Heartbeat Named to MM&M Best Places to Work List

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading healthcare marketing agency Heartbeat
has been named to the first-ever MMM Magazine Best Places to
Work list. The new MMM listing honors agencies and biopharma
companies whose exceptional cultures and communities stand as models for
the entire healthcare sector.

Eligibility was open to all U.S. agencies and vendors focused on the
healthcare space, as well as drug and medical device manufacturers with
U.S. offices. The competition included an initial eligibility
questionnaire, followed by a survey to be completed by a portion of the
company’s staff. MMM then tallied scores to develop a
shortlist before convening a panel of MMM staff and external
judges—experts in talent recruitment within the healthcare marketing
sector—to pick the final winners. Three to four Best Places to
Work winners were selected in each of four categories: small, medium,
large agency/vendor, plus the best client-side workplace.

Heartbeat was a top-3 selection in the mid-size agency/vendor category
and received a feature
story in the MMM December Issue
. Widely known for a
passionate devotion to company culture, Heartbeat has maintained a
steadfast commitment to cultivating a unique employee experience. It is
one of the many reasons the company boasts some of the highest employee
satisfaction and retention rates in the industry—factors that weighed
into the company’s inclusion on the Best Places to Work list. This is
Heartbeat’s second such honor, having also been selected to the Ad Age
Best Places to Work list in 2017.

On Heartbeat’s selection, MMM officials noted, “While a lot
of organizations may say they appreciate their employees, it would seem
Heartbeat has put its money where its mouth is. From fun in-office
competitions with incredible prizes, to gifts for employee
anniversaries, and even an annual employee appreciation week featuring
massages, breakfasts, desserts, wine tastings, and cocktail making
classes, it’s not hard to see why ‘morale is incredibly high’ and
turnover rate incredibly low in this network-owned agency.”

“In agency life, culture drives success. The alchemy of character
quirk, iconoclasm eclecticism, is what brings creative minds together
and breaks new ground,” said James Talerico, Heartbeat Managing
Director/Executive Creative Director. “We could not be prouder to
receive this recognition from MMM, as we continue to balance
long hours with short days, and hard work with easy laughter.”

Michelle Edwards, Heartbeat’s Director of Operations Human Resources
and the driving force behind the company’s numerous employee programs,
said of the MMM honor, “We can point to the laundry list of
employee programs, perks, and benefits, but the real reason Heartbeat is
such an incredible place to work is the people. We’re so fortunate to
have some of the most talented, hard-working, and passionate folks in
the business, and a senior leadership team that supports and cares for
every Heartbeater as if they were family.”

The full MMM Best Places to Work list can be found on mmm-online.

About Heartbeat

Heartbeat is a full-service agency for healthcare Challenger Brands.
Challengers are playing a high-stakes game—they must battle behemoth
market leaders, upend ingrained treatment habits, or transform a
“me-too” product into “yes-please.”

The agency is known for serving up distinctive strategies and
differentiating approaches, ensuring a client’s market position is
uniquely owned. They house strategy, creative, media, and technology
under a single roof for the tightest, most integrated campaigns
possible. And Heartbeat looks to understand and extract maximum value
from every dollar spent, constantly—all the necessary elements for
Challengers to triumph.

That’s the philosophy, here are the creds: 200 employees between NYC
LA; 6 agency leaders with a decade+ of tenure; a pile of awards from the
likes of the Mannys, MMM, OMMA, and Clio, not to mention an Agency of
the Year nom to boot; and led by a Managing Director who dared to be
quoted as follows: “We celebrate people who stand up and say, ‘You know
what? This is dumb.’” Damn straight.

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