STANDARD ENTRY DEADLINE: DECEMBER 21, 2022 AT 11:59 PM EST
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PRWEEK HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE + AWARDS
The second annual PRWeek U.S. Healthcare Conference & Awards showcase and celebrate the best campaigns, projects, agencies, in-house teams and individuals across the fast-growing healthcare and pharmaceutical PR sectors.
Healthcare has long been an essential part of the PR economy, spanning pharmaceuticals, hospital systems, public health, medical devices and care providers.
This specialist area of communications has taken on an even more crucial role in the ecosystem over the past two years, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, which created huge challenges across all sectors. Almost every story or narrative is now told through a healthcare lens and purpose marketing has put greater emphasis on organizations to hone their messaging.
PRWeek’s awards program will honor those best practices that are spearheading one of the most dynamic, innovative and important areas of the PR industry, and providing inspiration everyone can draw from.
The Conference + Awards will take place in New York City in May 2023.
IMPORTANT EVENT DATES + FEES
AWARD ENTRY DATES
STANDARD ENTRY DEADLINE: December 21, 2022 EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: January 12, 2023
AWARD ENTRY FEES
STANDARD ENTRY FEE: $450 EXTENDED ENTRY FEE: $650 *A $200 late fee will be incurred for entries submitted after December 21, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST
Chief Communications Officer Cigna Corporation
Melissa Skottegaard is Chief Communications Officer for Cigna. She has more than 20 years of corporate communications leadership experience in Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining Cigna in 2018, she was Vice President, Corporate Communications at TIAA where she oversaw business, executive, and employee communications. She also served as the Chief of Staff for the Marketing and Communications functions.
Prior to TIAA, Melissa held senior marketing and communication roles at GE and Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial). She served as Genworth’s first Vice President of Global Civic Affairs following its IPO. Melissa started her career in social work working with homeless children and families for several years in the Denver, Colorado, region.
Melissa serves on the Board of Directors of Make-a-Wish® Connecticut. She holds a master’s degree in Communications from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JUDGING?
The PRWeek Healthcare Awards showcase and celebrate the best campaigns, projects, agencies, in-house teams and individuals across the fast-growing healthcare and pharmaceutical PR sectors.
PRWeek’s awards program will honor the best practice that is spearheading one of the most dynamic, innovative and important areas of the PR industry and provide inspiration that everyone can learn from.
If you or a colleague wish to be considered to join our esteemed panel of jurors, please fill out the form at the link below. This form is for you to indicate interest in being a judge, it does not confirm your spot on the jury. Diversity among the nominees, including race/ethnicity, gender, age, geography, disability, and more will be prioritized to ensure representation and inclusion across the industry.
The judging process is entirely online. The estimated time commitment is approximately 5 hours of work.
Each juror will be assigned several entries from one or more categories and be asked to review the entry's write-up as well as any supplemental material (videos, images, documents, etc.) which support the campaign or individual represented in that entry.