NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Concentric Health Experience, an MDC Partners company and industry-leading healthcare and wellness marketing agency, today announced it has been named Agency of the Year for the second year in a row at the Med Ad News 27th Annual Manny Awards. The Manny Awards honor the best in pharmaceutical and healthcare advertising, and Concentric previously won the honor in 2011 and 2015, and has been nominated as a finalist five times.
Concentric received the award out of three finalists in Category II, which encompasses agencies with revenues between $25 and $50 million. The ceremony was held Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City.
“I’m still astonished. The field was stacked. To win back to back, and in our first year at Category II, is a testament to what our team and our clients are accomplishing at Concentric,” said Ken Begasse, CEO of Concentric Health Experience. “It was a truly inspiring night; a celebration of agencies started and run by entrepreneurs, all who are reinvigorating our industry. We are proud to be among them.”
Begasse added: “What made the night even more special was that we were fortunate to celebrate it with our partners at Lundbeck and Otsuka, whom we are so proud to be partnering with on advancing the treatment of major depressive disorder and schizophrenia with the introduction of Rexulti in 2015.”
Concentric was a finalist for Best Launch Campaign for their work on Rexulti and The Vision Award for their groundbreaking healthcare insight and innovation offering, Concentric Health Intelligence.
In 2015 Concentric grew 75%, increased worldwide staff 65% to 226 employees, and realized a 75% new business winning percentage. The agency deployed 13 integrated creative campaigns and launched 4 brands in 2015, yet also boasts an industry-leading employee retention rate of 88%. The agency will move into an expanded headquarters in New York in September 2016 to accommodate growth.
For over twenty-seven years, the Manny Awards have paid tribute to the creative work of agencies serving the healthcare market, their people, and their contributions to the industry. Each year at this gala awards ceremony, Med Ad News and agency professionals come together to acknowledge those making significant contributions to, and celebrate creative excellence in, healthcare communications.
About Concentric Health Experience
As the lead healthcare agency within parent company MDC Partners, Concentric Health Experience is built to address the needs of contemporary health brands in the ever-expanding healthcare space. Established in 2002, the agency has offices in New York and London and over 200 employees worldwide. The company has created a modern model of integrated specialists within media and strategy to build healthcare brands that are coherent, connected, and solution oriented, and was named Manny Agency of the Year in 2011, 2015 and 2016.