthcare clients, including: pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, healthcare service providers, charities and healthcare professional and public-sector bodies.

From our offices in London, Brussels, Dublin and Dubai, and through The Ecosystem network of partner agencies, we deliver award-winning programmes across the UK, Ireland, the EU and internationally.

Havas Life Medicom

Sponsor of: Excellence in Professional Education Programmes

Havas Life Medicom – reimagining brand, corporate and cause communications

Healthcare communications inhabits an ever-changing environment, where agility and an open mindset are the driving forces for success.

We are a fully integrated agency that is 100% dedicated to creating standout communications in healthcare. We believe in the power of human purpose to help brands and organisations positively

impact people’s lives.

Our success starts by strategically aligning promotion, medical education and PR across the product lifecycle, using creativity and innovation to craft persuasive stories. Our experts in strategic consultancy, cause and corporate campaigning, work with our clients to put their story at the centre of the healthcare agenda and help people around the world own their healthcare conversations.

Our proven track record and long-term client relationships speak for themselves. Yes, we have won awards, but it’s the transformative impact of our campaigns that keeps so many clients coming back to us year after year.

In our quest to become even better, we’re always looking for brilliant people to join us and new clients to partner with. Together, we can deliver meaningful experiences for healthcare professionals and patients and inspire people to live healthier lives.

Healthcare Consultancy Group

Sponsor of: Excellence in Medical Affairs – Operations *NEW FOR 2021*

Healthcare Consultancy Group(HCG) is a global leader in medical communications, comprising 8 interconnected agencies with distinct personalities and complementary skills.

Our medical communication companies bring medicines closer to the patients who need them. Together with our clients, we have a positive effect on daily lives around the world. And there is no greater motivation than that.

Our agencies craft evidence into stories that shape decisions and drive medicine. With the conviction of expertise and the confidence of authority we challenge established wisdom to inform and engage your audiences. Our culture generates a thought arena, driving future thinking, collaboration, and communication excellence. We are passionate about providing the reach and resolve required to deliver programs that move hearts and minds.

We understand that in order to inspire you, we have to be the inspiration. It’s that thought that helps us push the boundaries of medical education and makes us true thought leaders.

To make you first, we lead.

JPA Health

Sponsor of: Excellence in Media Relations

At JPA Health, we sync-up PR, marketing and advocacy to share our clients’ commitment that helps people live healthier lives. 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 intuition to go deeper and see beyond the obvious. It  drives sophistication and creativity to solve complex problems. Our exclusive focus on health means that clients can count on a team with experience and perspective to deliver results. JPA Health 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: Best Use of Data Visualisation
Communiqué Small Consultancy of the Year

Established in 2007, Lucid Group is a multi-capability global healthcare communications company. We partner with the pharma and biotech industry delivering pioneering healthcare communications that change behaviour, improve clinical practice and advance health outcomes – transforming the lives of those we touch.

We were the first to incorporate health psychology and behaviour change principles into education. We were the first to demonstrate healthcare professional (HCP) behaviour change and its impact on patient outcomes.

We are a diverse, global team of ≈250 talented individuals. And we bring magic to our clients by harnessing the dreams, ambitions, and talent of those we work with to build the best healthcare communications to make the biggest difference to everyone’s lives. We are altogether more magic.

Mission:  To transform lives through communications that change behaviour and improve health outcomes

Makara Health

Sponsor of: Agility and Flexibility Award

Makara Health is an award-winning international healthcare communications agency delivering innovative, creative, practical solutions to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by a fast-evolving landscape. With a commitment to flexible working practices from the company’s outset, we pride ourselves on an agile approach that enables us to attract the best talent, offering our clients daily access to a senior, experienced team.

Our range of specialisms include PR, medical affairs, patient engagement, brand promotion, and training; and we have a team of experts across these specialisms. A diverse bunch, we are united by our curiosity, constantly asking ourselves ‘what if’ in a bid to challenge complacency and explore possibility. We consider each challenge on its merits and fit the team to the specifics of a client’s brief, integrating our services where this will deliver better outcomes.

It is important to us that we are an agency that people want to work with and for and we firmly believe our gifted and friendly team, and company-wide dedication to excellence with integrity, enable us to achieve this goal. We believe in doing the right thing, by our clients and our people, even if that sometimes means challenging the norm. Interested in hearing more? Contact: whatif@makarahealth.comor visit: www.makarahealth.com.

McCann Health Medical Communications

Sponsor of: Healthcare Communications Leader

We are McCann Health Medical Communications, the medical communications experts within McCann Health, an IPG Health Company

We champion the human understanding of medical science in order to unlock its potential and make a meaningful difference to people’s lives. We believe that by speaking to people’s hearts and minds, science can be truly understood, trusted and drive positive change.

We are a global team of more than 500 diverse experts, comprising of world-class scientists, collaborators, innovators and trailblazers, working together to make a difference. Our solutions are forward looking, steeped in innovation and continuously advance and revolutionise the industry.

People are our most precious asset.  Our culture is treasured and brimming with curiosity, care and compassion.  It nurtures careers for our colleagues and success for our clients.

We are made up of five distinctive firewalled agencies supported by leading teams in Creative, Digital, HR, IT and Finance. This structure brings agility and accessibility to key expertise when our clients need it. It also provides options and choices for both our clients and our people.

Over the last 25 years, we have grown to become leaders in our industry.  Delivering excellence across the full spectrum of medical communications. This is a journey we are excited to continue

Mind+Matter

Sponsor of: In-House Team of the Year

We are Mind ‘PLUS’ Matter. The ‘plus’ is important to us because we are all about offering more for our clients and employees.

We deliver more by going beyond traditional brand storytelling into the world of data and technology, to create meaningful experiences driven by data and emotions to ultimately change behaviours.

