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Four Public Affairs strengthens team

Four Communications has bolstered its public affairs team with the addition of six new hires.

The practice, which was formerly known as Insight Public Affairs, was acquired by Four Communications back in 2017.

Sarah Jones, former deputy managing director, is leading the health team at Four Public Affairs, taking the reins as managing director.

Jones, who also joins the Four Communications Group operating board, joined the team in 2012, and has worked across the company’s market access, corporate communications and campaign functions.

In her new role however, Jones will be supported by Daniel Cambers, who becomes the new deputy-managing director. Cambers joined Insight back in 2009, and specialises in health technology appraisals and market access campaigns.

The agency has bolstered the team with a further four appointments.

Brendan Atess joins the group as its senior account manager from Portcullis Public Affairs and Teresa-Rae Morton becomes Four’s account manager.

Meanwhile, Chris Adams joins as an account manager and Marcos Gold becomes its senior account executive.

McCann Health announces GSK business lead

Sam Taylor

McCann Health, part of McCann Worldgroup, has announced that Sam Taylor will lead its GlaxoSmithKline business.

Taylor, who will be based at McCann’s London, UK office, will be responsible for leading the client’s business across multiple markets, including the US and Europe.

John Cahill, Global CEO, McCann Health, said: “Sam’s depth of experience in leading global brands makes her the ideal leader for our important and growing GSK business. We’re delighted to have her join our team.”

Taylor is no stranger to the agency sector; prior to joining McCann Health, Taylor served as Global Client Lead for Galderma ACNE & Aesthetics franchises at Publicis Health, and before that she served as group account director at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.

She has also held a series of account director roles at several agencies including Nitrogen, Huntsworth Health and Leo Burnett London, to name a few.

“I’m thrilled to be joining McCann Health at such an exciting time. Their great creative reputation and high calibre of talent is impressive and was a huge draw, said Taylor. “As established partners for GSK, my duty is to ensure we provide the highest level of talent, across our strategic and creative offering, to drive the continued success of GSK at a global level.”

Emotive welcomes new graduates

Healthcare communications agency Emotive has welcomed three new graduates following a recruitment day.

Claire Mitchell, Imogen Mortimer and Ekaterina Zorova will start their 12-month rotation with the Emotive.

Mitchell, who spent a placement year working at ViiV Healthcare, has a degree in Biology.

Meanwhile, Mortimer has a masters degree in Pharmacy and Zorova joins with a masters degree in neuroscience.

The 12-month programme will allow the new starters to gain cross-departmental experience and participate in a broad variety of ongoing projects.

More specifically, the graduates will rotate through medical, creative, technology and client services teams, working on a range of multichannel projects as well as supporting the communications and operational departments.

Solaris Health realigns leadership team


Specialist medical communications agency Solaris Health has promoted two of its senior team.

Anton Abrahams and Marian Byrt become the group's managing director and client partnership Director respectively, with responsibility to drive the Solaris Health offering which combines specialist scientific knowledge with strong creative thinking.

Abrahams will focus on overall business strategy, working closely with Claire Dobbs, Chief Executive to continue to grow Solaris Health.

Meanwhile, Byrt takes on the development of long-term strategic partnerships with current clients and engaging with new clients across all business areas.

“This leadership change marks a more focused approach for the senior team with clearly delineated roles based on client need and individual strengths,” commented Claire Dobbs, “As highly experienced practitioners, both Anton and Marian will also continue their ‘hands-on’ approach to client work.

Article by
Gemma Jones

3rd October 2018

From: Marketing



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