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Evoke Ranked PR firm


300 Vesey St., New York, NY 10282


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Evoke is a global health and life sciences brand, experience, and communications platform purpose-built to solve business challenges and unlock commercial potential.

Employees: 1500. Founded: 2006.

Agency Statement:

Evoke ( is a leading global health and life sciences brand, experience, and communications platform purpose-built to make health more human. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Brussels, Brighton, Manchester, and Macclesfield, and more than 1,500 employees, Evoke proudly works with the top pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

Evoke is a Crain's Best Places to Work and includes specialty agencies Evoke Kyne and Evoke Canale, both of which focus on communications and PR.

Inizio, a CD&R portfolio company, is an integrated healthcare services partner, offering a breadth of services across strategic consulting, benchmarking, commercialization, customer engagement, events, marketing, and communications.

Inizio has carefully curated its business through the acquisition of 35 companies and is committed to offering streamlined services to best meet its clients’ needs. With a presence in 50 countries, over 12,500 employees strive to provide best-in-class service for more than 300 clients, including the top 30 global pharmaceutical companies.

Reid Connolly, CEO & founder; Heather Torak, chief operating officer; Eric Daly, chief growth officer; Maryellen Royle, group pres., comms.; Cheryl Fielding, chief client officer; Will Reese, chief innovation officer; Karsten Risch, MD, PhD, MPH, chief medical officer; Jamie Avallone, chief data officer; James Tsuyuki, chief technology officer; Steven Frank, pres., North America; Rachel McCready, chief creative officer, North America; Alexis Penty, chief strategy officer, North America

Evoke in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Health PR Firms Post 24.8% '22 Growth

Thu., Apr. 6, 2023

...firms posted growth, powered by a 103.3 percent surge to $368M at No. 2 Evoke Group and a 64.1 percent gain to $80.1M at No. 4 Spectrum. The firms ranked...

Park Ego During Merger

Thu., Dec. 8, 2022

... David Kyne I recently sat down, virtually, with David Kyne, Group President-Communications, Evoke , which describes itself as having “a clear vision to build careers, brands, and organizations,...

News of Firms: Teneo Launches People Advisory Brand

Mon., Jun. 6, 2022

...segments to help companies maximize their business performance,” said Teneo International chairman Chris Wearing. Reid Connolly Evoke is combining with Ashfield Health’s marketing and communications agencies to form one platform that...

On the Move: Evoke Kyne Ups Byrne to President

Fri., Apr. 29, 2022

... Maureen Byrne Evoke KYNE promotes Maureen Byrne to president. Byrne will take over global leadership responsibilities from...

Healthcare PR Firms Enjoy 47% Growth in '21

Tue., Mar. 29, 2022

...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 rankings. Michael Kempner’s MikeWorldWide (+116.3 percent...

On the Move: Marina Maher Hires WPP's Farina

Thu., Mar. 10, 2022

...was a core team lead on its Pfizer business. She previously held positions at Evoke and Digitas Health. At MMC, Farina will focus on creating ways to service strategic...

On the Move: Evoke KYNE Ups Gallo to EVP

Fri., Dec. 10, 2021

... Jennifer Gallo Evoke KYNE promotes Jennifer Gallo to EVP, client engagement and business development. Gallo has been with...

On the Move: Wells Fargo's Fiske Sails to Royal Caribbean

Tue., Jun. 15, 2021

...into this role,"  said Royal Caribbean senior vice president of corporate affairs Donna Hrinak. Carolyn Coyle Evoke KYNE promotes Carolyn Coyle to executive VP. Coyle has been with ...

Healthcare Firms Saw Fees Rise More Than 30% in 2020

Mon., Apr. 19, 2021

...APCO Worldwide, which grew 3.2 percent to $32.6M, and Spectrum, down 2.9 percent to $32.9M.   Evoke KYNE (+23.5 percent to $31M), Crosby Marketing Communications (+20.5 percent to $28.2M), imre (+14.3...

Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020

Mon., Apr. 5, 2021

...brand strategy, digital marketing, social media, and data analysts working in concert with one another.  Evoke KYNE Leans into Larger Purpose  David Kyne ...

On the Move: Evoke Kyne Ups Account Director Chanta’ Stewart to DEI Post

Wed., Mar. 24, 2021

... Chanta' Stewart Evoke KYNE promotes account director Chanta’ Stewart to VP, head of diversity, equity and inclusion, a newly...

On the Move: Kozak Succeeds Ponder as Franco CEO

Wed., Feb. 24, 2021

...through the next chapter of our agency story as digital marketing specialists," said Gault. Michael Grela Evoke KYNE ups Michael Grela to executive vice president, head of reputation and social impact,...

