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Agency Business briefs: June 2014

Agency Business briefs: June 2014

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News on Publicis, Palio+Ignite, PulseCX, McCann HumanCare and GolinHarris

Precision for Medicine acquires Hobart Group Holdings

Precision for Medicine acquires Hobart Group Holdings

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Precision for Medicine has acquired Hobart Group Holdings, which specializes in strategic communications that address payer needs.

Agency Business briefs: May 2014

Agency Business briefs: May 2014

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Newson ID Media, Frontline Medical Communications and ContextMedia

Kane & Finkel, indie CA agency, closes doors

Kane & Finkel, indie CA agency, closes doors

Kane & Finkel, the independent San Francisco-based shop founded in 1997 by John Kane and Bob Finkel, has closed, an executive confirmed.

Star Group merges with Vox Medica, Calcium NYC

Star Group merges with Vox Medica, Calcium NYC

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The newly formed group will be known as Calcium with Steve Michaelson, formerly of Rosetta Wishbone, at the helm.

CDM Group elevates Prince to president

CDM Group elevates Prince to president

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CDM, the Omnicom network of healthcare agencies, named Josh Prince, previously the group's chief creative officer, to president. He replaces Carol DiSanto.

LEO Pharma and Edelman extend their partnership

LEO Pharma and Edelman extend their partnership

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LEO Pharma has inked an extension for its public relations contract with Edelman's Frankfurt, Germany office, according to news outlet PMLiVE.

Agency Business briefs:April 2014

Agency Business briefs:April 2014

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News on N.S. Bienstock, Ogilvy CommonHealth, AbelsonTaylor and TGaS

Draftfcb Healthcare rebrands to FCB Health, acquires UK shop

Draftfcb Healthcare rebrands to FCB Health, acquires UK shop

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Draftfcb Healthcare has rebranded to FCB Health, and has also acquired UK healthcare agency Halesway, effective immediately, the agency announced today

Agency Business briefs: March 2014

Agency Business briefs: March 2014

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News on Rosetta, StoneArch and Intouch Solutions

Indie ad agency forms new network

Indie ad agency forms new network

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Chicago-based shop GA Communication Group says it's striving for the middle ground in an increasingly polarized agency landscape.

Agency Business briefs: February 2014

Agency Business briefs: February 2014

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News on Havas, Fingerpaint Marketing, 3D Communications and Ogilvy

McCann vet Piasecki in dual role at inVentiv

McCann vet Piasecki in dual role at inVentiv

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The 20-year McCann veteran, who most recently headed McCann Health North America, has left the network for a dual role at inVentiv Health.

Ogilvy lands Endo pain, men's health work

Ogilvy lands Endo pain, men's health work

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Endo signed Ogilvy PR to a one-year deal for comms support, following a selection process that reportedly lasted but a few weeks.

Geider takes reins at ICC Lowe Pace

Geider takes reins at ICC Lowe Pace

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Gregg Geider, who headed up high-profile accounts at Omnicom's Harrison & Star, has joined IPG's ICC Lowe Pace as managing director.

Agency Business briefs: January 2014

Agency Business briefs: January 2014

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News on the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame, McCann WorldGroup, Allergan and Benchworks

LehmanMillet formalizes strategy dept.

LehmanMillet formalizes strategy dept.

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The Boston-based agency hopes the new department will allow teams a broader perspective.

Agency Business briefs: December 2013

Agency Business briefs: December 2013

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News on Clearpath Health Communications, Publicis,Omnicom, Incubate and Lilly

UK, Brazilian ads take top honors at Globals

UK, Brazilian ads take top honors at Globals

An organ-donation campaign with a Brazilian football tie-in, and a UK managed-access company's series of documentary films, took top honors.

Myers parts ways with Palio+Ignite

Myers parts ways with Palio+Ignite

Mike Myers, president, and two other senior execs have left the agency Palio+Ignite, and a trio of long-time Palio leaders has assumed leadership of the inVentiv Health Communications shop.

Heartbeat becomes part of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

Heartbeat becomes part of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

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Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications and Wellness merge, Heartbeat brought into the fold.

Women take helm at LehmanMillet

Women take helm at LehmanMillet

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Carolyn Morgan who has led LehmanMillet's West Coast office, was promoted to president and Deborah Lotterman to chief creative officer

Mc|K Healthcare and Neupro go their separate ways

Mc|K Healthcare and Neupro go their separate ways

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Mc|K Healthcare said it resigned its largest account, UCB's Neupro patch, as the agency shifts its creative vision

Agency Business briefs: October 2013

Agency Business briefs: October 2013

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News on Intouch Solutions, Cambridge BioMarketing, MedEvoke and Eveo

inVentiv network ups international footprint

inVentiv network ups international footprint

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InVentiv Health Communications (iMC) expanded its brainpower's reach to include New York and Tokyo, adding to existing locations in Dallas, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Munich and Shanghai.

