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PM360 Announces 2018 Trailblazer Award Finalists

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PM360 Announces 2018 Trailblazer Award Finalists

Top Companies, Marketers, and Initiatives to be Honored on September 13th

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NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The finalists are in for the 10th annual PM360 Trailblazer Awards. PM360, a leading health-marketing industry trade magazine, will honor the pharmaceutical and medical device industries' most influential innovators. Established in 2009, the Trailblazer Awards are given to outstanding companies, marketers, marketing teams, brand managers, and initiatives representing the best the industry has to offer.

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"We couldn't be more excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Trailblazer Awards," says Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. "These awards have continued to grow each year and have become synonymous with innovation. All of this year's finalists have demonstrated incredible work and we are proud to honor them."

The award finalists are selected by the PM360 Editorial Advisory Board, which is comprised of some of the most forward-thinking leaders in their respective fields.

To reach the finalist phase, companies must show achievement in various areas including innovation, talent development, and social responsibility. Meanwhile, Brand Champions and Marketers of the Year are judged on their leadership, skill, dedication, impact, and effectiveness of their work. The Marketing Teams are assessed by the quality of their work together and the results they were able to deliver. And the Initiative entries are evaluated on their ability to overcome challenges; the skill, innovation, and quality of planning and execution; and the effectiveness of the work.

New this year, PM360 established the Vanguard Award to recognize an industry pioneer who developed a new service, strategy, product, or technology that greatly impacted the industry. The first recipient of this award is MediSolutions Chairman Joshua Lapsker, who invented the concept of advertising inside the prescription pad 35 years ago. Today, every third script written is on one of the company's branded prescription pads.

PM360 will also be honoring another industry veteran who has left an undeniable mark as a business leader, marketing and sales effectiveness coach, motivational speaker, and best-selling author. Sander Flaum, Principal of Flaum Navigators, is this year's Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Sander began his career in the industry at Lederle Laboratories, which merged into Wyeth and then Pfizer. He would go on to become Chairman and CEO of Euro RSCG Becker (now Havas Life) before launching Flaum Navigators in 2004, where he continues to encourage and coach his clients to embrace disruptive innovation in marketing, sales, and leadership. Sander himself is known for several innovative strategies including, creating the first persistency program, the first patient guarantee program, the first indigent patient program, and the first "War Games" program.   

All of the finalists and winners will be honored during a special reception at Gotham Hall at 1356 Broadway in New York City on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Each year, the Trailblazer Awards Gala has more attendees from the pharmaceutical industry than any other industry event. Profiles of all of the night's winners will appear in PM360's October issue.

Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Judy Gold will serve as the emcee for the event. Judy Gold has written and starred in two critically acclaimed, long-running Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom, (New York Times critic's pick) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, which won the 2007 GLAAD award for Outstanding New York Theater. Judy has also appeared as a guest star on several popular TV shows including "Louie," "30 Rock," "2 Broke Girls," "The Big C" and "Sex & The City."

Tickets for the Trailblazer Awards Gala can be purchased by visiting http://www.cvent.com/d/lgqs5c. For more information about tickets, contact Kayla Walsh at 646-300-8117 or kayla.walsh@pm360online.com.

You can also follow the awards real-time on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pm360online.

The Finalists Are:

MARKETER OF THE YEAR
Deborah Kogan Eilender, Director/Consumer Team Lead, Eliquis Marketing, Pfizer
Jennifer Harrington, Associate Brand Director, Patient Marketing, Novo Nordisk
Julie Millon, Director, CAR-T Marketing, Novartis
Kendra Fanara, Director of Marketing, Cross Platform and Patient Marketing, Johnson & Johnson
Marian Rice, Marketing Manager II – Women's Health, AbbVie

MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR
Aimovig™ (erenumab-aooe) Team (Amgen and Novartis, Agency Partner: DDB Health LLC)
DUPIXENT U.S. AD Marketing Team (Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme, Agency Partners:
Arnold Worldwide, Snow Companies, MicroMass Communications, Intouch Solutions, Havas Media Group)
Mydayis Launch Team (Shire, Agency Partner: Intouch Solutions)
Patient Marketing & Digital Health Innovation (Novo Nordisk, Agency Partners: Verint Systems Inc., HyperPointe)
Promius Dermatology Marketing Team (Promius Pharma, Agency Partners: Cult Health, Greater Than One)

COMPANY OF THE YEAR: PHARMACEUTICAL/BIOTECH
AbbVie
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. 
AstraZeneca
Eli Lilly and Company
Pfizer

COMPANY OF THE YEAR: MEDICAL DEVICE/DIAGNOSTICS
Cerapedics
DePuy Synthes
Dexcom
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Welch Allyn

COMPANY OF THE YEAR: SPECIALTY PHARMA/BIOTECH
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
LEO Pharma
Promius Pharma
Salix Pharmaceuticals

COMPANY OF THE YEAR: ADVERTISING AGENCY
Calcium
Fingerpaint
PIXACORE
SCOUT
Snow Companies

