Business analysts have generally agreed that WPP's half-year earnings fell below expectations given recent market commentary, but have offered mixed guidance going forward.
WPP was added to Sanofi's creative agency roster and GroupM's Mindshare is the drugmaker's new global media agency of record.
Accenture Interactive claims it is building the first global "experience agency of record" and that it can cater for the needs of brands better than traditional agency holding companies.
O'Connor Vos has served as CEO of the WPP Health & Wellness agency since 1994.
The CEO of Huntsworth's biggest and fastest-growing unit Huntsworth Health, which includes Nitrogen and Tonic Life, has departed after eight years.
The acquisition is meant to add creative expertise to the medical communications group.
TCG generated revenues of $29.6 million in 2016.
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Healthcare networks instigated a broad set of changes in a grand embrace of non-pharma business that diversified revenue streams and took specialist agencies out of their comfort zones.
Havas Health & You, WPP Health & Wellness, and Klick Health reported the highest revenue last year.
The CEOs of the industry's largest holding companies discuss how they're reasserting their businesses.
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The agency founded by Olivier Zitoun in 1999 has been snapped up as part of LiquidHub's push to offer multi-disciplinary capabilities.
Palmer spent seven years at JUICE and was a managing partner.
In the wake of high-profile brand flops, everyone from clients to creative teams seeks the counsel of experts.
Agency vets Nadine Leonard and James Talerico to co-lead Publicis-owned shop.
The organization is now called Havas Health & You and continues to be led by Donna Murphy.
The joint venture pairs a communication powerhouse with a provider of defense-department-grade predictive analytics.
The network was previously called Publicis Healthcare Communications Group.
The new venture aims to provide clients with global reach.
A WPP insider has been tapped as CEO of WPP Health & Wellness, and Ogilvy CommonHealth chairman/CEO Matt Giegerich is stepping down.
He played a leading role during Torre Lazur's glory era as "the launch agency." Now he is being inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame.
The founder of Pacific Communications shares the details of his career as he is inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame.
The firm is sharing space in the City of Brotherly Love with healthcare media shop CMI.
DeViteri started in the newly created role this month.
The new agency will focus on marketing goods and services to people 50 years of age and older.
Bob Chandler retired from his role as cofounder and principal of Chandler Chicco Companies and president of InVentiv Health Communications in 2014.
This is W2O Group's third acquisition since a private-equity firm took an investment in May.
The agency is owned by High Road Capital Partners. Sophy Regelous, the company's chief operating officer, will now lead the agency.
The partnership will span ApotheCom's offices around the world, including those in the U.S., U.K., and Asia.
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Tom Jones joined Ketchum after serving as head of healthcare at Makovsky.
Guidemark Health, Bluespire, Bluespire Senior Living, and Ariad Communications will merge under a new entity.
The company promoted Maryellen Royle to global CEO of Tonic Life Communications and Jon Clark to global CEO of Nitrogen.
Roberts reports to Ken Begasse, founder and CEO of Concentric Health Experience.
Agency networks such as BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, and FCB reported key pharma account wins in August, according to R3.
A 2005 study estimated that 3.6 million people do not receive nonemergency medical care because they don't have access to transportation.
The consultancy includes Double Helix, which was acquired by McCann in 2012.
Pure Communications CEO Andrea Johnston will lead the combined agency.
Mergers and acquisitions targeting digital and data capabilities increased 60% to $1 billion in the first half of 2016.
Lynn Fox is suing W2O. She was laid off in March, seven months after the agency network bought her San Francisco-based boutique, Fox Communications.
He resigned as Saatchi & Saatchi's executive chairman following his controversial remarks over gender diversity.
She will be responsible for the medical device practice's strategy and operations across all W2O Group agencies.
Red, a Huntsworth agency, also counted Sanofi as a new client.
Now that it has consolidated its global agency roster, GSK Consumer Healthcare aims to increase digital marketing efforts.
Twenty shops, including Co:Collective, Wolff Olins, and 72andSunny, have signed onto the Pledge Parental Leave coalition since March.
Scheiner has held jobs in and out of healthcare over the course of his career.
Prounis sold her stake in Flashpoint to Omnicom, which is merging the agency with four other shops to create DDB Health.
U.S. companies accounted for nearly a quarter of the startups funded to celebrate Publicis' 90th anniversary.
Five executives from the industry's largest holding companies discuss their move away from the traditional network structure.
A number of mergers and acquisitions among healthcare agencies in 2015 and 2016 changed the landscape.
Healthcare agencies focus on freeing pharma brands from their collaboration cocoons to work with health tech companies, while squaring away access concerns.
