May 08, 2007
Colucci to head Publicis Healthcare; Goldstone to DDB
Publicis promoted Nick Colucci to president and CEO of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG). Colucci, who was previously COO of the group, replaces Ed Rady, who is retiring. He reports to John Farrell, president and CEO of Publicis’ Specialized Agencies & Marketing Services division. Colucci joined Medicus in 1997 and became president of the company in 2000. Rady, who has been named chairman, will remain on in that role through the year. PHCG includes Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Communications, Medicus, Lifebrands and BrandPharm and Williams-Labadie along with Publicis Selling Solutions. Separately, PHCG EVP Mark Goldstone joined Omnicom’s DDB Healthcare as president. Goldstone reports to DDB president and CEO Chuck Brymer.