News on Publicis, Palio+Ignite, PulseCX, McCann HumanCare and GolinHarris
Precision for Medicine has acquired Hobart Group Holdings, which specializes in strategic communications that address payer needs.
Newson ID Media, Frontline Medical Communications and ContextMedia
Kane & Finkel, the independent San Francisco-based shop founded in 1997 by John Kane and Bob Finkel, has closed, an executive confirmed.
The newly formed group will be known as Calcium with Steve Michaelson, formerly of Rosetta Wishbone, at the helm.
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 has inked an extension for its public relations contract with Edelman's Frankfurt, Germany office, according to news outlet PMLiVE.
News on N.S. Bienstock, Ogilvy CommonHealth, AbelsonTaylor and TGaS
Draftfcb Healthcare has rebranded to FCB Health, and has also acquired UK healthcare agency Halesway, effective immediately, the agency announced today
News on Rosetta, StoneArch and Intouch Solutions
Chicago-based shop GA Communication Group says it's striving for the middle ground in an increasingly polarized agency landscape.
News on Havas, Fingerpaint Marketing, 3D Communications and Ogilvy
The 20-year McCann veteran, who most recently headed McCann Health North America, has left the network for a dual role at inVentiv Health.
Endo signed Ogilvy PR to a one-year deal for comms support, following a selection process that reportedly lasted but a few weeks.
Gregg Geider, who headed up high-profile accounts at Omnicom's Harrison & Star, has joined IPG's ICC Lowe Pace as managing director.
News on the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame, McCann WorldGroup, Allergan and Benchworks
The Boston-based agency hopes the new department will allow teams a broader perspective.
News on Clearpath Health Communications, Publicis,Omnicom, Incubate and Lilly
An organ-donation campaign with a Brazilian football tie-in, and a UK managed-access company's series of documentary films, took top honors.
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.
Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications and Wellness merge, Heartbeat brought into the fold.
Carolyn Morgan who has led LehmanMillet's West Coast office, was promoted to president and Deborah Lotterman to chief creative officer
Mc|K Healthcare said it resigned its largest account, UCB's Neupro patch, as the agency shifts its creative vision
News on Intouch Solutions, Cambridge BioMarketing, MedEvoke and Eveo
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.
PR Firm Weber Shandwick announced that Susan Smirnoff will join its health practice as EVP/senior counselor
News on Giant Creative/Strategy, Tonic Life Communications, Coyne Public Relations and Spectrum Science
Cadient effort supports The One Fund Boston's efforts to help those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing
Fingerpaint Marketing has acquired the audio and video production shop Cotton Hill
News on Rosetta, Discovery USA, LehmanMillet and McCann Health
Marci Piasecki was promoted to regional director, North America, overseeing all five US professional agencies in McCann Health
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is hoping to return to growth after a tame 2012, its CEO said.
CAHG is partnering with Diaceutics Limited to develop a practice around personalized medicines.
News on Digitas Health New York, Compass Healthcare Marketers, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Edelman and Allergan
Two of the pharma social media world's biggest names made career changes in March
Weber Shandwick is launching a high-science shop, dubbed Element Scientific Communications
News on Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Omincom, Ogilvy CommonHealth, WholeView and ApotheCom Group
McCann HumanCare is adding to its presence in Hispanic and multicultural marketing through a partnership with sister agency Casanova Pendrill dubbed HumanCareHSP.
Medical agency Wishbone was acquired years ago, but its leadership team is coming out of retirement with a new venture, dubbed Calcium.
News on Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Republica and Havas Health
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.
inVentiv is merging four of its digital agencies into two full-service shops: GSW, Fueled by Blue Diesel and Ignite + Palio.
News on Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, McCann and Havas Life
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.
Draftfcb Healthcare named Joan Bercovitz EVP, managing director of Area 23.
News on Edelman, Ogilvy CommonHealth and 6 Degrees
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.
News on Sudler & Hennessey, Topin & Associates, inVentiv Health and W2O Group
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 is merging two digital shops, Euro RSCG Life 4D and Creative Lynx, to form Havas Lynx
As US pharma continued its quest for a Grand Prix at the Lions Health international festival of creativity, MM&M went on location to Cannes, France. Missed our coverage from June? Now, we're giving you an opportunity to catch up on some of what you missed. Download our e-book on the two-day festival, recapping the event, rounding up the best of the speakers, offering perspective and listing all of the winners. Click here to download.
The most recent MM&M Skill Sets Live event surveyed a range of issues relating to one of the hottest promotional spaces in healthcare. Speakers and panelists at the morning-long session, including promotional- and multichannel-minded executives from GSK, Epocrates, Treato and Montefiore Medical Center, weighed in on topics designed to help marketers demystify the challenges associated with non-personal promotion. Click here.