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Real Chemistry

50 Francisco St., #400, San Francisco, CA 94133


Employees: 2000. Founded: 2001.

Agency Statement:

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, 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.

Jim Weiss, founder & chmn.; Shankar Narayanan, CEO; Jennifer Gottlieb, global pres.; Craig Abolt, CFO

Real Chemistry in the news with O'Dwyer's:

On the Move: Ford Hutman Media Taps McCaffrery as PR Chief

Thu., Jul. 28, 2022 Wachsman. Before that, she was senior director, corporate and strategy at W2O (now Real Chemistry ). Her expertise includes executive positioning, product launches, digital communications integration, influencer identification and engagement,...

On the Move: Real Chemistry Ups Wendy Carhart

Tue., Jul. 19, 2022

... Wendy Carhart Real Chemistry promotes Wendy Carhart to the newly created role of chief communications, culture & purpose...

On the Move: Nancy Elder Delivers Pitch for NY Mets

Fri., Jul. 15, 2022

...Duc Le as chief operating officer. Le was previously practice leader, digital solutions at Real Chemistry . He has also served as global managing director of digital operations at Edelman. “Duc...

Grates Exits Real Chemistry

Wed., Jun. 1, 2022

... Gary Grates Gary Grates is leaving Real Chemistry after a nearly 11-year run, where he handled strategic communications and the San Francisco-based...

News of Firms: Propel Makes Its Software Free

Tue., Apr. 12, 2022

...PR professionals and journalists,” said Propel CEO and founder Zach Cutler. With customers including Real Chemistry , Textron and Insurify, Propel is headquartered in Tel Aviv and has teams based in...

News of Firms: Prosek Teams With Blue Dot for IR/ESG Push

Fri., Apr. 8, 2022 the market in 2014. Straus was foundational in developing an ESG offering at Real Chemistry prior to joining Prosek in 2021. Blue Dot's work on the offering will be...

Earth to Jeff: There's Trouble Brewing

Wed., Apr. 6, 2022 in to rage at his perceived enemies, just like Trump does at Fox News. Real Chemistry keeps on gobbling up acquisitions, though some signs of heartburn have started to appear. ...

On the Move: Corcoran Quits Real Chemistry for BCW

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022

...Corcoran BCW named Mary Corcoran president, North America, effective May 1. Corcoran joins BCW from Real Chemistry , where she ran the tWist operating company, the communications business, and most recently, had...

Healthcare PR Firms Enjoy 47% Growth in '21

Tue., Mar. 29, 2022 revenue to $1.3B, counseling clients on how to deal with the global COVID-19 crisis.  Real Chemistry ($475M) Edelman ($208.9M) and Evoke Group ($181M) took the top three slots in the...

PR Firms Report Robust 29.7% Growth in '21

Fri., Mar. 25, 2022 $194.9M. Finn Partners (+48.9 percent to $162.2M), Zeno Group (39.9 percent to $118.6M) and Real Chemistry (+36.0 percent to $475M) ranked next. No. 1 firm Edelman grew 17.2 percent to $984.9M...

News of Firms: Propel Closes $4.5M Seed Funding Round

Wed., Mar. 2, 2022 help the platform determine which pitches resonate the most with journalists. Propel counts Real Chemistry , Google and Antenna among its clients. Its media database includes more than one million...

Real Chemistry Recruits Wunderman Thompson's CIO

Fri., Feb. 4, 2022

... Andy Johnson Real Chemistry has hired Wunderman Thompson’s Andy Johnson as chief information officer. He will drive the San...

PR Rebounded in 21 From Chaos of Pandemic 20

Thu., Dec. 30, 2021

...pegged in the $450M range.  W2O Group, a healthcare marketing and communications network rebrands as Real Chemistry . It says the move reflects the disruption facing the healthcare sector since the outbreak...

Weiss Steps Down as CEO of Real Chemistry

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

... Jim Weiss, Shankar Narayanan Jim Weiss, founder of Real Chemistry , is stepping down as CEO at O’Dwyer’s No. 1 healthcare firm on Jan. 3.  Shankar...

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