On the Move: Inkhouse Promotes Morra to COO

Wed., Dec. 9, 2020

...are increasingly turning to us for,” said Crosby president and CEO Raymond Crosby. Sarah Cooper Welty Evoke KYNE has promoted Sarah Cooper Welty to senior VP. Welty was previously VP, PR...

Huntsworth Acquires Nucleus Global

Fri., Nov. 6, 2020

...for more and more personalized medicine.” Nucleus joins Huntsworth’s healthcare operating units of Huntsworth, MediStrava, Evoke Group and The Creative Engagement Group “We will have more experts, across more therapeutic areas,...

On the Move: McCann Health Snags BCW President Jim Joseph

Tue., Aug. 18, 2020 chief operating officer Linda Szyper has filled the role on an interim basis. Dante DelVecchio Evoke KYNE has promoted Dante DelVecchio to senior vice president. DelVecchio has been with the...

S&S Alum Volk Shifts to Evoke

Tue., Apr. 28, 2020

... Kristin Volk Kristin Volk, chief strategy officer at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, has joined Evoke , the healthcare marketing communications arm of UK's Huntsworth. Based in New York, Volk is responsible...

Top 10 Healthcare Firms Post 14.3% Gain

Tue., Apr. 21, 2020

...more overseas work sparked the Baltimore-based firm. Jim Weiss Three firms broke into the Top Ten ranks. Evoke KYNE checked in at No. 6 with $25.2M fees following the merger of Huntsworth's...

How PR Can Combat the COVID-19 Fake News Crisis

Fri., Apr. 3, 2020

...our current climate of hysteria. David Kyne, CEO of healthcare, medical marketing and communications agency Evoke KYNE, told O’Dwyer’s that communicators should provide a united pushback against this “infodemic,” and...

On the Move: Evoke KYNE Names Dublin-Based Julie O'Donnell Global Digital Czar

Tue., Mar. 10, 2020

... Julie O'Donnell Evoke KYNE has named Julie O’Donnell executive VP, global head of digital. O’Donnell was previously...

Review of PR World 2019

Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

...she took after leaving the healthcare managing director slot at GCI Group, another WPP unit. Evoke PR & Influence merges with KYNE. ...

Huntsworth Eyes PR Growth to End Dry Spell

Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

...about Constellation into next year." Grayling's performance in the U.S. was "fairly stable." Taaffe said the Evoke Kyne healthcare unit "is on an enormous tear all over the world but especially...

Evoke Takes on Risch as Chief Medical Officer; Portland Ups Flanagan to CEO

Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

... Karsten Risch Evoke has brought on Karsten Risch, MD, PhD, MPH as chief medical officer, a newly established...

The Power of Microinfluencers in Healthcare

Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

...with empathy as they are often sharing very personal aspects of their lives. At Evoke KYNE, we view these engagements as true collaborations, ensuring we’re aligned on mutual objectives...

Evoke Enlists O'Dwyer as North America President

Mon., Jul. 8, 2019

... Jennifer O'Dwyer Health marketing network Evoke has named Jennifer O’Dwyer, its newest president of North America operations. She succeeds Tom Donnelly,...

Evoke PR & Influence Merges With KYNE

Tue., May 21, 2019

... David Kyne Evoke , healthcare, medical marketing and communications unit of Huntsworth, has acquired independent health PR specialist...

Weber Shandwick’s Box Takes Evoke Post

Wed., May 15, 2019

...Box Barbara Box, 15-year Weber Shandwick veteran and North American healthcare lead, has shifted to Evoke PR & Influence as executive VP-strategy & business development. She will oversee ...

Huntsworth Acquires Navience for $24M

Fri., Sep. 28, 2018

...Navience Healthcare Solutions for $24M and will fold the market access/payer shop into its Evoke healthcare communications offering. Princeton-based Navience recorded revenues of $6.4M in 2017 and profits of $3.8M.  "The...

Evoke Units Rebrand as Single Entity

Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

... Evoke Group, the Huntsworth Health umbrella platform of health marketing brands, has integrated all units...

Evoke Group Acquires AboveNation Media

Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

... Evoke Group, the umbrella entity of health marketing brands launched by Huntsworth Health unit ...

Health Group Adds Two Sister Agencies

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

... Evoke Group, the umbrella entity of health marketing brands launched by Huntsworth Health unit ...

Huntsworth Moves Ahead

Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

...according to its financial update released today. Strong growth from Huntsworth Health, especially from its Evoke and Apothecom units, which generate more than 65 percent of healthcare revenues and profits,...

Lifestyle PR Pro Launches New Shop

Mon., Jan. 4, 2016

... Jessica Del Guercio Lifestyle publicist Jessica Del Guercio has launched a new agency, Evoke Marketing. The boutique New York shop will focus on food/beverage, travel and lifestyle PR and...

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