Bruce Lehman, one of the longest-serving CEOs in the medical agency world, will retire at year's end, agency officials confirmed, spurring new leadership at the firm he co-founded in 1978, LehmanMillet.
Mc|K Healthcare, in the midst of overhauling its creative vision, said it resigned its largest account, UCB's $176-million Neupro Parkinson's patch.
Weber Shandwick hired Susan Smirnoff away from the healthcare practice of Ruder Finn, where she had spent more than three decades.
Over the weekend, Publicis Omnicom vaulted past WPP to become the world's biggest ad holding company. The task now falls on its co-CEOs to sort out any conflicts and prevent defections.
Marci Piasecki was promoted to regional director, North America, with oversight over all five US professional agencies in McCann Health, the most senior of a series of personnel moves the network said are designed to bolster the operation.
Adrian Sansone is taking over the managing director's seat at Publicis Lifebrands Medicus, and is tasked with changing the way the HCP agency operates.
The Euro RSCG Life agencies are switching to the name Havas Life as one of Havas's big networks rebrands, the holding company said Monday.
Draftfcb Healthcare has bought Tarrytown, NY-based drug marketing shop Hudson Global. The eight-year-old agency will continue to operate out of Tarrytown under its own name and will be led by cofounders CEO/president Robert Blink and EVP Jason Goldklang.
Publicis is uniting two of its digital agencies as it seeks to keep the pure-play "e" units competitive.
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