UK-based Open Health has merged with medical comms specialist Peloton Advantage to create a global healthcare communications giant that has 520 staff across seven locations.
Pagefield has bolstered senior ranks with the appointments of three partners, including former editor of The Sunday Express, Martin Townsend, and celebrity doctor, David Bull, PRWeek can reveal.
Fake medicine is a lucrative business for dodgy online retailers, which is why the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) decided to highlight the health risks to consumers with its hard-hitting #FakeMeds comms drive. It not only changed attitudes and behaviour, but also achieved an ROI of £125 for every £1 spent.
Avenir Global, the Canadian holding company that includes Axon and Madano in its network, has acquired London-based creative healthcare agency Cherry for an undisclosed sum.
'It's time for a quantum leap in our industry' - healthcare PR firm Synergy Vision rolls out four-day working week
Medical communications consultancy Synergy Vision is implementing a four-day working week without a reduction in pay.
Boyd has worked at AbbVie, Pfizer, and Schering-Plough.
Condom brand Durex has launched a new partnership with AIDS organisation (RED), urging people to 'Give A F**k' in an edgy new earned-media campaign, by Freuds, ahead of World AIDS Day 2018.
North East life sciences and pharmaceutical marketing and PR agency, ramarketing, is expanding into the US on the back of three client wins.
Suzie Warner, former head of global comms for Havas Media Group, has joined WPP Health & Wellness network in the new role of head of communications.
Evoke parent company Huntsworth paid $24 million for the agency.
Emily Thomas, former senior communications manager at pharma giant Bayer, has been appointed managing director of a new health and wellbeing practice at Brands2Life, the agency announced today.
UK technology company Virtualstock, which is helping the NHS and retailers including John Lewis, Argos and Sainsbury's on digital matters, has appointed MHP as its retained health and retail PR adviser.
Two former directors of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) have founded a PR and marketing agency dedicated to healthcare technology.
Cello Health Communications has appointed experienced pharma comms executive Jo Taylor as head of corporate affairs.
Vital Health is driven by Ketchum's new analytics tool, Vital Diagnostics.
Maternity leave. Paternity leave. Parental leave. They're all the same, right?
The relationship between PR and research has always been controversial.
In the wake of soul-searching by leading agencies on the nature of public relations, Robert Phillips writes for PRWeek exactly six years since he quit as boss of Edelman, proclaiming 'PR is Dead'.
The economist, Keynes, predicted in 1930 in his famous essay that we'd all be working 15-hour weeks and we'd be confronted with how to find purpose with all our leisure time.
I think it was early 2016 at another 'Future of PR' event when I'd had enough; all 17 stone of me lurched forward to intercept the microphone from some poor, weary, events administrator.
Imagine getting a virtual tour of a blackened lung as part of a smoking cessation campaign, being able to test cutting-edge equipment located on the other side of the world or having a politician campaign in your living room.
In the wake of Martin Sorrell's claim that unification of brand services is the future, why does the PR industry insist on swimming in its own lane instead of leading the revolution?
Last month, M&C Saatchi PR announced it was rebranding to M&C Saatchi Public Relations.
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Octopus Group co-founder and executive chairman Sandy Purewal is leaving the tech PR agency to start a healthcare tech firm called Superfied, PRWeek has learned.
The NHS Confederation has named Daniel Reynolds as its new director of comms, with a remit to support healthcare leaders in delivering the service's 10-year plan.
Career NHS comms specialist Jack Adlam has been appointed head of comms for the Midlands and East region at NHS Improvement.