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Profiles of Healthcare & Medical PR Firms
The Bliss Group
Member of The Next Practices Group
500 5th Avenue, Suite 1640
New York, NY 10110
Bob Pearson, CEO
Cortney Stapleton, Michael Roth, Mng. Partners
Alexis Odesser, Senior VP, Head of Acct. Excellence
Greg Hassel, Senior VP, Co-Leader of Fin’l Svcs. Practice
Keri Toomey, Senior VP, Leader of Business & Prof. Svcs. Practice
Liz DeForest, Senior VP, Co-Leader of Healthcare Practice
Reed Handley, Senior VP, Head of Growth
Miles Hill, Senior VP, Business & Professional Svcs. Practice
Sally Slater, Senior VP, Head of Innovation
Bill Smith, Senior VP, Head of PESO Media
Megan Tuck, Senior VP, Leader of Bliss Impact
Judy Welage, Senior VP, Media Relations Specialist
Meghan Busch, VP, Fin’l Svcs. Practice
Marisha Chinsky, VP, Media Relations Specialist
Alana Gold, VP, Business & Professional Svcs. Practice
Courtland Long, VP, Healthcare Practice
Quintin Maidment, VP, Healthcare Practice
Janice Miller, VP, Healthcare Practice
Meghan Powers, VP, Leader of Bliss Workplace
Adam Schwartzman, VP, Content Strategy
At Bliss, we know that every client has its own DNA—a unique culture and approach to working with its core constituencies and delivering critical messages in its own way. Bliss works directly with C-suite, marketing, medical and communications executives to cut to the heart of the matter. We gain alignment on their aspirations, identify solutions to create measurable behavior change for critical stakeholders and deliver tangible results. Our clients trust Bliss as a long-term partner to set a strategic communications path and execute new, creative models to address their business challenges in this increasingly complex healthcare economy. Our team understands how the infrastructure of healthcare works. Improving the business of health contributes to improving outcomes for patients and the efficiency for providers. We combine this expertise with decades of experience in launching new drugs, devices and diagnostics. The result we pursue is simple. Better health outcomes for all.
Bospar co-Founder and Principal Curtis Sparrer
Chris Boehlke, Curtis Sparrer, Tom Carpenter, Principals
Tricia Heinrich, Chief Content Officer
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PRNEWS named Bospar a 2023 “Elite Top 100 Agency” for Excellence in PR and marketing client services for global technology brands and “Best in Corporate Branding” for the second year in a row.
Fast Company honored us with their 2022 “World Changing Ideas” award.
Inc. named us one of America’s Top Private Companies for 2021 and 2022.
PRovoke honored us with the SABRE Award for “Innovator of the Year” for 2021 and 2022.
Bospar is an agency of hard-driving professionals from tech PR and marketing with purpose and relentless joy for what we do. Our integrated team is comprised of former journalists, social and traditional media marketers and influencer, financial, SEO and public affairs experts. We’re 100% virtual since before it was fashionable and distributed across the country to jump on news as it breaks.
As a team, we get smart on contact, build relationships and launch PR and marketing campaigns, grounded in strategy and infused with creativity.
If you want to get known fast, accelerate adoption, or drive impact, Bospar exceeds all expectations.
With breakthrough coverage and visibility, simply put: our clients speed ahead—no “BLAH, BLAH, BLAH” about it!
Buchanan Public Relations LLC
From L to R: Buchanan PR’s John Reynolds, Partner; Anne Buchanan, President; Megan Yocum, Partner
Founded in 1998, Buchanan Public Relations LLC is an award-winning, dog-friendly, national communications agency based in Philadelphia. We specialize in media relations, digital, and crisis communications, with expertise in a variety of categories including healthcare, life sciences, financial services, professional services, education, not-for-profit, real estate and consumer goods.
With excellence and integrity as guiding principles, we help brands find and share stories that matter. Our storytelling tools include graphics and video, in addition to writing. We pride ourselves on solid, long-term relationships with our clients.
Our client experience in the healthcare space includes hospitals and healthcare systems, pharmaceutical and scientific testing and trial companies, legal healthcare representation, mental health and addiction centers, medical marijuana institutions, healthcare apps and business productivity tools, medical licensing and testing boards, and insurance companies.
A founding member of the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), we offer clients access to 50 top-tier, independent PR firms around the world.
Learn more about our Healthcare PR services: buchananpr.com/healthcare-public-relations/.
Coyne Public Relations
Rosie Ray, 81, is one of 12 Humana Game Changers honored at this year’s National Senior Games, presented by Humana, a Coyne client. These medals represent Rosie’s commitment to healthy aging and the encouragement, motivation and inspiration she provides to people of all ages.
(Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for Humana Inc.)
5 Wood Hollow Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
501 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Kelly Dencker, Executive Vice President, Director of Healthcare [email protected]
Kevin Lamb, Senior Vice President, [email protected]
Linda Bernstein Jasper, Senior Vice President, [email protected]
Erin Drelick, Senior Vice President [email protected]
There is nothing more precious in life than health. And there is perhaps nothing more personally rewarding than helping someone in need. Parents, caregivers, volunteers, medical professionals, researchers, advocates—they all share a common purpose: to help people. We embrace that purpose and believe we can make a difference by connecting people in need to a treatment, service, or solution that in some way helps improve their life.
In partnership with our clients, we embrace the opportunity to change lives by guiding health journeys through information, insights and inspiration. Data tells you what’s happening, stories tell you why it matters. Insights inform new conversations, frame new perspectives, and inspire people to think differently. Storytelling brings them to life through compelling narratives and inspirational tales of triumph that turn data and content into meaningful connections. That’s why we get up in the morning.
Because when it comes to health, everything else comes second.
705 Melvin Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Raymond Crosby, President & CEO
Denise Aube, Executive VP, Healthcare Practice Leader
Rob Schnapp, Executive Creative Director
For more than 40 years, Crosby has helped healthcare clients Inspire Actions That Matter™ —actions that positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good—while building their brands and business.
