Communications

Marian Salzman exits Havas PR for Philip Morris International

Marian Salzman exits Havas PR for Philip Morris International

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She is relocating to Switzerland for the role.

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

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Turett spent 25 years at Edelman before launching her own firm in 2013.

Will the real patient advocate please stand up?

Will the real patient advocate please stand up?

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Industry opponents say the end is nigh for pharma's ability to deduct expenses for consumer drug advertising, but those who've found their calling in healthcare comms ought to have something to say about that.

Cannes Lions names new chairman

Cannes Lions names new chairman

Philip Thomas takes over from Terry Savage.

ABC News' Dan Childs joins Bayer in external comms role

ABC News' Dan Childs joins Bayer in external comms role

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Childs has worked at the network news division for more than a decade.

Pfizer UK public affairs lead joins Edelman

Pfizer UK public affairs lead joins Edelman

Alan Maine has joined Edelman as a senior director in its London health team.

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.

From working for one administration to fending off another: Planned Parenthood's Kevin Griffis

From working for one administration to fending off another: Planned Parenthood's Kevin Griffis

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Kevin Griffis brought his experience in government and politics to Planned Parenthood at the perfect time, leading the fight to protect birth control coverage under the Trump administration and destigmatizing abortion.

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.

Front seat to the comms evolution: Abbott's Melissa Brotz

Front seat to the comms evolution: Abbott's Melissa Brotz

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The divisional VP and head of public affairs has seen it all, including the transformation from a traditional comms organization to a more dynamic and content-led group.

IntrusiveThoughts.org takes 'approachable' approach to redesign of OCD site

IntrusiveThoughts.org takes 'approachable' approach to redesign of OCD site

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Two key creators from Ready Set Rocket share how a thoughtful execution can destigmatize mental illness.

Astellas turns to 'corporate branding 2.0'

Astellas turns to 'corporate branding 2.0'

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The communications team, led by Jeff Winton, is again researching Astellas' reputation for an updated picture on where the campaign has gotten them so far.

UDG Healthcare acquires MicroMass, for up to $75.8 million

UDG Healthcare acquires MicroMass, for up to $75.8 million

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The company also this year has purchased Vynamic and Cambridge BioMarketing.

Watch: Psychiatry body kicks off first recruitment campaign with emotive film

Watch: Psychiatry body kicks off first recruitment campaign with emotive film

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The Royal College of Psychiatrists kicked off a six-week student recruitment campaign with a national media push and an emotive film voiced by patient testimony.

Former Cleveland Clinic comms exec Angela Calman joins IBM Watson Health

Former Cleveland Clinic comms exec Angela Calman joins IBM Watson Health

Calman is joining the technology company as VP of comms for Watson Health.

A day at work with Makovsky's Rob Schachter

A day at work with Makovsky's Rob Schachter

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A mentor once told him to keep learning and stay out of his comfort zone.

Astellas reprimanded by U.K. drug regulator

Astellas reprimanded by U.K. drug regulator

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The drugmaker has been handed a "public reprimand" by the U.K.'s Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority after the creative director of an unnamed agency used the company's patient support materials on its website.

Twitter launches DM cards for brands

Twitter launches DM cards for brands

Twitter has launched a customizable Direct Message Card that brands can use to promote and share the bots or other customer experiences they've created, while Snapchat and Instagram have launched stories updates.

In Surprising Twist, Trust Rises for Healthcare Companies

In Surprising Twist, Trust Rises for Healthcare Companies

But will pharma and biotechnology firms be able to advance this year's positive momentum?

Purdue Pharma hires new VP of public affairs, communications

Purdue Pharma hires new VP of public affairs, communications

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Josephine Martin was previously EVP of public affairs at PhRMA.

Klara's Simon Lorenz on breaking away from the physician lifestyle

Klara's Simon Lorenz on breaking away from the physician lifestyle

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He instead decided to find a way to make a physician's job easier by creating a clinical messaging platform.

Intouch Solutions and Healthware form joint venture

Intouch Solutions and Healthware form joint venture

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The new venture aims to provide clients with global reach.

Drugmakers: Take a Note From P&G, and Generate Some Goodwill

Drugmakers: Take a Note From P&G, and Generate Some Goodwill

We, as an industry, frighten rather than inform, cover our butts rather than support, and confuse rather than encourage.

Chandler Chicco cofounder launches network of healthcare comms firms

Chandler Chicco cofounder launches network of healthcare comms firms

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Bob Chandler retired from his role as cofounder and principal of Chandler Chicco Companies and president of InVentiv Health Communications in 2014.

Changing Behavior is Ongoing, And That's Why It Requires Communications

Changing Behavior is Ongoing, And That's Why It Requires Communications

As humans, we trade in the credits and debits of good and bad behavior. We break diets, we resume smoking, we forget our medicine.

How Ascension's Nick Ragone is rebranding one of the biggest U.S. health systems

How Ascension's Nick Ragone is rebranding one of the biggest U.S. health systems

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The health system is one of the largest in the country. Most of Ascension's hospitals, Ragone says, used to operate almost independently from each other and the company's headquarters.

Strengthening the Medical-Commercial Partnership with Top 10 Global Pharmaceutical Company

Strengthening the Medical-Commercial Partnership with Top 10 Global Pharmaceutical Company

Join Talitha Lynch, VP of global medical affairs operations at a top 10 global pharmaceutical company, and Robert Groebel, VP, Global Medical Strategy, Veeva, as they discuss how to foster meaningful collaboration and strategic information sharing across the organization.

Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove: Obamacare now 'part of the fabric' of the U.S.

Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove: Obamacare now 'part of the fabric' of the U.S.

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Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove said at the PRWeek Conference that the pharmaceutical industry has a responsibility to manage drug costs without the government stepping in

Aetna hires new chief comms officer

Aetna hires new chief comms officer

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Her hire comes as the insurance giant is merging with Humana in a $37 billion deal.