Weber Shandwick brings on veteran PR hand Smirnoff

Weber Shandwick brings on veteran PR hand Smirnoff

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PR Firm Weber Shandwick announced that Susan Smirnoff will join its health practice as EVP/senior counselor

Agency Business briefs: September 2013

Agency Business briefs: September 2013

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News on Giant Creative/Strategy, Tonic Life Communications, Coyne Public Relations and Spectrum Science

Cadient builds "From Philly to Boston with Love" campaign

Cadient builds "From Philly to Boston with Love" campaign

Cadient effort supports The One Fund Boston's efforts to help those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing

Fingerpaint buys production shop

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Fingerpaint Marketing has acquired the audio and video production shop Cotton Hill

Agency Business briefs: August 2013

Agency Business briefs: August 2013

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News on Rosetta, Discovery USA, LehmanMillet and McCann Health

Piasecki takes on US regional role

Piasecki takes on US regional role

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Marci Piasecki was promoted to regional director, North America, overseeing all five US professional agencies in McCann Health

PHCG plans a return to growth: CEO

PHCG plans a return to growth: CEO

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Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is hoping to return to growth after a tame 2012, its CEO said.

CAHG and Diaceutics partner on personalized medicine

CAHG and Diaceutics partner on personalized medicine

CAHG is partnering with Diaceutics Limited to develop a practice around personalized medicines.

Agency Business briefs: June 2013

Agency Business briefs: June 2013

News on Digitas Health New York, Compass Healthcare Marketers, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Edelman and Allergan

Social media stars make their moves

Social media stars make their moves

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Two of the pharma social media world's biggest names made career changes in March

Weber Shandwick goes high science with specialty shop

Weber Shandwick goes high science with specialty shop

Weber Shandwick is launching a high-science shop, dubbed Element Scientific Communications

Agency Business briefs: May 2013

Agency Business briefs: May 2013

News on Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Omincom, Ogilvy CommonHealth, WholeView and ApotheCom Group

McCann forges Hispanic partnership

McCann forges Hispanic partnership

McCann HumanCare is adding to its presence in Hispanic and multicultural marketing through a partnership with sister agency Casanova Pendrill dubbed HumanCareHSP.

Team of Wishbone veterans hang out a new shingle

Team of Wishbone veterans hang out a new shingle

Medical agency Wishbone was acquired years ago, but its leadership team is coming out of retirement with a new venture, dubbed Calcium.

Agency Business briefs: April 2013

News on Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Republica and Havas Health

Argon link ups Draftfcb global reach

Argon link ups Draftfcb global reach

Draftfcb Healthcare is filling out its global footprint through an alliance with Argon Network, a coalition of 22 indie agencies in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Putting it together: inVentiv merges four shops into two

Putting it together: inVentiv merges four shops into two

inVentiv is merging four of its digital agencies into two full-service shops: GSW, Fueled by Blue Diesel and Ignite + Palio.

Agency Business briefs: March 2013

Agency Business briefs: March 2013

News on Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, McCann and Havas Life

Publicis aims to up its media game

Publicis aims to up its media game

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is retooling its media offering, placing media talent at each of its shops and creating a centralized media hub for execution.

Group DCA's Bercovitz to co-lead Draftfcb's Area 23

Group DCA's Bercovitz to co-lead Draftfcb's Area 23

Draftfcb Healthcare named Joan Bercovitz EVP, managing director of Area 23.

Agency Business briefs: February 2013

Agency Business briefs: February 2013

News on Edelman, Ogilvy CommonHealth and 6 Degrees

AccentHealth acquires Havas Impact

AccentHealth acquires Havas Impact

AccentHealth is acquiring Havas Impact, the holding company's waiting room "WallBoards" arm, in a move that will double the New York firm's footprint.

Agency Business briefs: January 2013

Agency Business briefs: January 2013

News on Sudler & Hennessey, Topin & Associates, inVentiv Health and W2O Group

Pfizer, J&J shifts spare HCP shops

Pfizer, J&J shifts spare HCP shops

For the big mainline agencies, the creative consolidations at Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are a big deal. But to their medical agency subsidiaries, the changes mostly codify where things alreaday stood.

Havas brings together transatlantic duo of digital shops

Havas brings together transatlantic duo of digital shops

Havas is merging two digital shops, Euro RSCG Life 4D and Creative Lynx, to form Havas Lynx

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