Crosby’s Healthcare Practice serves hospitals and health systems, health plans, physician groups, technology and service providers, seniors housing, health advocacy groups and federal government agencies.
Crosby’s leadership team includes (l-r) Anna Zawislanski, EVP, Government Practice Leader; Pam Atkinson, EVP, Director of Connection Planning; David Butler, EVP, Multimedia Production; Denise Aube, EVP, Healthcare Practice Leader; Raymond Crosby, President & CEO; Amy Hitt, EVP, Director of Operations; Suresh John, EVP, Digital Strategy & Analytics; and Rob Schnapp, Executive Creative Director.
Services include marketing research and planning, brand development, experience design, public relations, social media, partner and community mobilization, digital marketing and web development, multicultural outreach, PSAs, and behavior-change campaigns.
Clients include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Kaiser Permanente, OrganDonor.gov, RefuahHealth, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Crosby ranks among the top health communications agencies in the country and is a member of the PR Council, American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), and the Diversity Action Alliance. The firm has offices in Maryland’s capital of Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. To see case studies and capabilities, visit www.crosbymarketing.com.
Since 2008, Crosswind Media & Public Relations has helped healthcare leaders across the country stay at the forefront of conversations that matter. As a full-service communications and public relations agency, our experts bring decades of experience to brand enrichment, effective messaging and compelling public dialogue. We use our innovative approach in public relations, traditional and digital media, research, brand enrichment and marketing to develop fully integrated and multi-channel campaigns that make a difference. We believe in fashioning purposeful and impactful conversations that build pathways to success for more people, more often.
250 Hudson St., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Courtney Gray Haupt, U.S. Health Chair
Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead, act with certainty and earn the lasting trust of their stakeholders. We develop powerful ideas and tell magnetic stories that move at the speed of news, make an immediate impact, transform culture and spark movements.
Once considered the business of patients, physicians, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals, health is now everyone’s business. This is a responsibility and an opportunity that applies to individuals, organizations and societies alike. Health is beyond purely physical. It’s everything from self-care to prevention, diagnosis to treatment, caregiving to cure. It must be inclusive and representative.
At Edelman Health, we believe trust makes the difference at every touchpoint—it brings science to life, drives health technology adoption, fuels the health of real people and is essential to fix the broken parts of our healthcare ecosystem. Our goal is to help our clients confidently rise to the challenges of our changing world. We counsel our clients to embrace the new demands of a wider set of stakeholders—and to act boldly to earn and keep their trust. For more information, visit www.edelman.com.
Fern Lazar, Managing Partner/ Global Health Practice Lead
Julian Tyndale-Biscoe, Senior Partner/UK Health Group
David Carey, Senior Partner/Health Investor Relations Lead
Marie-Helene Coste, Senior Partner/ Paris Health Group
Nicole Cottrill, Senior Partner/ Health Provider Services Lead
Beth Friedman, Senior Partner/ Atlanta Health IT Group Lead
Joe Foster, Partner/ West Coast Health Group
Richard Hatzfeld, Senior Partner/ Global Public Health Lead
Michael Heinley, Senior Partner/Global Growth and Client Engagement Lead
Aman Gupta, Managing Partner/Health Practice Asia Lead
Shivani Gupta, Managing Partner/Culture & Brand Reputation Health Asia
Glenn Jasper, Managing Partner/ Jerusalem and Health Innovation Lead
Tom Jones, Senior Partner/ NY Health and US Biopharma Lead
Ritesh Patel, Senior Partner/ Global Digital Health Lead
Mina Volovitch, Senior Partner/ Paris Health Group
Rebecca Warren, Partner/ Nashville Health Group Lead
Gil Bashe, Managing Partner/ Chair Global Health and Purpose
FINN Partners Jerusalem staff—in the heart of one of the world’s great health innovation hubs—meet with client Theranica. Theranica, highlighted by Fast Company and Time Magazine, champions effective, safe, affordable therapies for idiopathic pain. It recently introduced its FDA-cleared migraine treatment device Nerivio® to adolescents and adults in the United States.
FINN Partners champions innovation across the health ecosystem. Our health clients include visionaries and game-changers from across the health industry, including top-20 pharmaceutical companies, the nation’s largest hospitals and payer systems, and many of the world’s boldest companies in artificial intelligence, digital health, health information technology and medical devices.
Ranked by O’Dwyer’s among the leading health sector agencies and named “Healthcare Agency of the Year” by PRovoke and health-sector trade group HITMC, FINN delivers extraordinary service and value to every client every time through product communications, clinical-trial patient recruitment, digital marketing, investor relations, issues management, scientific publication support, thought-leadership strategy and traditional and social media.
Across the health industry, FINN is recognized for its work in transforming people’s lives by addressing pressing health challenges. Whether introducing new medicines and technologies that improve and extend life, uniting patient communities through advocacy platforms, supporting breaking science or raising awareness of unmet health needs and how they can be better managed, FINN has become the leading partner in helping clients make a difference.
112 East Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Rick French, Chairman & CEO
David Gwyn, President / Principal
Natalie Best, Chief Operating Officer / Principal
Founded in 1997, French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is the Southeast’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agency, a distinction it has held since 2001.
FWV’s category acumen includes private and clinical practices, research labs, health IT companies, laboratory and medical device manufacturers, drug development firms, weight loss centers, medical schools and large pharmaceutical manufacturers. The agency specializes in helping its healthcare clients increase brand awareness among key decision makers for their product lines and services through targeted media outreach, advocacy marketing campaigns, public affairs, special events, trade show support, emerging media applications and crisis communications.
