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Global Myopia Awareness Coalition brings on Golin to boost awareness

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition brings on Golin to boost awareness

The coalition is made up of 12 eye-health pharma and biotech companies.

CEO Monty Sharma on getting Jenny Craig back into shape

CEO Monty Sharma on getting Jenny Craig back into shape

"We've focused squarely on being a leader in what we've always been: a leader in weight loss with the highest amount of support and delicious meals."

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Ketchum and Weber Shandwick have the biggest hauls of Lions at this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Check out PRWeek's PR agencies medal table for 2019.

Weber Shandwick's Arun Divakaruni joins Avant Healthcare as chief science officer

Weber Shandwick's Arun Divakaruni joins Avant Healthcare as chief science officer

The healthcare specialty firm is owned by DWA Healthcare Communications Group.

Butt selfie campaign calls for LGBTQ accountability in healthcare

Butt selfie campaign calls for LGBTQ accountability in healthcare

Cheeky campaign intends to make it easier to find queer-friendly doctors.

Exclusive: Leadership changes as Havas Lynx chief heads for the US

Exclusive: Leadership changes as Havas Lynx chief heads for the US

David Hunt, chief executive of Havas Lynx in the UK, has left the agency following his promotion to a new role within the Havas group in the US.

Golin hires Pfizer vet Rachel Hooper as healthcare media relations lead

Golin hires Pfizer vet Rachel Hooper as healthcare media relations lead

Hooper spent six years with the pharma giant.

Bayer's reputational issues continue as 'watch list' scandal deepens

Bayer's reputational issues continue as 'watch list' scandal deepens

The number of people targeted by FleishmanHillard on behalf of Bayer-owned Monsanto to promote controversial weedkiller Roundup is far higher than previously thought, it has emerged.

Citizen Relations picks Robyn Jackson as health and wellness lead

Citizen Relations picks Robyn Jackson as health and wellness lead

Jackson was head of New York healthcare for Zeno Group.

Edelman wins Bronze in Cannes Pharma Lions

Edelman wins Bronze in Cannes Pharma Lions

Impact Porter Novelli in Dubai was credited for PR for the Print & Publishing Grand Prix.

Biotech Alkermes rebuilds public affairs team

Biotech Alkermes rebuilds public affairs team

Jeff Winton, who joined Alkermes last year as SVP of public affairs, was tasked with building out the company's communications function.

Cannes Lions: PR Lions entries plummet to lowest level in six years

Cannes Lions: PR Lions entries plummet to lowest level in six years

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has received its lowest number of PR Lions entries for six years - a three-times sharper decline than overall numbers.

How Bayer is helping journalists 'write the best damn stories they can write'

How Bayer is helping journalists 'write the best damn stories they can write'

The Association of Foreign Correspondents is getting $50,000 from the pharma giant.

Stand Up to Cancer picks Zeno for wide-ranging account

Stand Up to Cancer picks Zeno for wide-ranging account

The DJE agency will handle consumer, corporate and science comms for the nonprofit.

Huntsworth Health's London-based CCO takes on group strategy role

Huntsworth Health's London-based CCO takes on group strategy role

Huntsworth has promoted chief commercial officer Annabelle Sandeman to global head of commercial strategy, in a further sign the marcomms group is focusing heavily on its health business.

5 agency questions for Johnson & Johnson's Michael Sneed

5 agency questions for Johnson & Johnson's Michael Sneed

The chief communications officer discusses J&J's agency relationships amid recent budget cuts.

Bayer rolls out STEM-focused Alexa skill

Bayer rolls out STEM-focused Alexa skill

Science Studio will help the brand engage students -- and help them with their homework.

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Healthcare giant acquires UK's Incisive Health and US-based Putnam Associates

Incisive Health has been acquired by the agency and clinical services group UDG Healthcare for £13.6m ($17.7m), it was announced today.

Huntsworth takes on healthcare firms with multi-million-pound acquisitions

Huntsworth takes on healthcare firms with multi-million-pound acquisitions

Healthcare communications group Huntsworth has announced the purchase of two healthcare research and communications businesses in a multi-million-pound double swoop.

BCW hires Licy Do Canto as public affairs and crisis MD

BCW hires Licy Do Canto as public affairs and crisis MD

Do Canto previously ran his own public affairs firm.

Analysis

Kicking the habit: Most large agencies swear off e-cigarette clients

Kicking the habit: Most large agencies swear off e-cigarette clients

Many firms' policies put little to no daylight between vaping and Big Tobacco.

Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King's Unhappy Meals

Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King's Unhappy Meals

Some dismiss it as a cheap stunt, but experts say the campaign could help young consumers.

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

Eugene the Egg revealed as 'cracking campaign' for mental health

The mystery behind one of the hottest Insta stars to emerge on the social media platform has finally been broken. PR pros wade in to Eugene's eggcellent campaign.

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

Johnson & Johnson tries to hold the line after baby powder exposés

The pharma company has put on a full-court press in response to reports by Reuters and The New York Times.

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.