NEWTOWN, Pa., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Med Ad News announces the nominees for the 22nd Annual Manny Awards and the Advertising Person of the Year. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York, N.Y. The Manny Awards is an annual gala event celebrating creative excellence in healthcare advertising and communications. More than 600 industry peers are expected to join Med Ad News in honoring winners in eight creative award categories, in addition to naming the year's Most Creative Agency, Most Admired Agency, and Agency of the Year.
The Manny Awards also continues its new tradition of honoring agencies for their exceptional forward thinking and philanthropic efforts. The Vision Award recognizes exceptional ideas and initiatives that have the power to transform the way that healthcare communications agencies do business. The Heart Award was created by the Med Ad News editorial staff to recognize agencies' social responsibility and commitment to philanthropic and social causes.
Med Ad News is pleased to announce Matt Giegerich, Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, as the Advertising Person of the Year. The honor recognizes Mr. Giegerich's leadership in identifying and realizing the potential and opportunities of merging CommonHealth with Ogilvy's global healthcare business. Known for his stature, importance, leadership, and dedication to healthcare, Mr. Giegerich was nominated for this honor by a broad cross section of industry professionals from WPP, from the client base, from his peers and colleagues, and even from the competition.
Voted by industry peers and the editors of Med Ad News, this year's Manny Award nominees include:
Advertising Agency of the Year Category