FWV’s healthcare and medical marketing experience includes work done on behalf of: A4 Health Systems, Avmacol, bioMérieux, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Cardinal Health, Catalyst Clinical Research, CeNeRx, Foresight, GlaxoSmithKline, Isagenix, Istari Oncology, Locus Biosciences, MDeverywhere, Medcryption, New Hope Fertility Center, Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc., O2 Fitness, Octapharma Plasma, One Medical, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble (Prilosec), Quest Diagnostics, Southtech, Sterling Healthcare, Structure House, TFS HealthScience, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, University of North Carolina Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, WakeMed and Wellspring.
In addition to its diverse range of healthcare and medical marketing clients, FWV’s passionate team of expert storytellers works with many of the world’s leading companies and brands, including Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Volvo Trucks North America, Teen Cancer America and the N.C. Department of Transportation, just to name a few.
Among its partners and affiliates are: FWV Fetching, a pet and animal health PR and marketing agency; AMP3 PR, a fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle PR firm (New York City); CGPR, an active lifestyle, outdoor, ski, fashion, technology and travel PR and consumer brand marketing agency (Greater Boston) and Prix Productions, the company’s longform content feature and documentary film division, with offices in Raleigh and L.A. FWV employs more than 130 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C., headquarters and offices around the country.
FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
88 Pine Street, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Mark McCall, Global Segment Leader
C-suites, boards of directors, and business leaders from around the world come to FTI Strategic Communications with their most complex, business-critical issues that require diverse skill sets and integrated disciplines. As part of a global business advisory firm, we help these organizations manage change, mitigate risk and enhance their market position by combining decades of deep subject matter expertise with functional and disciplinary experience.
Our financial communications professionals serve as trusted advisors to management teams on a range of capital markets events as well as other stakeholder issues throughout the corporate life-cycle. We help clients navigate their most pressing challenges and opportunities around M&A, IPOs, restructuring, capital raising, corporate governance, ESG strategy, proxy fights, and shareholder activism. Our integrated capabilities in financial communications, corporate reputation and public affairs help clients protect and drive business value.
G&S Business Communications
111 West 33rd Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Additional locations: Raleigh, NC & Chicago, IL
Luke Lambert, President & CEO
Ron Loch, COO
Steve Halsey, Chief Growth Officer
Seth Niessen, Controller
Anne Green, Managing Director, Business Consulting
Brian Hall, Managing Director, Chicago
Caryn Caratelli, Managing Director, Client Service
Stephanie Moore, Managing Director, Client Service
Kate Threewitts, Managing Director, Human Resources
G&S Business Communications helps innovative companies change the world. Our Healthcare practice is powered by critical thinkers who have mastered the media landscape and are able to tell powerful stories that address specific issues in the industry. Our team meets each client at the intersection of business and communications. We have a distinct focus on healthcare systems, non-profit, medical technology and healthcare organizational communications.
Our strategies help B2B clients meet their business goals, and our work produces meaningful results that move markets. Our commitment to measurement ensures that we are constantly learning and improving to make programs better.
Our mission is to inspire people to take action, and our vision is to fuel transformation, resulting in business growth for our clients.
Kristin Cahill, CEO
GCI Health is a global integrated communications agency Inspired by People. We ground our approach to communications in looking at all stakeholders—patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, policymakers, reporters and payers—as people with distinct perspectives that shape how they think and act. As a result, we craft compelling communications strategies and creative campaigns that resonate with people and deliver tangible results to our clients. Our culture is catalyzed by the belief that people should be as successful in their personal lives as they are in their professional ones. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 600E
Washington DC 20005
Jennifer Wayman, MHS, President & CEO
At Hager Sharp, we have dedicated nearly 50 years to creating strategic communications and social marketing initiatives for organizations that are committed to fighting for equity in education, improving the health of people and communities, and empowering vulnerable populations. We are a full-service, integrated marketing and communications firm with deep expertise in public health, disease prevention, health promotion, and behavior change strategies. As an employee-owned small business, we have provided communications leadership across a wide range of health issues, including COVID-19, chronic and infectious diseases, cancer, vaccine promotion, genetic diseases, environmental health, women’s health, food safety and nutrition, and substance abuse prevention. Hager Sharp’s strategists, researchers, creative specialists, media experts, and public health professionals bring award-winning, research-driven, behavior-changing health communications services and social marketing campaigns to life. Our focus is, and always will be, working with mission-driven institutions, businesses, foundations, and nonprofits to create and execute ideas that make a difference.
727 Sansome St., 1st floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Emily Call Borders, Principal
Jayme Maniatis, Senior Vice President, Health
Saige Smith, VP, Health
Morgan Mathis, VP, Health
Highwire is an inclusive strategic communications and digital marketing partner designed for category leaders and growth companies across technology and healthcare sectors. With offices in San Francisco, New York City, Boston and Chicago and a global network of partners, Highwire is driven, creative, and experienced in delivering transformative business impact for its clients. Highwire’s fully integrated programs leverage a range of marketing and communications strategies, including digital and social media, influencer programs, and earned media activities that support clients‚ business and marketing goals.
Highwire Health operates at the intersection of health and technology. Drawing on its roots in Silicon Valley and deep expertise in healthcare, Highwire uniquely meets the moment for innovative health companies. The Highwire Health team helps clients advance healthcare in a highly regulated and dynamic landscape—from pre-clinical and product launch to advocacy and brand revitalization. Highwire Health clients include leaders in digital health, diagnostics, medical devices, primary care, behavioral health, remote care platforms and more.
One World Trade Center, Floor 68
New York, NY 10007
Grace Leong, CEO
Jonathan Lyon, COO
Gigi García Russo, Chief Innovation and Growth Officer
Blair Baumwell, Managing Director, HUNTER: Health + Wellness
Contact: [email protected]
Samara Farber Mormar, CMO
LISTERINE conducted a breakthrough study demonstrating that LISTERINE COOL MINT destroys 5 times more plaque above the gum line than floss. To communicate the new data, HUNTER launched a 360-marketing campaign to reach dentists, hygienists and consumers, through trade conference experiences, dental professional social and digital content, influencer engagement and media relations.
