12 days of Christmas: A summary of our year

The end of 2020 is drawing closer and what better way to close out the year than singing a festive classic? You may have missed out on the Christmas karaoke this year but fear not! We’ve created our own rendition of the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ carol to celebrate all that has gone before (at least at Word Monster HQ anyway).

“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my agency gave to me…

    TWELVE months of growing
    ELEVEN novel treatments
    TEN Veeva uploads
    NINE training workshops
    EIGHT hours in a castle
    SEVEN serious deadlines
    SIX monsters joining
    FOUR wonderous websites
    THREE-D printing visors
    TWO sister brands
    And a murder mystery Christmas party!”

We love reflecting on the year while listening to our festive playlist for the fifth time in a row – there’s no such thing as too much Wham, surely?!

2020 is our third year operating as an agency and it’s been a busy one. The core team has grown from 7 to 10 and now includes a fully-fledged ops team! Our brilliant new Studio Manager, Goji (aka Sarah Green), is now our port-of-call for all booking enquiries and client communications, as well as overseeing all the little project management bits and pieces.

Medical all-rounders
Not only have we expanded our creative medical copywriting team, but we have also boosted our technical medical writing services, heading deeper into Med Ed and publications. There’s no stopping us now. If you think you need support more on the tech side, we’re your monsters.

Editing and referencing
Our referencing and editorial services are now in full swing, with a dedicated team for Veeva/PromoMats/Zinc support, managed by our newest troop member, Paige (codename: Patzy). Whether you’ve got some last-minute uploads or need a ref pack marked up before your lunch break, we’ve got a fab team of monsters to support you.

New brands, more services
This year we’ve launched two new sister companies – Design Monster and Print Monster, making Word Monster now one three key offerings. Design Monster, run by Sizzle the dragon, provides you with all the healthcare design and animation you could wish for. Our team of skilled designers Inspire With Fire to help bring your healthcare campaigns to life.

We also launched Print Monster, to help make you the envy of the office with a cool 3D prop for your desk or client event. Tentickles (our 8-legged mascot) shapes, creates and delivers 3D-printed magic for your campaigns.

All of our companies also now fall under our new parent company, Monster Medical. We couldn’t be prouder to now be offering all of these creative services under one monsterous roof.  

And in other news…
With all the newbs in the team, we have booked in some exciting adventures for next year. We will finally be meeting each other face-to-face (fingers crossed) at our Center Parcs development week. We’ll also be taking a trip to sunny Cornwall to visit one of our writing monsters. We can’t wait to explore the coast, chow down on a pasty, and check-in with the fabulous Spinnie (a.k.a. the resident guitarist – Ben). 

The troop is looking forward to what 2021 will bring and another exciting year with our clients, both old and new. We wouldn’t be where we are without you.

From all of us at Word Monster, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!