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A digital-first agency, Evoke is a full-service, leading healthcare marketing, media and communications agency.
Employees: 850. Founded: 2006.
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. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Princeton, and Chicago, and more than 850 employees, Evoke proudly works with 18 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
Evoke is a Crain's Best Places to Work and includes the specialty agency brands Evoke KYNE, focusing on communications and PR, and Evoke Navience, focusing on market access and payer marketing.
Evoke is part of Huntsworth plc (www.huntsworth.com), an international healthcare and communications group. Huntsworth's principal areas of focus are marketing, medical, and immersive communication services for healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-sized pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice acquired Huntsworth plc on May 1, 2020.
Reid Connolly, CEO & founder; Heather Torak, chief operating officer; Eric Daly, chief growth officer; Amar Urhekar, global pres., head of mktg.; David Kyne, global pres., head of comms.; Will Reese, chief innovation officer; Karsten Risch, MD, PhD, MPH, chief medical officer; Jamie Avallone, chief data officer; James Tsuyuki, chief technology officer; Jen O'Dwyer, pres., North America; Rachel McCready, chief creative officer, North America; Alexis Penty, chief strategy officer, North America
Other offices: Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dublin, London
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...
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.
Evoke is combining with Ashfield Health’s marketing and communications agencies to form one platform that...
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...
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...
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.
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,...
S&S Alum Volk Shifts to Evoke
Tue., Apr. 28, 2020...
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.
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...
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...
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 PR & Influence Merges With KYNE
Tue., May 21, 2019...
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.
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...