Heartbeat Named Best Place to Work for Third Consecutive Year, Selected to MM&M Magazine 2019 List

December 4, 2019

New York, December 04, 2019 — Leading healthcare marketing agency Heartbeat has been named to the 2019 MM&M Magazine Best Places to Work list. The prestigious MM&M listing honors agencies whose exceptional cultures and communities stand as models for the entire healthcare sector. It is Heartbeat’s second consecutive year on the MM&M list and the third consecutive year overall with a workplace award—the agency was honored in 2017 with inclusion in Ad Age‘s Best Places to Work list and again in MM&M‘s inaugural Best Places to Work 2018 list.

Eligibility for the MM&M program was open to all U.S. agencies, vendors, and consultancies focused on the healthcare space. The competition included an initial eligibility questionnaire, followed by a survey to be completed by a portion of the company’s staff. A panel of external judges and experts in healthcare marketing talent recruitment were convened to work with MM&M staff on selecting the final winners. A total of twelve companies were selected—four winners in each of three size-based categories: small, medium, and large agency/vendor.

Heartbeat was once again a selection in the mid-size agency category and was the subject of a feature story in the MM&M December Issue. Widely known for a passionate devotion to company culture, Heartbeat has maintained a steadfast commitment to cultivating a unique employee experience. Also dedicated to leading the charge for diversity and gender equality in advertising, the agency boasts some of the highest diversity, employee satisfaction and retention rates in the industry—all factors that have weighed into the company’s now three straight Best Places to Work list inclusions.

According to MM&M officials, “Companies that made the cut for the Best Places to Work list scored high on fostering collaboration, inspiring creativity, having offices that are flexible and spacious, and providing access to the best technology.” MM&M Senior Editor Larry Dobrow also noted, “Given the intense degree of competition for A-list talent, agencies need to continue to invest in all aspects of their culture. The ones honored in our Best Places to Work program are the ones who have taken the extra step to bolster the professional and personal lives of their employees — and are enjoying the benefits in terms of recruitment and retention.”

“Good things happen when we invest in one another. Whether that investment is in mentorship programs, in consistent creative critique, or in the celebration of our diverse community… it shows that we believe in each person’s potential,” said James Talerico, Heartbeat President & Executive Creative Director, of the company’s newest Best Place to Work honor. “We’re proud of the culture we’ve grown at Heartbeat, and we’re grateful to MM&M for recognizing it. But we’re far more proud of the people who make our culture what it is, and who’ve realized their potential because of it.”

The full MM&M Best Places to Work 2019 list can be found on mmm-online.

About Heartbeat
Heartbeat is a full-service agency for healthcare Challenger Brands. Challengers are playing a high-stakes game—they must battle behemoth market leaders, upend ingrained treatment habits, or transform a “me-too” product into “yes-please.”

The agency is known for serving up distinctive strategies and differentiating approaches, ensuring a client’s market position is uniquely owned. They house strategy, creative, media, and technology under a single roof for the tightest, most integrated campaigns possible. And Heartbeat looks to understand and extract maximum value from every dollar spent, constantly—all the necessary elements for Challengers to triumph.

That’s the philosophy, here’s the creds: 200+ employees between NYC & LA; 6 agency leaders with a decade+ of Heartbeat tenure; a pile of awards from the likes of the Mannys, MM&M, OMMA, and Clio, not to mention an Agency of the Year nom to boot; and a President who dared to be quoted as follows, “We celebrate people who stand up and say, ‘You know what? This is dumb.'” Damn straight.

For more information about Heartbeat, please contact Jared Watson at or (646) 701-6240.