COMPANY OF THE YEAR: SUPPLIER/VENDOR
HealthPrize Technologies
InCrowd
PatientPoint
SHYFT Analytics
Skipta

PM360's LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
Sander Flaum, Principal, Flaum Navigators

PM360's VANGUARD AWARD RECIPIENT
Joshua Lapsker, Chairman, MediSolutions

PM360's 2018 TRAILBLAZER BRAND CHAMPION AWARD WINNERS
Autoimmune: Helen Gray, Medical Director, EMD Serono Research and Development Institute, Inc.
Cardiology: Chuck Hrushka, Executive Director of Marketing, Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Central Nervous System: Edward Banfe, Associate Director, Neurology Marketing, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dermatology: Sandy Sexton, Director, Consumer Marketing, Regeneron Healthcare Solutions
Diabetes/Metabolic Disorders: Stephanie Wenstrup, Marketing Director, CVMD, AstraZeneca
Diversity/Multicultural: Betty Webb, Manager, Patient Marketing & Digital Health Innovation, Novo Nordisk
Gastrointestinal: Kevin Johnston, Director, Sales and Marketing Operations, Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Hematology/Oncology: Jessica Hayes, Director NET Marketing, Novartis
Infectious Disease: Robert Ashton, Senior Director – Marketing and Commercial Operations, Theravance Biopharma
Innovation: Natalie Mancuso, Associate Director, Marketing, Regeneron
Managed Markets: Larry Labagnara, Director, Managed Markets Marketing, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
Medical Device/Diagnostics: Sarah Foster, Enterprise Website Global Marketing Director, Eli Lilly and Company
Men's Health: Chris Horvath, Director of Marketing, Prostate Cancer, Bayer Pharmaceuticals
Ophthalmology/Optometry: Santos Torres, Jr., MBA, Director of Marketing, Allergy/Anti-Infectives/Anti-Virals, U.S. Pharmaceuticals, Bausch + Lomb
Pain/Inflammation: Matteo Trotta, Head of Marketing, Rheumatology PsA, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Rare Diseases: Bonnie Ben-Shmuel, Director, Planning and Innovation, Pfizer Rare Disease
Respiratory: Denise Strauss, Formerly VP of Marketing, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
Women's Health: Tonya Conklin, Associate Director, Marketing, AbbVie

INITIATIVE FINALISTS

APP/DIGITAL SOLUTION OR SUITE
HealthVoyager (Boston Children's Hospital, Klick Health)
LUZU (Ortho Dermatologics, Carling Communications)
MNG Health Media Hub (MNG Health)
"Out-of-Body" CAR-T Virtual Reality Experience (Novartis, Intouch Solutions)

CONSUMER WEBSITE/ONLINE INITIATIVE
Bringing the Lung Cancer (R)evolution to Patients (AstraZeneca, Zeno Group)
COOLIEF Website www.mycoolief.com (Halyard Health, AbelsonTaylor)
Evzio.com (kaléo, Elevate Healthcare)
Mydayis Consumer Campaign (Shire, Intouch Solutions)
Pfizer Direct (Pfizer, Sentient, Medvantx, RAPP, Create NYC)

DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER CAMPAIGN
Defy Scars with Embrace (Neodyne, W2O)
Merz Faces of America (Merz Aesthetics, Carling Communications)
Myrbetriq (Astellas Pharma US, Pathway)
"Silence Sucks" (Sage Therapeutics, Concentric Health Experience)
The Wrestler (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Klick Health)

DIRECT-TO-PATIENT CAMPAIGN
Clear Path Campaign (AstraZeneca, Patients & Purpose)
COOLIEF Integrated Campaign (Halyard Health, AbelsonTaylor)
EMPOWER Study Recruitment (DxTerity)
PBAinfo.org (Avanir Pharmaceuticals, AbelsonTaylor)
TECFIDERA "Yes" Campaign (Biogen, Patients & Purpose)

HCP EDUCATION
EYLEA HCP Website (Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Intouch Solution)
Mechanism of Action (Eli Lilly and Company, Avant Healthcare)
Lexicon STRIPES (Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, MicroMass Communications, Inc.)
TREMFYA Mixed-Media VR Episodes – LIVE IN MY SKIN (Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Confideo Labs, Xavier Creative House)
Type 2.0 (Becton Dickinson, Brightworks, The Bloc)

INTERACTIVE MARKETING PROGRAM
Ask Sophia Digital Assistant (Novo Nordisk, Verint Systems Inc., HyperPointe)
Bayer Oncology Pipeline VR Experience (Bayer, PIXACORE)
TREMFYA Mixed-Media VR Episodes – LIVE IN MY SKIN (Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Confideo Labs, Xavier Creative House)
Welch Allyn Spot™ Vision Screener School Campaign to Improve Sight and Prevent Blindness (Welch Allyn, Pinckney Hugo Group)

PATIENT/CONSUMER EDUCATION
ACT on Anemia (American Kidney Fund, Lighthouse – a Lucid Group Company)
Find Food You Love (Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, MicroMass Communications, Inc.)
"Silence Sucks" (Sage Therapeutics, Concentric Health Experience)
The Wrestler (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Klick Health)
ViiV Healthcare Go2Events (ViiV Healthcare, Snow Companies, Havas Tonic)

PERSISTENCE/ADHERENCE PROGRAM
Inspire+ App (Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Atlantis Healthcare, Pixel Light Digital Media)
Wellth (Wellth)
ZEJULA My Way (TESARO, MicroMass Communications, Inc.)

