World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising℠

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Javier Agudo

Strategy & Creative Vice President, Ogilvy CommonHealth, Spain

Faisal Ahmed

European Digital Director, ICC Health, UK

Peter AGliardo

SVP/Group Creative Director, AgencyRx, USA

Khalifa Suhail Al Marar

Vice President, Mubadala Healthcare, UAE

Jana Apostolopulu

Chief Creative Officer, Pink Carrots, Germany

Mike Babich

Creative Director, Insight, New Zealand

Andrew Bartel

Vice President, Creative Director, BGB Group, USA

Joanna Beeman

VP, Creative Director at THREAD, USA

Katie Beller

SVP/Group Creative Director, GSW, USA

Alejandro Berenguel

Managing Director & Chief Creative & Innovation Officer, *asterisco healthcare communications, Mexico

Stephanie Berman

Partner, The Bloc, USA

Chris Bernesby

VP Creative Director, Area 23, USA

Antonio Bonifacio

Global Creative Director - GSK, Grey, Singapore

Michael Brune

Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

Zuleika Burnett

Executive Director-Creative & Innovation, Havas Life Medicom, UK

Scott Carlton

Associate Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, USA

Dimitri Challouma

Creative Director, Havas Life Medicom, UK

Jon Chapman

Creative Director, Havas Lynx, UK

Craig Chester

Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Sydney

Dale Choate

Associate Creative Director, Sudler London, UK

Deborah Ciauro

SVP/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

Karalyn Ciucci

SVP/Associate Creative Director, NEON, USA

Matt Collins

SVP/Group Creative Director, CAHB, USA

Rick Conrad

Group Creative Director, Abelson Taylor, USA

Jeff Daniels

Creative Director, Daniels Hudspeth Ltd, UK

Markus Dellermann

Group Art Director, Heye DDB Health Werbeagentur GmbH, Germany

Mair Dilworth

Executive Creative Director, Sudler & Hennessey, Italy

Anthony Duguay

Associate Creative Director, Anderson DDB Health & Lifestyle, Canada

Dick Dunford

Founding Partner/Creative Director, Loooped, UK

Beth Elkis

VP/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

Mark Emerton

Creative Director, DDB Remedy, Australia

Marvin Entholt

Producer/Director, Blackbird Films, Germany

Dennis Field

Creative Group Head, Langland, UK

Brett Fischer

VP/Associate Creative Director, ICC Health, USA

Hugh Fitzhardinge

Creative Director, Ward6, Australia

Joanna Friel

VP/Group Creative Director, Intouch Solutions, USA

Carolyn Gargano

Associate Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, USA

Matt Gill

Group Creative Director,The Healthy Thinking Group, Australia

Paul Giltrap

Creative Director, Havas Life Medicom, UK

John Goody

VP/Associate Creative Director, McCann RCW, USA

Brad Graetz

Creative Director, Abelson Taylor, USA

Lyndon Hale

Executive Creative Director, Orchard, Australia

Eric Hannula

VP, Associate Creative Director, Sudler & Hennessey, USA

Andre Hansen

Creative Director and Inventor, Ogilvy Healthworld, South Africa

Sharon Howard-Butler

SVP/Creative Director, The Bloc, USA

Randy Isaacson

SVP/Account Director, Discovery USA

Diana Janicki

Executive Creative Director, TBWA/Paling Walters, UK

Sebastian Jensen

Creative Director, Reputation, Denmark

Monica Noce Kanarek

EVP/Creative Director, Purohit Navigation, USA

Jason Kilgour

Creative Director, H&T, Australia

Snezana Klaic

Senior Art Director, Sudler & Hennessey, Germany

Karina Kleiner

Creative Director, Intouch Solutions, USA

June Laffey

Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Australia

Khalid Latif

Associate Creative Director, Publicis Life Brands, UK

Matthew Lear

SVP/Creative Director, Health Science Communications, USA

Selwyn Learner

Founder & Creative Director, LAB (Learner Adams Bones), UK

George Lepore

EVP/Executive Creative Director, H4B Chelsea, USA

Fred Liedtke

Creative Director, Publicis LifeBrands Medicus, USA

Clare Litz

VP/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

Gerrard Malcolm

Creative Director, Insight Australia, Australia

Denis Mamo

Executive Creative Director, Freelance, Australia

Vidya Manmohan

Creative Director, GREYdubai, United Arab Emirates

Abby Mansfield

SVP/Creative Director, HCB Health, USA

Dominic Marchant

Managing Director, GJM Unlimited, UK

Louis Massaia

Executive Creative Director, Palio, USA

Susumu Matsubara

Creative/Art Director, Targis K.K., Japan

Aya Matsuzaki

Associate Creative Director, McCann Health, Japan

Graham Mills

Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Healthcare, UK

David Newton

SVP/Associate Creative Director, NEON, USA

Mark Nolan

SVP/ Executive Creative Director, USA

Brett O’Connor

Creative Director, VCCP Health, UK

Gerard O’Dwyer

3D & Video Manager, Firecrest Clinical Research Services, Ireland

Aaron O’Hare

Creative Director, PAN, UK

Bill Paterson

VP of Creative Operations, Gelia, USA

Bill Pauls

VP/Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro, USA

Shaheed Peera

Executive Creative Director, Publicis Life Brands, UK

Toby Pickford

Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, Sydney

Eduard Lena Portell

Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, UK

Richard Rayment

Creative Director, inVentive Health Communications, UK

Yash Rege

Associate Creative Director, Sorento Healthcare Communications, India

Chris Rudnick

VP/Group Creative Director, CAHG, USA

Beth Sabbatini

H4B Chelsea, EVP, Executive Creative Director, USA

Joe Sacaridiz

VP/Associate Creative Director, Concentric Health Experience

David Salinas

Creative Director, ISGRO, Germany

Morihiko Seki

Creative director / Art director, PharMa International, Inc., Japan

Mark Shadwell

Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Dubai

Alain Sivan

Président \ CEO, TBWA\ADELPHI, France

Elliott Smith

VP/Creative director, Klick Health, Canada

Rod Smith

SVP Group Creative Director, GSW Worldwide, USA

Matthew Stumm

Principal, BBK Worldwide, USA

Matthew Sugars

Creative Director, Random42, UK

Yuki Taga

Group Associate Creative Director, MDS-CMG(McCANN HEALTH), Japan

Daichi Tanaka

Senior Copywriter, Beacon (Leo Burnett), Japan

Adam Taor

Creative Director & Co-founder, emotivate, Sydney

Marcus Tesoriero

Creative Director, Affinity, Australia

Jamie Toh

Art Director, McCann, Australia

Lesley van de Ven

Creative Director, FCB Health Toronto, Canada

Luke Waldrum

Creative Director, McCann Echo, USA

Andy Ward

Creative Director, Publicis Mojo, Australia

Ben Webster

Sr. Writer, Grey Healthcare, Australia

Jean-Benoist Werth

Sr. Vice President, Ledouze, France

Lee Williams

Executive Creative Director, Sudler & Hennessey, London (WPP)

Jonathan Yuill

Creative Director, Health4Brands, UK

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Joanna Beeman

VP, Creative Director at THREAD, USA

Joanna brings over a decade’s worth of healthcare experience to her advertising career. A passionate storyteller at her core, Joanna empowers writers, designers, technologists, and UX specialists to bring groundbreaking online and offline creative to life in a way that sparks emotion and inspires action.

A copywriter by trade, Joanna served as Manager Editor for Bariatrics Today, overseeing all editorial content for the trade publication at a time when the specialty was still in its infancy. Joanna later went on to serve as Associate Creative Director at Ignite Health, focusing on oncology, HIV, diabetes, and osteoporosis brands. Upon the merger with PALIO, Joanna moved into the role of Co-Creative Director for the West Coast.

Alain Sivan

Président \ CEO, TBWA\ADELPHI, France

Alain began his advertising career working on mass market leading brands such as DANNON, UNILEVER and HENKEL (cosmetics, detergents, glues etc.).

After 10 years spent with PUBLICIS group and DDB group, he joined DDB Paris in 1997. As group account service director for consumer accounts, he was in charge of the global management of MOULINEX, a leading brand of European household appliances, the very large portfolio of HENKEL, the international co-ordination of KNORR, and the launch of DANNON mineral water.

Alain subsequently created DDB Health in France and joined DDB Health Ciel & Terre in 2001, merging the expertise of a specialist agency with the mass market expertise of DDB. Alain managed the development of the international DDB Health structure in Paris, and was responsible for leading and coordinating global accounts within international aligned clients (PFIZER, NOVARTIS, SANOFI-AVENTIS, SCHERING PLOUGH)

Since July 1, 2008, Alain is Chief Executive Officer of TBWA\WorldHealth\Paris. TBWA\World Health\Paris merges all the Healthcare activities of TBWA Group in France: TBWA\CORPORATE (PR, corporate com), \AUDITOIRE (events), TBWA\Paris, BDDP & FILS (consumer advertising and digital).

He also founded TBWA\Adelphi, a joint venture between TBWA\WorldHealth and Adelphi, (Medical Communication expert leading company), to become the Global partner of any Pharma company, from molecule to brand (Market Access, Medical Education, Promotion).

Alain is Vice-President of the Healthcare delegation of the AACC (French Association of communication agencies).

Alejandro Berenguel

Managing Director & Chief Creative & Innovation Officer, *asterisco healthcare communications, Mexico

Alejandro Berenguel made his studies of general medicine at Anahuac university from 1994 to 1999, when he finished, he started working from 2000 to 2001 as medical director of Houston Clinic where he learned how to make implementation, strategy and organization of a hospital. He worked there 1 year full time and 4 years like medical advisor. On 2000 he started his post grade studies on pediatrics at Spanish Hospital, on that place he knew Dr. Alejandro Mallet who was his mentor and his personal friend, teaching him the basics of pediatrics private practice and inviting him to his Private pediatric Clinic "Clínica Pigui". Alejandro Mallet saw some interesting talent on marketing and sales on Alejandro and introduces him Fernando Mallet, one of the owners of CMV Advertising and at 2004 they opened the healthcare area of the agency, with special focus in pharma industry. In that place Alejandro met Gustavo Pratt his actual partner at Asterisco Healthcare Communications. He worked for 2 years there and at the same time he opened his medical office at the Hospital Español, place where he has still working. From 2004 to 2012 Alejandro worked like pharma advisor on different sales projects, he was speaker of medical products, also some products of nutrition, and worked for GSW Mexico like medical director with Gustavo. During that years he gaves many time advisory about how the communication with the physicians must be, and creating different innovative strategies to change the medical visits in a better experience. On February 2012, he open Asterisco Healthcare Communications, his own marketing agency with a great success, having right now some clients like, Sanofi, Lundbeck, Stendhal, Johnson and Johnson, Biomedica de referencia, Mead Johnson.