HUNTER is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm ranked as a “Best Place to Work” and “Consumer Agency of the Year” with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London and partnerships that extend our reach globally. Beginning with research-driven insights, HUNTER executes strategic, integrated programs that build brand equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for OTC products and healthcare services. The 200+ person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions including strategic planning, earned media relations, social and digital media, talent and influencer engagement, experiential marketing, multicultural outreach, and content creation and distribution across all platforms and channels to earn attention for some of the world’s best known and most beloved brands.
Today more than ever, consumers’ mindsets about overall wellness have shifted and they are focused on finding ways to prioritize their health. Our HUNTER: Health and Wellness team is on a mission to ensure that consumers find brands and products that help them live healthier, happier lives. By collaborating with experts, media properties, influential voices, and target-right partners, we ensure that brand messages get to the right audience in the places consumers are looking for wellness information.
In partnership with some of the most respected consumer health companies and retailers including Johnson & Johnson, Church & Dwight, Reckitt, New Chapter and Abbott Diagnostics, HUNTER’s work has covered the medicine cabinet from oral care, allergy, sanitary protection, pain and pregnancy, to digestive health, vitamins, supplements, weight-loss and heart health.
ICR Westwicke, the healthcare division of ICR, has established itself as one of the leading providers of integrated Public Relations, Investor Relations and related services for healthcare companies. ICR Westwicke’s healthcare practice works with more than 150 clients across life sciences, medical device/diagnostics, services and healthcare IT. With complementary services in digital branding, capital markets advisory, IPO advisory, crisis communication and corporate governance advisory, ICR Westwicke offers a full suite of strategic communications and advisory services for startups and mature public companies alike. Whether the emphasis is on corporate, scientific and marketing communications, patient education and advocacy, preparing for an IPO or raising additional capital, we understand that every client is different, and so too, is their story. With an innate understanding of the many complex dynamics and influencers within the healthcare ecosystem and a clear lens on the financial impact of all communications, ICR Westwicke takes a hands-on approach to understand both the science and the sentiment behind your business, ensuring that your message goes beyond simple clarity to resonate and make a lasting impression with the audiences that matter most.
Beth Monaghan, CEO & Founder, [email protected]
Jason Morris, President, [email protected]
Alison Morra, Chief Operating Officer, [email protected]
Dan O’Mahony, Executive Vice President & Inkhouse West Emerging Markets General Manager, [email protected]
Kate Riley, Executive Vice President & Pacific Northwest General Manager, [email protected]
Ed Harrison, EVP & New England General Manager, [email protected]
Tiffany Darmetko, EVP of Client Services, [email protected]
Megan Link, Executive Vice President & Mid Atlantic General Manager, [email protected]
Anne Baker, Executive Vice President & California Assistant General Manager, [email protected]
Keith Giannini, Executive Vice President, [email protected]
Inkhouse is an integrated PR agency for innovative thinkers, creators and leaders who believe in the power of stories to effect positive change. We’re a culture and values-driven firm that believes what’s good for our people is good for business and our clients, highlighted by PR industry-leading benefits like 20 weeks of paid family leave, pregnancy loss paid leave and every other Friday off for all members of our team. Founded in 2007, Inkhouse has grown organically to an agency of 140 people in seven major cities with remote employees across 11 states. Learn more at: www.inkhouse.com.
Client list: Acquia, Amplitude, AT&T Cybersecurity, Beamery, BioMed Realty, BlueVine Capital, Brightline, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Cambium Learning, Capella Space, Checkmarx, Cockroach Labs, Code42, Corvus Insurance, CropOne, Crunchbase, Databricks, Datto, Deepgram, Emeritus, Ergotron, Front, Gigamon, Ground Labs, Harvard School of Education, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Incredible Health, Molekule, NEXT Insurance, Netskope, OpenView Ventures, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Plume, Puma, Qumulo, Raytheon, ReliaQuest, Remitly, Rockland Trust, Roofstock, ServiceTitan, SmartRent, Starburst, Strava, The Markup, UMass Memorial, Wasabi, Whitesource, Wistia and Xerox.
1101 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
LinkedIn: @JPAHealth Communications
Carrie Jones, Principal
JPA Health is a full-service, integrated agency, which works behind the scenes for many of the most innovative and rapidly growing health companies in the world. We have global reach with offices in Washington, Boston, New York City and London. JPA’s exclusive focus on health means that clients can count on a team with the experience and perspective to deliver results that impress. Through our integrated model, we provide seamless public relations, creative marketing and patient advocacy services. Our diverse portfolio of clients includes innovative life science companies, revolutionary medtech companies and leading public health organizations. Clients benefit from our collaborative expertise as our specialists synchronize insights, ideas and incredible execution. Our approach incorporates a proprietary tool that enables us to understand how conversations take place within the health sector—JPA’s Gretel® brings together news media, organizations and individual influencers to show precisely how they intersect, revealing insights for reaching and engaging audiences. Importantly, at JPA, we share our clients’ commitment to improving and protecting lives, and this ideology inspires our work every day.
At Landis, “We believe in ideas that create change. We craft compelling stories. And, we communicate.” Named America’s #1 Healthcare PR Agency (Ragan’s Ace Awards) and annually listed on O’Dwyer’s list of top Bay Area agencies, San Francisco-based Landis Communications Inc. is celebrating more than 32 years in business.
We’ve served clients in patient services, health tech, biotech, disease state and hospital/healthcare systems including: Centre for Neuro Skills, Altais, Amgen, Sutter Health, Frontier Medicines, On Lok Senior Health Services, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, Brain Health Registry, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Planned Parenthood, Crestwood Behavioral Health and more. Landis has won PRSA SF’s “Agency of the Year” and “Campaign of the Year” awards. We’ve also won two IABC Gold Quill awards, a national PRSA Silver Anvil award and numerous Bulldog Awards. We’re especially proud to have been named a Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist by the San Francisco Business Times for 2022.