What makes us distinct?

Behavioural science that delivers measurable and meaningful real-world outcomes

Strategic omnichannel planning to ensure impactful and relevant engagement with our audiences

Data across consumer audience insights, medical and scientific, alongside deep channel expertise

Courageous creative inspired by the courage of the communities we serve

Mind+Matter comprises 250 passionate experts, world-class thinkers, scientists and doers pushing the boundaries of their craft and expertise. We have full-service teams situated on both the East and West Coast of the US (Boston, New York City and Oakland respectively), and across three locations in the UK (Brighton, London and Manchester) to service our EU clients.

Open Health

Sponsor of: Charitable Campaign of the Year

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding, and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Being built from cohesive partnerships across a range of specialist sectors gives us the ability to approach opportunities from fresh perspectives, creating solutions and innovations for market access and medical communications that are informed by the experience and knowledge of the many.

Our global team of experts — many with PhD and PharmD degrees — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access, and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health – Established as many. United as one.

Oxford PharmaGenesis

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

WHO are we? Founded in 1998, Oxford PharmaGenesis is an award-winning, independent, global HealthScience consultancy providing communications services to the healthcare industry, professional societies and patient groups. We’re supporting clients globally with over 400 people, in offices and remotely, across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

WHAT drives us? We are a team of passionate and experienced individuals wholly committed to helping our clients to bring new treatments to the world in areas of unmet medical need. We aim to employ only the very best people who share our vision for:

  • excellence in our thinking, our client service and our delivery of outstanding communications
  • real enjoyment of our work, because we know that we are making a difference in the world
  • dedication and professionalism in everything we do.

WHY are we different? We understand that our clients are people, and we know that we can be successful by helping them to be successful – by listening, by advising and by being outstandingly good at what we do, wherever it’s needed, whenever it’s needed, whatever it takes. Maintaining the same dedicated project team over time helps our clients to build lasting relationships with a partner whom they trust. When our clients work with us, they stay with us – we have worked with 8 of our top 10 customers for more than 5 years.

Page and Page and Partners

Sponsor of: Excellence in Engagement Through Digital Channels

In order to imagine a better life, we first need to see the world through someone else’s eyes – doing this enables us to think differently; to implement and craft new solutions to real-life challenges, gaining insights that form the foundation of all our communications.

At Page & Page and Partners, we do this by applying imagination and empathy; to do this effectively takes discipline. Our risk mitigating process ensures that all our projects follow a tight, transparent framework. We gather the findings to develop insights that determine a vision that results in a strategy, which informs our campaigns and tactics.

What we do and how we do it
Every campaign we develop is based upon an audience insight. It’s using this insight creatively that ensures our clients meet their business objectives. We describe it as effective creativity from better process.

We spend a lot of time with our heads down, working hard on campaigns. But every now and again, we think it’s healthy to put the day-to-day work to one side and consider some of the bigger issues; how to help our clients win the race for relevance.

Page & Page and Partners isn’t the only agency with insights; we don’t have the monopoly on imaginative ideas and we aren’t the only bunch of scientists, strategists and creatives with empathy, but we probably are the only independent (and yet global) agency that offers all this in one neat package.

Ruder Finn

Sponsor of: Healthcare Communiquétor
Excellence in Communicating and Using Data

Ruder Finn London is a full-service communications consultancy, working in the UK and internationally with leading businesses and industry associations in healthcare, medical technology, and life sciences. We specialise in communicating innovation and change in ways which people embrace. We reject jargon in favour of clear thinking; data and insight form the basis of everything we do. Our work reaches people through brand communications, advocacy, corporate storytelling, employee engagement, brand strategy, paid media, and all the spaces in between.

Say Communications

Sponsor of: The Say Communications Award for Excellence in Communication Through Creative Execution

Say 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. www.saycomms.co.uk

Sciterion

Sponsor of: Communiqué Medical Affairs Agency of the Year

Sciterionis a medical affairs agency delivering excellence in medical education and communications.

Everyone is entitled to health, but not everyone is healthy.

Our vision is to enable rapid and consistent translation of medical breakthroughs into improved quality of life.

Scientific storytelling is at the heart of what we do – ensuring that the medical programmes we deliver mean learnings stick.

We work with our clients, healthcare professionals and patients to share best practice and latest data to influence continual improvements in disease management.

Core to our offering is scientific strategy, external expert engagement, medical education, scientific/medical events, and patient engagement.

We give science a voice.

Virgo Health

Sponsor of: Young Achiever in Healthcare Communications

Virgo Health is a leading global health communications and medical education agency. We combine deep knowledge and experience in high, science, clinical practice, and public health with the best in creative consumer marketing and branding – progressive, innovative and bold.

Beyond the regulation and complexity healthcare is an industry with people at its heart, which is why everything we do starts with our ethos, Being Human. It means understanding our clients and audiences as individuals to build powerful campaigns that earn attention in authentic, personalised and creative ways.

We’re passionate about helping people to make better decisions about health and wellbeing. Whether that is clinicians selecting the best treatment, patients understanding their disease better or empowering consumers to self-treat. Our services include corporate reputation, consumer health, issues management, employee engagement, creative medical learning, meeting facilitation, publication planning, social media, content creation, creative services and media and influencer relations.

We work with clients from our London and New York offices, but as part of Golin and the Interpublic Group we are also part of a bigger networked team that works on complex multi-agency, multi-market business.

We make no apology for boasting about our brilliant team and the great work we do, we are proud to be a Great Place To Work 11 years in a row and to have created one of the most awarded Healthcare PR campaign of 2020, culminating in the PRCA Campaign of the Year.


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

Category Sponsors

Catherine Devaney, WE Communications – 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