Dimitri Challouma

Creative Director, Havas Life Medicom, UK

Graduating with a degree in Industrial Design, Dimitri has worked on a range of projects spanning all aspects of design. During his 14 years’ experience, Dimitri’s creative flair, eye for detail and technical knowledge has been applied across both the consumer mainstream and healthcare industries. In that time, he has won over 18 industry creative and digital awards for his work. In 2006, he joined Medicom to help expand and establish the creative team. Throughout his career, Dimitri has been involved in many facets of design, including branding, advertising and internal communication campaigns. Over the last 6 years, he has expanded his technical knowledge and ability into the digital arena, focusing on the production of media across the internet and mobile realm.

Relevant experience:

  • Global and UK clients/projects, including launch and pre-launch activities
  • Vast experience in print and digital projects
  • Clients include GSK, Pfizer, Sanofi, Fresenius Kabi, Novartis, Crucell, NHS, Smith & Nephew, Hutchinson 3G, QVC, Birds Eye Walls, Unilever

Current Role:
As Creative Director at Havas Life Medicom, he is involved in directing, mentoring and motivating a team of designers in creative ideation and execution to create compelling work that is both beautiful and thought provoking

Personal qualities:
Creative, eye for detail, reliable, technical, collaborative, provides sound creative and business strategic solutions

Education:
Brunel University – BA (Hons) Industrial Design

Paul Giltrap

Creative Director, Havas Life Medicom, UK

Paul Giltrap is Creative Director at Havas Life Medicom, an award-winning specialist-led healthcare communications agency.

As a highly collaborative, passionate and self-motivated creative, I hold a deep understanding of design, typography and creative direction with a career spanning across consumer branding to healthcare for the last 20 years within leading agencies.

The zest of working with global clients and delivering the highest level of creativity is all part of the fun in this wonderful industry, maybe that’s why here at Havas Life Medicom awards just come naturally to us year after year.

Morihiko Seki

Creative director / Art director, PharMa International, Inc., Japan

Morihiko Seki was born in Tokyo, Japan. He received a degree in Visual Communication Design from the University of Tsukuba, School of Art.

He previously worked in cooperation with a pharmaceutical wholesale company, engaging in practitioner branding design for the opening of a new hospital.

After working mainly with brand development, gaining experience in planning and production of graphic and sign design, Morihiko moved to PharMa International where he works as a Creative Director/Art Director.

He works with clients such as Takeda Pharmaceutical, Terumo, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Lilly and Sanofi, among others, in the areas of cancer, lifestyle-related, infectious and respiratory diseases, as well as medical equipment.

Daichi Tanaka

Senior Copywriter, Beacon (Leo Burnett), Japan

Daichi started his career in 2005 after graduating from Waseda University in Tokyo.

He started out as a Production Producer, and after various experiences as a Planner for a creative agency, Freelance Copywriter, etc. he joined Leo Burnett in 2013.

Daichi has worked on brands and campaigns such as Pfizer Viagra and Pfizer Food Allergy Education Program, etc. Non-healthcare work includes various global brands such as Suntory Wellness (communication for the health food business), McDonald’s, Honda, P&G, Smirnoff, BMW MINI, Paypal, Reebok, Google, etc.

Daichi received copy awards such as the FCC (Fukuoka Copywriter’s Club) Award and CCN (Copywriter’s Club Nagoya) Award, etc. for his Pink Ribbon work to fight against breast cancer. He has also received a number of local awards such as the Asahi Advertising Award, Mainichi Advertisement Design Award, etc.

Eric Hannula

VP, Associate Creative Director, Sudler & Hennessey, USA

Eric is an award-winning VP, Associate Creative Director at Sudler & Hennessey in New York, NY.

His pharmaceutical advertising career began with oncology’s first breakthrough-targeted therapy, Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate)/Glivec® (imatinib), for Novartis, after which he teamed with Novartis to launch Tasigna® (nilotinib) in both US and Ex US markets. Eric later partnered with Pfizer on their first oncology product prelaunch for Bosulif® (bosutinib), and continuing his interest in revolutionary pharmaceutical products he launched Gilenya® (fingolimod), the first oral drug for patients with multiple sclerosis. Eric also led the concept and development of award-winning communications for pipeline promotions for Genentech BioOncology and Roche.

In 2013, Eric joined Team Chemistry for the launch of the FDA’s first oncology breakthrough-designated therapy, ImbruvicaTM (ibrutinib), and successfully launched 2 indications in a record 7 months. He also led the creative development for the acclaimed Google Glass experience at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Eric received his BFA in visual communications from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, and has served as adjunct professor at his alma mater. Additionally, Eric has been recognized for excellence in both digital and traditional campaigns from the American Advertising Federation and the Rx Club.

Snezana Klaic

Senior Art Director, Sudler & Hennessey, Germany

Snezana was always very passionate about painting, photography and art. So it was obviously for her to go in a creative direction - advertising.

8 year’s ago Snezana joined the Sudler & Hennessey team one of the world’s leading healthcare agencies. Here she had the chance to work on several national and international clients like Bayer, Berlin Chemie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Essex, Linde, Merck, Pfizer, Philips and Roche. Her skills include the concept, visual and design across multidisciplinary projects. She loves her work and sometimes the awards love her.

Vidya Manmohan

Creative Director, GREYdubai, United Arab Emirates

She comes with 17 years of experience in advertising, switching from art to copy along the way.

She has journeyed through the fields of visualization, art direction, creative writing and ideation; from Intermarkets to The Classic Partnership before joining Grey Dubai in 2005. Vidya has led the inception of integrated campaigns for local and international clients and has also been a driver of many prestigious pitch wins.

Over the years, she has bagged umpteen International and local awards (Cannes Lions shortlists, Global Awards, New York Festival, Epica, Effies, Dubai Lynx, MENA Cristal) in the print, radio, outdoor and integrated categories.

Louis Massaia

Executive Creative Director, Palio, USA

Over the years Lou Massaia has produced an array of award winning campaigns that have fueled the engines for some very important brands in the health and wellness industry. He’s helped build teams, lasting careers and a reputation for consistently delivering best in class creative across all channels. He’s created HCP, consumer and patient campaigns for blockbuster brands in categories ranging everywhere from cosmetics to cancer. His efforts have earned him industry accolades and recognition with coveted industry awards including Manny’s, PM360, MM&M (including Ad of the year in 2001 and 2011) The Globals, and Archive.

Massaia’s cinematic take on the patient and professional experience has dimensionalized the brands he’s helped to build. He believes every patient as well as every brand and even the teams behind those brands, have fascinating stories just waiting to be told— and that his job is to help tell them. Massaia was featured on the cover of PM360 in 2013 for his work patient work in the oncology space partnering with Celgene.

While the scope of his work ranges from cosmetics to cancer, one thing has remained the same – The drive to deliver ideas that are conceptually sharp, visually fresh and have sustained impact. Lou believes that the greatest thing in life is making something out of nothing.

Lou lives in New York City where inspiration is always at glance

Aya Matsuzaki

Associate Creative Director, McCann Health, Japan

Overview:
At her previous work, Aya was involved in designing and art direction of beauty/entertainment magazines and designing of books, pamphlets, web, promotional tools, website etc. She joined MDS (current MDS-CMG) in 2007. Currently she engages in development of key visuals for launch campaigns and campaigns for additional indications, production of promotional tools such as advertisements, brochures and webpages.

Experience
Respiratory COPD(Spiriva, Boehringer Ingelheim ), Dermatology Psoriasis treatment drug(Dovobet, LEO pharma, including launch campaign ), CNS ADHD(Strattera, Eli Lilly, including launch campaign), Alzheimer's disease treatment drug(Memary, Daiichi Sankyo, including launch campaign), Vaccine Cervical cancer vaccine (Cervarix, Japan Vaccine/GSK, including launch campaign), Pneumococcal Vaccine (Synflorix, Japan Vaccine, including launch campaign), Cosmetic Medicine Hyaluronic acid gel injections(Juvederm Vista, Allergan, including launch campaign), botulinum toxin type A injections(Botox Vista, Allergan, including DTC campaign), Ophthalmologic Glaucoma(Xalacom, Pfizer), Others Allergy treatment drug(Zyrtec/Xyzal, GSK), broad-spectrum oral antibacterial agent (Cravit, Daiichi Sankyo) etc. Oncology Anticancer drug (Xalkori, Pfizer, including launch campaign ), Cardiovascular Pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment drug (Revatio, Pfizer, including launch campaign), Pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment drug (Floran/Voribris, GSK)

Awards she won
Nikkei Advertisement Awards (2012)・Clio Healthcare(2014)The Global Awards (2014)

Yash Rege

Associate Creative Director, Sorento Healthcare Communications, India

What does one do when one discovers he is creative? He lets his facial hair grow, wears cheap trinkets, flashes tattoos, and gets rude. In Yash’s case, this happened before he officially knew he was. As a legal drug dealer (read pharmacist) in the US of A, Yash counseled people about healthy living for almost a decade. Before that, he dabbled in genetics of a molecular nature (whatever that is) – all the while looking like he didn’t belong in professions that cared about professional looks.

In 2012, when he could no longer ignore the tug of his umbilical cord, he returned home to Mumbai. Because he had written scientific papers, the guys at Publicis Life Brands India thought he would be good at writing medical articles for them. Neither they nor Yash knew that he would again not fit in. A chance brainstorming session later the creative guys decided to include him in their smoke circle. He fit right in. It gave him a reason to question every brief – sometimes causing agony for many an account person – and come up with solutions to marketing problems for the J&Js, PSIs, and Pfizers of the world.

Today, at Sorento Healthcare Communications, Mumbai, he integrates his medical and people experience to weave stories into healthcare brands. When he is not thinking up ideas, he turns into a metal head, a messy painter, or a finicky chef at home. He is also seen talking to stray dogs, who reciprocate by generously wagging their tails and following him to the office elevator.

Well, so much for the ‘rude creative’ theory.

