Ozone Named Finalist For 2012 MM&M Award

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ozone, a leading integrated digital marketing agency, has been named a finalist for an award by Medical Marketing and Media. The MM&M Awards annually recognize creativity and marketing effectiveness in health care.

Following two comprehensive rounds of judging by more than 100 independent industry experts, Ozone was recognized as a finalist for Best Use of Direct Marketing to Healthcare Professionals for its work with Medtronic on Insulin Forward, an educational program for diabetes patients. Through the creation of www.insulinforward.com, which included the brand development and generation of supporting digital and print assets, Ozone and Medtronic helped remove the educational burden of diabetes patients from healthcare providers by recruiting insulin-taking patients to classes and educating them about insulin pump therapy, a much healthier and more cost-effective treatment course.

Results greatly exceeded initial goals for every metric measured. More than 2,000 patients registered for classes within nine months, and of the registrants, 92 percent had been on insulin for an average of six years. The outreach effort by Medtronic was highly personalized and sales people interacted closely with healthcare providers, educating them about the program, answering questions, and providing collateral.

According to Jess Fidgeon, Director of Strategy for Ozone, "It's a great honor to win this award from Medical Marketing and Media with Medtronic. The work is certainly reward enough, especially because Insulin Forward makes such a positive difference, but we're proud of the recognition by our peers and MM&M. We're thrilled with the results and the rewards the site reaps for Medtronic and the patients who benefit from the education the program provides."

The gold and silver awards will be announced on October 9, 2012 at the MM&M Awards ceremony, which will be held at Cipriani 42nd St in New York City.

About Ozone
Ozone is a leading integrated digital marketing agency that develops experiences and programs which strengthen relationships between consumers and brands. Through cross-channel communications that drive awareness, adoption and loyalty, from strategic planning and creative development to pre- and post-sales nurturing, analytics, and optimization, Ozone's provides comprehensive, integrated solutions centered on the consumer. Visit Ozone at http://www.ozoneonline.com.