NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, the industry leader in health and wellness advertising, was named one of Advertising Age's Top Places to Work 2015. Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness was among 50 companies selected based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design. Hundreds of companies and nearly 20,000 people were surveyed as part of the selection process.
Fostering a culture that promotes health and wellness is a top priority for Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness. The agency actively encourages employees to volunteer during the workday, offers incentives for leading health coaching and provides a flexible work arrangement for newlyweds and new parents, among other programs.
"As always, the competition was tough. Out of the hundreds of companies who applied, we're calling out more honorees than ever before. Fifty big shops, independents, agencies, ad tech, and media companies earned recognition for being leaders in recruiting, retaining, and cultivating talent," said Ken Wheaton, editor of Advertising Age. "At the end of the day all these organizations are in the talent business and they're doing it right. They're finding interesting, relevant, and often unexpected ways to create cultures and work environments that keep employees engaged."
"It's an honor to be recognized for our ability to not just build a culture, but to also create a supportive community that has health and wellness at its core. Powered by our vision, 'Feel Something. Do Something,' we work to cultivate, nurture and support our talent. Our people have never been more engaged and I'm incredibly proud of this amazing team, whose outstanding work has received over 120 awards and counting this year alone," said Kathy Delaney, Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.
"This is a great cap to the year given the strong growth we've had with existing and new clients, our involvement with Cannes Health and SXSW, and our ongoing commitment to giving back to the community with our pro-bono work. We're delighted to be honored and are looking forward to the year ahead," said JD Cassidy, Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.
Submissions were evaluated by Advertising Age research partner Buck Consultants LLC. With nearly a century of experience in employee and human resource consulting, Buck crafted two surveys to help Advertising Age find the companies with the best benefits and most-engaged employees. The employer survey contained about 100 questions, including questions about pay, promotions, health care and other benefits and hiring practices. The employee survey contained about 50 questions. It measured aspects of the workplace environment that contribute to an engaged staff, including matters such as fairness of pay, vacation time, relationships with management and co-workers, career development and other workplace issues. Any agency, ad tech or media company with more than 40 full-time employees in the U.S. was eligible.
About Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a fully integrated wellness agency. The agency handles integrated marketing for clients along the entire wellness spectrum including Nestle, Genentech, Surgeons of Hope, AbbVie, and Sanofi, among others. The agency provides a full-range of marketing solutions including advertising, digital, direct promotion and social marketing strategies. The agency was created to leverage the value of marketing wellness as a differentiator for healthcare, lifestyle, food and other brands. SSW is headquartered in New York City and part of the largest healthcare communications group in the world, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) global network. www.saatchiwellness.com / @saatchiwellness
About Advertising Age
Advertising Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for the marketing and media community. Ongoing coverage of strategic topics like CMO Strategy and data-driven marketing is complemented by breaking news on digital, social media and more. The 85-year-old media group also produces original rankings including the 100 Leading National Advertisers, 100 Leading Media Companies, and Agency A-List.
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