Former GSW creative chief Dave Sonderman joins The Shipyard

Former GSW creative chief Dave Sonderman joins The Shipyard

Sonderman had worked at GSW since 2001.

What's the state of diversity in healthcare agencies?

What's the state of diversity in healthcare agencies?

The 2018 MM&M/Publicis Health Diversity Survey is open.

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

Turett spent 25 years at Edelman before launching her own firm in 2013.

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

Gillespie will report to W2O president Jennifer Gottlieb.

Arthur Sadoun: 'Nobody is talking about the client of the future'

Arthur Sadoun: 'Nobody is talking about the client of the future'

The industry is being disrupted and marketers are part of the equation.

Sorrell probe findings could land next week

Sorrell probe findings could land next week

WPP's investigation into alleged misconduct by founder and chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell could be concluded by next week, according to reports.

Omnicom Health to acquire Elsevier's Japan pharma comms business

Omnicom Health to acquire Elsevier's Japan pharma comms business

The business unit will be rebranded as EMC K.K.

Brite Media acquires point-of-care company Mesmerize Marketing

Brite Media acquires point-of-care company Mesmerize Marketing

Mesmerize provides static ad materials at the point-of-care, including physician offices and pharmacies.

WPP, Omnicom restructure agency set-ups for Johnson & Johnson

WPP, Omnicom restructure agency set-ups for Johnson & Johnson

Omnicom's Velocity and WPP's Neighborhood are new networks supporting J&J.

Ogilvy CommonHealth names Andrew Schirmer CEO

Ogilvy CommonHealth names Andrew Schirmer CEO

Schirmer previously led McCann Global Health as president for nearly five years.

Rbb Communications forms Healthcare Advisory Council

Rbb Communications forms Healthcare Advisory Council

The council, made up of seasoned pharma execs, will function as consultants to rbb's health clients and health team.

Michael Roth: business change requires financial incentives and holding people accountable

Michael Roth: business change requires financial incentives and holding people accountable

Interpublic Group chairman and chief executive told Advertising Week Europe how he managed to turn an "all white, all male" company into one with 54% female leadership.

Briana Ferrigno promoted to president of McCann Global Health

Briana Ferrigno promoted to president of McCann Global Health

She was one of the firm's original staffers in 2013.

FCB Health launches creative branding agency

FCB Health launches creative branding agency

The NY-based shop is known as BX: Brand Experience Design Group.

Ortho CEO leads massive turnaround

Ortho CEO leads massive turnaround

When Ortho Clinical Diagnostics lived under the roof of Johnson & Johnson, it had the luxury of focusing on its product and service mix — and not a whole lot else.

Guidemark Health appoints Michael Parisi as CEO

Guidemark Health appoints Michael Parisi as CEO

He was previously a managing partner at Ogilvy CommonHealth.

JPA Health Communications hires three senior execs

JPA Health Communications hires three senior execs

The firm recently brought on SVPs in its Washington and Boston offices.

MM&M launches Agency A-to-Z survey

MM&M launches Agency A-to-Z survey

The results will appear in MM&M's Agency A-to-Z directory, which will appear in the magazine's July issue.

CDM shakes up creative leadership to focus on international growth

CDM shakes up creative leadership to focus on international growth

The firm has named Oliver Caporn and Debra Polkes to new roles.

'I think it's a pity': Cannes Lions Health jury chair on Publicis' sabbatical

'I think it's a pity': Cannes Lions Health jury chair on Publicis' sabbatical

The Cannes Lions Health jury leaders also explained changes to the awards at an event in New York this week.

Prescient Healthcare Group names Debasish Talukdar global head of advisory

Prescient Healthcare Group names Debasish Talukdar global head of advisory

Talukdar will lead the firm's advisory practice, VantageRx.

Interpublic Group's net income drops 4.8% but shares surge on strong Q4

Interpublic Group's net income drops 4.8% but shares surge on strong Q4

In 2017, Interpublic reported a net income of $579 million, down 4.8% from the previous year.

McCann Health hires first global medical director

McCann Health hires first global medical director

Daniel Carucci is joining the Interpublic Group firm full-time after serving as a consultant and in roles with the U.N. Foundation and the U.S. Navy.

