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Omnicom Health acquires Snow Companies

Omnicom Health acquires Snow Companies

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

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.

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.

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'

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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.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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FDA issues new policies for compounded drugs; U.S. doctors test CRISPR on cancer patients for the first time; Palio merged into GSW

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

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

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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.

Jennifer Gottlieb named W2O Group president

Jennifer Gottlieb named W2O Group president

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She is overseeing three of the network's agencies in the newly created role.

Why Greater Than One's Elizabeth Apelles stands firm on independence

Why Greater Than One's Elizabeth Apelles stands firm on independence

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The CEO of the independent healthcare agency discusses growing a business in digital in the early 2000s and the perks of remaining independent.

McCann Health promotes Marcus Sigurdsson to global chief digital officer

McCann Health promotes Marcus Sigurdsson to global chief digital officer

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Sigurdsson is charged with leading the agency's digital offering to meet growing client demand.

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

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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.

WPP names Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager

WPP names Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager

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WPP has named Karen Blackett as its first UK country manager, making her the most important agency leader in the British ad industry.

The buyer's guide to pharma, healthcare, and life sciences consultancies

The buyer's guide to pharma, healthcare, and life sciences consultancies

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Do the healthcare and pharma arms of Accenture, Deloitte, PwC, and other consultancies pose an existential threat to traditional healthcare agencies?

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

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

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

MM&M'S most-read stories of 2017

MM&M'S most-read stories of 2017

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Topping the list: The MM&M agency issue, the MM&M Awards winners and shortlist, and how a porn star is providing sex ed to seniors

Kaiser Permanente hires Kathy Beiser as chief comms officer

Kaiser Permanente hires Kathy Beiser as chief comms officer

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Beiser previously held leadership roles at Edelman, Hilton, Discover, and Burson-Marsteller.

Rejuvenan Global Health names Hudson Cutler communications AOR

Rejuvenan Global Health names Hudson Cutler communications AOR

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The digital health startup was founded in 2015.

GCI Health confirms Jones and Kerry as joint MDs of London operation

GCI Health confirms Jones and Kerry as joint MDs of London operation

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GCI Health has confirmed new hire Kath Kerry and maternity leave returner Rikki Jones as co-MDs of its London operation, the network's second hub alongside its New York headquarters.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Botox-like wrinkle-reducer shows positive results in trials; investors double down on fertility; few websites transparent about pricing, study finds

Publicis.Sapient's Alan Wexler steps up as digital chief Chip Register retires

Publicis.Sapient's Alan Wexler steps up as digital chief Chip Register retires

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Publicis Groupe has named Alan Wexler as chief executive of Publicis.Sapient as Chip Register has chosen to retire at the end of the year.

Cut-down Cannes 'saluted' by Publicis despite pull-out, as others give more cautious welcome

Cut-down Cannes 'saluted' by Publicis despite pull-out, as others give more cautious welcome

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French holding company Publicis has welcomed the raft of changes announced to the Cannes Lions festival Monday, while others have given it a more cautious welcome.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services puts $900m IDIQ up for bid

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services puts $900m IDIQ up for bid

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Ketchum, Ogilvy, Porter Novelli, Weber Shandwick, and FleishmanHillard are among the firms that have been awarded past Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services IDIQ accounts.

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

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W2O's Windy City office has added three health and analytics leaders over the past six months.

Omnicom promotes Biolumina and H&S presidents to CEO

Omnicom promotes Biolumina and H&S presidents to CEO

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Ty Curran, previously CEO of the sister agencies, will serve as chairman in 2018.

Maurice Lévy on his 30 years in charge of Publicis Groupe

Maurice Lévy on his 30 years in charge of Publicis Groupe

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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."

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

StoneArch hires Marcia Miller as new president

StoneArch hires Marcia Miller as new president

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Optum vet Miller replaces Jessica Boden.

W2O looks to eliminate confusion with network rebrand

W2O looks to eliminate confusion with network rebrand

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

My career in 5 executions: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness' Kathy Delaney

My career in 5 executions: Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness' Kathy Delaney

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From IKEA to eye-opening health campaigns, S&S Wellness' CCO helps turn emotion into action.