Yuki Taga

Group Associate Creative Director, MDS-CMG(McCANN HEALTH), Japan

Joined McCann Health Communications in 2011. Currently heads the entire MDS-CMG creative department. Yuki works with major pharmaceutical companies and medical manufacturers such as TAKEDA, GSK, Pfizer, ASTRAZENECA, NOVARTIS, MUNDI and Allergan as a Creative Director with responsibility for creative direction, idea generation, communication planning for contents related to brand communication and corporate communication (including movies, print and digital). Amongst these activities, Yuki has lead the development of unique consumer and patient facing communication projects including disease awareness campaigns, which have won various international creative awards such as the Global Awards, Clio Healthcare, IPA and RX Club.

Scott Carlton

Associate Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, USA

Scott Carlton is an Associate Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, an agency dedicated to elevating health and wellness communications through the power of emotion and life-changing ideas.

With experience as a conceptual and digital writer, as well as creative director, Scott has led creative efforts at Ogilivy, Hill Holliday, Wunderman, Young & Rubicam, & Emerge Partners and The Trans4mation Group.

In just under three years, Scott has been honored with more than 40 awards and acknowledgments from shows and festivals including Communication Arts, Graphis, The Global Awards, Cannes Lions, Lions Health, The Clios, The Webby Awards, MM&M Awards and The New York Festivals.

Karina Kleiner

Creative Director, Intouch Solutions, USA

Karina has worked 10+ years with clients ranging from pharma to retail to B2B to animal-health. A designer by background, she has helped solve marketing problems for brands such as Gatorade, Bayer, Kellogg’s, Kashi, Southwest Airlines, Western Union, Boehringer Ingelheim, GE, Cartoon Network and Wonder Bread. Always thirsting for a challenge and pushing for the next big idea, her accolades have included Tomorrow Awards, SXSW Interactive, the One Show, Google Creative Sandbox, ADDYs, Webby Awards, Adweek and more. She currently is a Creative Director at Intouch Solutions – one of the most respected pharma and healthcare marketing agencies in the United States.

Michael Brune

Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

Mike has helped lead the creative charge at Ogilvy CommonHealth for more than 15 years. His extensive body of work includes numerous new product launches, revitalized branding for mature products, and new business wins across categories ranging from oncology to mouthwash. Throughout his nearly 25 years in pharmaceutical marketing, it is Mike’s passion for a culture committed to generating and celebrating the teams’ success that never fails to inspire him and his work.

Markus Dellermann

Group Art Director, Heye DDB Health Werbeagentur GmbH, Germany

"Two semesters of art history are enough!" Markus Dellermann's mind was made up as he decided to focus instead on the less theoretical side of life.

He finished his studies in communication design with the highest grades after 4 years.

And since then Markus has gained over 17 years of experience and has been working for Heye in Dusseldorf and Munich for about 15 years. Although he had worked in classical advertising for about 5 years (e.g., Premiere, Dell) he is now dedicated to healthcare communication in his role as Senior Art Director.

Markus works for various clients including Novartis, Galderma, Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca.

Antonio Bonifacio

Global Creative Director - GSK, Grey, Singapore

For the past 2 years, Antonio Bonifacio has been the Global Creative Director for GSK at Grey Singapore, helping to create campaigns for brands like Panadol, Scott’s and Horlicks globaly, but also the whole GSK portfolio for APAC.

Previously he worked in 3 different coutries: USA, Brazil and Vietnam at some amazing places - Arnold Boston and Los Angeles, Carmichael Lynch Minneapolis, Dentsu New York, Lowe Vietnam, Ogilvy Rio de Janeiro and Grey Possible São Paulo.

He has considered himself lucky for being able to work for amazing brands like: GSK, VW, Porsche, Harley Davidson, Toyota, Canon, Google, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Absolut Vodka and many others, creating campaign from global to local markets.

He has won awards at the world’s most important festivals: Cannes, OneShow, Spikes Asia, Andy Awards, Global Awards (including a Grand Prix) and a bunch of other creative and effective awards on various local shows around the world.

Lesley van de Ven

Creative Director, FCB Health Toronto, Canada

Lesley champions authenticity in all creative produced by FCB Health. Since joining in January 2014, she has channeled her enormous energy into her passion for making pharma ads that don’t suck. Part art director, part science nerd, she uses her unique blend of skills to create campaigns that change behaviour. Beyond traditional print work, she provides solutions and experiences to FCB’s clients that break through the challenging Canadian regulatory environment.

Anthony Duguay

Associate Creative Director, Anderson DDB Health & Lifestyle, Canada

"As an artist I enjoy the beauty in everything, especially a fine cut of meat."

Anthony is an Associate Creative Director with an art direction background. He has extensive experience in both global integrated pharmaceutical and consumer advertising.

With said experience, comes an innate ability to solve problems for his clients using strong insights, helping them to explore and understand their full creative potential, while conveying their message with an unsurpassed level of aesthetic quality. This translates into meaningful award winning campaigns that resonate with the consumer and effect a behavioural change.

Whether it's a fully integrated campaign, or a simple communication piece, Anthony works diligently to provide his clients with a high level of professionalism, aesthetic quality, and craft. In these three areas, he never compromises.

Anthony's work has appeared in several international award shows.

Rod Smith

SVP Group Creative Director, GSW Worldwide, USA

For 24 years, Rod Smith has been dedicated to creating insightful and dynamic work for some of the most recognized brands in the country. Since joining GSW Worldwide ten years ago, he has used his vast experience, creative leadership, and unique personable style to influence award-winning creative work for several high-profile brands.

Rod has spent much of his last eight years leading the creative teams for Global and US Lilly Diabetes. Before that he lead such healthcare brands as Prevacid, Cymbalta, Strattera, Zyprexa, and the Ortho-McNeil Neurologics portfolio of brands, including Topamax consumer and HCP advertising.

Prior to joining GSW, Rod was “Doing It Dave’s Way,” creating award-winning print and television advertising for Wendy’s International. Thompson’s WaterSeal, Pratt & Lambert Paints, and Bob Evan’s Farms are just a few of the other consumer brands he has touched.

Javier Agudo

Strategy & Creative Vice President, Ogilvy CommonHealth, Spain

Javier Agudo (degree in Fine Arts), started his career as an illustrator, later becoming an Art Director then Creative Director. He is currently Creative Vice President at Ogilvy CommonHealth Spain.

Javier joined the company twenty three years ago. He leads a creative hub specializing in healthcare communication, developing comprehensive communication campaigns both for local and global markets in any discipline and through any channel. He has worked for all the big pharma companies as well as a wide range of health and consumer brands.

Javier's work has been largely recognized in the main creative awards, and he frequently sits on their juries. He is often requested to speak at communication forums and educational institutions.

Beth Sabbatini

H4B Chelsea, EVP, Executive Creative Director, USA

One look at her work, her Pinterest boards, or her shoes and you know you're dealing with a force of creativity, grace, and elegance: meet Beth Sabbatini. As Executive Creative Director at H4B Chelsea, Beth infuses the agency's creative product with beauty, integrity, and brilliance, whether it's in the smallest detail or the broadest global campaign. Over the course of 24 years in the industry, Beth has gained experience across the gamut of therapeutic categories, building megabrands and awards along the way for clients like Pfizer, Alcon, Astellas, Actavis, Roche, Reckitt Benckiser. In addition to seeing that the work meets her very exacting standards, Beth also successfully builds high-functioning and highly satisfied teams and individuals in an industry too often known for its high turnover.

Jeff Daniels

Creative Director, Daniels Hudspeth Ltd, UK

Jeff Daniels has held a succession of senior creative and strategic positions in some of the world's leading communications companies, helping to lead and inspire agency teams - and clients - in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cologne, Dubai, Lisbon, London, Madrid, New York and Paris working on a number of category-leading wellness and well-being brands.

His previous creative director positions include:

- FCB Healthcare, London, UK: Interpublic Group
- LEC\TBWA\WorldHealth, London, UK: Omnicom Group
- Grey Healthcare Group London, UK: WPP
- Pan Communications, Richmond-upon-Thames, UK
- Publitek, London, UK

Major healthcare brand launches and relaunches include: Atripla, Benecol, Crestor, Imigran, Innovace, Keppra, Mepact, Mirena, NeoClarityn, Plavix, Remegel, Reyataz, Singulair, Spiriva, Sustiva, Toviaz, Tritace, Tylenol, Vesicare, Viagra, Xyzal and Zantac.

In addition, he pioneered the first creative approach for reinforcing or modifying the emotional dynamics that surround any brand, arguably the most important bedrock of brand preference, through his EmotionalysisTM brand communication methodology.

Prior to specialising in healthcare, Jeff worked as an art director across many sectors including luxury goods, men’s fragrances, consumer electronics, spirits, wines, beers, tobacco and cosmetics in a number of consumer agencies in London, UK, working on brands such as: Black Bottle Scotch Whisky, British Telecom, Chartreuse Liqueur, Courvoisier Cognac, Dettol, Dun & Bradstreet, Dunhill Fragrances, Harrods, Jim Beam Bourbon, John Player Special, Kronebourg Lager, Marlboro, Pierre Cardin, Psion Organiser, Talisker Scotch Whisky, Texaco and Volvic Mineral Water.

Mark Emerton

Creative Director, DDB Remedy, Australia

Mark brings 20 years of advertising experience to the Global Awards judging table. With experience across a broad range of categories from automotive, banking and finance, telecommunications to healthcare, Mark knows how to sell a product - no matter who the target audience may be.

Mark started his career at a small Sydney agency called Boomerang Integrated Marketing & Advertising before stepping in to the main game at M&C Saatchi in 1999. Since leaving M&C in 2001, Mark has worked at some of the most respected agencies in the country including The Monkeys, Droga 5, Ogilvy and George Patts (now GPY&R). He's picked up a few awards along the way and has also been a tutor for ADMA Creative School for the past few years.

In 2013 Mark was given the opportunity to join the DDB Remedy team where he has contributed to 4 successful pitches and and a stack of successful campaigns.

Jason Kilgour

Creative Director, H&T, Australia

Jason started his career a M&C Saatchi Melbourne, then, the most awarded agency in the country 5 years running. Here, he worked on accounts from beer to banks. After 6 years he moved to Cummins and Partners where he worked on cars and FMCG before moving to day&age where he spent the next 4 years. At day&age, he helped develop traditional advertising channels but also ventured into creating new revenue streams and innovations for clients.

In 2012 the health industry called and he joined H&T Melbourne where he has brought his consumer knowledge to the OTC category and been instrumental in re positioning some of Australia's leading brands specialising in respiratory and skin health.

Over his career he has won numerous awards across many categories.

