Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
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Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is a healthcare communications network that comprises nearly 12 agency brands in 68 offices located in 11 countries. Its agencies include global brands Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Digitas Health, Discovery USA, Publicis Life Brands, Publicis Health Media, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, and Razorfish Healthware, as well as regional brands. In 2011 and 2012, Advertising Age ranked PHCG as the largest U.S. healthcare communications network by revenue. A division of Publicis Groupe S.A., PHCG agencies offer clients advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, market access, and medical and scientific affairs. They have nearly 5,000 employees worldwide.
PHCG was established in 2003, and was the first healthcare-specific network in communications. The mission of PHCG is to "deliver ideas of purpose that compel action, change lives and amplify business outcomes.” Global clients include Pfizer, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Merck, Procter & Gamble, Boehringer Ingelheim and Roche.
In October 2011, it was announced Publicis Groupe agencies Digitas Health and Razorfish Health would become part of the PHCG network. Digitas Health and Razorfish Health will operate as stand-alone brands, run by co-Presidents Michael du Toit and Alexandra von Plato.
In January 2013, PHCG announced the creation of Publicis Health Media. Matt McNally was named President of PHM and will lead the business unit for PHCG.
In October 2013, Publicis Groupe announced that Heartbeat Ideas and Heartbeat West will join the PHCG network as a Saatchi & Saatchi Health entity. The current New York based Saatchi & Saatchi group - comprising Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and Saatchi & Saatchi Health Communications - will merge, and be known as Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness. Heartbeat and its sister agency will now operate under "Heartbeat Ideas, a member of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness," and "Heartbeat West, a member of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness."
PHCG Global Leadership
- Nick Colucci, President and CEO
- Kathy Delaney, Co-Managing Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Health/Wellness; Global Chief Creative Officer, Razorfish Healthware, Discovery USA
- Michael du Toit, President, Digitas Health
- Rick Keefer, President, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions
- Ashley Kuchel, Global Group President
- Nathalie Le Bos, Chief Financial Officer
- Matt McNally, President, Publicis Health Media
- Marjan Panah, Executive Vice President, Global Director of Human Resources and Talent
- Linda Szyper, Chief Global Development Officer
- Alexandra von Plato, President and Global Creative Officer, Digitas Health
- Sam Welch, Global Group President
- Janet Winkler, President, in-sync
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