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Date: Mar 2018
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New advertising for the Thermo Fisher Scientific Pharma Services portfolio, which includes both the Patheon and Fisher Clinical Services brands, puts a face on end-to-end drug development and delivery by celebrating real employees who bring expertise and commitment to deliver life-saving drugs to market.

The campaign, developed with agency of record Madras, marks a shift for the CMDO (contract development manufacturing organization) category leader, away from traditional capabilities and capacity communication that are standard in the space. By putting real people front and center in an integrated digital and print communication program directed at prospective clients and investors, the new campaign brings heart to what had been a purely scientific category.

Artful photography brings to life the human ingenuity that sets Thermo Fisher’s Patheon and Fisher Clinical Services businesses apart. While any CDMO can offer technology and capacity, true excellence is only possible when the right people are in the lab and in the plant to see opportunities and offer insights to overcome challenges in the moment.

The new campaign tells real stories of how Thermo Fisher’s employees make, solve and deliver for clients. And it always comes down to a combination of heart and science.

The campaign comprises three employee message pillars: 'Made with Process and Purpose,' 'Solved with Chemistry & Conviction,' and 'Delivered with Capacity & Compassion.' The stories are real-life depictions of employees’ prowess and passion.

Another campaign message pillar is 'Made for Trials & Triumphs,' which recognizes the driving force behind every Thermo Fisher Pharma Services employee’s work effort: making life-saving medicines available for real patients, every day.


Agency: Madras Global

Client: Thermo Fisher Scientific (including Patheon and Fisher Clinical Services)

Creative Directors: Bill Davaris, Andrew Ladden

Art Director: Bill Davaris

Copywriter: Andrew Ladden

Design Director: Olivier Duong

Designer: Ajit Devadason

Digital Design Director: Sathish Bhaskaran

Client Service Director: Brett Jones

Group Account Manager: Sowmya Hariharan

Executive Producer: Moe Phillips

Photographer: Christopher Griffith (Picture Farm)

Clients: Christopher Tama, Bridget Johnson