LGBT-owned and a certified member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Landis is a full-service public relations, digital marketing, social media and marketing communications agency. Our PR specialties include: healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biopharma, clinical trials, technology, biotech, consumer, environmental, consumer technology, B2C and B2B programs. Landis’ Promised Results© return-on-investment program provides tangible metrics addressing clients’ identified goals. Headed by President Sean Dowdall, Landis also is the San Francisco member of the Public Relations Global Network, with over 50 affiliate agencies worldwide. For information: www.landispr.com.
20 Park Plaza, Suite 312
Boston, MA 02116
Donna L. LaVoie, Pres. & Chief Executive Officer
James Heins, Senior VP & Managing Director, NY Practice
Sharon Correia, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Gemma Bakx, SVP, ESG & Investor Perception
Ella Deych Cerminara, SVP, Finance & Chief Operations Officer
Founded in 2001, LaVoieHealthScience transforms health and science innovations through strategy consulting, investor relations and corporate communications, as well as public relations, marketing, and digital services. We are recognized as a strategic communications agency for moving the needs bringing solid, creative solutions, and decades of specialized experience to our clients. We are ranked among the Top 30 independent healthcare communications agencies in the United States according to O’Dwyer’s 2022 public relations firm rankings. We are certified in healthcare communications compliance and serve commercial and pre-commercial clients both domestically and globally. Through our alliance with Omnicom Public Relations Group, we bring our global clients a broader set of health and science teams offering over 2,000 health experts worldwide. We are committed to serving health and science clients offering domain experience in animal science, autoimmune diseases, CAR-T, cell and gene therapy, CNS, CRISPR, immuno-oncology, lysosomal diseases, medtech, medical devices, neurodegeneration, oncology, ophthalmology, precision medicines, rare diseases, and regenerative medicine. We have been in business for 21 years, have won over 60 public relations and investor relations awards, and have developed over 450 communications plans.
Lindsey Carnett, CEO & President
Marketing Maven CEO & President Lindsey Carnett.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York City, Marketing Maven’s combination of PR, social media, influencer marketing and market research helps provide a competitive edge to their clients. Marketing Maven helps businesses grow their revenues by developing campaigns that engage a target audience, generate sales then utilize advanced metrics to measure ROI.
Named to the 2018 and 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2016 Entrepreneur 360 List as one of the Most Entrepreneurial Companies in America, their services aid national marketing campaigns and product launches with reputation management, organic SEO tracking, competitive analysis reports and online product reviews to help increase revenue.
Marketing Maven is a federally recognized Native American Owned 8(a) and WOSB certified company. They are also a certified Small Business (SB) with the California Department of General Services (DGS) and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Specialties include: Multicultural, beauty/fashion, professional services, travel/hospitality, home furnishings, financial PR/investor relations, healthcare, food & beverage, entertainment/sports, technology, environmental/public affairs clients and social media.
197 Portland St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Scott Signore, CEO & Principal
Patty Barry, Principal
Mandy Mladenoff, President
Matter is a Brand Elevation Agency unifying PR, creative services, digital marketing and strategy into content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. Founded in 2003, with seven offices spanning North America and nearly 300 employees, we work with the world’s most innovative companies across high-technology, healthcare, consumer technology and consumer markets, from startups and nonprofits with focused needs to well-known corporations.
We are experts in storytelling. That means we are laser-focused on getting a client’s message out and heard by the right audiences, in the right places. Our strategic communications programs maximize earned, owned, shared and paid media to tell—and show—credible brand stories.
We have in-house graphic design and web development capabilities as well as video and live broadcast services for projects big and small. Our creative, video and digital marketing teams work hand-in-hand with the PR teams to create high-quality assets to support campaigns. Our digital marketing capabilities amplify brand stories to increase reach and ROI. Our teams understand how a campaign can be brought to life across multiple platforms and mediums, and the interplay between the mix. We understand how to elevate any brand.
Alisa Valudes Whyte, CEO, Senior Partner
Thomas Rice, EVP, Senior Partner
John Conrad, EVP, Senior Partner
Jayson Schkloven, EVP, Senior Partner
Shahed Ahmed, SVP, Partner
Michelle Schafer, SVP, Partner
Merritt Group is an award-winning, woman-owned strategic communications agency with a dedicated focus on healthcare with locations in McLean, Virginia, San Francisco, California and North Texas. Merritt Group specializes in public relations, content creation, marketing, social media, demand and lead generation, analytics and measurement, and marketing infrastructure consulting.
Our philosophy starts with intrinsically understanding our healthcare clients’ target audiences, which leads to the development of powerful messaging and creative PR programs that drives high impact awareness, engages audiences and accelerates sales around their innovations.
We help our healthcare clients achieve their goals and meet the needs of today’s patients, providers, physicians, insurers and influencers across a complex healthcare continuum. Our team deeply understands the transformative world of healthcare. With a more consumer-driven healthcare marketplace and constant changes to the healthcare policy landscape, Merritt Group can be your sentinel to navigate how to market to your core audiences.
For more than 15 years, we have worked with leading and emerging healthcare brands including RapidAI, Medisafe, Infermedica, GoHealth Urgent Care, Samsung Health, InnoCaption, Avizia, MedGenome, CardMedic, Emeritus Healthcare and more.
1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Kim Blake, Vice President, Health
Padilla is a full-service public relations agency that transforms brands and organizations through strategically creative communications. Our work across deep areas of sector expertise in agriculture and environmental sciences, food, beverage and nutrition, health, technology and financial services, is consistently recognized by industry partners such as PRWeek, PRovoke and PRSA, among others. Padilla operates in seven cities in the U.S. through its family of brands which includes, SHIFT, FoodMinds, Joe Smith and SMS Research Advisors.
