MM&M launches Young Jurists program

MM&M is inviting young professionals in the early years of their healthcare marketing careers to participate in the MM&M Awards judging process.

Every year, 100 of the industry's leading healthcare and pharma marketers gather in New York City to discuss, analyze, and vote on the year's best healthcare marketing campaigns, initiatives, agencies, and personalities. They also attend the MM&M Awards black-tie dinner event as VIP guests.

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Starting in 2017, five young professionals will join their ranks as part of MM&M's Young Jurists program. MM&M's editorial staff will choose five young judges for this year's inaugural program, and each young judge will be paired with an experienced judge, attend the judging day in New York in June, and receive a VIP ticket to the MM&M Awards in October.

The young judges will have the opportunity to help select and honor the industry's best creative work.

We are looking for young professionals who are determined to develop their careers in healthcare advertising and marketing, who have a desire to learn what industry leaders believe is the year's best creative work, and who aren't afraid to tell those leaders their views on creativity and effectiveness in healthcare marketing.

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Young professionals interested in applying to the program must be employed by a medical or healthcare agency or a healthcare or pharmaceutical company or organization. A supervisor must nominate them. MM&M is also requesting that interested participants share their career trajectory and goals, and also some of their successes and any challenges they've faced so far in their careers. The five Young Jurists will be featured in an online news story in March, after they have been notified.  

The nomination process for MM&M's Young Jurists program is open now. The deadline for nominations is March 6, 2017.

To learn more about the Young Jurists application process, click here.

GENERAL CRITERIA 

• Young Jurists must be between the ages of 25 and 30 at the time of application.

• They must work in healthcare marketing or at an agency doing healthcare work.

• It's recommended that participants live in the greater New York City area as MM&M will not cover travel costs.