Sanofi revamps web presence as part of Empowering Life campaign

Sanofi revamps web presence as part of Empowering Life campaign

The company is also looking to better combine its web and social media presence.

10 myths about millennials and their healthcare habits

10 myths about millennials and their healthcare habits

More has been written about millennials — and their healthcare habits — than about any other generation. Here, Gen Y marketers explain why most of what you've read is wrong.

Capgemini expands digital chops with LiquidHub acquisition

Capgemini expands digital chops with LiquidHub acquisition

LiquidHub formed a health- and life-sciences-focused offering last June after acquiring Eveo.

Ashfield Healthcare names Doug Burcin president

Ashfield Healthcare names Doug Burcin president

Burcin, who joins from Klick Health, is the former Global CEO of Havas Health.

New entrants shake up agency M&A market as ad groups are 'distracted' by restructuring

New entrants shake up agency M&A market as ad groups are 'distracted' by restructuring

The agency M&A market is changing as the big ad groups have been "distracted" by internal restructuring and new acquirers are emerging.

Omnicom Health acquires Snow Companies

Omnicom Health acquires Snow Companies

Snow Companies, which emphasizes patient storytelling, was founded by Brenda Snow in 2001.

McCann Worldwide broaches #MeToo with internal memo

McCann Worldwide broaches #MeToo with internal memo

McCann Worldwide has sent a memo to staff to encourage them to speak up if they face a 'behaviour or concern' in the workplace.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, February 2

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, February 2

AstraZeneca strikes deals with Alibaba, Tencent; NY AG sues opioid maker; Justice Department wants more info on CVS-Aetna deal.

Publicis Health names Alexandra von Plato as CEO

Publicis Health names Alexandra von Plato as CEO

The network also appointed her predecessor, Nick Colucci, as COO of Publicis Communications North America, effective immediately.

W2O hires Edelman's Rita Glaze to lead value, pricing, market access practice

W2O hires Edelman's Rita Glaze to lead value, pricing, market access practice

Glaze worked in Edelman's market access practice for more than seven years.

Burson-Marsteller UK poaches MSLGroup's Avril Lee to lead healthcare

Burson-Marsteller UK poaches MSLGroup's Avril Lee to lead healthcare

Burson-Marsteller has appointed MSLGroup's EMEA head of healthcare to lead its own health practice in the UK, PRWeek has learned.

Publicis picks Microsoft to build AI platform Marcel

Publicis picks Microsoft to build AI platform Marcel

Publicis Groupe has announced it has selected Microsoft has the technology partner to deliver its artificial intelligence platform Marcel.

Farm Journal Media partners with WPP firms on Trust in Food campaign

Farm Journal Media partners with WPP firms on Trust in Food campaign

WPP was brought on to help with consumer education about the food industry.

Fidelino, Levy named Cannes Lions Health jury presidents

Fidelino, Levy named Cannes Lions Health jury presidents

Fidelino served on the Health & Wellness jury in 2015 and the Pharma jury last year. Levy has been a member of both Health category juries and was a speaker at the first Health Lions in 2014.

WPP cuts ties with men-only event where women were 'harassed' and 'groped'

WPP cuts ties with men-only event where women were 'harassed' and 'groped'

WPP has become embroiled in a row over sexism and misogyny following an exposé into the lewd behaviour of a men-only event sponsored by the advertising giant in London.

Nick Law quits R/GA for lead creative role across Publicis Groupe

Nick Law quits R/GA for lead creative role across Publicis Groupe

Nick Law, the global chief creative officer of R/GA, is leaving the company after 17 years to take on the newly created role of chief creative officer across Publicis Groupe and president of Publicis Communications.

Stagwell's Penn says digital marketing agencies are 'undervalued' as he eyes more M&A

Stagwell's Penn says digital marketing agencies are 'undervalued' as he eyes more M&A

The founder of Stagwell has claimed digital marketing agencies are undervalued because investors still fail to appreciate how much digital communications and e-commerce are going to transform the economy.

