Mundipharma has topped the table of shortlisted entries at this year’s PM Society Awards, with 13 projects reaching the finals.
It was closely followed by Shire Pharmaceuticals with 11 projects on the shortlist, and joint third position went to GlaxoSmithKline and Fresenius Kabi with 6 finalist places each, and Sanofi Pasteur MSD with 5 projects in the running to win coveted awards on the 30th January.
There will be 33 other client companies represented amongst the finalists including AbbVie and Internis with 4 each and Takeda, Novo Nordisk and Napp with 3.
Leading the agency board is VCCP Health with a staggering 14 submissions reaching the finals. In second position is HAVAS LYNX with 9 shortlisted entries and in third Havas Life Medicom with 7. McCann Health and McCann Manchester have 6 entries each at the final stages and Bedgebury Communications, bmore creative and inVentiv Health all have 5.
These companies are among 28 agencies who will be battling it out at Grosvenor House for this year’s 29th PM Society Awards in January, which is in its 29th year running.
There were 19 categories at this year’s awards, with most open to both digital as well as traditional media. It was the first time print detail aids was judged against digital sales aids in the same category. It was also the first time international entries across the board were accepted in the running.
This were separate awards available for house promotion and corporate communications as well as two patient awards covering disease awareness and patient support. An additional category for work created for events and exhibitions was also added to the event.
PM Society Awards Chairman Neil Smith said “It was fantastic to see the number of entries up at the same level as last year and we believe that the changes we’ve made to the categories and judging process reflect changes we are seeing in the industry. We are very proud to be in our 29th year and expect another big turnout at Grosvenor House on 30th January”.
For tickets visit the PM Society website www.pmsociety.org.uk or phone Vivien Bennett on 01403 264898.