Marketing award for Schering-Plough

Schering-Plough has achieved success at this year’s UK Marketing Excellence Awards, receiving the award for best medical supplier.

The company fought off competition from 3M Drug Delivery Systems, Mediplus and Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition to win the award, which was partly judged by Natalie Uhlarz, Editor of Pharmaceutical Marketing.

Schering-Plough Senior Brand Manager Russell Abberley was also a runner-up in the Marketer of the Year category, an award for professionals “who have demonstrated exceptional marketing skills, knowledge and initiative.”

The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s annual awards evening was held at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London and hosted by Hugh Dennis of Mock the Week fame.

The overall Chairman’s Award was given to Ernst & Young for their outstanding contribution to the profession with their winning entry in the Professional Services category. The award was accepted by Ernst & Young’s marketing director EMEIA, Andrew Shaylor.

David Thorp, Director of Research and Professional Development at The Chartered Institute of Marketing, commented: “The entrants demonstrated the creativity needed to demonstrate good marketing practice and innovation, even during the current financial downturn. The diversity and creativity of the entries resulted in much deliberation by the judging teams to judge and mark the final and worthy shortlist.”

The awards endeavour to acknowledge and reward organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the profession. They invite applications from all marketers regardless of sector or organisation size, aiming to highlight the fundamental position that marketing occupies in business and the public sector and to celebrate marketing achievements across a range of industries.