Reynolds Mackenzie, the OPEN Health group's specialist PR agency, has appointed former Ogilvy Healthworld UK group chief Matt de Gruchy to the newly created role of CEO.
Pharma company AbbVie, in association with Freuds and charity The Patients Association, is launching the next stage of its preventative health campaign to help the UK overcome FOFO - the 'Fear of Finding Out'.
Online card and gift retailer Moonpig has worked with NHS Blood & Transplant for its Valentine's Day campaign this year - focused on encouraging couples to think about organic donations if their partner falls ill.
Marketing and talent lead Jane Fordham and head of digital Alex Brittain (pictured) are among a spate of senior figures leaving Golin's London office, although the business has recently been boosted after successfully re-pitching for npower.
Glaze worked in Edelman's market access practice for more than seven years.
Burson-Marsteller has appointed MSLGroup's EMEA head of healthcare to lead its own health practice in the UK, PRWeek has learned.
Alan Maine has joined Edelman as a senior director in its London health team.
Golin's London office has been appointed to a project to develop a corporate narrative for German drugs giant Merck KGaA, which in recent years has stepped up efforts to differentiate itself from the US pharma firm of the same name.
Philips is reviving #YoungWEF, using its partnership with the World Economic Forum to give traction to its campaign on the future of healthcare.
She is overseeing three of the network's agencies in the newly created role.
The Academy has made its first TV advert, for its client Pharmacy2U, an online pharmacy business.
Roche UK comms director James Woodhouse has left the business after his role was made redundant in a business review resulting in the firm's market access and PR teams merging.
Catherine Devaney has been appointed vice president and head of healthcare UK at WE Communications.
MHP has announced changes to its health division, with practice head Rachel Rowson moving into a new role focused on health tech and her former position being taken by Kate Pogson.
Public Health England is again launching a major integrated smoking cessation campaign ahead of the New Year, led by a hard-hitting film showing the harm smoking does to the body.
Interns' rights hinge on two essential premises: that there are clear legal, moral, and business justifications for paying people gaining experience, and that the distinction between output and outcomes from 'interns' and 'everyone else' is wholly artificial.
While Trump and Brexiters raise barriers and walls, independent comms agencies in Europe are tearing them down.
Call me controversial, but I count a solid spokesperson as 80 (if not 90) per cent of the battle to get good media coverage - wherever you are in the world, whatever your story.
We're (for the most part) very conscious now of the "motherhood penalty" women pay in our industry due to maternity leave and that this is a key cause of the gender pay gap.
As Bitcoin jumped to record highs in December, increasing 1,300 per cent from its price a year ago, PR firms were fighting to claim they were the first to take cryptocurrency as payment, as reported by Flack.
Setting aside the few bad apples hurting the perception of the multi-billion-pound PR industry with their unscrupulous behaviour and scandals, there are in fact bigger challenges for us to overcome.
"Entitled", "narcissistic" and "lazy" - millennials get a bad rap, but if we don't do something to keep this talent in our business, another industry will.
It was the all-agency meeting on a Monday morning that finally made me snap.
Healthcare is facing several comms challenges in the year to come, from getting pricing models right to the implications of Brexit.
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