Following on from the success of last year’s 25th anniversary, the prestigious PharmaTimes Marketer of the Year competition is now open for entry – continuing it’s role as a benchmark for marketing excellence.
The competition has been designed to reward the talented individuals and teams who work within the marketing industry, by creating a platform for them to showcase their skills against the best in their field.
Not only is this competition free-to-enter, the entry process is simple and doesn’t require any prior tests. Candidates will fill out an entry form with information about their current role in the marketing sector, as well as their level of experience. Following completion of this, entrants will be contacted by the executive steering group and allocated a suitable category. Once assigned a category, candidates will be eligible to partake in our finals day - pitting their mettle against fellow marketers for the chance to be crowned winner.
This year has seen the categories for entry refined to deliver an improved representation of the healthcare sector. These range from the Aspiring Marketer, New Marketer & Market Access Lead, to Marketer of the Year. There is also the popular category available exclusively for teams, the Commercial Cross Functional Team of the Year.
The Marketer of the Year steering group and judging panel comprises both senior industry leaders and key stakeholders. This esteemed committee of professionals provides a vital role in helping PharmaTimes to design the competition so that its content accurately reflects the latest business thinking and the environment in which marketers are working.
For Celgene’s Ana Materredona, being a finalist in the Aspiring Marketer category 2018 has helped her personal development, she said, “The Marketer of the Year competition is an exciting challenge to participate as a candidate against others across the industry. The experience gives you a very good perspective of your value and potential gaps. It is very useful to present to very experienced judges who give you their feedback at the end of the challenge so you can address your gaps and improve your performance”.
The positive feedback shows that the rewards and benefits stretch further than taking home a pharma. All finalists receive expert advice & knowledge from our judges, which will help to improve upon their personal development and skills. This sort of feedback could prove to be detrimental for a candidate looking to enhance their career in healthcare marketing.
The high profile awards ceremony will see all finalists praised on their efforts before a winner is crowned and awarded the prestigious accolade of a pharma. This will take place during November at a central London location, and will coincide with the PharmaTimes Communications Team of the Year & Sales Awards.