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Survey: Half of women don't focus on their own health

Survey: Half of women don't focus on their own health

GCI Health, HealthyWomen, and Redbook magazine are using survey insights to inform the HealthiHer movement.

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

Angela Gillespie named president of W2O WCG

Gillespie is reporting to W2O president Jennifer Gottlieb.

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

APCO hires Nancy Turett as healthcare executive director

Turett spent 25 years at Edelman before launching her own firm in 2013.

WE acquires stake in India's Avian Media and merges with local offices

WE acquires stake in India's Avian Media and merges with local offices

US-headquartered WE Communications has acquired a "significant" stake in leading Indian agency Avian Media and is merging its local operations into the firm to create a new business called Avian WE.

WPP, Omnicom restructure agency set-ups for Johnson & Johnson

WPP, Omnicom restructure agency set-ups for Johnson & Johnson

Omnicom's Velocity and WPP's Neighborhood are new networks supporting J&J.

Rbb Communications forms Healthcare Advisory Council

Rbb Communications forms Healthcare Advisory Council

The council, made up of seasoned pharma execs, will function as consultants to rbb's health clients and health team.

Breakfast Briefing: Facebook, opioids, Weinstein Company

Breakfast Briefing: Facebook, opioids, Weinstein Company

Scroll down for the news PR pros need to know this Tuesday morning.

Big pharma posted less on social last year, but which firm got the best engagement?

Big pharma posted less on social last year, but which firm got the best engagement?

Big pharma firms posted less content on their social feeds last year, but grew their communities, according to a new report.

Walgreens hires Gulden Mesara to lead U.S. communications

Walgreens hires Gulden Mesara to lead U.S. communications

Mesara previously worked in communications for pharma companies AbbVie, Abbott, and Pfizer.

Strong FY profit growth at Huntsworth PR agencies; chair Derek Mapp steps down

Strong FY profit growth at Huntsworth PR agencies; chair Derek Mapp steps down

Huntsworth saw operating profit across its PR agencies grow strongly in 2017 despite a revenue dip, in what the company described as a year of "strong progress".

Teva rebrands in North America amid global restructuring

Teva rebrands in North America amid global restructuring

The pharmaceutical company is undergoing a global restructuring as it relaunches its brand in the U.S. and Canada.

Weight Watchers, DJ Khaled to host pop-up food trucks in U.S.

Weight Watchers, DJ Khaled to host pop-up food trucks in U.S.

Weight Watchers is partnering with hip-hop artist DJ Khaled to tour the U.S. with a food truck to encourage people to have healthier habits on the go.

Sorrell hands Imperato reins to iconic firm after years of double-digit growth

Sorrell hands Imperato reins to iconic firm after years of double-digit growth

Charismatic Cohn & Wolfe leader and WPP boss Martin Sorrell favorite Donna Imperato becomes second woman in just four months to assume CEO role at top five global PR agency.

'I think it's a pity': Cannes Lions Health jury chair on Publicis' sabbatical

'I think it's a pity': Cannes Lions Health jury chair on Publicis' sabbatical

The Cannes Lions Health jury leaders also explained changes to the awards at an event in New York this week.

They should have done it sooner - but will it really work? UK PR leaders react to WPP mega-merger

They should have done it sooner - but will it really work? UK PR leaders react to WPP mega-merger

WPP's decision to merge Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe into what becomes the world's third-largest PR firm has received mixed reactions from UK-based industry leaders.

Finn Partners named AOR for cancer social network Belong.Life

Finn Partners named AOR for cancer social network Belong.Life

The platform is looking to focus its communications strategy on the U.S. market.

Havas Formula named PR AOR for Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

Havas Formula named PR AOR for Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine

The agency began working with the national reproductive center this month.

Sanofi revamps web presence as part of Empowering Life campaign

Sanofi revamps web presence as part of Empowering Life campaign

The company is also looking to better combine its web and social media presence.

PhRMA takes Let's Talk About Cost campaign to the public

PhRMA takes Let's Talk About Cost campaign to the public

PhRMA wants to clear the air about drug pricing with the consumer-focused extension of the Let's Talk About Cost campaign.

Golin loses batch of senior London staff but wins extension with energy client

Golin loses batch of senior London staff but wins extension with energy client

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.

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A new PSA for Mariska Hargitay's nonprofit aims to end the rape kit backlog

A new PSA for Mariska Hargitay's nonprofit aims to end the rape kit backlog

Boutique agency Invisible Man teamed up with the Joyful Heart Foundation for the powerful spot.

'Not after the Cheech & Chong profile': Inside the normalization of cannabis marketing

'Not after the Cheech & Chong profile': Inside the normalization of cannabis marketing

Legal cannabis is projected to be a $21 billion market in the U.S. by 2021, and providers of recreational pot are gearing up for consumer demand.

Why pharma ads are on the bench during this year's Super Bowl

Why pharma ads are on the bench during this year's Super Bowl

For some pharma brands, the price tag is just too high. For others, the platform isn't serious enough.

A comms balancing act on the 30th World AIDS Day

A comms balancing act on the 30th World AIDS Day

Organizations are balancing fighting stigmas with educational efforts and hopeful messages about HIV on the 2017 edition of World AIDS Day.

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

Bell Pottinger saga sparks calls for global code of ethics - but are these realistic?

The fallout from the Bell Pottinger scandal and the agency's subsequent demise has sparked a debate about whether the PR industry needs a global code of ethics.