Adam Taor

Creative Director & Co-founder, emotivate, Australia

I have overseen the rapid growth of emotivate - an independent healthcare agency in Sydney’s inner west - from startup in 2009 to a thriving organisation of about 20 people. I prioritise simple, motivating strategy and ideas that deliver long-term success for clients. While these are the product of “creativity” - the process of making something highly original and effective - they are also a function of productive, long-term working relationships. In that respect, my colleagues at emotivate, and our clients, take much of the credit.

Aside from advertising awards, I have also won national journalism honours. As an experienced health journalist, I have written for many trade and general publications, including six years as a columnist for The Weekend Australian. I am also a published author, having written a book for kids about infectious diseases. I’m in the middle of a second book, about anatomy. I qualified as a doctor in London.

Matt Gill

Group Creative Director, Healthy Thinking Group, Australia

Matt started his career in London in 1984 working on accounts such as British Airways and McDonalds. Moving to Sydney in 1987 he worked on retail accounts for a couple of small independant agencies. In the early nineties, Matt was drawn back to the UK to work with McCann Erickson, where he spent 3 years working on brands such as L’Oreal, Levis and Nescafe.

Matt’s career in healthcare advertising began in 1995, to work as an Art Director for Hammond & Thackeray in Sydney. In 2000 he joined Grey Healthcare before coming ‘home’ in 2001. Matt became Creative Director of H&T in 2002. Over the years he has won many awards for both our human and animal health sides of the agency and has appeared on ABC televisions advertising show “The Gruen Transfer” on three occasions.

Matt has been a member of the Australian judging panel for the Global Awards for the past 10 years as well as being part of the executive jury in New York in 2013. He has also judged Clio Healthcare Awards, The RX Awards, Australian Effectivness Awards and was on the inaugural Executive Jury for the Healthcare Spikes Awards in Singapore 2014.

Matt is a partner and Group Creative Director in the newly formed Healthy Thinking Group which is a unique communication collective specialising in human, animal, environmental and plant health. The seven specialised teams within the group cover every aspect of communications, including creative, business and brand strategy, medical education, events, PR, digital, training and development plus patient support. The group now has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Singapore and Seoul.

Toby Pickford

Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, Sydney

Wax and sharp knives. No this is not the making of the next SAW, it is in fact the making of Toby’s creative career back in ’89 where he began as a humble designer creating logos and brochures on a drawing board with Letraset and Rotring pens.

He never thought he’d get into advertising – it was the dark side. But his passion for ideas and challenging briefs led him to the wonderful, but strange world of healthcare advertising – he’s never looked back since.

Over the 25 years, Toby has created health icons such as the Buscopan ‘Rope’ and Bisolvon ‘mucus men’. He has made sheep sing, graffited his own advertising with Gastro and made disabled ramps for cats with arthritis.

As the Creative Director for Ogilvy CommonHealth Australia, Toby has re-shaped the agency creative reputation. He has defined a creative ethos, made creative briefing sharper, helped secure new clients and numerous awards. Recently picking up a finalist at Cannes and some metal at Clio, which was a first in the agencies history.

Toby believes in pervasive creativity to help drive solutions to business problems and does this in a very collaborative manner. Sometimes involving different departments and clients to discuss the problem. And when he’s not at work, he’s a devoted dad, husband and singer.

Jamie Toh

Art Director, McCann, Australia

I’m a 14-year experienced, multi-awarded Art Director who is passionate about delivering creative solutions to accomplish business goals. I like to keep things fresh, extraordinary & stand out. Learning is a life-long process and I’m always looking forward to acquire new skills and technologies to be integrated into my creative work. To be able to grow clients’ businesses & be recognized for what I do is truly what excites me the most.

My creative team is like family to me.

Denis Mamo

Executive Creative Director, Freelance, Australia

Denis Mamo is an award-winning creative leader who has worked across just about every category in advertising. From soup to soap, from government to healthcare, Denis has used his talents to change behaviours and move markets.

Denis has won over 100 awards at shows including The Globals, Cannes, Clio, New York Festivals, D&AD, One Show, Effies and London International. He has served as Chairman of Judges for AWARD and in 2014 was honoured to be an inaugural judge for Cannes Lions Health.

His campaigns have helped thousands of people lose weight, give up smoking, break free from HEP C, manage their diabetes, avoid heart attacks, prevent allergies, treat coughs, and fall pregnant (for which he claims no personal responsibility).

After 13 successful years with Ursa building six businesses across 4 cities, Denis is now a ‘creative ringmaster’ to clients and agencies: a hands-on creative professional who can excite the crowd with ideas, corral fragmented channels into one cohesive show, inspire even greater performances from highly-strung creatives, and deliver results beyond expectations. He also serves on the advisory committee of the Australian Centre for Arts and Health, the national peak body that promotes and support arts and health practices in Australia.

Craig Chester

Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Australia

Craig Chester is Creative Director of a band of merry men and women at Saatchi & Saatchi Health, in Sydney, one of the most awarded healthcare agencies in the world.

He has worked in both England and Australia, on brands as large as Coca-Cola and for businesses as small as tattoo parlours. After joining Torre Lazur McCann in 2001 he began accumulating an enviable portfolio of work for various health and wellness brands. He believes in unique, simple, beautifully crafted ideas that tell a memorable story and ultimately lead to client success.

He has won countless awards including 9 Global Awards, a Cannes Lion and a best of show, 2 gold and 4 special prizes for craft at the IPA Best of Health Awards (formerly the HAAG Awards). He has also judged various award shows around the world with his work featuring in Luerzer’s Archive Magazine.

Gerrard Malcolm

Creative Director, Insight Australia, Australia

Even the most scientific of work, is built on emotion.” Gerrard is a specialist in healthcare communications and partner in health advertising agency, Insight. He comes from a Waikato family and grew up with lovely, nomadic teaching parents in the Solomon Islands & New Zealand (Wyndham, Mangakino and Glendowie); studied at Otago, Lincoln & Auckland Universities; drove fork lifts; loaded bags in planes; slung carcasses; bought his first Apple II clone in the days of the dial-up MoDem and has been mid-tier geek since then. Gerrard settled successfully into advertising and, after ten years working with pharma and public health campaigns in Aoteoroa, crossed the ditch 2007 to set up Insight Australia. Along the way he's amassed experience in most healthcare categories and collected a number of creative awards including Axis, Webby, RX Club, IPA and Grand Global. When not writing about himself in the third person, Gerrard can be found bringing a consumer’s perspective to issues in public health (and especially immunisation and influenza). Gerrard is a non-executive director of emergency medical ID service MedicAlert Foundation and of new-media and App-development agency Healthy Digital, not to mention, president of Sydney's smallest garden, Glebe Community Gardens.

Andre Hansen

Creative Director, Insight Australia, Australia

Having completed his studies at the AAA School of Advertising in Johannesburg in 1999, Andre gained valuable experience at a number of creative agencies before joining Ogilvy Healthworld as Senior Art Director in 2009. An accomplished designer with a good knowledge of medical advertising practices, Andre’s conceptual abilities, attention to detail and inherent talent for creating beautiful imagery make him an invaluable asset to his team in South Africa. He recently joined an esteemed panel of healthcare advertising experts where they had to comment and answer questions about some hand picked healthcare campaigns. Over the years he has defined and improved identities and campaigns for numerous well known brands in South Africa. Andre recently spent six months in Mauritius where he lead the creative team at Maurice Publicité Ogilvy and Mather. Andre finds inspiration in anything creative and he has a keen interest in photography, typography, illustration and architecture.

Chris Bernesby

VP Creative Director, Area 23, USA

Right from the start, everything Chris ever did consistently pointed him in the direction of advertising creative. From his incessant and irritating repetition of TV jingles as a toddler to his early career as a penicillin mixer, print salesman and photographer’s rep, he followed the call. Of course when he found writing 16 years ago, there was no looking back. Having embraced his visual side as well, Chris is proud to have graduated to well-rounded Creative Director. Chris’s muse is a place called Area 23. It was Area 23 that allowed and encouraged him to grow and stretch and really fill the role. And it appears to be working out. In the last year alone, Chris has earned trophies at the Global Awards, The Manny’s and the Rx Club. He’s also done his fair share to help Area 23 be selected as Med Ad News Agency of the Year (2 years running) and Most Creative Agency.

Lee Williams

Executive Creative Director, Sudler & Hennessey, London (WPP)

After escaping a brief career in pharmaceutical manufacturing and research neurogenetics, Lee began his advertising career as a copywriter, around 20 years ago.

He spent 12 years at an independent healthcare agency where he created award-winning campaigns in every sector of the category – from Rx-only secondary and primary care brands to consumer awareness, OTC and vet. Lee helped pioneer the development of consumer disease awareness, with a number of high-profile campaigns for top 5 pharma companies. This included a string of big-budget TVCs, as well as the development of one of the first ever consumer-health websites back in the late 90s!

Mark Shadwell

Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Dubai

Mark has over 20 years experience in advertising. He began his career as a copywriter in Cape Town South Africa working for Ogilvy Mather Searle-Tripp & Makin as well as Y&R. Mark moved to Dubai in 1997 to join Promoseven Direct, (now Promoseven 360) part of McCann Worldgroup, working on brands such as Land Rover, Standard Chartered Bank, The Dubai Mall and IHG Hotels & Resorts. He headed up the creative team that set up the McCann Health Dubai office over 6 years ago. Since then, he has worked on a wide range of global healthcare clients including Merck Serono, Mundipharma, GSK, Novartis, Abbott, Abbvie and Astra Zeneca amongst others.

Mark has won numerous creative and effectiveness awards such as the London International Awards, New York Festivals, Dubai Lynx and Echo Awards.

Carolyn Gargano

Associate Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, USA

Carolyn Gargano is an Associate Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, with an unprecedented passion, attention to detail and focus to raise the bar ever higher, project after project.

Her indefatigable energy has produced a whirling dervish of ideas that have landed her accolades and honors from shows and festivals including The Clios, Communication Arts, The Global Awards, Graphis, Cannes Lions, Lions Health, The One Show, MM&M Awards and The New York Festivals.

With experience as a conceptual art director and creative director, Carolyn has also worked at Deutsch New York.

Katie Beller

SVP/Group Creative Director, GSW, USA

Katie brings more than 20 years of experience and globally recognized creative talent to her role as a creative lead at GSW. She has extensive experience concepting and directing campaigns for a number of pharmaceutical brands in therapeutic categories that include dermatology/eczema, diabetes, epilepsy, infectious disease, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, and more. Her work includes marketing to healthcare professionals, patients, and direct-to-consumer. Her work for the Stryker Get Around Knee has been recognized with Lions Health awards, Clio Healthcare awards, and Med Ad News Manny awards. And her efforts on Astellas’ Protopic received the Best Professional Campaign award in the Med Ad News Manny Award competition, as well as a national Addy Award. Katie spent her early career as a copywriter and creative director developing retail campaigns for national brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, as well as fully integrated consumer campaigns for brands including CVS, National City Bank, and Sherwin Williams, among many others.

