NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H4B Chelsea, an award-winning full-service, fully unified healthcare communications agency, has secured a major coup with the Category I Agency of the Year title from Med Ad News. Criteria considered for the award includes ability to attract talent, account wins, creative track record, financial performance, management strength and strategic thinking. H4B Chelsea—just three years old and the first agency established in Havas' global network Health4Brands—proved its mettle in each of those categories, with its third year of double-digit growth, a pitch win rate of 65 percent, a substantially expanded client roster, an innovative unified business model, an amazing staff retention rate and a sharp uptick of award-winning creative.
In 2012, H4B Chelsea launched its "Always Fearless" agency campaign, a highlight of the way the agency is defining its vision and bringing it to life. In the past year alone, the agency has won more than 30 creative awards and 14 new AOR accounts. The group has more than tripled in size since its 2009 launch, and boasts an impressive 90 percent retention rate for its talented staff.
"To win this prestigious award from Med Ad News after just three years of operation is incredibly exciting, and it confirms what we already know—that we're producing best-in-class work and stellar results for our clients," said Christian Bauman, managing director, H4B Chelsea.
"We're proud to represent the flourishing global network Health4Brands, which is a unique worldwide force in that it fosters an entrepreneurial spirit in all the places it has a presence—and that has allowed us to achieve such great things in such a short time," added Steve Nothel, managing director.
The third member of H4B's management group, Michael Peto, managing director, elaborated, "Our group is 'Always Fearless,' a credo by which we work, and one that has made all the difference—we offer optimism and energy no matter what we're up against, and it's quite evident in our results."
About H4B Chelsea
A full-service, fully unified healthcare communications agency, H4B Chelsea is the New York hub of the global Health4Brands network, one of the world's leading healthcare communications companies. The 250-person agency sits inside of Chelsea Market (which is also the N.Y. home of Google, Food Network, and MLB.com), an old Nabisco factory, where the Oreo was born. Regardless of its cool location, H4B Chelsea is boundaryless—a full-service global communications company designed to ensure consistent messaging, maximization of resources, and speed to market for its clients' brands. For more information about H4B Chelsea, visit the company's website at h4bchelsea.com.
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