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The NHS Challenge

PharmaTimes will set a fictional brief for agencies to meet.

  • Each one is newly crafted every year to keep the award fresh and appropriately challenging.
  • These briefs are developed by a team consisting of people with agency, client (and frequently both) experience, ensuring that it looks and feels like a genuine brief.
  • Both the disease area and treatments are fictional to ensure that no agency can bring an advantage due to experience in the area, giving an even playing field.
  • This means that your proposals are based solely on the knowledge of your craft and your innovative thinking.
  • It’s a bit like having to pitch under the shortest timelines you are ever likely to experience!
  • Not only is it a great opportunity to receive an award for your efforts, but feedback to us has shown that it’s also a great team-building exercise for you.
  • Of course, after the event, you can also choose to have one of the judges talk to your team about your presentation for a more in-depth review of your performance.

The ‘NHS Challenge’ is designed specifically for agencies that have strong experience in dealing with UK specific challenges

Award

The International Challenge

PharmaTimes will set a fictional brief for agencies to meet.

  • Each one is newly crafted every year to keep the award fresh and appropriately challenging.
  • These briefs are developed by a team consisting of people with agency, client (and frequently both) experience, ensuring that it looks and feels like a genuine brief.
  • Both the disease area and treatments are fictional to ensure that no agency can bring an advantage due to experience in the area, giving an even playing field.
  • This means that your proposals are based solely on the knowledge of your craft and your innovative thinking.
  • It’s a bit like having to pitch under the shortest timelines you are ever likely to experience!
  • Not only is it a great opportunity to receive an award for your efforts, but feedback to us has shown that it’s also a great team-building exercise for you.
  • Of course, after the event, you can also choose to have one of the judges talk to your team about your presentation for a more in-depth review of your performance.

The ‘International Challenge’ is designed specifically for agencies that have strong experience in dealing with international challenges within the pharma space.

Award

The Charity Challenge - New for 2018

Our awards have always had an element of charity awareness and promotion. We have been both proud and humbled to have great charities participate in the awards ceremonies.  This year we want to bring even more to these very deserving organisations.  To this end, a new category is being added to the proceedings.  We will have a brief developed for a specific charity and agencies will have the opportunity to present their ideas directly to a team of judges.

Award

Aspiring Communications Manager - New for 2018

You should be a communications manager with approximately 3-5 years’ communications experience – agency level Account Manager to Account Director or in house equivalent – looking to move up to the next level in strategic planning and leadership.

You will have built upon your basic knowledge of healthcare communications by working on a team to execute communications strategy. You will have managed several projects which contribute to a joined up strategy, from inception to completion, and will understand how to set and evaluate metrics. Y

ou will be able to demonstrate fundamental communications competencies, including the ability to digest and respond to a brief of work, assess the market environment, prioritise and identify key insight, and develop workable communications strategies, with a good blend of creativity, risk taking and respect for compliance.

If you have any questions about the categories above and you want to double check that you are entering the most relevant category, then please email: samuel.mcintyre@pharmatimes.com and he will arrange a time to talk you through the process in more detail.

We look forward to receiving your entries soon.

Key dates

Entry Opens
Entry Closes
Finals day – Singles (Marketer of the Year)
Finals day – Communications Team of the Year
Finals day – Commercial Cross - Functional Team (Marketer of the Year)
Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Marketer of the year link