The Global Awards Honors The World’s Best Healthcare Advertising at Celebrations in New York City & Sydney, Australia

by Chris Saunders , FTI Consulting

New York, NY – November 14, 2012: The Global Awards®, honoring “The World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™” announced that it will honor the 2012 Global Award winners at awards ceremonies globally, in New York City and Sydney Australia. Both celebrations will be held on Thursday, December 6th, 2012.

“The Global Awards is truly international in scope and this year’s competition showed the United States receiving 56 Finalist nominations this year followed by Australia’s robust showing of 38 Finalists, it’s obvious that there’s genius creative work on both sides of the globe. Hosting Galas in both New York and Sydney allows for an international celebration of Global Award winners,” said Michael Demetriades, Global Awards Executive Director.

The Global Awards ceremony in New York City will be held at the Helen Mills Event Space & Theater located at 137 West 26th Street, in the heart of lively midtown-Manhattan. The celebration kicks off with a cocktail reception and a showcase of the 2012 award-winning work. Michael Demetriades, Global Awards Executive Director, and Tom Domanico, Global Awards Advisory Board Chairman & Draft FCB Healthcare Chairman Emeritus, and Grand Jury members will present trophies to this year’s award-winners in attendance.

The Global Awards, and Bravo!, a committee of Australian healthcare professionals with representation from healthcare agencies and the Communications Council of Australia will also host a Global Awards ceremony in Sydney, Australia. The gala will take place at Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the historic Rocks district overlooking Sydney Harbour. Global Award winners and guests will celebrate with cocktails and view a showcase of this year’s award-winning works from the Asia/Pacific region, followed by an award presentation. June Laffey, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Sydney and Bravo Committee Head along with Jeremy Perrott, Global Creative Director, McCann Health will present Global Awards to winners in attendance.

“Five years ago we set out to raise the bar creatively in healthcare advertising in ANZ. We introduced Bravo! This year Australia and New Zealand scored a massive 38 finalists, ranking us 2nd out of 17 countries that entered," commented June Laffey. “That's a huge result. And we're only just starting.”

2012’s Global Award winners and attendees are invited to select the awards ceremony of their choice and jet to the location of their preference on Thursday, December 6th, 2012.

Tickets for the New York Global celebration are 75.00 USD per person with group ticket discounts available and may be purchased at:,3&msp=tickets&comp=185

Tickets for the Global Awards and Bravo! ceremony in Sydney are 165.00 AUD per person with group ticket discounts available and may be purchased at:

The Global Awards receives entries from healthcare corporations, hospitals, advertising agencies, production companies and design studios that produce communications for medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare related products and services. All entries will be judged by the Global Awards Grand Jury, a panel of international industry experts, representing the top creative minds in the field of healthcare advertising.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: Phone 212 643 4800.

About the Global Awards, now in their 18th year, The Global Awards are dedicated to excellence in healthcare communications on an international basis.

International Awards Group, founded in 1957, organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World’s Best Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Financial Advertising™; The Global Awards® for the World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals® for the World’s Best Advertising™; New York Festivals® for the World’s Best TV & Films™; and New York Festivals® for the World’s Best Radio Programs™. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to

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