The Omnicom Group firm has made staff changes to the health practice in the U.S., U.K., Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico.
Gillespie started the medtech practice during a previous stint with W2O Group in 2007.
Edelman and Weber Shandwick are the lead PR agencies on pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline's new global marketing agency roster for its consumer healthcare business.
Almost half of PR professionals believe client budgets will be reduced in the next 12 months following the EU referendum result, according to an exclusive PRWeek/PRCA survey.
Global tech PR agency Hotwire has launched a global health tech practice, overseen from London by group chief development officer Andy West.
Seismic shock for UK PR as country votes out but practitioners highlight opportunities to help clients adapt
As the UK awoke to the news that Britain had voted to leave the EU by a margin of 52 per cent to 48 per cent and that Prime Minister David Cameron will leave office in the autumn, UK PR firms told PRWeek what they think the implications are for their businesses and their clients.
India's Medulla Communications won seven prizes at the Pharma Lions in Cannes tonight, while Engine Group and Weber Shandwick were winners in the Health & Wellness Lions.
A highly emotive integrated campaign led by Ogilvy & Mather London - with PR elements delivered by an Omnicom consortium including FleishmanHillard - won several prizes including the overall Grand Prix award tonight at the Pharma Lions in Cannes.
A trio of Ogilvy & Mather group firms have been nominated for PR work across the Health categories of the upcoming Cannes Lions, with the industry also represented by firms including Engine, Weber Shandwick and MSLGroup, the latter for its much-garlanded #LikeAGirl campaign.
He is replacing Maggie FitzPatrick, who left the healthcare giant earlier this year, in the company's top communications role.
Pegasus, the UK's largest comms firm outside of London and second largest in healthcare nationally, has been acquired by FTSE 250-listed healthcare outsourcer UDG Healthcare.
Chicago, Dubai and London medical comms agency Choice Healthcare Solutions (CHS) has been acquired by Chime-owned OPEN Health and will become part of its Succinct operation.
It is the group's first acquisition since it was assembled in February under CEO Karen van Bergen.
London and Edinburgh agency Charlotte Street Partners, whose board includes Roland Rudd and Scottish entrepreneur Sir Angus Grossart, is expanding into the healthcare and investor relations markets.
Freuds has been brought in to work with sister agency Proud Robinson to launch a dementia-fighting CSR initiative from telco giant Deutsche Telekom.
I used to be the kind of journalist who grumbled about PRs. Particularly ones who sent irrelevant press releases, rang up 20 times a day (to see if I'd got their irrelevant press releases) and began emails with phrases like "hope you're enjoying the sunshine".
Throughout the build-up to the referendum, 'take back control' was a beguiling refrain from those who suggested that we were, or soon would be, 'out of control' if we voted to 'remain'.
There was talk of 'cause fatigue' at Cannes this year, but that doesn't mean the industry should move on - it's simply that purpose has evolved.
British opinions of the NHS are often contradictory. It is our job to use human comms to reach the public.
Hello from the midway point of jury duty at Cannes - we've seen pretty much everything we're here to judge, but we're yet to get to the pointy end of shortlist and silverware selection.
A recent study revealed that the public relations industry is finally, after years of oversight, embracing creativity as a central driving force, with 88 per cent of PR practitioners citing it as fundamental to what they do.
One of the biggest comms challenges in healthcare is persuading the public that sharing their personal data will help to improve NHS services.
As experts we are constantly striving for new and better ways of engaging people; that and delivering greater reach, greater influence and greater returns on investment of course.
PRWeek's 2013 PR Census showed that 46 per cent of all PR agency employees were aged between 25 and 34. So how can today's generation of great young PR people be confident in the boardroom?
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Jon Hughes, Matt Neale, and Gary Rudnick will become co-CEOs of the Interpublic Group firm, effective January 1, 2017.
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