Leslie Wheeler, EVP

Spectrum Science is an integrated marketing, communications and media agency hyper-focused on science — for an experience that’s out of this world.

With no parent company, our independent advantage gives our 100-plus experts free reign to make it rain for our clients. We’re free to hire the best in the industry; free to do what other agencies can’t or won’t; and free of fluff, 100% pure health and science with an exclusive focus on the issues and players central to healthcare.

We may be from the dark side of the moon (that’s right, Spectrum took its name from Pink Floyd’s seminal album of the same name), but we have our feet on the ground. With offices in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago and Atlanta and expansive global reach as the U.S. partner and chair of GLOBALHealthPR, the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide, Spectrum is ready to take on the world for you.

Services and Offerings

As the name implies, our expertise spans the entire spectrum of integrated marketing, communications and media solutions. But it’s also a place emblematic of our fearless scientific spirit and unquenchable desire to dream beyond the realm of the possible — and to actually make it real.

Like you, we believe there is no purpose mightier or more noble than bettering health through science. And because science is our sole focus, we’re in a unique position to truly understand and meet our clients’ every need — from seed funded to big pharma, health tech to consumer science. Clients from all areas of the healthcare industry seek us out for our high-caliber communications and the elusive efficiencies of bringing together all solutions — advertising and marketing, public relations, med comms and everything in between — under one profit and loss statement. 

Whatever the challenge, we’ll bring together the right solution, with a team custom built for your exact needs.

Core Capabilities

As scientific communicators, we know behind every scientific advancement is a rigorous scientific process and a team of experienced, curious, purposeful and driven people — and Spectrum is no different. A deep grasp of the science is fundamental to Spectrum’s ability to shape strategies that deliver. Through the Spectrumtific Method, a proprietary methodology, Spectrum rigorously investigates the landscape and identifies the unique human truth critical to driving behavior change. Building on this foundation, we produce atomic creative with the power to break through the chaos of today’s omnichannel world with channel-agnostic, intermedia executions that move audiences where they need to go. 

What are the game-changing ideas that didn’t come to pass
in 2019 that will prove transformative in 2020?

“Personalized medicine has been heralded as key to treating and curing complex, devastating diseases like cancers — but this is only the tip of the iceberg. It will take on new meaning as innovations in health technology, from genetic testing to sleep sensors, not only create new opportunities for personalization but bring the possibility of self-treatment to reality. This will become mainstream beginning in 2020.” — Leslie Wheeler, EVP

Fast Facts

Address: Headquarters, 2001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Second Floor, Washington, DC, 20006

Phone: 202-955-6222  

Year Founded: 1996  Employees: 120

Holding Company: Independent

New Business Contact: Dayna Hochstein, SVP