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, FCB Health, and McCann Health North America are North America's biggest healthcare agencies, based on 2015 revenue.
Global tech PR agency Hotwire has launched a global health tech practice, overseen from London by group chief development officer Andy West.
The co-founder of Mapquest.com talks about his move from online mapping to healthcare, and what he likes most meeting with clients.
The new healthcare network combines several US and European professional agencies, Omnicom said.
David Paragamian, previously of Huntsworth Health, is the new managing director of Razorfish Health.
The agency has hired Sally Barton as head of the U.S. healthcare practice/
Betsy Neville, former senior partner and leader of the reputation management practice for the Americas at FleishmanHillard, has launched her own healthcare communications agency.
The healthcare agency promoted three executives to SVP and said a search for a new president is underway.
New creative, account planning, and payer access talent lays groundwork for agency's first formal ex-Canada office.
The agency underwent a reorganization just months after its parent company, Sudler & Hennessey, did the same.
The agency network said the private equity firm won't be involved in its day-to-day operations, but it will help its growth strategy.
It is the group's first acquisition since it was assembled in February under CEO Karen van Bergen.
At the MM&M Transforming Healthcare conference, Iyengar told attendees how to take into account a consumer's behavior and emotion when marketing medical products.
Omnicom recently reorganized its health agencies under the Omnicom Health Group umbrella.
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The big news: Sanofi and its partner Regeneron received approval for the first PCSK9 inhibitor to come to market in the U.S.: Praluent. But Praluent's sales to date haven't awed analysts.
Mere days after the Pfizer deal collapsed, top Allergan executives had nary an air of regret about them.
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group has hired Kipp Jarecke-Cheng as global chief communications officer.
After six years as president of Trio, Renée Wills has joined newly formed agency Kinch.
The group director of Intouch Solutions' newly launched market access business is betting that the payer will gain in influence.
"I continue to look for ways to stretch myself or ways I can get involved or influence the business," said the new CCO of Cello Health.
LLNS CEO Sharon Callahan has been named CEO of TBWA/WorldHealth, which is based in New York.
Companies spend $2 billion per year recruiting patients for clinical trials. A survey of 702 adults, conducted from December 2015 to January 2016, points to a need for more awareness.
The Boston-based agency was acquired by Precision Medicine Group in May.
The healthcare-focused agency network is committed to spending $50,000 over three years to the Future Leaders in Healthcare Fellowship Program.
WPP's acquisition of CMI, a significant player in the healthcare media-planning space, will likely bolster the services it provides to pharma clients.
Giant appointed Ben Mallory, who has held creative leadership roles at AstraZeneca, as its new executive creative director.
Viscira, a digital marketing agency, works with GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Genentech, among other life-sciences companies.
Facebook has found that 43% of people who watch the first three seconds of a video will stay for 10 seconds. To create engagement, agencies need to rethink the creative approach.
McCasland has witnessed the agency's evolution from a small startup to a 150-strong team with offices in San Francisco and Philadelphia.
The agency plans to collaborate more with the rest of its network, inVentiv Health.
"Nothing is as powerful as when you see the courage on a patient's face, completely unknown to you, with the will and determination to fight a disease," said the chief growth officer of McCann Health North America.
In 1981 we started an agency because we wanted to chart our own course. Thirty-five years later we have become the largest independent healthcare agency of record in the world.
Since our inception, in 2000, pharmaceutical marketers have counted on Rx EDGE to help them acquire and educate new patients while increasing brand awareness.
ClinicalMind is a full-service medical communications company with extensive experience in specialty therapeutic areas.
Skipta is the leading social network of specialized online medical communities for verified healthcare professionals.
HealthLink Dimensions provides healthcare data solutions to healthcare and life-science organizations to improve master data management, compliance, and marketing initiatives.
4INFO offers a mobile-first ad tech platform that enables national pharma brand advertisers to target audiences across mobile devices and desktops precisely and then measure the success of those campaigns.
Sudler & Hennessey is reorganizing the ways its businesses report to its dual CEOs.
The agency brought on Penny Mitchell to lead its U.S. health practice.
The division, dubbed Omnicom Health Group, claims to serve 70% of the top 100 pharma brands.
Eastwick has launched a healthcare technology practice and announced a partnership with Launchpad Digital Health.
The agency announced a partnership with Vencore Health Analytics to help pair rare disease patients with drugmakers.
Rooke will lead the agency's new ideation and innovation group.
The former managing director of Razorfish Health brings his experience in healthcare marketing to the agency.