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India secures 11 nominations for The Global Awards 2011

The awards honour the best works in healthcare advertising; this year’s winners will be announced at simultaneous events held in New York and Sydney

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 10, 2011

The Global Awards, honouring creative and marketing excellence in healthcare communications worldwide, has announced the 2011 competition finalists.  The Global Awards Grand Jury has selected 153 finalists from 22 countries with Indian agencies securing 11 nominations this year.

Point Blank Advertising tops the chart among Indian agencies with four nominations while McCann Healthcare and Publicis Life Brands Watermelon have secured two nominations each. Besides, Aakanksha Healthcare, DDB Health & Lifestyle and BBC World Service Trust have got one nomination each.

Category Agency Brand Title
Direct Mail Aakanksha Healthcare Venusia Lotion Venusia L to XXL Campaign
TV Announcement BBC World Service Trust Condoms Stolen Moments
Guerrilla DDB Health & Lifestyle Novartis/Brand Calcium Sandoz Woman Skeleton
Medical Service Advertisement McCann Healthcare Dr.Ajayan's Multispecialty Hospital Arthritis-Shoelace
Brand Reminders McCann Healthcare CCM More Calcium Per calcium
Central Nervous System Point Blank Advertising Mirapex ER Hands
Cardiovascular Point Blank Advertising Micardis Heart
Cardiovascular POINT BLANK ADVERTISING PVT LTD Micardis Horses
Central Nervous System Point Blank Advertising Zolmist Nasal Spray Pain
Print Announcement Publicis Life Brands Watermelon Tata Memorial Hospital Spectacles
Medical Service Advertisement Publicis Life Brands Watermelon Dr. Prachi Rana’s Clinic Sperm

Langland UK took the lead for the second year in a row with 13 finalist nominations. Other prominent international companies receiving finalist status in the preliminary judging round include: Ward 6 Australia and McCann Healthcare China, each with seven finalists; Abelson Taylor, Chicago USA, DeVito/Verdi USA and Torre Lazur McCann England, each with six finalists; McCann Healthcare Australia and PAN Advertising UK with five finalists each; and DraftFCB, New York, and UrsaClemenger, with four finalists each.

All nominated finalists go on to the secondary round of judging to determine medalists.

“This is my fourth year as chairman and I continue to be impressed with the panel of judges and the work submitted.  This year’s group of judges was on their game and the interaction from this prestigious group matches the incredible work of this year’s finalists,” commented Tom Domanico, Global Awards Advisory Board Chairman & Draft FCB Healthcare Chairman Emeritus.

This year’s Global Awards reported a 20 per cent increase in entries over the previous year.

The 2011Global Awards will host two award events this year – in Sydney and New York. The winners will be officially announced at both events on December 1, 2011.

In New York, the event will be held at the Helen Mills venue. Michael Demetriades, Global Awards Executive Director, and Tom Domanico will present trophies.

The Sydney Global Awards ceremony will be held at Simmer on the Bay, located in the historic Rocks district.

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