17th November 2017News
Innovative healthcare creative agency, Havas Lynx, has retained its prestigious number two ranking in Prolific North’s coveted Top 50 Integrated Agencies in the North list. This is the fifth year the agency has bagged a top five position, and the second consecutive year at number two.
Battling it out against over 100 consumer creative agencies, Havas Lynx is the only agency on the list which specialises in the niche healthcare communications sector. Its successful mission to redefine and challenge perceptions of healthcare creative campaigns has seen it not only compete with, but beat, the work of mainstream agencies who represent a massive spectrum of international consumer brands.
Unlike most agency rankings, the Prolific North ranking is wholly independent, and is anchored on financial information taken from Companies House, supplemented by additional information provided by an overwhelming majority of the agencies contacted.
2017 has been yet another year of growth for Havas Lynx Group, not to mention a raft of big wins at major industry awards. This year saw it scoop an incredible 24 wins for its work in healthcare, including five gold awards at the PM Society Awards, two wins at the Creative Circle Awards, four golds at the Roses Creative Awards, a gold for H4B Manchester at the Communiqué Awards with another win at Clio Health for The World vs.MS. The agency was also one of the few which managed to get shortlisted for pharma campaigns at the Cannes Lions Health Awards.
Stand-out campaigns include HIV has changed for ViiV Healthcare, Speed Donating organ donation campaign, and Sun Safety for HSS Hire and Cancer research.
Tom Richards, Havas Lynx CCO, said:
“2017 has been an unprecedented year for us, both in terms of the agency’s rapid growth, and the number of awards we’ve picked up. We continue to invest heavily in attracting, nurturing and retaining exceptional talent who help us to achieve outstanding work that is redefining our industry.
“The Prolific North ranking is important to us because it demonstrates how successful we have been in our own sector, but also, in the context of competition with bigger agencies, whose clients may be considered “more glamorous.” Obviously, we don’t agree!”