Health clients include 3M, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CommonSpirit Health, Lupus Foundation of America, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Purdue, Sanofi, VBI Vaccines and others.
Padilla’s Health team consists of seasoned health and science strategists spanning the health care ecosystem, specializing in: pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; device makers, vaccine manufacturers; hospital and health systems; insurers, payor groups; nonprofits and government.
As an AVENIR GLOBAL company and a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the agency provides services to clients through 155 offices worldwide. Transform with purpose at PadillaCo.com.
Philip A. Nardone, President & CEO
Mark Nardone, Chief Marketing Officer
Elizabeth Famiglietti, Chief People and Culture Officer
Darlene Doyle, Chief Client Officer
Gary Torpey, Chief Financial Officer
Nikki Festa O’Brien, EVP
Meg Kessler, EVP
Dan Martin, EVP, Healthcare
Gene Carozza, Senior VP, Technology & Head of Operations
Matthew Briggs, Senior VP, Healthcare
Emily Holt, Senior VP
Kari Hulley, Senior VP
Gareth Thomas, Managing Dir., UK
PAN Communications is a leading integrated marketing and PR agency servicing B2B tech and healthcare brands. With 27+ years of experience, PAN helps companies transform ideas into captivating stories that align to mid- and late-stage growth strategies through the firm’s NXT Stage approach. Recognized as an Agency of the Year and Best Mid-sized Agency to Work For, PAN has office locations in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Orlando and London, as well as a growing virtual community. The agency is positioned to help brands emerge in new markets and scale globally, with experience driving integrated strategy across a variety of brands?like Rapid 7, Citrix, Quickbase, OneStream, Radial, athenahealth and Smartly.io. PAN strives to help today’s modern marketers by integrating a combination of services to better engage with target audiences and move markets.
Connected Content — Creative Storytelling — Results that Matter!
Clients include: Algolia, Amwell, athenahealth, Bitdefender, Booz Allen, Botify, Citrix, Clarify Health, Coda, Collibra, Enthought, HealthEdge, iCIMS, LeanTaaS, Quickbase, Menlo Security, NTT Data Services, Optimizely, Rapid7, Toshiba/Americas, UPS Capital, and Veeam.
Public Communications Inc.
Founding Partner of Worldcom Public Relations Group
Jill Allread, APR, Fellow PRSA, CEO
Craig Pugh, APR, President
Pamela Oettel, COO/CFO
Public Communications Inc. (PCI) is team of experts passionate about healthcare and healthy communities. Sixty years after our founding, healthcare communication strategies that deliver client solutions and results remain at the core of our national, independent agency. We create communication solutions for national and international healthcare companies and associations in every sector. PCI continues to expand its environmental health expertise during increasing public interest and desire for fact-based information on climate change and its impact on human and animal health.
Our agency consistently delivers award-winning programs and campaigns for clients ranging from advocacy organizations and medical and allied health associations to Fortune 100 corporations; healthcare technology innovators and device makers; biotechs and hospital suppliers; hospitals and health systems; service providers; accrediting agencies; and consultants. PCI also knows healthcare and association audiences first-hand. We use research to understand what makes them tick, how to reach them, and how to prompt engagement.
Healthcare represents more than half of PCI’s client work. Our clients include more than 20 medical and dental associations, start-ups looking for communications and marketing strategy and visibility, and university health systems. We launch products and manage lifecycle communications; run consumer awareness and screening programs on a turn-key basis; develop professional relations campaigns designed to draw referrals; and develop digital media strategies, campaigns and platforms including efficient online newsrooms and content-rich websites.
Many of our healthcare clients have stayed with us 10 years or more with some exceeding 20-year partnerships. Our success grows from truly listening to, and talking with, our clients. We then create solutions and deliver quality service and results that meet or exceed our clients’ goals.
46 Waltham Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
4509 Creedmoor Road, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27612
54 W 21st Street, 10th Floor
New York NY 10010
Also serving clients through staffers based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Larry Weber, Chief Executive Officer/Chairman
Bob Osmond, President
Phil Chadwick, CFO
Carolyn Regan, Senior VP, People
Society has always been propelled forward by technology. There is a growing expectation, however, that innovation must serve humanity—there must be a higher moral purpose than innovating only because we can.
We believe that the complex challenges we face as a global society can only be tackled by embracing creativity and innovation fueled by purpose. Every company in every category is in some way using technology to sustainably change the way we work, live and play.
At Racepoint Global (RPG), our mission is simple: We help our clients navigate and succeed in the new communications landscape by shaping the conversations that matter. We live at the intersection of conversation and innovation and we serve clients with channel-agnostic communications strategies that engage their target audiences in authentic and meaningful ways. Our work with clients establishes competitive differentiation and drives business impact. In 2021, RPG was named a PRWeek Top 100 U.S. integrated communications agency, a Top 15 U.S. Technology PR Agency by O’Dwyer’s, a PRovoke Global Top 250 agency and ranked in the Top 25 of Boston Business Journal’s Largest PR Firms in Massachusetts list.
Clients include: ACD/Labs, Analog Devices, Atmosic Technologies, Consigli Construction, Duck Creek Technologies, eClinicalWorks, E Ink, Infinix, MediaTek, Mythic, Panasonic Connect North America, Qlik, RISC-V, Semtech, and SiFive.
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
1111 3rd Ave., Ste. 1810
Seattle, WA 98101
1301 K St NW, Ste. 220W
Washington, D.C. 20005
John Raffetto, CEO
David Herman, President
Danielle Ruckert, AVP, Healthcare Practice Lead
John Raffetto and David Herman founded Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications (RH Strategic) in 2008 with the belief that tying great work to business objectives drives results and transforms innovative companies into industry leaders. We pride ourselves on elevating the stories of next-generation innovators—the visionaries, game-changing brands and hands-on architects of a better future. We deliver creative, integrated communications across the technology, healthcare, sustainability and government sectors—and, importantly, the powerful intersections between them.