POINT OF CARE
LISTERINE – THE HABIT CHANGE CHALLENGE (Johnson & Johnson, Sentrix Health)
Market Access Pull-Through Program (Sunovion, Aptus Health)
Mydayis Go Early Program (Shire, Intouch Solutions)
PatientPoint Interact—Interactive Exam Room Program (PatientPoint)
Victoza (Novo Nordisk, Rx EDGE Media Network, Brainworks, Spark Foundry)

PRODUCT LAUNCH
COOLIEF Integrated Campaign (Halyard Health, AbelsonTaylor)
HyperRAB (300 IU/mL)  (Grifols, Elevate Healthcare)
Mydayis Total Brand Launch (Shire, Intouch Solutions)
ViiV Healthcare Go2Events (ViiV Healthcare, Snow Companies, Havas Tonic)
Zilretta "Meet Your Match" (Flexion Therapeutics, Dudnyk)

PROFESSIONAL CAMPAIGN
ALPROLIX (Bioverativ, DDB Health)
Heplisav-B: We Stand Protected (Dynavax Technologies, Sentrix Health)
How Valuing Physician Engagement Can Lead to Higher ROI (Merkle Health)
HyperRAB (300 IU/mL) (Grifols, Elevate Healthcare)
Symptoms Take Over (Pfizer, CDM New York)

PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE/ONLINE INITIATIVE
Meeting the Need: Doing More to Help Address the Crisis of Opioid and Alcohol Dependence (Alkermes, Inc., Health and Wellness Partners, LLC)
RELiZORB (Alcresta, W2O)
SOLODYN, Put the fires out (Ortho Dermatologics, Carling Communications)
The aggNETic Attraction Campaign (Horizon Pharma, closerlook, inc.)
Zilretta "Meet Your Match" (Flexion Therapeutics, Dudnyk)

SALES AID
Bayer Oncology App Marketplace (Bayer, PIXACORE)
Cardiovascular Franchise VR Sales Aid - CLOSE CALL VR VIDEO (Boehringer Ingelheim, Confideo Labs)
HER Interactive Sales Aid (AbbVie, Intouch Solutions)
"High-5," STENDRA (avanafil) (Mist Pharmaceuticals, Concentric Health Experience)
VIBATIV Core Visual Aid (Theravance Biopharma, Evoke Group)

SELF-PROMOTION
AbelsonTaylor Leaps Program (AbelsonTaylor)
"Grab and Steal" (Intouch Solutions)
"Make It Matter" (Concentric Health Experience)
"The Unifying Effect" (Dudnyk)
"Welcome to the Jungle" (Elevate Healthcare)

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Epilepsy HarshTags (UCB, Snow Companies)
Fractured Truth Campaign (Radius, Patients & Purpose)
My ITP Life (Novartis, The Bloc)
Sunovion #My Epilepsy Hero Campaign 2.0 (Sunovion, AbelsonTaylor)

UNBRANDED CAMPAIGN
Nature Calls (Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Fingerpaint)
PBA Hand Print Campaign (Avanir Pharmaceuticals, AbelsonTaylor)
"Silence Sucks" (Sage Therapeutics, Concentric Health Experience)
Take Cholesterol to Heart (Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., W2O)
The Wrestler (Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Klick Health)

VIDEO/TV CAMPAIGN
Bausch + Lomb Recruitment Video (Bausch + Lomb, MedAccess, IODE)
COOLIEF Commercial (Halyard Health, AbelsonTaylor)
Myrbetriq (Astellas Pharma US, Pathway)
Rebif – Men and MS Video Series (EMD Serono, Snow Companies)
VIAGRA "Text to Save" TV Spot (Pfizer, RAPP)

About PM360
PM360 is the premier, must-read magazine for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. Published monthly, PM360 is the only journal that focuses on delivering the full spectrum of practical information necessary for product managers and pharmaceutical marketing professionals to succeed in the complex and highly regulated healthcare environment.

The journal's targeted and insightful editorial focuses on issues that directly impact critical decision making, including: Planning and implementation of cutting edge strategies, trends, the latest technological advances, branding/marketing, advertising/promotion, patient/professional education, sales, market research, PR, and leadership. Additionally, the "360" in the title signifies the span of this critical, how-to info with personal and career insights for an enjoyable and thought-provoking read.

By providing the full circle of enriching content, PM360 is truly an indispensable tool for busy and productive marketing professionals to stay at the top of their game.

Contact:
Andrew Matthius
Senior Editor, PM360
646-300-8113
andrew.matthius@pm360online.com 

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