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Heartbeat Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • New year, NEW DIGS!! That’s right, Heartbeat’s NYC HQ is movin’ on up – out of our old Herald Square hood and up to a brand new, custom-built office space in the heart of Midtown West. We’re joining a plethora of our Publicis Health compatriots at 1675 Broadway, so update that rolodex and drop in to say hi!

  • Oops! We did it again. On the heels of our 2017 Ad Age Best Places to Work selection, Heartbeat is once again humbled and over-the-moon excited to share that your favorite Challenger brand marketing agency has officially been named to the Medical Marketing & Media (MM&M) Best Places to Work List!

    Best Places to Work 2018 - Best Places to Work - MM&M - Medical Marketing and Media

    For the first time ever, MM&M is giving readers an inside look into some of the industry's top organizations when it comes to employee satisfaction. Read on to see what makes these nine companies stand out from the crowd.

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Heartbeat – Why Work For Us?

We are thinkers and doers with deep healthcare roots and an appetite for fresh perspectives. We chase after challenges with a combination of ingenuity and guts, whether in group status meetings or group trapeze lessons (true story). If you want to surround yourself with partners who are insightful, inventive, courageous — well, you just hit the motherload.

‍It's just one of the reasons we sport some of the best employee satisfaction, loyalty and retention rates in the biz, and a part of what led to Heartbeat being named a "Best Place to Work" by both Advertising Age and MM&M Magazine.

Work that says "Hell yes," and the competition "Oh $#*!"

We've done everything from launching big, breakthrough therapies to helping companies commercialize their very first product. But one thread connects them all: they were Challenger brands that knew their only route to success was rewriting the rules of the game. We’re proud to have been their co-authors.

Heartbeat welcomes the creative and the courageous with competitive compensation and limitless potential.

A crew of iconoclasts, we have built our agency on a foundation of ground-breaking healthcare marketing, two decades of digital innovation, and hundreds of award-winning campaigns.

With a management team that has deep roots in their crafts and a personal commitment to the community, we cultivate an engaged, highly diverse workforce that shows unheard-of loyalty and spirit.

Together, we challenge industry conventions and our own limitations in an environment of optimism and activism that lifts ideas to excellence.

Heartbeat Reviews

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  • "Heartbeat Family"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Heartbeat full-time (More than a year)


    Strong culture, Work life balance, Community


    I can't see downsides

    Advice to Management

    To keep the strong culture

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Heartbeat Photos

Heartbeat photo of: Just some of the giveaways for Heartbeat's Annual Employee Appreciation Week!
Heartbeat photo of: Work days can be a downer, but downing some libations at one of our Cocktail-Making Contests has a way of lifting our SPIRITS (see what we did there?)
Heartbeat photo of: Company offsite trip to the Hamptons
Heartbeat photo of: Annual March Madness shootout tournament
Heartbeat photo of: Our own Amir Diwane was the true queen of Publicis' Égalité Charity Drag Pageant.
Heartbeat photo of: No telling who will show up to the Heartbeat West offsite events.
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Heartbeat Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

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    ACD Copy Interview

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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Heartbeat.


    Best interview process EVER! Admittedly I came in worried. I was slated to meet with three creatives in one afternoon, I seriously wondered if I'd need a scooter... But it was seamless and dare I say...FUN. I had to really give deep thought to my answers. No run of the mill questions. And while my skill set wasn't a perfect fit for the postion, it was a rich, rewarding experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your personal management style regarding motivating juniors writers while keeping the work on schedule? When do you step in? Or do you?   Answer Question
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Heartbeat Awards & Accolades

  • Ad Age's Best Places to Work List, Advertising Age, 2017
  • Agency of the Year, Finalist, Med Ad News, MANNY Awards, 2017

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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