Jonathan Yuill

Creative Director, Health4Brands, UK

Jon has been a stalwart of the HAVAS network for almost twenty years, with previous experience at Bates Dorland Healthworld, Saatchi & Saatchi and before that in the consumer world.

An innovative thinker, passionate about people and what moves them, Jon has pre-launched, launched and re-launched many brands across multiple therapeutic areas in both human and animal health, including multi-channel educational programs and disease awareness campaigns. He currently heads up the HAVAS 'Health 4 Brands London' agency, developing communication campaigns both for global and local markets across all disciplines and all channels.

When not working, he’s been arrested for a one-man anti-apartheid demonstration, run-over by Idi Amin’s chauffeur, spent time as a baker, bricklayer, delivery driver, watercolorist and lifeguard, knocked Dustin Hoffman down a flight of stairs and wrote for the BBC ‘Front Page’ website. His short play ‘Playing Away’ was broadcast on national radio.

Bill Pauls

VP/Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro, USA

A strong interest in innovation (he is listed on six patents) led Bill Pauls to SapientNitro, where he serves as Executive Creative Director for the Southeast. His current focus is storytelling across channels, experiences, and platforms - primarily for Fortune 100 brands like AT&T, The Home Depot, UPS, Coca- Cola, and CIGNA. Previously he was EVP/Executive Creative Director at BBDO.

Bill spent the first years of his career as an art director, then ‘switched majors’ to copywriting. His work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, Communication Arts, D&AD, The One Show, the Emmys, and even the United Nations through its New York Festivals partnership. He enjoys speaking at colleges and industry events like SxSW.

Faisal Ahmed

European Digital Director, ICC Health, UK

Faisal has been involved in digital for over 18 years, having been part of the start-up team at Amazon as well as launching digital strategies for 90 football clubs, the ECB and WRC and working for the UK Government.

Faisal has launched many firsts in healthcare such as the first healthcare app on iTunes, augmented reality apps, online games Winning over 50 awards from IPA’s, Clios, Globals, RX’s and Pm Society.

John Goody

VP/Associate Creative Director, McCann RCW, USA

John Goody is an award winning VP, Associate Creative Director

John’s expertise includes leading creative teams in the conceptual development and execution of integrated marketing and brand communications for the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, financial services and technology industries.

In his eight years at McCann RCW, John has created award-winning work for Novartis, Bristol-Meyers Squib, Daiichi Sankyo, and Takeda Millennium. His responsibilities include leading creative teams in developing targeted branded and unbranded programs and initiatives.

Previous to McCann RCW, John was at the strategic branding and messaging firm Churchill & Co. where he managed a creative team in the development of brand campaigns and product launches for Bayer HealthCare Diabetes Care. Launches included the Contour, Contour PRO, and Breeze2 blood glucose meters.

John is a former faculty member of Parsons/The New School of Design in NYC.

Matthew Lear

SVP/Creative Director, Health Science Communications, USA

Matthew is the award-winning Lead Creative Director for the New York–based Health Science Communications (HSC). He applies his creative vision and new perspectives to scientific visual identity across a variety of multimedia solutions. He is responsible for creating brand strategy and recognition while emphasizing the array of modern channels in advanced visual media. His strong team leadership and design brand experience enable him to provide a broad range of creative solutions and outcomes for his clients.

Since Matthew joined HSC over 14 years ago, he has been instrumental in leading the creative output for important brands across many therapeutic areas. He has over 20 years' experience in the creative field.

Awards: Global Awards, RX Club, American Corporate Identity

Abby Mansfield

SVP/Creative Director, HCB Health, USA

Abby oversees the creative staff and development of the creative product within the agency. She is a key client resource, involved in both early strategic planning and the creative work that follows.

After getting her start as a copywriter in direct marketing, she’s spent most of her career in health care, working with clients such as Abbott, Baxter, Sandoz, Syntex Labs, Johnson and Johnson, Mission Pharmacal, Terumo, and Teva Neuroscience. For some reason, she found neurology, women’s health, and cardiology a bit more compelling than credit card offers.

Chris Rudnick

VP/Group Creative Director, CAHG, USA

Proven creative leader with nine years’ experience in healthcare advertising and communications. Developed game-changing launch campaigns, memorable branding and innovative multi-channel initiatives across a wide array of national and international healthcare brands.

Elliott Smith

VP/Group Creative Director, CAHG, USA

Elliott Smith is the VP Creative Director at Klick Health, with over 15 years of digital and integrated creative experience for clients that range from nimble start-ups to global behemoths.

At Klick he leads a 30 person + creative team and pilots key accounts such as AMA, Roche, Takeda and Novartis, plus leading the creative vision for new business pitches.

Before joining Klick in July 2013, Elliott was Creative Director at Sapientnitro, where his primary focus was the Harley-Davidson global digital and Loblaws digital accounts, plus providing creative oversight to the creative teams that serviced large accounts such Jeep, BMO and The Weather Network.

In addition, he was Creative Director of the Nike Canada digital account at Organic, focusing on their hockey training and running categories.

Jana Apostolopulu

Chief Creative Officer, Pink Carrots, Germany

Jana Apostolopulu, copywriter, conceptioner, strategist and creative director feels at home in two cultures, in her professional world as well as in her personal life. She has over 20 years of agency experience with network agencies such as Leo Burnett, McCann and TBWA, where she worked for renowned brands and developed national and international campaigns. Her career covers a broad variety of business fields, with an early focus on a holistic and cross-medial approach.

She loves to reflect upon brands from an analytical and strategic perspective, and she likes to create brand scenarios that ensure sustainable success in a multicultural and globalized setting.

Film, screenwriting, storytelling, and dramaturgy across all different art forms are also personal passions and strongly inspire her work. When she wants to recharge her batteries, she goes out-of-the-box: into wild nature.

Randy Isaacson

SVP/Account Director, Discovery USA

Randy began his career as a medical copywriter at Roche Pharmaceuticals, and later joined VICOM/FCB in New York and Frank J. Corbett in Chicago. After joining a start-up agency over 20 years ago, he grew with Williams Labadie as a copy supervisor, creative director, and executive vice president. Williams Labadie merged to form Discovery USA, where Randy continues to lead teams and grow business through science, creativity and relationship building.

He has taught classes in Interpersonal Communications at Elmhurst College as an adjunct faculty member, has been a visiting instructor at the Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics, and has hosted students numerous times for seminars on healthcare advertising in Chicago. He has developed a reputation in the industry for his commitment to developing talent and his ability to help transform complex scientific concepts into clear, compelling marketing campaigns.

Randy has a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University. His research involved studying small group communication and problem solving in simulated scientific discussions. In 2008, he was elected to the Michigan Technological University Academy of Arts and Sciences for his service to the university and professional accomplishments.

Randy’s marketing experience includes all things health related, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare technology and services aimed at both professional and consumer audiences.

Rick Conrad

Group Creative Director, Abelson Taylor, USA

With over 20 years of consumer product and health-related experience, Rick has developed numerous integrated campaigns for health systems and pharmaceutical companies across the country. Rick has a variety experience, including working at Chicago’s biggest agencies, leading digital departments at smaller shops and running his own boutique agency. He joined AbelsonTaylor in 2011 and has worked on a variety of consumer and physician-focused products handling branding initiatives and integrated campaigns. Rick's focus on broadcast and digital campaigns has earned him a bevy of creative awards.

Susumu Matsubara

Creative/Art Director, Targis K.K., Japan

After graduating from university and working in general advertising, Susumu was drawn to the healthcare field and entered Targis KK (Omnicom Group) in 2007.

In his work he continually asks: What is the best for patients, how to engage society, and how to work beyond the borders of traditional healthcare agencies? He strives to take not only the characteristics of the product into account, but also the overall environment around the disease & treatment.

Susumu has worked on brands for Pfizer, MSD, Janssen, and other leading pharmaceutical companies, including creative development, branding, and art direction for product promotion and campaigns to healthcare providers and patients along a wide range of therapeutic areas.

Zuleika Burnett

Executive Director-Creative & Innovation, Havas Life Medicom, UK

It takes courage to create with simplicity. Zuleika has focused on this passion for 25 years.

Zuleika has had the taste of two different worlds – agency and client. Building creative teams from the bottom up in very broad environments, has given her some unique experiences. With an enviable list of brands under her belt – Eurostar, Hutchison3G, 3M, Habitat, Mothercare, C&A, National Gallery, Royal Doulton and Aquafresh – these have all benefited from her energy and enthusiasm. Zuleika’s career has embraced creativity at every level.

In 2006 she established Medibrand, now fully integrated into Havas Life Medicom, which continues to grow its list of awards. She enjoys taking a strategic and creative approach to developing brand solutions. A champion of innovative thinking, she understands that new ways of thinking have never been so valuable and takes responsibility for ensuring collaboration throughout the company.

Responsible for Havas Life Medicom’s reputation in creativity and innovation, she has contributed significantly to a unified approach, delivering ground-breaking campaigns and winning awards including Pharmaceutical Market Excellence Awards, PM Society Advertising Awards, Communiqué and PM Society Digital Media Awards.

Dick Dunford

Founding Partner/Creative Director, Loooped, UK

Dick is the Creative Director and founding partner of Loooped.

CDP. BTAA Gold. McCann Erickson. D&AD pencil. Creative Director at Bates. D&AD judge.. Creative circle Golds. BBDO. Big Awards. Tequila ECD. Cannes Cyber lion. Agency.com ECD. DMA Golds. TBWA. Global. PM Society gold. Loooped. Lions health judge.

Dick has always admired confident, simple and engaging creativity. Be bold.

Diana Janicki

Executive Creative Director, TBWA/Paling Walters, UK

As a creative director with 15 years focused primarily on digital media, I've championed immersive brand experiences at some of the UK’s top digital and integrated marketing agencies. These include Agency.com, DLKW, Iris, RAPP, Publicis, and Tribal DDB.

I’ve lead global web developments for many of the world’s top brands, including British Airways, Bacardi, Barclays, Dulux, Nintendo, Orange, Unlilever and Philips to name a few. I have also worked on mother and baby brands like Nestle Brand vision and a Pampers mobile app.

