Monday, March 23, 2009

Med Ad News Magazine Announces Nominees for the 20th Annual Manny Awards

Med Ad News Magazine Announces Nominees for the 20th Annual Manny Awards
as Well as Advertising Person of the Year

NEWTOWN, Pa., March 17, 2009 -- Source: Med Ad News


Med Ad News announces two new Manny Award categories along with this
year's nominees. Med Ad News will hold its 20th annual Manny Awards on
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers. The
Manny Awards is an annual gala event celebrating creative excellence in
healthcare advertising in several award categories.

The Heart Award is a new award created by the Med Ad News editorial
staff to recognize agencies' social responsibility and commitment to
philanthropic and social causes. Nominated agencies will receive a cash
donation from Med Ad News for a charity of the agencies' choice.
Nominees for the Heart Award are:

* The CementBloc Inc.
* Draftfcb Healthcare
* Purohit Navigation Inc.

Also new to this year's event is The Vision Award, which recognizes
exceptional ideas and initiatives that have the power to transform the
way that healthcare advertising agencies do business. Vision Award
nominees are:

* The CementBloc Inc. for 90-Day Expedited Brand Building
* Euro RSCG Life for Havas Drive
* McCann Healthcare Worldwide for McCann HumanCare Salud and Momentum

Advertising Person of the Year is Donna Tuths of Ogilvy Healthworld US.

Advertising Agency of the Year Category I nominees are:

* AbelsonTaylor Inc.
* Cline Davis & Mann LLC
* Draftfcb Healthcare

Advertising Agency of the Year Category II nominees are:

* The CementBloc Inc.
* Euro RSCG Life MetaMax
* Torre Lazur McCann

Advertising Agency of the Year Category III nominees are:

* Blue Diesel LLC
* Revolution Health LLC
* Wishbone/ITP Inc.

Best Consumer Advertising Campaign nominees are:

* Brand Pharm (Differin campaign)
* CommonHealth (Symbicort campaign)
* Saatchi & Saatchi Consumer Health+Wellness (Ambien CR campaign)

Best Disease-Awareness Campaign nominees are:

* Draftfcb Healthcare (Psoriasis/Centocor Inc. campaign)
* Dudnyk (Check Iron Early and Often/AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. campaign)
* GSW Worldwide (Dosing Matters/Covidien AG campaign)

Best Interactive Campaign nominees are:

* Blue Diesel (Concerta campaign)
* Digitas Health (Diabetes in America campaign)
* Ignite Health LLC ( campaign)

Best Philanthropic Campaign nominees are:

* GCG Healthcare (Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation campaign)
* GSW Worldwide (Homeless Families Foundation campaign)
* Palio (Grace campaign)

Best Professional Advertising Campaign nominees are:

* CDM Princeton (Risperdal Consta campaign)
* Cline Davis & Mann LLC (Lucentis campaign)
* Corbett Worldwide Healthcare Communications (Vigamox campaign)

Best Self-Promotion Campaign nominees are:

* AgencyRx LLC
* The CementBloc Inc.
* Ogilvy Healthworld US

Most Creative Agency:

* Cline Davis & Mann LLC
* Palio
* Saatchi & Saatchi Consumer Health+Wellness

Med Ad News congratulates all nominees and anticipates an exciting 20th
Manny Awards celebration, which will begin with cocktail hour at 6:30pm
and continue with a sit-down dinner at 7:30pm. Black tie is optional.
Hotel rooms have been reserved for guests. For reservations and hotel
room information, contact Francine Stone at 215-944-9827, or

About Med Ad News
The pharmaceutical industry's publication of record for 25 years, Med Ad
News provides broad coverage and incisive analysis of the issues,
events, trends, and strategies shaping pharmaceutical business,
marketing, and sales. More than 16,000 readers - comprising corporate
executives, marketing, sales, and product managers - receive Med Ad News
12 times per year. Med Ad News is a publication of Canon Communications
Pharmaceutical Media Group.

About Canon Communications Pharmaceutical Media Group
A division of Canon Communications LLC, Canon Communications
Pharmaceutical Media Group is a provider of business and marketing
information to the $500 billion worldwide pharmaceutical industry. The
group publishes well-established business magazines, including Med Ad
News and R&D Directions, and Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging News,
and the industry Website The Canon Communications
Pharmaceutical Media Group corporate mission is to be a leading provider
of business, marketing, and clinical-research information to the
pharmaceutical industry.

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