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199 Water St., 12th flr.,
Employees: 2,000+. Founded: 2001.
Real Chemistry's mission is to transform what healthcare is to what it should be by leveraging the industry's most advanced AI-powered insights, diverse expertise and customer-centric ideas. We help the healthcare industry better understand, reach, and engage patients and professionals while creating healthcare experiences that span diagnosis to adherence enabling therapies and those they were designed to help, meet and exceed their potential.
Jim Weiss, founder & chmn.; Shankar Narayanan, CEO; Jennifer Gottlieb, global pres.; Craig Abolt, CFO
Real Chemistry in the news with O'Dwyer's:
Look to AI & Big Picture Moments in '23
Fri., Jan. 13, 2023...2022, and more important, to the year ahead.
Poe is group president, integrated communications of Real Chemistry and has led work for such brands as Pfizer, Merck, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and...
It's a Rollup World
Mon., Jan. 9, 2023...passed and added to the enormous growth of such present-day agencies as Finn Partners, Real Chemistry and Stagwell Group. Given the success of these organizations, many smaller agencies began to...
Good Riddance 2022
Wed., Dec. 28, 2022...programs.
BCW names Mary Corcoran president, North America, effective May 1. She joins BCW from Real Chemistry , where she ran the Twist operating company and served as RC’s chief client officer.
On the Move: GCI Health Hires Vanner, Malunda
Fri., Dec. 9, 2022...team and operations lead. Vanner joins GCI Health after more than 11 years at Real Chemistry , where she established the social media team and led paid media. In her new...
On the Move: Ford Hutman Media Taps McCaffrery as PR Chief
Thu., Jul. 28, 2022...at 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: 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 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...
Earth to Jeff: There's Trouble Brewing
Wed., Apr. 6, 2022...call 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...total 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...to $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...to 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...
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.
Creating the Perfect Fit
Tue., Nov. 2, 2021...a manner that reflects their interests, needs, concerns and satisfaction.
Gary Grates is Principal at Real Chemistry ....
On the Move: Whirlpool Ups Klyn to SVP-Comms.
Mon., Nov. 1, 2021...unit. Before coming to Medtronic, she was senior account director with W2O Group (now Real Chemistry ). At FHM, Fuller will serve as a senior counselor and strategic account lead for...
Gavin Newsom Owes Fox News
Wed., Sep. 15, 2021...order to keep the abortion ban front and center in the national debate.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Real Chemistry , Edelman, Weber Shandwick, BCW and FleishmanHillard are among major firms that have multiple offices...
Edelman Vet Engineer Moves to Teneo
Thu., Aug. 19, 2021...led global and integrated communications for Facebook, MTA, McKesson and Pepsico.
Engineer joins Teneo from Real Chemistry , where she served as practice leader for corporate strategy & crisis management.
Investing in the Workforce of the Future
Thu., May 20, 2021...
Interns have been a fundamental part of our talent pipeline at Real Chemistry since our founder and CEO Jim Weiss opened the company’s doors 20 years ago....
Edelman Taps Pfizer Vet for Health Post
Tue., May 11, 2021...fee income rose 9.1 percent to $168.8M. The firm is No. 2 behind Real Chemistry , the former W2O Group, on O’Dwyer’s roster of healthcare firms.
Edelman also added Lynda Gordon...
Healthcare Firms Saw Fees Rise More Than 30% in 2020
Mon., Apr. 19, 2021...medical emergency. The Top 10 firms boasted even heftier growth, soaring 34.5 percent to $760M.
Real Chemistry , the former W2O Group, tightened its grip on the No. 1 healthcare rankings spot...
O'Dwyer's Ranks PR Firms by 19 Specialties
Thu., Apr. 8, 2021...This year's rankings for Healthcare (#1 Real Chemistry , #2 Edelman, #3 Finn Partners), Financial PR/Investor Relations (#1 Edelman, #2 ICR, #3 Prosek),...
Independent PR Firms Posted 3.8% Growth in 2020
Mon., Apr. 5, 2021...O’Dwyer’s rankings. It had 530 fewer employees at the end of 2020 compared to 2019.
Real Chemistry , the former W2O Group, posted a robust 61 percent rise in income to $360.2M,...
W2O Rebrands as Real Chemistry
Wed., Mar. 10, 2021...communications network W2O Group today announced that it has rebranded under a new name, Real Chemistry .
The independent agency, in a statement, said the name change addresses the disruption facing the...