Before joining TBWA, I worked for the Barclays banking group. Big data, social media, and multi channel digital services are an increasingly powerful landscape and I enjoyed the challenge of keeping up with the technology and innovation that’s possible.

After many years working in the consumer sector, healthcare fascinates me, and I look forward to working on more of the brands that are transforming what health and wellbeing can mean for all of us.

June Laffey

Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Australia

June joined McCann Health Sydney back in 2010, and the agency has been recognised as APACs most awarded healthcare agency ever since.

June and her team have been awarded at Spikes, Clio Health, One Show, IPA best of health awards, Campaign agency of the year, and of course the Global Awards. She is most proud of the fact that the awards are across numerous clients and channels. She has been lucky enough to judge at all the international health awards shows, and has been closely linked with the Global awards for many years. In fact in 2008 she instigated Bravo! - an awards night that celebrates healthcare creativity and includes the presentation of the APAC Global Awards – and to this day remains Bravo! Chair.

June will also deputy chair AWARD school next year, and is on the AWARD committee.

Writer based, June started her career in mainstream, pole-vaulted over to healthcare back in 2000 and has been challenging herself to raise the bar ever since. She deliberately chose to start the new millennium in healthcare after realising she liked helping people more than just selling things. Simply put, she wanted to make a difference to people’s lives.

June feels blessed that every day in her work she learns something new about the human spirit. She is extremely excited about technological advances that are positively impacting health, the growing focus on the person not the patient and the increasing quality of healthcare communications.

Selwyn Learner

Founder & Creative Director, LAB (Learner Adams Bones), UK

After a number of agencies including WCRS Healthcare, Paling Walters and Bates, I became CD at Ogilvy Healthworld across both domestic and global brands. I held that post for about nine years, then, a few years ago I founded Learner Adams Bones. I know that an original thought is the driving force behind great work, and that channels and technological platforms are the servant. But I also believe whole-heartedly that great creative insight drives brilliant ideas at every level, from visual to experiential, and doesn't simply embrace the newest technology, but actually shapes it. Above all though, we are in the business of changing minds and behaviours. Of persuasion, pure and simple.

Beth Elkis

VP/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

A 15+ year veteran of pharmaceutical advertising, Beth is currently a Vice President, Creative Director at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide. She has headed up creative teams across diverse therapeutic areas such as ADHD, Women and Men’s Health, Urology, Cardiovascular, CNS, Oncology and Opthalmology as well as on numerous OTC brands.

In addition to her extensive Pharma experience, Beth offers the added value of numerous years in consumer advertising and a past presidency of the Art Director’s Club of NJ (including a seat on its Board of Directors for 6 years). Beth has received many awards for her art direction and design. She has studied graphic design, marketing, and communications at Rutgers University and School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

In her spare time, Beth is a mentor, an avid Pez collector, jewelry designer and late-night Pinterest fanatic.

She lives by the maxim “If you aren’t interested, you aren’t interesting”.

Brett O’Connor

Creative Director, VCCP Health, UK

The early part of Brett’s career was spent at consumer agencies such as McCann Ericson, JWT and Euro RSCG. After 10 busy years, he took the experience he gained there and applied it to healthcare advertising at Torre Lazur McCann, becoming the Creative Director a few years later. He then left McCann to start up VCCP Health in 2008. During his time in healthcare, his experience has stretched across many therapy areas on both global and UK accounts, winning numerous Rx and OTC creative awards along the way.

Mark Nolan

SVP/ Executive Creative Director, USA

With nearly 30 years experience as an award-winning copywriter and creative director for consumer and blockbuster healthcare brands, Mark’s passion is focused on creating compelling brand stories that engage audiences and inspire them to action.

Mark currently leads the creative team at Publicis Lifebrands Evolvr, an agency dedicated to helping change agents in today’s transforming healthcare landscape.

Mark has been a member of the Publicis Groupe for 15 years. He was among the first creative directors in healthcare to direct integrated direct-to-consumer campaigns for major brands across mass media, digital and relationship marketing programs.

Mark has led work for brands such as EpiPen, Crestor, Vyvanse, Nexium, Seroquel, Rogaine, Tylenol, and Fluzone, as well as Corporate and disease awareness campaigns for Mylan, AstraZeneca, Shire and Sanofi Pasteur.

Along the way, Mark has won awards for advertising creativity and effectiveness, including Addy, Global, Rx Club, DTC National, Effie, and MM&M awards.

Outside of the agency, Mark maintains his love affair with music, having been an ASCAP-accredited composer and performer.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University.

Matthew Sugars

Creative Director, Random42, UK

Matthew has over 15 years of experience creating 3D animation and graphics for broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4 as well as The Discovery Channel and The History Channel. Matthew has worked on many high profile projects including several episodes of ‘Horizon’ for the BBC, a major US adaptation of Professor Brian Greene’s bestselling book ‘The Elegant Universe’ and the National Geographic IMAX documentary ‘Mysteries of the Unseen World’ for which he received a VES award nomination for Best Visual effects in a large format film. As well as a career in broadcast graphics he has also worked as a lecturer in computer animation and photography. Matthew is also a keen photographer and has had his work exhibited in several galleries.

Random42 provides cutting edge digital solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. The company has produced core digital assets for over 400 global pharma product launches and has won over 100 industry awards over the last 2 decades. As Creative Director Matthew is responsible for leading the animation team and for co-ordinating the overall look for projects.

Stephanie Berman

Partner, The Bloc, USA

Since she joined The CementBloc in 2003, Stephanie has been a continual driver of the company’s creative vision. Today, she leads the creative department along with partner Elizabeth Elfenbein, where they drive innovative ideas and industry firsts. Stephanie also chairs the creative council for Indigenus, the largest global network of independent healthwellness communication companies, where she instills a collaborative, multi-local approach to developing global brands. She is the Editor in Chief of IF, a global thought leadership publication that brings together different voices from different countries and different fields to offer a diverse perspective on today’s healthwellness environment.

Stephanie has created and directed award-winning work across multiple countries, multiple customers, and multiple channels, and brings experience from a variety of diverse sectors, including financial services, technology, leisure, energy, and nonprofit. Stephanie began her career in the United Kingdom, and has been based in the US for almost 20 years.

When she’s off duty, Stephanie spends her time hyperventilating her way around hidden corners of the world with her adrenaline-junkie kids.

David Newton

SVP/Associate Creative Director, NEON, USA

Handsome, unpredictable David Newton is a veteran of 20+ years in the business. His career has taken him “across the avenue” and back, on blockbuster and rare pharma, OTC, DTC, global, CRM, digital, radio, TV, and whatever else works. David considers 2 career moments as his proudest: having one of his commercials parodied by the Tonight Show, and creating a multiscreen Times Square billboard. A native of the flatlands of west Texas, David is always looking past the horizon for the next big idea.

Jean-Benoist Werth

Sr. Vice President, Ledouze, France

Jean-Benoist began his career founding a digital agency in 2006, working both for international brands such as Danone, Alcatel and local authorities as well.

Before joining Ledouze Paris in 2012, Jean-Benoist was Head of the Digital Division at Nouveau Jour, an agency specialized in buzz marketing and advertising, where he leads global digital strategies for key accounts such as Nivea, Orange, Credit Agricole or Thierry Mugler.

Jean-Benoist is currently Senior VP at Ledouze Paris, an independent agency of 35 creatives, working for 15 + international brands (BNP Paribas, GE Healthcare, Jack Daniel’s, Sony PlayStation, Nespresso, Western Union, etc.) specialized in Brand & Content Strategy.

Eduard Lena Portell

Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, UK

As a Spanish creative working in London, who studied Spanish literature at university and started his career as a copywriter only to switch to Art Direction shortly after, who went on to pick up substantial experience in consumer as well as healthcare advertising, Edu Llena-Portell brings twenty plus years of ‘hyrbid’ experience to his pivotal role as Creative Director at Saatchi Health London.

Dale Choate

Associate Creative Director, Sudler London, UK

Dale hails from the US where his background includes a range of diverse experiences. He began his professional working life in the US Navy as a nuclear Machinist Mate. After six years, he left submarine life with a strong scientific background in chemistry, physics and engineering along with a great appreciation of open spaces.

Following his military service, Dale worked for a biotech company, a medical device manufacturer and a dot-com startup. After a road to Damascus moment, he decided to switch career paths and went to school for journalism and advertising. He has never looked back.

Khalid Latif

Associate Creative Director, Publicis Life Brands, UK

After finishing his biochemistry degree in 2001, Khalid decided it was time to start paying off his ridiculous student loan. So he started writing for money at Thomson Reuters in London, turning clinical papers into succinct, news-worthy reports for the Reuters network.

Enticed by the prospect of solving problems and creating things for a living, he soon landed in the world of advertising. And it was good.

Since then, Khalid has helped lead the creative of some of the biggest brands in pharma at agencies including Grey Healthcare and DDB Remedy. He is now Associate Creative Director at Publicis Life Brands, where he joined four years ago to support the agency’s resurgence. Although Khalid’s work has been honored by the Clios, Globals, IPA, Creative Floor and Cannes Lions, he’ll get nothing for his silly beard. Shame.

Brett Fischer

VP/Associate Creative Director, ICC Health, USA

Brett has 20+ years of advertising experience in both consumer and pharmaceutical. In his past 15 years in pharma he has blurred the lines between traditional print and digital media on every brand he has touched. An artist as well as a musician, he runs every idea through the same filter he would when writing a song. Does it clearly convey a message? Does it grasp the audience emotionally? Does it create feelings of inspiration and motivation? This approach to his strategic and conceptual thinking keeps it grounded in humanity. The results are numerous awards throughout his career including MM&M, NJ Art Director‘s Club and The RX Club.

Brett has worked on numerous categories including women’s health, CV, HGH, diabetes, ED, ADHD, Companion animal health, and vision care.

Fred Liedtke

Creative Director, Publicis LifeBrands Medicus, USA

After 20+ years at GreyNY I have moved over to Publicis LBI to bring unconventional integrated big brand building experience to the health space. The opportunities for creating cross channel experiences for patients, consumers and doctors make it an exciting time to be in healthcare.

Over the years I have had the good fortune of working with, and for, many talented creatives, and for some great clients on a wide range of brands.

Sprint, Diageo, Panasonic, Crisco, Pillsbury, Aquafresh, America's Natural Gas Alliance, Canon, Tanqueray, Abbott Labs, Devon Energy, Embridge, Purolator, Bosch, Vail Properties, Beaver Creek, Frontier Airlines, Bumble Bee, Smuckers, Darden Foods, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3M and a few others along the way.

