Weber Shandwick has added EMEA leaders to strengthen its sustainability and healthcare practices.
The pandemic has inspired a fundamental overhaul of communications at blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan and now there's no going back, its comms chief has told PRWeek in an exclusive interview.
Fiona Olivier has left AbbVie, where she was the pharma giant's head of global patient relations and international public affairs, to be global head of public affairs and communications for Sanofi's general medicines division.
Lexington has promoted Ed McRandal to head of health, while Will Culliford has been promoted to be his deputy and lead its health-tech offer.
Two associate directors, specialising in comms and public affairs, have been appointed by Hanover Health after fee income climbed by almost one-fifth.
Former NHS communications director Rachel Royall has launched a strategic comms consultancy targeting health and care leaders.
The quality of AstraZeneca’s messaging is detracting from the positive facts about the pharma company's COVID-19 vaccine, according to scientists.
GCI Health has named Kim Walker and Hannah Morris joint managing directors, UK, while Clare Yianni becomes the agency's UK chief of staff.
‘Lead with truth and science’: healthcare comms pros advise Oxford/AstraZeneca as vaccine rollout stalls
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 has hit a reputational bump in the road following reports of people in several EU countries suffering blood clots after receiving their injection.
Katy Etchells has been appointed associate director, pharma and life sciences, by Mind+Matter, and will lead the agency's work for the agency's new client, Cryoport.
Public affairs and PR agency Brevia Consulting has appointed Mike Thompson, former chief executive of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), as chairman of its health arm.
UK healthcare PR specialist Spink has been acquired by global healthcare comms company Emotive, putting and end to its 32-year history as an independent business.
Red Havas has merged its health agencies in Europe and the US with individual health comms professionals across the Asia Pacific region to create the single unified brand Red Havas Health, it announced today.
Syneos Health Communications has hired former Eli Lilly corporate comms leader Mark Sudwell as head of its value, access and reputation offer, alongside a European creative director and a raft of other global appointments.
The winners at the inaugural PRWeek Healthcare & Pharma Comms Awards have been announced.
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James Helm, director of comms at the Metropolitan Police, has announced that he will depart in the summer after more than three years in the job.
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Independent consultancy Lexington has promoted its healthcare lead Emily Cook to managing director and rebranded.