Parent Company: DWA Healthcare Communications Group, 630 West Carmel Drive, Suite 200, Carmel, IN 46032
Officers: Deborah Wood, MFA, Chief Executive Officer, DWA Healthcare Communications Group; Bill Brooks, MSSM, Chief Operating Officer, DWA Healthcare Communications Group; Kevin Hanni, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, DWA Healthcare Communications Group; Monica Nelson, CPA, VP of Accounting, DWA Healthcare Communications Group; Rob Spalding, VP of Strategy and Innovation, DWA Healthcare Communications Group; Eric Prouty, Chief Officer, Avant Healthcare Marketing; Tammy Prouty, Senior Vice President, Avant Healthcare Marketing; Dr. Murali Gopal, Chief Medical Officer, DWA Healthcare Communications Group; Dr. Bruce Bellande, Senior Vice President Medical Education, DWA Healthcare Communications Group
2012 Gross Income: $15 million to $25 million.
Full-time Employees: 165 (2012) 1 (2011)
Number of Accounts Gained in 2012: 1
Services: Avant supports pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, and medical device companies with their medical and marketing strategies on ways to engage with and educate healthcare professionals. Services include: Strategic Marketing; Global Program Services, Relationship/Opinion Leader Management, Meeting Planning Services, Curriculum Design, Medical and Scientific Content Development, Research and Analytics, and Digital and Design Solutions. More detailed service listings can be found at www.AvantHCM.com/services.
New Hire Detail: Rob Spalding, VP of Strategy and Innovation (hired February 2013)
Offices: Chicago, IL; Thousand Oaks, CA
Description: ByDoctor® is the industry’s only HCP-level multi-channel promotional access and affinity database covering over 1.3 million prescribers. This promotional insights and modeling database allows CMI/Compas and its customers to better plan engagement by uncovering the best promotional path to access target audiences, understand HCP promotional affinity, and own the audience.
Creative/account team: Kathryn Erasmus, Graphic Designer; Nick Shotwell, Medical Illustrator; Ethan Goldberg, Art Director; Karen Morgan, Account Executive; Kristie Troy, Account Director
Why this product is special: This highly successful series enjoyed a five-year run, and this image is from the refreshed visuals for 2012. The electronic invitation featured variable data to easily promote this program throughout the United States and was distributed to thousands of HCPs.