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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.

Why Greater Than One's Elizabeth Apelles stands firm on independence

Why Greater Than One's Elizabeth Apelles stands firm on independence

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The CEO of the independent healthcare agency discusses growing a business in digital in the early 2000s and the perks of remaining independent.

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: 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

MM&M launches 2018 search for Healthcare Transformers and Innovation Catalysts

MM&M launches 2018 search for Healthcare Transformers and Innovation Catalysts

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MM&M is calling for nominations for the 2018 class of Top 40 Healthcare Transformers and is seeking industry input for the Top 10 Innovation Catalysts.

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

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.

VA reaches out to agencies about recruitment campaign

VA reaches out to agencies about recruitment campaign

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The Department of Veteran Affairs issued an RFI at the end of November for a nationwide healthcare professional recruitment campaign.

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

Mitsubishi Tanabe's Kevin O'Brien on driving unmet needs

Mitsubishi Tanabe's Kevin O'Brien on driving unmet needs

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The VP of market access at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America discusses driving access and bringing to market the first FDA-approved ALS drug in years.

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.

Amarin's Salyer preps for Vascepa push

Amarin's Salyer preps for Vascepa push

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Whatever REDUCE-IT ultimately reveals (results from the completed study are expected in Q2 or Q3 2018), Salyer maintains Amarin has "a great story to tell, with or without the data."

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

Publicis.Sapient's Alan Wexler steps up as digital chief Chip Register retires

Publicis.Sapient's Alan Wexler steps up as digital chief Chip Register retires

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Publicis Groupe has named Alan Wexler as chief executive of Publicis.Sapient as Chip Register has chosen to retire at the end of the year.

How working with Apple inspired Jeff Tangney to found Doximity

How working with Apple inspired Jeff Tangney to found Doximity

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The CEO's experience launching medical reference app Epocrates led him to found a social network for physicians.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Docs biased against research from poor countries, study finds; Astellas probed over patient-assistance charity support; Acorda reports deaths in Parkinson's trial

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

Edelman health veteran Donna Duncan joins W2O Chicago

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W2O's Windy City office has added three health and analytics leaders over the past six months.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 9, 2017

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GSK hires Google biotech exec to lead R&D; Merck gets FDA-approval for CMV therapy; ex-Lilly exec reportedly top HHS secretary pick

Omnicom promotes Biolumina and H&S presidents to CEO

Omnicom promotes Biolumina and H&S presidents to CEO

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Ty Curran, previously CEO of the sister agencies, will serve as chairman in 2018.

Maurice Lévy on his 30 years in charge of Publicis Groupe

Maurice Lévy on his 30 years in charge of Publicis Groupe

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Midway through Campaign's audience with Publicis Groupe's Maurice Lévy, a heavily French-accented voice exclaims, "Now it is time for the real boss to arrive."

Barby Ingle on the challenges of healthcare influencer marketing

Barby Ingle on the challenges of healthcare influencer marketing

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The blogger talks the challenges of influencer marketing in healthcare, chronic disease, and big brand activations.

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.