Weber Shandwick’s healthcare practice serves clients across the full range of healthcare sectors. In Australia, we offer communications expertise to organisations in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, consumer health products, over-the-counter medications, food and nutrition, animal health, healthcare associations, health systems and hospitals, research institutions, and patient advocacy.
At a time when the healthcare landscape is in a constant state of flux, and the Medicines Australia Code has become increasingly restrictive, organisations are challenged to effectively manage a 24/7 connected world. Providing current, balanced and accurate information in healthcare has never been more important.
In this complex environment our mission is clear—we build and manage reputations of clients who promote or improve health through their products and services. We use advocacy to meet our clients’ objectives by harnessing the voices of others (KOLs and other healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, third party organisations, government, media) to bring about a change in thinking that drives a change in behaviour. In doing so, our focus is to help clients achieve their strategic communications and business goals.
The Weber Shandwick team brings diverse backgrounds in pharmaceuticals, nursing, consumer health, medical research, patient advocacy, journalism and specialised health consultancy, with extensive experience working across Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, to support our clients’ business objectives.
It is this skill set that has contributed to recent award recognition including the 2010 inaugural PR Campaign Award at The Australian Pharmaceutical Research, Innovation and Marketing (PRIME) Awards and the 2008 Asia Pacific PR Award for Best Ethical Healthcare Campaign
For more information contact Gareth Finch, Head of Health and Wellness