Unforgettable: The 8th Annual Trailblazer Awards Gala

The evening of September 23rd was a quite a beautiful, memorable night as PM360 once again rolled out the red carpet for the extraordinary industry award winners and celebrants of our 8th Annual Trailblazer Awards Gala—all decked out in their finest—and NYC’s Gotham Hall began to fill. And fill. Simply put, the stunning hall sold out, and although we weren’t exactly sure how we would top last year’s event—we did—much to the delight of our distinguished guests.

How did we again create another—and most successful PM360 event? Well, the caliber of our award winners was unmatched. Their achievements: Simply remarkable. We’ve never seen such ingenuity—the spark that ignites innovations only dreamed of at one time. And that spark was especially strong in this year’s Lifetime Achievement Winner, Douglas G. Watson, Chairman of OraSure Technologies Inc. and former President & CEO of Novartis Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Novartis AG, who was responsible for several first-of-their-kind, patient-centric programs back in the ’80s and ’90s.

Again this year, our emcee, Emmy Award-winning actress, writer, and comedian Judy Gold—back by popular demand—tickled the audience with her unique one-liners and laugh out loud jokes and welcomed our honorees to the stage, many of whom were already smiling as their names were announced.

Our industry is constantly changing and our colleagues innovate, create, and achieve new heights at hair-on-fire speeds—they have to! PM360’s Editorial Advisory Board judges spent long hours poring over an onslaught of nominee submissions and found the very finest—difficult as it was—and we applaud their efforts!

We also added a Trailblazer Award first: Marketing Team of The Year. No one works alone to create fresh concepts—it takes a team. PM360 awarded the team who best reached across functions and worked together to achieve exceptional results that catapulted their brand to the top of the market. Click here to meet all of the award winners—you may find a few insights on how to succeed in such complex, competitive landscapes. And click here to enjoy pictures of our fun-filled gala

We’d also like tip the hat to our generous sponsors and offer a special thanks to Makovsky + Company who spread the word and helped make this night unforgettable. Join us again next year—we look forward to another remarkable night!


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