Accenture: Large-scale agency M&A is 'not our game' as we have 'amazing momentum'

Accenture: Large-scale agency M&A is 'not our game' as we have 'amazing momentum'

Accenture will not consider a takeover bid for a large ad agency group because its chief executive says there has been a "100%" failure rate with such deals.

VA reaches out to agencies about recruitment campaign

VA reaches out to agencies about recruitment campaign

The Department of Veteran Affairs issued an RFI at the end of November for a nationwide healthcare professional recruitment campaign.

MM&M's 5 most-read agency stories of 2017

MM&M's 5 most-read agency stories of 2017

The agency issue, people moves, and a series of restructures top the list.

Rejuvenan Global Health names Hudson Cutler communications AOR

Rejuvenan Global Health names Hudson Cutler communications AOR

The digital health startup was founded in 2015.

GroupM unveils upbeat global adspend forecast for 2018

GroupM unveils upbeat global adspend forecast for 2018

GroupM, the media investment arm of WPP, forecasts global ad growth of 4.3% in 2018, and predicts Google and Facebook will strengthen their stranglehold on digital advertising.

Maurice Lévy on his 30 years in charge of Publicis Groupe

Maurice Lévy on his 30 years in charge of Publicis Groupe

Midway through Campaign's audience with Publicis Groupe's Maurice Lévy, a heavily French-accented voice exclaims, "Now it is time for the real boss to arrive."

Front seat to the comms evolution: Abbott's Melissa Brotz

Front seat to the comms evolution: Abbott's Melissa Brotz

The divisional VP and head of public affairs has seen it all, including the transformation from a traditional comms organization to a more dynamic and content-led group.

Analysts agree with WPP that threat from consultancies has been 'overhyped'

Analysts agree with WPP that threat from consultancies has been 'overhyped'

During its third quarter earnings call yesterday, WPP dismissed the threat from management consultants as "overhyped". Analysts concur.

GCI Health, HealthyWomen, Redbook partner to learn about women's health

GCI Health, HealthyWomen, Redbook partner to learn about women's health

The HealthiHER project has commissioned a survey of women aged 30 to 60 to inform future campaigns.

Porter Novelli wins lucrative multi-year CSR brief with Johnson & Johnson

Porter Novelli wins lucrative multi-year CSR brief with Johnson & Johnson

Porter Novelli has been appointed to lead a new global CSR brief for pharma and consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson, as the company faces a major reputation challenge in the US.

W2O looks to eliminate confusion with network rebrand

W2O looks to eliminate confusion with network rebrand

The agency network is rebranding five subsidiaries under the W2O banner.

Phoenix House tries to change the perception of rehab

Phoenix House tries to change the perception of rehab

The organization rolled out a video this week as part of its Live Unaddicted campaign to change the perception of addiction treatment.

WPP pulls out of Eurobest, threatens to leave Cannes

WPP pulls out of Eurobest, threatens to leave Cannes

A leaked email chain shows that WPP intends to withdraw from Ascential's Eurobest awards in London and is in discussions with the organizer about Cannes Lions.

Bank: Publicis and WPP are takeover targets, and Accenture is a 'credible buyer'

Bank: Publicis and WPP are takeover targets, and Accenture is a 'credible buyer'

Accenture or CapGemini are more likely to acquire the global agency networks than a Google or Oracle, according to a leading French bank.

The ugly truth about advertising's gender bias, and how to change it

The ugly truth about advertising's gender bias, and how to change it

Execs from JWT, J&J, and DanoneWeave react to the results of a new JWT/Geena Davis Institute study.

Healthcare agencies re-evaluate tactics to retain talent

Healthcare agencies re-evaluate tactics to retain talent

The best marketers possess a mix of scientific know-how, digital dexterity, and unflappability. To keep them, agencies need to revise their thinking and tactics.

UDG Healthcare acquires MicroMass, for up to $75.8 million

UDG Healthcare acquires MicroMass, for up to $75.8 million

The company also this year has purchased Vynamic and Cambridge BioMarketing.

Omnicom continues organic growth lead over rival ad networks

Omnicom continues organic growth lead over rival ad networks

By comparison, Omnicom's client roster includes less consumer goods companies compared to rivals WPP and Publicis Groupe.