As the forces of change in healthcare drive innovation, RH Strategic has elevated the voices of visionary leaders and transformative brands through strategic communications. Our healthcare practice mirrors the healthcare landscape itself, spanning Fortune 500 players to Series A disrupters, including providers, insurers, health IT innovators, life sciences, educators, advocates, and digital health platforms.
Our approach is based on a deep understanding of our clients, our up-to-the-minute vertical expertise and our ability to articulate and amplify stories that build brands and thought leaders. We design award-winning strategies that introduce, inform, influence and inspire. We execute those plans with a commitment to precision and adaptability. We work smart and hard.
RH Strategic is more than the sum of its parts. We are our people, our clients and our relationships—collectively focused on ensuring tomorrow is better (and healthier) than today.
600 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Shankar Narayanan, Chief Executive Officer
Jim Weiss, Founder & Chairman
Jennifer Gottlieb, Chief Client Officer
Real Chemistry (previously W2O) is a global health innovation company with an alchemic mix of 2,000 people and hundreds of clients and partners working from bench to bedside to make the world a healthier place for all. Purpose-built by Jim Weiss to address modern healthcare challenges, Real Chemistry is the culmination of 20 years of intentional, fiercely independent, sustained growth.
We are committed to improving health outcomes across today’s ecosystem by partnering with companies who want to reimagine healthcare. We have built a home where the best health experts collaborate and innovate to deliver commercial, clinical and corporate solutions that put patients at the core, through data, proprietary technology and powerful creativity.
With offices across the United States and Europe, Real Chemistry believes that the way to real, transformative change is through our uncommon combination of talents, disciplines and technologies.
Real Chemistry’s proprietary technology products include Swoop, IPM.ai and the Symplur Suite of social listening, analytics and engagement tools, all housed within Real Chemistry Health Technologies. We have tools focused on clinical trial engagement, and expert service brands include W2O (integrated communications), 21GRAMS (advertising and medical), Discern (value-based care consulting), and starpower (influencer and entertainment marketing). Integrated intelligence, media and marketing are all within Real Chemistry’s Integrated Marketing and Intelligence Services.
The Reis Group
Sharon Reis, Principal
Lauren Musiol, Stacy Skelly, SVPs
Kathleen Petty, VP
Beth Casteel, Peter Perl, Senior Counselors
Full-service communications for health, medical, science, and social issues.
The Reis Group is a small, woman-owned public relations agency specializing in health care, science, and social causes. Established in 2016, we were named Best New Agency of the Year by The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter. We are proud to work with a wide range of clients who are committed to improving health and well-being, including nonprofits, foundations, federal agencies, associations, health systems, corporations, and universities.
Our team of nearly 20 seasoned communications professionals has decades of experience working closely with clients as their communications partners, offering services including message testing, earned media, thought leadership, issues management, media and message training and content development.
Our goal is to provide every client with the skills and capabilities of a highly specialized agency, along with the commitment and dedication of a small business.
Partial client list includes: American Gastroenterological Association, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Digestive Disease Week, Nemours Children’s Health System, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Society of Interventional Radiology.
Chris Rosica, President
Founded in 1980, Rosica Communications is a strategic, integrated PR and digital marketing agency specializing in the healthcare, animal health, non-profit, and education sectors. The award-winning PR and communications programs we develop and execute are driven by our clients’ goals, objectives, and strategic imperatives.
Rosica’s Healthcare PR services include thought leadership advancement, positioning and messaging, earned media, publication planning, KOL relationship development, B2B social media marketing, corporate communications, crisis communications, media training, and content creation.
Through Interact Marketing, the digital agency we co-founded in 2008, Rosica offers such digital marketing services as SEO, online reputation management, and SEM (paid search and paid social). This enables us to effectively measure the impact of our clients’ PR and comms. programs. One key metric we monitor is the number of [powerful] inbound links our work generates as this bolsters SEO. We also review website traffic, email open rates, page one search results (for reputation management), and website conversion rates.
What differentiates Rosica?
• Our hands-on senior team that brings decades of strategic experience to our clients.
• The award-winning earned media campaigns we creatively execute.
• Our ability to strategically repurpose and leverage earned media and other quality content to impact stakeholder communications, sales, perception, fundraising, government relations, and partnership development.
Rosica’s healthcare communications team quickly assimilates to our clients’ needs, handily tackling complex and technical subjects and creating authentic positioning statements, key messages, differentiators, stakeholder communiques, and story ideas. We identify and develop key opinion leaders and media train KOLs to conduct powerful talks and highly effective media interviews. Clients say our PR team is smart and strategic, providing white glove service from a senior-level team of PR and comms. professionals.
Rosica continuously cultivates and broadens relationships with national and regional media as well, including trade/business/consumer print, online, and broadcast outlets.
Clients, past and present, include: Easterseals, Exergen, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, NJ Sharing Network, Parker Laboratories, Pfizer, ShiftKey and Suveto.
Please visit www.rosica.com for case studies and additional information.
2001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE,
Atlanta, GA 30308
71 South Wacker Drive, Suite 1820
Chicago, IL 60606
250 Vesey Street, Suite 2630
New York, NY 10281
Jonathan Wilson, CEO
Michelle Gross, President
Michelle Strier, Chief Strat. Officer
Rob Oquendo, Chief Innovation Officer
Justin Rubin, Chief Creative Officer
Dan Zaret, Chief Financial Officer
Andrea Sessler, Chief Human Resources Officer
Tim Goddard, Pres., Global Health Marketing & Comms. (GHMC)
Spectrum Science is an integrated marketing, communications and media agency hyper-focused on healthcare. An independent, full-service agency with end-to-end capabilities, Spectrum’s team are experts in science—focused on strategic engagements with their client audiences. Clients seek out Spectrum for high-caliber, high-science communications and the elusive efficiencies of integrated solutions—advertising/marketing, PR, med comms, clinical trial recruitment and everything in between.
