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Edelman names Susan Isenberg global health chair

Edelman names Susan Isenberg global health chair

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Isenberg replaces Kym White, who left the PR agency in March to join Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Colin McBean joins Astellas to oversee Americas branding

Colin McBean joins Astellas to oversee Americas branding

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He is joining the pharma company from Archer Daniels Midland.

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

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Gillespie will report to W2O president Jennifer Gottlieb.

Johnson & Johnson marketing executive Debra Bass joins Nuvo

Johnson & Johnson marketing executive Debra Bass joins Nuvo

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She will lead Nuvo Group's U.S. operations and head marketing globally.

Ogilvy CommonHealth names Andrew Schirmer CEO

Ogilvy CommonHealth names Andrew Schirmer CEO

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Schirmer previously led McCann Global Health as president for nearly five years.

Briana Ferrigno promoted to president of McCann Global Health

Briana Ferrigno promoted to president of McCann Global Health

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She was one of the firm's original staffers in 2013.

Guidemark Health appoints Michael Parisi as CEO

Guidemark Health appoints Michael Parisi as CEO

He was previously a managing partner at Ogilvy CommonHealth.

Walgreens hires Gulden Mesara to lead U.S. communications

Walgreens hires Gulden Mesara to lead U.S. communications

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Mesara previously worked in communications for pharma companies AbbVie, Abbott, and Pfizer.

JPA Health Communications hires three senior execs

JPA Health Communications hires three senior execs

The firm recently brought on SVPs in its Washington and Boston offices.

CDM shakes up creative leadership to focus on international growth

CDM shakes up creative leadership to focus on international growth

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The firm has named Oliver Caporn and Debra Polkes to new roles.

McCann Health hires first global medical director

McCann Health hires first global medical director

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Daniel Carucci is joining the Interpublic Group firm full-time after serving as a consultant and in roles with the U.N. Foundation and the U.S. Navy.

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.

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.

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.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 12, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, January 12, 2018

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Pharma looks to Spark for pricing blueprint; Ipsen hires Amgen exec as CEO of North America; FDA could improve social-media approach, study finds

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Novartis Oncology taps Pfizer exec as CEO; healthcare jobs become the largest source of U.S. employment; HHS nominee wary about drug-pricing negotiations

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.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 8, 2018

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, January 8, 2018

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Celgene to buy Impact Biomedicines for up to $7 billion; Pfizer plans to cut 300 positions in neuroscience; Perrigo hires new CEO

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.

Merck comms head Adele Ambrose to retire

Merck comms head Adele Ambrose to retire

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VP of investor relations Teri Loxam will take over Ambrose's role in January.

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.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, December 15, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, December 15, 2017

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FDA approves first topical skin growth treatment; Teva to cut 14,000 jobs; Novartis Oncology CEO resigns

Ironwood strengthens leadership with two new hires

Ironwood strengthens leadership with two new hires

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The drugmaker named William Huyett as COO and Gina Consylman as SVP and CFO.

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.

Terry Savage to leave Cannes Lions after 33 years

Terry Savage to leave Cannes Lions after 33 years

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Cannes Lions' longtime leader, chief spokesman, and a figure many viewed as the heart and soul of the global creativity festival will be moving on after the 2018 event ends.

GCI Health puts Edie DeVine in charge of medical, health tech

GCI Health puts Edie DeVine in charge of medical, health tech

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DeVine will oversee the agency's health IT and medical device work.

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