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M&F Health, 90TEN and Sanofi among big winners at Communiqué Awards

Full results from health comms awards


A wide range of top-performing health comms agencies, charities and healthcare communicators claimed the honours at last night’s annual Communiqué Awards.

The awards, run every year by PMLive’s parent company Datateam, were once again held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel to reward the very best work in healthcare communications.

Across 29 award categories, there were 20 winning agencies, charities and individuals, demonstrating that expertise isn’t confined to just a handful of dominant players in the field.

There were a few standout winners, however. Most notable among these was M&F Health, which won no fewer than four award categories for its campaign for UK Malnutrition Awareness Week, on behalf of BAPEN and The Malnutrition Task Force.


M&F: standout winners for their UK Malnutrition Awareness Week campaign

Communiqué judges from the Excellence in Media Relations category lauded the campaign: “The Malnutrition Awareness campaign won because it really demonstrated a very strong public health outcome. The messaging was very bold and really stood out. If scaled up, it hints at the way that healthcare communications could play a really significant role in the sustainability of adult social care.”

Close behind M&F in trophies won were Engine MHP, which triumphed in three categories, including Communiqué Public Affairs and Policy Consultancy of the Year.

Meanwhile two more highly coveted awards were Medical Consultancy of the Year, which went to the Lucid Group, and Communications Consultancy of the Year, which was scooped by 90TEN.


Sanofi: winners of In-House Team of the Year

On the pharma company side, Sanofi was the standout winner of the evening, earning the prize in Excellence in Corporate Reputation for its patient-focused Brexit communications strategy, while also winning In-House Team of the Year.

This year saw the debut of two new co-chairs of the judging, Louise Dunn, communicator and academic at Edge Hill University and Annabelle Sandeman, global head of commercial strategy, Huntsworth.

The new co-chairs had asked Communiqué judges to place particular emphasis on rewarding campaigns which achieved real patient outcomes, and on recognising communications talent.

They commented: “Our congratulations to all who were shortlisted and to the winners who have demonstrated strategic thinking, scientific rigour, creativity, innovation as well as brilliant execution and delivery.”

Full list of winners - Communiqué Awards 2019

1. Excellence in Communication of Survey or Market Research Data
Sponsored by Hanover Health

Winner: UK Malnutrition Awareness Week
by M&F Health for BAPEN & The Malnutrition Task Force

2. Writing Excellence
Sponsored by JPA Health Communications

Winner: Everybody’s Different
by Envision Pharma Group for Ectodermal Dysplasia Society

3. Excellence in Communications via Meetings
Sponsored by Cloud Talk

Winner: LOGIC IBD Nurse Education and Recognition Event
by Jango Communications Ltd for Tillotts Pharma UK

4. Excellence in Communications via a Live Event or Stand-Alone Activity
Sponsored by Four Health

Winner: 4 Sites: Navigating the Course Ahead
by Sciterion for AbbVie UK

5. Excellence in Professional Education Programmes
Sponsored by 67Health

Winner: OptiMiSe for MS Nurses: A Tailored, Added-value Support Service for Clinical Behaviour Change towards Optimised Services
by Vivid – A Lucid Group Company for Sanofi Genzyme

6. The Say Communications Award for Excellence in Integrated Product/Brand Communications
Sponsored by Say Communications

Winner: What We’re Made of
by Page & Page for Fresenius Kabi

7. The Real Science Award for Excellence in Integrated Non-Promotional Communications
Sponsored by Real Science

Winner: UK Malnutrition Awareness Week
by M&F Health for BAPEN & The Malnutrition Task Force

8. Excellence in Communications - Payers/PolicyMakers
Sponsored by Zenopa

Winner: A Milestone in HPV Prevention: Gender Neutral Vaccination

9. Excellence in Public Health Communications
Sponsored by Health Unlimited

Winner: You vs. Train
by Pegasus for Network Rail, British Transport Police & the Wider Rail Industry

10. Excellence in Patient/Consumer Health Programmes
Sponsored by Frontera Group

Winner: #24YouHaveThePower
by Burson Cohn & Wolfe for Pfizer Ltd

11. Excellence in Healthcare Collaboration and Partnerships
Sponsored by Cuttsy + Cuttsy
Winner: UK Malnutrition Awareness Week
by M&F Health for BAPEN & The Malnutrition Task Force

12. Excellence in Media Relations
Sponsored by GCI Health

Winner: UK Malnutrition Awareness Week
by M&F Health for BAPEN & The Malnutrition Task Force

13. Excellence in Social Media Strategy
Sponsored by Envision Pharma

Winner: #24YouHaveThePower
by Burson Cohn & Wolfe for Pfizer Ltd

14. Excellence in Engagement Through Digital Channels
Sponsored by Atlantis Healthcare

Winner: Tackle TD
by Virgo Health for Bayer

15. Excellence in Communication Through Creative Execution
Sponsored by Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Winner: See Below
by Havas Lynx for Sanofi Genzyme Regeneron

16. Excellence in Corporate Communications – Internal Stakeholders
Sponsored by GCI Health

Winner: Seqirus - News from the Front Line
by Seqirus

17. Excellence in Corporate Communications – External Stakeholder
Sponsored by GCI Health

Winner: Project Family
by 90TEN for Ferring Pharmaceuticals

18. Excellence in Corporate Reputation
Sponsored by Syneos Health

Winner: Leading by Example – Putting Patients at the Heart of our Brexit Communications Strategy
by Sanofi

19. Innovation in Healthcare Communications
Sponsored by Edelman

Winner: See Below
by Havas Lynx for Sanofi Genzyme

20. Charity, Patient or Professional Association of the Year
Sponsored by Bedrock Healthcare Communications

Winner: Ovarian Cancer Action (OCA)

21. The Publicis Resolute Award for Young Achiever in Healthcare Communications
Sponsored by Publicis Resolute

Winner: Chris McPherson, ENGINE MHP

22. The Lucid Group Award for Healthcare Communications Leader
Sponsored by Lucid Group

Winner: Jane Brearley, Portland

23. Healthcare Communiquétor
Sponsored by dna

Winner: Emma Sergeant

24. Healthcare Communications Advocate
Sponsored by Virgo Health

Winner: Steve Clark

25. The Pegasus Award for In-House Team of the Year
Sponsored by Pegasus

Winner: Sanofi

26. Communiqué Small Consultancy of the Year
Sponsored by imc Group

akt healthcare communications

27. Communiqué Public Affairs and Policy Consultancy of the Year
Sponsored by Page & Page


28. The Porterhouse Medical Group Award for Medical Consultancy of the Year
Sponsored by Porterhouse Medical Group
Winner: Lucid Group

29. Communiqué Communications Consultancy of the Year
Sponsored by Results Healthcare
Winner: 90TEN

Read more about all the winning entries here

And here:  Agencies big and small celebrate Communiqué wins

Article by
Andrew McConaghie

5th July 2019

From: Marketing



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