Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Sudler & Hennessey cofounder dies

Matt Hennessey, one of Sudler & Hennessey's (S&H) cofounders has died of cancer at the age of 95

Matt Hennessey, one of Sudler & Hennessey's (S&H) cofounders has died of cancer at the age of 95.

Matthew Joseph Hennessey was born in 1916, in Brooklyn, New York. Hennessey began his art career in 1936, working with Arthur Sudler in his graphic design studio where Sudler set up shop with E R Squibb and Sons as his charter client. Five years later, they founded Sudler & Hennessey, with Hennessey as president and Sudler as chairman.

Art directors hired by Hennessey included George Lois, Helmut Krone, Ernie Smith, Herb Lubalin, Charles Addams, Ronald Searle, and Andy Warhol.

Hennessey was a believer in the power of visual communication, and it was at the helm when the original NBC peacock was created by S&H.

After serving in the army during World War II, Hennessey returned to the agency and, in 1953, made the decision to focus on the pharmaceutical industry. By 1968, S&H was the largest medical agency and held that distinction for more than 20 years.

After Art Sudler passed away, Sudler & Hennessey became part of Young & Rubicam, now with a network that spans the globe. Hennessey was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame in 1998.

Jed Beitler, chairman and CEO worldwide, S&H, said: "Matt retired in 1984, but his legacy to the business world lives on. His vision helped to lay the foundation for the success S&H enjoys today on a global scale."

26th April 2011

Share

COVID-19 Updates and Daily News

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
CSafe Global

CSafe Global is the only global provider of a full line of cold chain solutions and is the world’s largest...

Latest intelligence

What challenges still face clinical trial recruitment and retention?
Discover the reasons for the current clinical trial recruitment challenges facing pharma and the life sciences industry, and how the search for solutions to the problem continues...
“Fake News” and Credibility in Medical Publishing
Natalie Yeadon from Impetus Digital shares her thoughts on fighting fake news in Pharma and healthcare....
Delivering true value: what does it mean for KAM in cancer care?
Lisa Alderson, Business Development Director at Wilmington Healthcare, explores the challenges that pharma’s KAM teams face in engaging with the NHS and how they must evolve...

Infographics