Media is where agencies are hurting

Media is where agencies are hurting

Why is revenue growth at some of the agency groups lagging forecasts for global ad expenditure?

Havas CFO: Health agencies did not perform 'very well' in H1 2017

Havas CFO: Health agencies did not perform 'very well' in H1 2017

The Havas Health & You agencies have reported some wins, however, including new business from Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Analysts on WPP: 'expected bad, got worse'

Analysts on WPP: 'expected bad, got worse'

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.

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

Sanofi adds WPP to creative roster in agency review

WPP was added to Sanofi's creative agency roster and GroupM's Mindshare is the drugmaker's new global media agency of record.

Accenture wants to be world's biggest 'experience agency of record'

Accenture wants to be world's biggest 'experience 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.

Lynn O'Connor Vos to leave ghg; Erin Byrne named CEO

Lynn O'Connor Vos to leave ghg; Erin Byrne named CEO

O'Connor Vos has served as CEO of the WPP Health & Wellness agency since 1994.

Neil Matheson leaves Huntsworth Health

Neil Matheson leaves Huntsworth Health

The CEO of Huntsworth's biggest and fastest-growing unit Huntsworth Health, which includes Nitrogen and Tonic Life, has departed after eight years.

U.K.-based Fishawack Group acquires Carling Group, to bolster U.S. presence

U.K.-based Fishawack Group acquires Carling Group, to bolster U.S. presence

The acquisition is meant to add creative expertise to the medical communications group.

Huntsworth buys health group TCEG for $28 million and signals U.S. ambition

Huntsworth buys health group TCEG for $28 million and signals U.S. ambition

TCG generated revenues of $29.6 million in 2016.

9 under the radar healthcare agencies to watch in 2017

9 under the radar healthcare agencies to watch in 2017

Here are nine agencies that are gaining traction in healthcare marketing.

MM&M's 2017 healthcare agency solar system

MM&M's 2017 healthcare agency solar system

Discover how M&A activity in 2016 and 2017 has reshaped North American healthcare agencies and the holding companies that own them.

The MM&M Agency Issue | The archives

The MM&M Agency Issue | The archives

Here you'll find the last four years of the MM&M Agency Issue.

Agencies embrace health, in bid to diversify beyond pharma

Agencies embrace health, in bid to diversify beyond pharma

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.

The top 100 healthcare agencies, ranked by 2016 revenue

The top 100 healthcare agencies, ranked by 2016 revenue

Havas Health & You, WPP Health & Wellness, and Klick Health reported the highest revenue last year.

Questions for 5 of the healthcare agency world's top execs

Questions for 5 of the healthcare agency world's top execs

The CEOs of the industry's largest holding companies discuss how they're reasserting their businesses.

MM&M's 2017 Agency Issue

MM&M's 2017 Agency Issue

Read on for more about the top performing firms, the trends shaping the business, and the story behind each of the top 100 agencies.

LiquidHub acquires Eveo to form new health offering

LiquidHub acquires Eveo to form new health offering

The agency founded by Olivier Zitoun in 1999 has been snapped up as part of LiquidHub's push to offer multi-disciplinary capabilities.

JUICE vet Robert Palmer joins HCB Health as chief innovation officer

JUICE vet Robert Palmer joins HCB Health as chief innovation officer

Palmer spent seven years at JUICE and was a managing partner.

As sensitivities rise, the diversity officer's role expands

As sensitivities rise, the diversity officer's role expands

In the wake of high-profile brand flops, everyone from clients to creative teams seeks the counsel of experts.

Drummy passes the torch at Heartbeat, moves to chairman role

Drummy passes the torch at Heartbeat, moves to chairman role

Agency vets Nadine Leonard and James Talerico to co-lead Publicis-owned shop.

Havas combines Havas Health, Havas consumer health practices into new entity

Havas combines Havas Health, Havas consumer health practices into new entity

The organization is now called Havas Health & You and continues to be led by Donna Murphy.

Havas Health, Vencore form JV focused on rare diseases

Havas Health, Vencore form JV focused on rare diseases

The joint venture pairs a communication powerhouse with a provider of defense-department-grade predictive analytics.