Spectrum Science’s leadership pictured celebrating together at the agency’s annual holiday party.
Spectrum’s interwoven model integrates specialists across client service, strategy, creative and innovation to put clients at the center. Fueled by its proprietary methodology, the Spectrumtific MethodTM, Spectrum leverages human-centered insights, atomic creative, innovative storytelling and technology to deliver the right solutions for each client’s goals and reach their audiences where they are with content they need and want.
Spectrum is taking on the world with a geographically fluid, hybrid model that allows every employee to determine when and where they work. With offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Atlanta and London, and an expansive global reach as U.S. partner and chair of Global Health Marketing & Communications (GHMC), the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide, Spectrum is ready to go Beyond the Science Quo for its clients.
For more information, visit www.spectrumscience.com or follow @SpectrumScience on Twitter and Instagram.
Alex Stanton, CEO
Tom Faust, Charlyn Lusk, Managing Directors
Liam Collopy, Matthew Conroy, Michael Goodwin, Scott Lessne, Caroline Luz, Katrin Lieberwirth, SVPs
Stanton is a strategic communications partner to global firms, mid-size leaders and entrepreneurial enterprises in sectors including financial services/insurance, healthcare, professional services, and technology. Stanton works with a wide variety of emerging and established organizations across the spectrum of healthcare and life sciences, from providers and management organizations to services and insurance, senior care, treatments, and technologies. This is why growing healthcare organizations turn to Stanton. We excel at helping healthcare innovators grow their businesses by raising company profiles, building reputations and capturing mindshare.
With teams in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, Stanton supports clients through strategy, media relations, content development and marketing, design and production, executive visibility, thought leadership, crisis management, analyst relations, social media management and more.
Our healthcare clients & experience includes: AavantiBio, Autism Learning Partners, Beacon Health Options, Cereval, CityMD, ClearChoice, CRC Health, EDAP, EmPRO, Essenlix, Fullscript, Health Advocate, Innovacare, John Muir Health, Lighthouse Guild, Marin Health, National Hemophilia Foundation, Northwell Health, Simplura Health Group, Summit Health, Surgery Partners, T1D Fund, and Wellbridge.
Tier One Partners
129 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
209 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606
Marian Hughes, Co-Founder, Managing Partner—Chicago
Sue Parente and Kathy Wilson, Co-Founders, Managing Partners—Boston
Tier One Partners delivers experience-based and culturally relevant PR, Content, and Digital Marketing programs that drive measurable results. Our integrated marketing communications programs, and services including strategy, content, communications, creative, and digital, help healthcare innovators “thrive on change” while remaining true to their purpose and customer value proposition.
Our proprietary Agile Communications methodology taps into the collective consciousness of healthcare business and consumer audiences and applies fast-acting, creative, and nimble programming to bring a brand’s vision and mission to the forefront—and keep it there.
In today’s environment of rapidly shifting market dynamics, our programs effectively respond to those shifts while keeping a focus on business and marketing goals. Change creates opportunity, so we design our plans in quarterly sprints with weekly and monthly adjustment check-ins. This lets us add new strategies and tactics to drive higher, in-the-moment impact. We integrate modern PR and marketing analytics to measure program effectiveness and continuously iterate to test new strategies and approaches.
Our Agile Insights practice helps us spot trends and insert our clients’ perspectives into the national conversation at the right time when their insights matter most. We use multiple, cross-agency tools to identify and instantly share potential trends and business issues, enabling our clients to capitalize on the most relevant thought leadership opportunities.
Co-headquartered in Boston and Chicago, Tier One is a 19-year-old, certified women owned business. We’re proud to have built brand awareness for disruptive healthcare organizations including Global Healthcare Exchange, Level Ex, Hospital IQ, GI Supply, Virgin Pulse, Medisafe, and Omada Health.
Ranked #1 in Healthcare in Atlanta, Trevelino/Keller continues to see its healthcare practice rank as one of its highest performing. Its long-standing base of experience with the CDC, United Healthcare and Snapnurse [#2 on Inc. Fastest Growing], coupled with one of the country’s deepest technology practices and Atlanta’s leading lifestyle practice, has advanced its health work across Health IT, retail health and nutrition. The world’s pandemic crisis shined a spotlight on firms with extensive disease-related work and Trevelino/Keller became Georgia’s go to firm, representing Georgia’s COVID-19 Health Initiative on both COVID-19 awareness programs that would eventually transition to COVID-19 vaccine programs. This important work, coupled with a base of experience with Ebola, Zika and other health crises, has made the firm one of the country’s established health firms.
Trevelino/Keller supports SnapNurse with an aggressive public relations strategy, resulting in this year’s Inc. 5000 #2 ranking with a growth of 146,319 percent.
Some other highlights of recent engagements include groundbreaking work in the cancer treatment segment with SpeciCare, a first mover in Live Tissue ScienceTM, 360 reputation marketing for SOC Telemed, as well as the launch of Mossa’s Movement Health initiative to address both the sedentary market and health club crisis through virtual, accessible programming. Its growing base of work in healthy eating and nutrition with clients like unMEAT and its launch of plant-based products, as well as Qunol Turmeric Supplements, indicate an increased demand for the agency’s predisposition to healthier brands. While the firm’s public relations discipline continues to grow, it’s seeing greater demand for its reputation marketing approach which leverages its Growth Marketing department as well as its Creative Studios.
As this year’s third fastest growing firm, the agency continues to own the industry’s number one retention rate, having lost two staffers to an agency in 19 years. It is known for its progressive, culture-rich programs like Red with Ted, Cooleaf Pro, Read to Lead, Patio55 and its recently released, Wild Blue Yonder, a curated travel getaway for staff. For more information, visit trevelinokeller.com.