Tonic Life Communications has been appointed as strategic comms partner for the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance), the not-for-profit alliance of organisations in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Beves, who joins Hanover in August, is currently a partner in Bell Pottinger's corporate and brand division.
Lexis has won the consumer PR business for luxury beauty brand Aromatherapy Associates, following a competitive pitch against four other agencies.
The New York office of Ruder Finn took home metal for its work on Novartis Vaccines' Bexsero brand in a steady showing for PR work at the second year of Cannes Health.
Blue Rubicon has beaten three agencies in a competitive pitch to land the strategic reputation brief for Asthma UK.
FTI Consulting has appointed scientist and analyst Dr Brett Pollard as a senior director in its life sciences team.
Antiseptic cream brand Sudocrem has brought in Orbital Media for a global social media brief following a non-competitive pitch.
Swiss medicine company Roche Diagnostics has appointed Insight Consulting Group (ICG) to manage its corporate PR, a contract previously held by Say Communications.
Virgin Care head of comms Russell Elliott has left to join health and education PR agency Salix & Co as its client services director.
Switzerland-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals has appointed Burson-Marsteller to provide global comms support across its key therapy brands following a pitch.
Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly turning to social media as a way of engaging with consumers, healthcare professionals and media, according to a report by Ogilvy Healthworld.
Healthcare company Bupa is looking for one or two UK agencies that have a global network, for a two-way brief involving reputation building and financial comms.
They say coverage of the crash can lead to witch hunts of people dealing with mental-health issues in the workplace.
UK health charity Nuffield Health has appointed Hopscotch Consulting for a nationwide secondary schools programme to tackle teenage health issues.
Scope Ophthalmics has appointed Road Communications to provide PR support for its branded range of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
The much-hyped, media-saturated Cannes Lions week is over for another year and it is easy to forget that, beyond the glittering yachts and the Yves St Laurent (apparently), the whole point of this 'international festival of creativity' is to be the showcase of the best campaigns from around the world.
Steve Barrett speaks to the chief executive of Interpublic Group.
I wasn't surprised to read recently that the PR industry is one of the worst industries for supporting flexible working patterns.
Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. Or there's the third group, who keep making the same mistakes over again. Which are you?
This time last year I was in Cannes. This year I am not. Have I missed anything? I think not - apart from a Rose hangover.
To be honest, I have always wondered what all the fuss was about.
Last year was the inaugural Lions Health festival of creativity in healthcare. The very fact that it even happened is a surprising success in itself yet our creative confidence, as an industry, felt shaky.
I first heard the phrase "pattern recognition" at SXSW this year. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder of Rent the Runway, was on a panel about the future of retail, and they were discussing whether the Airbnb concept would have been funded if it had been pitched by a woman.
The Cannes Health Lions featured some amazing and very creative work, but PR firms were conspicuous by their absence from the competition.
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Consilium Strategic Communications has appointed Chris Gardner of Citigate Dewe Rogerson as partner.
Healthcare agency 90TEN has appointed Paul Archer to its board as global strategic director.
Specialist healthcare comms agency GCI Health has announced two promotions to associate director at its London office, one taking the new role of head of creative.
Hume Brophy has appointed former Conservative shadow minister and select committee chair Anne McIntosh as a senior consultant in its public affairs team.