Some Highlights• include

Creative Director for UPMC, one of Grey’s largest clients by billings. Created over 100 films and TV spots in the last 2 years alone.

Made a short film with Dale Earnhardt Jr. documenting his struggle with concussion injuries.

Taught an Amish guy and a geisha how to change the oil in a vintage pick-up truck, and filmed it with Michael Spiller, director of Modern Family.

Relaunched Olive Garden using Modern Family star Julie Bowen as the high energy voice for the GO OG campaign.

Created Tony Sinclair for Tanqueray Gin. Shot a bunch of spots with Tommy Kuntz, started a record label, and even spent a month in India with a Bolllywood crew making a short film.

Hung out of a doorless helicopter with a photographer for three days as we flew around the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and the Twin Towers.

Designed Sprint’s first website with a team from a new magazine at the time called WIRED.

Khalifa Suhail Al Marar

Vice President, Mubadala Healthcare, UAE

Khalifa Suhail Al Marar is Vice President, Healthcare, at Mubadala. He is responsible for devising and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives. Al Marar is an international award-winning documentary producer, whose brand communications documentaries produced for Mubadala have screened at Cannes, New York, and Los Angeles film festivals, and on television globally.

Combining his passions for visual storytelling as a dark-room photographer, and strategic marketing in contributing to positive social change, Al Marar is recognized for his social marketing documentaries which tell the stories of ordinary people with extraordinary achievements.

Bill Paterson

VP of Creative Operations, Gelia, USA

Bill has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising field. His background is in copywriting, leading to expanded duties as a creative director and commercial director. For the last five years, he has assumed leadership of the 30-plus team of writers, designers, project managers and web developers at Gelia, Western New York’s largest advertising agency.

Bill earned a bachelor of arts degree in Communication & English and a master of science degree in Communication & Leadership from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He also teaches courses in Public Relations and Advertising at Niagara University. Bill has won numerous advertising and public relations industry awards, including the Global Health Care Award, Telly Award, District II ADDY Award, and PRSA Excalibur Award.

Marvin Entholt

Producer/Director, Blackbird Films, Germany

Born in Bremen, Germany in 1961.
Studies in Philosophy and Communication Science, studies in Film and Television Drama at the HFF Television and Film College in Munich, Germany (directing and screen writing).
Participated in several scriptwriting seminars led by Julian Friedmann, Robert McKee, Keith Cunningham and Tom Schlesinger.

Since 1990 work as a producer and director of features, documentaries and corporate films, author of film scripts and novels.

Numerous award winning corporate videos and prime time documentaries for German television ARD and ZDF, arte and Discovery Channel.

Marcus Tesoriero

Creative Director, Affinity, Australia

Throughout Marcus’ many successful years as a copywriter and creative director, a firm embrace on change has continually inspired his passion for invention and new forms of storytelling. Advances in technology have allowed creativity to enter an exciting new era. And for Marcus, combining traditional insight driven principles with the new language of digital is his real secret weapon for capturing people’s attention.

Possessing a wealth of experience across some of the world’s most famous brands such as Audi, American Express, Qantas and Coca Cola, Marcus has benefited from many years at large traditional agencies such as DDB and Ogilvy – both in Sydney and New York. He’s also focused much of his time with more specialised digital shops such as The White Agency, AnalogFolk, DT Digital and Reborn. Now complimented with a raft of shiny awards, from local Effies to Lions from Cannes, he leads as Creative Director for Affinity, working across all channels as an ‘Architect of Influence’ to create the next big thing.

Joanna Friel

VP/Group Creative Director, Intouch Solutions, USA

Experience: Joanna has spent 25+ years in advertising and marketing, with half of that time in healthcare marketing.

Joanna joined Intouch Solutions in January 2012 and is based out of the firm’s Chicago office. She is responsible for developing and executing creative strategy primarily for the HCP audience. In her short tenure, Joanna has contributed sales force and HCP insights to help influence her team’s work on AndroGel, Depakote and HUMIRA. She is also leading the initiative to evolve and improve the creative output at Intouch Solutions.

Prior to joining Intouch Solutions, Joanna was with CAHG (Corbett) as creative director developing sales force materials for Alcon, Orencia, and Abilify oral (all indications). She has also honed her branding, ideating and writing skills at Leo Burnett and BBDO. Other brands that have shaped her creative expertise are: Actonel, Crest, Prozac, Starbucks, Tampax, and Wrigley Gum.

Gerard O’Dwyer

3D & Video Manager, Firecrest Clinical Research Services, Ireland

Having Graduated from Design College in Ireland 20 years ago, I started my career working for one of the first Interactive Multimedia companies in the University of Limerick, developing graphics for Web & CD-ROM interactive applications, ranging from branding advertisement launch events for Ford to teaching games for young children.

8 Years ago I moved into the Medical 3D industry space. I started working as a 3D Graphic Designer with Firecrest in early 2007. Firecrest was acquired by ICON plc in 2009, and is a market-leading provider of tailored services that optimize clinical trial performance, supporting over 50 pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

I was involved in developing detailed and creative Disease and Drug Overview animations for our Sponsors. I am currently the 3D Graphic Design Manager at ICON Firecrest; providing strategic direction and guidance on the operational components of our products across the Firecrest ICON portfolio range. I manage and lead a highly skilled 3D Department in producing visually cutting edge medical animations, which play an important part of the Firecrest Protocol Overview training products.

Andrew Bartel

Vice President, Creative Director, BGB Group, USA

Andrew Bartel is a creative director, photographer, and writer living in New York City. After having worked for many years on iconic brands such as Verizon Wireless, Walmart, H&R Block, Mitsubishi, and National City Bank, Andrew left the traditional advertising world to nurture his long-held love of science via pharmaceutical advertising, leading creative work for most of the major pharma companies.

Now with over 20 years in advertising, he’s the lead creative at BGB Group overseeing the Creative Departments of two ad agencies (BIONYC and BGB New York) where he guides his teams to find new ways of communicating complicated concepts clearly toward both Healthcare Providers and Patients across all media.

His art—reproduced in publications worldwide—captures intimate details he discovers in people and landscapes conveyed through language and images. These cultural tableaus are part of public and private collections globally. His first book of photos and poetry will be released next year.

You can find him online at http://eabartel.com or connect with him on instagram @eabartel.

Mike Babich

Creative Director, Insight, New Zealand

Mike’s upbringing on the farm in New Zealand did not naturally lend itself to a life in advertising. Instead his working life started as salesman selling agricultural products to farmers. Five years of leaning on fenceposts talking to farmers was enough, so in 2000, Mike swapped a life on the road for a career in advertising. In that time he has worked on just about every bit of the business there is, from cars to chocolate bars.

Since joining Insight in 2009 Mike turned his skills to healthcare. However, his experience in ‘normal’ advertising often comes in useful, as many of healthcare jobs need to bridge that gap between medical and consumer audiences. Combining these skills with his belief that people in Healthcare are no different to anyone else, has produced a steady flow of international awards and accolades.

Matt Collins

SVP/Group Creative Director, CAHB, USA

As head of digital for CAHG, Matt works across all clients, merging brand vision with audience needs into holistic engagement ecosystems brought to life through technology. With 14 years of experience, Matt specializes in converging physical and digital worlds into experiences that build trust, loyalty and advocacy across all channels.

Sharon Howard-Butler

SVP/Creative Director, The Bloc, USA

Sharon joined The Bloc in April this year and is helping to raise the creative bar there. Immediately prior to that she was Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Health Sydney Australia. Her work has helped to build brands, change attitudes and change lives. It has also impressed judges. She was a Lion winner at the inaugural Cannes Lions Health Awards, was awarded a Grand Global for best consumer healthcare ad in the world and has won many other awards over the years from international shows including Clio, Cannes Lions, The Global Awards, IPA Best of Health Awards, Rx Club Show and New York Advertising Festival, and at Australian shows including AWARD (Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association) and ADMA (Australian Direct Marketing Association). She has also written articles for Advertising Health and has been invited to be a juror at some of the world’s most prestigious advertising shows.

David Salinas

Creative Director, ISGRO, Germany

Born 1980 nearby Heidelberg, Germany

Degree at Fachoberschule for Design Saarbrucken

Marketing Degree at University of Ludwigshafen, University of Applied Sciences

Qualification as Communicator Manager

Over 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical market as Account Manager in international Full Service Agencies

With Isgro since 2008, focussed on brand implementation, strategic consulting and creative direction

Client Service Director at Isgro since 2014

Responsible for several national and international clients e.g. Merck, Schwabe, Bayer, L&R and others.

Award winning campaigns e.g. Tebonin* (2014 + 2015), Tysosur* (2011)

Matthew Stumm

Principal, BBK Worldwide, USA

Matthew Stumm heads BBK Worldwide's multi-disciplinary creative and media team. With more than 15 years of experience creating integrated campaigns for a diverse set of pharmaceutical companies, Matthew remains driven by the ways in which inspired branding and advertising can help bring the right treatments to the right patients. He spent his early career in the tech, finance, education and luxury travel sectors – a diverse background that helped shaped his views on consumer behaviors and the power and influence creativity has in the success of a product and business. As clinical R&D continues to look to consumer technologies for better patient care, Matthew and his team are committed to ensuring their clients leverage these new communication channels for improved engagement – most notably through the development of BBK’s award-winning suite mobile apps for patients and studies.

Graham Mills

Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Healthcare, UK

Graham is a creative who has never let convention stand in his way. He went to art school in London and left as a writer. He has written for every media you can think of and even ghostwritten a book on architecture. He spent 30 very successful years working as a copywriter and creative director and is now managing director of one of the fastest growing and most awarded creative agencies in the health space (over the years, Graham been responsible for campaigns that have won hundreds of awards).

But then, Graham has always used both the business and creative sides of his brain. It is what made him curious to explore direct and digital after a decade of traditional advertising. He is passionate about creating work that delivers the best possible results for both customer and client.

In the last 15 years he has been responsible for building, merging, and running truly integrated agencies. Digitas Health Lifebrands is the third, and perhaps the one of which he is most proud. The New York office started with approximately half-a-dozen people and has grown into a thriving business that works as a brand agency across all channels for some of the biggest clients in the health space. He is a problem solver, a communicator and a team player – essential skills regardless of whether you are a creative director or a managing director.