Publicis Health formalizes new name, promotes 3 execs

Publicis Health formalizes new name, promotes 3 execs

The network was previously called Publicis Healthcare Communications Group.

Intouch Solutions and Healthware form joint venture

Intouch Solutions and Healthware form joint venture

The new venture aims to provide clients with global reach.

WPP to merge Ogilvy CommonHealth, ghg, Sudler, and CMI into new company

WPP to merge Ogilvy CommonHealth, ghg, Sudler, and CMI into new company

A WPP insider has been tapped as CEO of WPP Health & Wellness, and Ogilvy CommonHealth chairman/CEO Matt Giegerich is stepping down.

Mike Lazur, 2017 MAHF inductee, on his medical advertising destiny

Mike Lazur, 2017 MAHF inductee, on his medical advertising destiny

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.

Ryan Abbate, 2017 MAHF inductee, sets the record straight

Ryan Abbate, 2017 MAHF inductee, sets the record straight

The founder of Pacific Communications shares the details of his career as he is inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame.

GCI Health plants its flag in Philadelphia

GCI Health plants its flag in Philadelphia

The firm is sharing space in the City of Brotherly Love with healthcare media shop CMI.

Tonic Life promotes Stephanie DeViteri to MD

Tonic Life promotes Stephanie DeViteri to MD

DeViteri started in the newly created role this month.

Ex-Guidemark CEO Matt Brown hangs out new shingle, Brand Mettle

Ex-Guidemark CEO Matt Brown hangs out new shingle, Brand Mettle

The new agency will focus on marketing goods and services to people 50 years of age and older.

Chandler Chicco cofounder launches network of healthcare comms firms

Chandler Chicco cofounder launches network of healthcare comms firms

Bob Chandler retired from his role as cofounder and principal of Chandler Chicco Companies and president of InVentiv Health Communications in 2014.

W2O Group acquires Sentient Interactive

W2O Group acquires Sentient Interactive

This is W2O Group's third acquisition since a private-equity firm took an investment in May.

Matt Brown leaves Guidemark Health after merger falls through

Matt Brown leaves Guidemark Health after merger falls through

The agency is owned by High Road Capital Partners. Sophy Regelous, the company's chief operating officer, will now lead the agency.

Huntsworth Health's ApotheCom partners with Continuum Clinical

Huntsworth Health's ApotheCom partners with Continuum Clinical

The partnership will span ApotheCom's offices around the world, including those in the U.S., U.K., and Asia.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sprout investors sue Valeant; FDA raises safety concerns for Cempra's experimental pneumonia drug; NHS gets approval to prescribe eribulin to breast cancer patients

Ketchum promotes McCarthy, hires new head of healthcare

Ketchum promotes McCarthy, hires new head of healthcare

Tom Jones joined Ketchum after serving as head of healthcare at Makovsky.

Guidemark Health merges with three companies to form new agency

Guidemark Health merges with three companies to form new agency

Guidemark Health, Bluespire, Bluespire Senior Living, and Ariad Communications will merge under a new entity.

Huntsworth Health promotes two to agency global CEOs

Huntsworth Health promotes two to agency global CEOs

The company promoted Maryellen Royle to global CEO of Tonic Life Communications and Jon Clark to global CEO of Nitrogen.

Concentric hires Robin Roberts as GM

Concentric hires Robin Roberts as GM

Roberts reports to Ken Begasse, founder and CEO of Concentric Health Experience.

BBDO picks up Neulasta; FCB gains Galderma and Sandoz work in the U.S.

BBDO picks up Neulasta; FCB gains Galderma and Sandoz work in the U.S.

Agency networks such as BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, and FCB reported key pharma account wins in August, according to R3.

Uber partners with startup to take patients to the doctor

Uber partners with startup to take patients to the doctor

A 2005 study estimated that 3.6 million people do not receive nonemergency medical care because they don't have access to transportation.

McCann Health forms new global consultancy

McCann Health forms new global consultancy

The consultancy includes Double Helix, which was acquired by McCann in 2012.