Chandler Chicco Companies Receives Top Honors at 2011 CLIO Healthcare Awards

Brings Home the Gold for Cause-Related PR Campaign, Two Silver Awards for Social Media PR and Special Event Campaigns

Nov 14, 2011, 09:00 ET from Chandler Chicco Companies

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chandler Chicco Companies, part of inVentiv Health, Inc., today announced that three of its agencies won top honors at the third-annual CLIO Healthcare Awards, one of the world's most recognized award competitions for advertising, design and interaction. The awards were announced on November 10 in New York City.  

Biosector 2 was awarded the Gold in Public Relations – Cause-Related category for its work with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., on the campaign DRIVE4COPD. The campaign was designed to find the "missing millions" of people who don't know that they may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in America. This landmark public health initiative has marshalled celebrities and a powerful group of entertainment, sports and healthcare organizations to encourage the public to get screened for COPD and take action. Partners include the Country Music Association, NASCAR COPD Alliance, American Association of Respiratory Care, COPD Foundation and the US COPD Coalition.  

"According to the CLIO organization, less than one percent of all entries win a Gold award," said Lisa Stockman, Managing Director of Biosector 2. "This prestigious recognition further distinguishes DRIVE4COPD as an extraordinary effort that goes beyond education and awareness to truly connect with the target demographic to drive real action and behavior change."

Chamberlain Healthcare Public Relations was honored with the Silver in Public Relations – Social Media category, for its work on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to develop HealthSeeker™, a first-of-its-kind Facebook game designed to motivate and mobilize the diabetes community to implement beneficial lifestyle changes.

Chandler Chicco Agency was honored with the Silver in Public Relations – Special Event category for its Diabetes Close to the Heart campaign. An innovative program on behalf of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Diabetes Close to the Heart used the power of theater and film to bring to life the challenges healthcare professionals and patients face in the management of type 2 diabetes.  

"What these winning campaigns have in common is their ability to make the healthcare conversation better, to make it more personally relevant and therefore more actionable," said Robert Chandler, Principal, Chandler Chicco Companies. "At Chandler Chicco Companies, we focus on digging deeper to understand and improve the patient encounter where healthcare decisions get made."

The CLIO Awards are the latest in a string of big wins recognizing Chandler Chicco Companies for outstanding achievement in healthcare communications.  

  • Chamberlain Healthcare Public Relations
    • Three Silver MarCom Awards in Social Media for HealthSeeker: Simple Steps, Healthier Together, on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc., and TV/PSA and Pro Bono categories for Kids Kicking Cancer
    • Silver MM&M Award in the Best Use of Social Media category for HealthSeeker: Simple Steps, Healthier Together, with Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc.
  • Chandler Chicco Agency
    • Gold MarCom Award in the Website/Other category for Professional Education Webinar Series in Infection Prevention on behalf of ASP (Advanced Sterilization Products)
    • Silver Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) Award for Best Use of Public Relations for its work with Sanofi on AF Stat: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Determinus
    • Golden Ruler Silver Merit Award from the Institute for Public Relations Commission on Public Relations Measurement and Evaluation for the development of an innovative model tracking and measuring progress in coalition and relationship building, on behalf of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

About Chandler Chicco Companies

Chandler Chicco Companies (CCC) is a global health communications group that delivers unmatched perspective and creative know-how. With a truly integrated approach to communications, CCC offers best-in-class capabilities spanning public relations, digital and social media, medical and scientific education, marketing and branding, graphic design and multimedia, event production, and research and measurement. Companies under the Chandler Chicco umbrella include: Allidura Consumer, Brandtectonics, Biosector 2, Chamberlain Healthcare Public Relations, Chandler Chicco Agency, Chandler Chicco Productions, Determinus, Ingenda Communications, Litmus Medical Marketing & Education, 'nition Design, SharedVoice PR, and VerStone Digital.

CCC is part of inVentiv Health, Inc., and has wholly-owned offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, and Washington, D.C.; partially owned offices in Germany; and a global affiliate healthcare network operating across nearly 40 markets.

About inVentiv Health

inVentiv Health, Inc., is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv's client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies. With 13,000 employees in 40 countries, inVentiv rapidly transforms promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.

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