We are delighted to welcome Kieran Delaney as this year’s Head Judge as he represents the best in healthcare creativity which is the main purpose of the PM Society Awards: to highlight the best in the industry. As a judge in previous years of this competition, we are excited that his stewardship will help find those great campaigns and initiatives that demonstrate that healthcare is amongst the most creative sectors in the world today.
Kieran is a proven creative force in healthcare, having worked in several healthcare agencies both in the UK and in Germany. Most recently, Kieran has worked at McCann Health London and is currently Executive Creative Director at Cherry. In his time, he has picked up several awards for his work, including a disease awareness campaign that has been viewed by over 45 million people, and has sat on the jury of several awards programmes.
I’m absolutely delighted to have been asked to head up the judging for the PM awards this year. It’s a well-respected national show which awards the very best of the everyday work we produce in healthcare. I’m hoping to see unexpected, persuasive, work as well as innovation in the use of technology and craft in the entries this year. As an industry, our work should continue to challenge the benchmark and I’m looking forward to seeing how agencies have continued to do that in 2022 and wish them the very best of luck for their entries!
Kieran Delaney, Head Judge, PM Society Awards 2023
Kieran is an award winning Creative Director with a passion for creating and driving ideas which positively impact peoples lives. Although starting his career as a junior creative in the consumer world Kieran has over 15 years healthcare advertising experience across independent and large network agencies and a proven track record of elevating brands, building teams and producing standout work. Kieran is particularly passionate about pushing work to that fine line of
After spending 8 years across 2 London agencies where he played a key role in the growth and success of a new start up agency, Kieran moved to Europe in 2016 to become ECD of McCann Health Germany. During his time here Kieran led a team of over 25 creatives across 2 offices and installed an award winning mentality and a culture of idea centricity. One of the standout projects in was involved in was a national awareness campaign which went viral across the country and was viewed by more than 45 million people and led to a significant behaviour change in the treatment for Meningitis.
Kieran leads by example both in the work that he does and the advice and direction he gives to teams. He has played a lead role in driving the success of creative departments throughout his career, leading with commitment, passion and belief in people and creativity at all times.