Elevating excellence in the healthcare communications industry


Porterhouse Medical Group is proud to share the news that our joint MD and founder, Jon Hallows, has been invited to judge once again at the Communique Awards – which is celebrating its 25th anniversary!

The Communique Awards were founded in 1998 by a small group of imaginative agency leaders with the aim of achieving greater recognition of the importance of medical communications within pharmaceutical marketing and to establish a set of benchmarks to measure the positive impact of the industry on patients’ lives. Now 25 years later, the awards programme is still defining and celebrating excellence within the much-changed healthcare communications industry in the UK and Europe.

Jon also has a well-established heritage within the industry, having co-founded Porterhouse Medical back in 2002, which went on to become a leading insights and healthcare communications agency working with many of the most highly regarded pharmaceutical companies and their brands.

From Jon’s perspective, this will be the 6th year that he has been a judge at the Awards, which is particularly exciting as he attended the very first Communique Awards dinner as a client. When asked how he feels about being a judge in the Awards, Jon commented:

“I’m thrilled to be judging the communique awards again this year for my 6th time. It’s always interesting and surprising how versatile agencies are at keeping pace with changing requirements of our clients in order to reach and meet the needs of healthcare professionals, and the health needs of the patients we serve.

“As a result of the pandemic, the last two years has seen a sharp increase in the move to virtual and hybrid communications (not surprisingly). I am excited to seeing how medical communications have progressed again this year and how the brilliant minds within our med comms agencies have adapted to consider sustainability, diverse patient groups and equitable healthcare for all.”