(Note: It is important that I state upfront that I am a regular contributor to Ragan’s Heath Care Communication News.) Last week Ragan announced that it will be launching a new Health Care PR & Marketing Awards Program this Spring. This seems like an obvious next step for the organization given its involvement in the industry. It will now join the likes of Healthcare Marketing Report (Healthcare Advertising Awards), Marketing Healthcare Today (Aster Awards), and HealthLeaders Media (HealthLeaders Marketing Awards) – each of whom sponsors or has sponsored industry awards competitions. For context, Ragan’s Health Care Communication News is one of the leading websites for industry news in health care PR, marketing, and communications.
Within its new awards competition, Ragan has created 25 categories ranging from publications to social media campaigns to intranets. Ragan’s goal is to publicize the astonishing innovations, the path-breaking ideas your communications, PR and marketing departments have pioneered in TV, social media and traditional channels. The competition is open to anyone who works in health care communications in a PR or ad agency, corporation, nonprofit, or government agency.
Think your hospital has incorporated social and traditional media into a cohesive
Entries are due by May 25, 2012 to qualify for the early bird rate of $175 per entry. The final deadline is June 8, 2012. Questions? Call Lauren Yanow at 312-960-4167 or email her at email@example.com. To enter now or to learn more, click here .
Below is the breakdown of the various categories for the new awards program: (From Ragan.com – http://www.healthcarecommunication.com/main/awards.aspx )