George Lepore

EVP/Executive Creative Director, H4B Chelsea, USA

Energetic. Tenacious. Agile. Courageous. George has been in the ad industry for over 20 years. And whatever the brand or platform, he makes his presence known with a strong, creative point of view and a firm hold on what it takes to generate business results. George built his advertising expertise working with a variety of clients, such as Genzyme, Purdue Pharma, Forest Laboratories, Dannon, IKEA, Hyundai, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, and more. As a creative director, George pushes for ideas and executions that are anchored in unique customer insights. He is committed to giving the right advice, feeding the creative process, and always exploring new territories. With the dawn of new and emerging technologies in Healthcare, George is passionate about creating experiences that will impact patients’ lives.

Peter AGliardo

SVP/Group Creative Director, AgencyRx, USA

For more than 20 years, Peter has fought to produce great work both in the consumer and healthcare spaces. He began his career working on Clairol, Kellogg’s and Toys R Us at JWT NY, and made the switch to healthcare when he was given the opportunity to launch VIAGRA at the CDM Group. A 14-year veteran at CDM, Peter has been forced to study every inch of the body, and has decided humans are kinda gross. Over the years, his work has been recognized by The One Show, Communication Arts, the MM&M Awards, Med Ad News, as well as other healthcare shows and festivals.

Sebastian Jensen

Creative Director, Reputation, Denmark

Holding a masters degree in Philosophy, Sebastian migrated from the spheres of ethics and metaphysics to the dark side of advertising and manipulation of consumers’ minds. He spent the first years in advertising as a copywriter, and has since filled the role as creative director and movie director. Over the years he has bagged a set of international awards (Clio Rx, Cannes Lions shortlists, Global Awards, New York Festival, Creativity International).

Richard Rayment

Creative Director, inVentive Health Communications, UK

Richard started his career in consumer advertising after obtaining an honours degree from the University for the Creative Arts. He later moved into healthcare communications, where he has plied his trade for over a quarter of a century and has held the position of creative director for almost two decades.

In 1997 Richard co-founded Junction 11 Advertising, which, in its first five years was the most awarded agency in the UK healthcare sector.

Richard has amassed around 400 creative awards. Notable amongst these accolades are a Best of Show at the Mobius awards and three Golds at the Epica awards. He has also received no fewer than 8 Global awards and 3 Grand Global awards.

Five years ago, Richard had the honour of being Convenor of Judges for the IPA’s Best of Health Awards and has recently been appointed the first ever Head Judge for the PM Society Awards.

Clare Litz

VP/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

Clare brings more than 20 years of pharma advertising experience to her role as a Creative Director at Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA. She has provided creative leadership for multiple brands across a wide variety of therapeutic categories, including allergy, anticoagulation, cardiology, CNS, GI, immunology, and oncology. Clare has earned numerous awards for her copywriting and creative direction. She has supervised large-scale teams and projects across digital and traditional platforms and led a number of product launches. Clare is focused on creating innovative, standout work that’s grounded in solid strategy. She’s also committed to mentoring and continually raising the bar in support of great advertising.

Hugh Fitzhardinge

Creative Director, Ward6, Australia

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Ben Webster

Sr. Writer, Grey Healthcare, Australia

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Lyndon Hale

Executive Creative Director, Orchard, Australia

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Shaheed Peera

Executive Creative Director, Publicis Life Brands, UK

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Dominic Marchant

Managing Director, GJM Unlimited, UK

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Aaron O’Hare

Creative Director, PAN, UK

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Mair Dilworth

Executive Creative Director, Sudler & Hennessey, Italy

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Luke Waldrum

Creative Director, McCann Echo, USA

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Brad Graetz

Creative Director, Abelson Taylor, USA

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Dennis Field

Creative Group Head, Langland, UK

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Deborah Ciauro

SVP/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

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Jon Chapman

Creative Director, Havas Lynx, UK

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Andy Ward

Creative Director, Publicis Mojo, Australia

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Joe Sacaridiz

VP/Associate Creative Director, Concentric Health Experience

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Monica Noce Kanarek

EVP/Creative Director, Purohit Navigation, USA

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Karalyn Ciucci

SVP/Associate Creative Director, NEON, USA

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Chairperson of the Executive Jury

Robin Shapiro

President & Chief Creative Officer, CAHG, USA

Pilar M. Belhumeur

Partner/Executive Creative Director, Greater Than One, USA

David Buck

President/Creative Director, Crowley Webb, USA

Kathy Delaney

Global Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, USA

Chris Duffey

Executive Vice Presidnet, Global Director of Creative Technology, Sudler New York, USA

Elizabeth Elfenbein

Creative Partner, The Bloc, USA

Tina Fascetti

Chief Creative Officer, Guidemark Health, USA

Dan Hassan

Executive Vice President/Chief Creative Officer, McCann Regan Campbell Ward, USA

Tim Hawkey

Managing Director/Executive Creative Director, AREA 23, USA

Ben Ingersoll

Managing Partner/Chief Creative Officer, Grey Health Group (ghg), USA

Rich Levy

EVP/Chief Creative Officer, FCB Health, NY, USA

Gerrard Malcolm

Creative Director, Insight Australia, Australia

Guy Mastrion

Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Brandforming, USA

Chet Moss

Executive Vice President/Creative Director, FCB Health, USA

Juan Ramos

Executive Vice President, Executive Creative Director, McCann Echo, USA

Peter Siegel

Executive Vice President, Creative Director, PACIFIC Communications

David Sonderman

Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director, GSW, USA

Ross Thomson

Executive Vice President/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

More announcements coming soon!

Elizabeth Elfenbein

Creative Partner, The Bloc, USA

Elizabeth is a leader and restless creative disrupter at The Bloc, driving innovation by recognizing and fulfilling unmet needs — for her agency, her clients, and the industry at large.

She has been breaking the boundaries of traditional health-and-wellness advertising for many years creating unforgettable, industry-first experiments and experiences that are highly engaging and deliver impressive results with all stakeholders.

Elizabeth has been responsible for some big ideas in the healthwellness sector. Most recently, she launched CaregiverSpeakUp.com a social platform that gives caregivers a voice and allows them to connect with other caregivers. Elizabeth also launched HealthAwareNext.com an educational social platform that brings attention to a different disease condition or therapeutic area every month. #Ayearofdiseaseawareness.

In addition she founded Happy Fuel, a microblogging social network and mobile app that helps people “live in the happy” by giving them a fun, simple way to discover, store, share and fuel happiness.

Elizabeth has helped raise the bar for healthcare communications in the United States, as a result, The Bloc is now the most-awarded healthwellness communications company in the United States and is recognized as the #3 agency in the world by Advertising Health.

Within and beyond the Bloc Elizabeth applies her insights, creativity, and vision to several industry leadership platforms including Healthwellnext and Enginebloc lab.
She is a sought-after thought leader, writing about innovation in the health and wellness sphere for Advertising Health, Clios.com, DTC Perspectives, MediaPost, PM360, Pharma Voice and a sought-after juror at the major advertising award shows. She has served on numerous juries including the inaugural Lions Health Festival, The Global Awards, The Creative Floor Awards and Clio Healthcare Awards.

Chet Moss

Executive Vice President/Creative Director, FCB Health, USA

Chet’s been a brand-building, award-winning art director/writer/designer/creative director for over 30 years. Consumer. Healthcare. Internet. (At Throttlebox.com, a multimedia aggregator, he was even the marketing director.) He’s been a partner in two agencies bearing his name and is a magna cum laude graduate of The University of Pennsylvania where he majored in History/Russian Studies (the most obvious prelude to a career in advertising). Besides his irrepressible love for the creative process, he’s also pretty keen on his family, beagles, sports, the movies (an avowed Godfather groupie but only Parts I and II), MoMA, writing satire, having a catch with anything, and making something out of nothing. And, in the spirit of 3 generations of comedians and performers, ensuring that belly laughs rule the day.

Kathy Delaney

Global Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, USA

Kathy Delaney is the Global Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, a role she began in February 2013. Here she uses her bold creative vision to tell compelling, human-centric stories that promote health and wellness, while creating strong results for the agency’s clients, which include Allegra and the American Heart Association.

Prior to joining SSW, Kathy served as Global Chief Creative Officer at Nitro, where she helped build the business globally, culminating in its sale to digital consultancy, Sapient, and successfully forming SapientNitro, a global digital and brand specialist network representing clients such as KRAFT, Foot Locker, A&E, Mars and Unilever.

She previously spent 12 years at Deutsch New York, climbing the ranks from Associate Creative Director to Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner. There she helped to grow the company from a boutique firm worth $180 million, into an integrated marketing company worth $2.5 billion, all while producing memorable and innovative work for clients such as Ikea, Revlon and Tylenol.

In 2014, Kathy served as President of the Health & Wellness Jury at the inaugural Cannes Lions Health, ushering in a new era of recognition for creativity in health and wellness communications. Previously, she served as a Cannes Lions judge in 2010. Named one of “The Most Creative Women in Advertising” by Business Insider in 2013, she has been the recipient of industry awards that include the ADDYs, ANDYs, Effies, Webbies, One Show Gold, One Show Film, W3 Awards, Communication Arts and Art Directors Club. Her work is featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent advertising collection and she has also been honored with the American Advertising Federation’s Under 40 Hall of Achievement Award.

In addition to producing award winning work for Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness’ corporate clients, Kathy invests her time and creativity into projects for charities such as Crossroads Community Services, a New York organization that provides food and shelter to the homeless. She has also worked on an initiative to educate the local women of Ghana about birth control and has spent time in Africa, traveling to Somalia for a project with the UN World Food Programme.

Despite her calm and collected exterior, Kathy is in fact a native New Yorker, born and bred in The Bronx. She attended the School of Visual Arts, where she met her now husband. They live together in Manhattan, with a beloved French bulldog named Sadie.

Tina Fascetti

Chief Creative Officer, Guidemark Health, USA

A creative leader and visionary whose career spans more than 20 years and includes a strong track record of successful product launches in the health, wellness and consumer space. Her current role as Partner and CCO of Guidemark Health provides the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues she has admired for years in an independent company, all of which is incredibly inspiring. Tina’s approach is to create innovative multi-channel customer experiences that touch the heart, mind, and senses, resulting in brand loyalty. Throughout her career she has worked with many of the top pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Astellas, Zoetis and Genentech, during which time she oversaw their global brand visions and employed an integrated worldwide collaborative process to ensure a single unifying voice.

She has been featured in multiple industry publications and has guest lectured at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Tina has also been the recipient of many creative awards including: RX Awards, Global Awards, Pharma Choice, Addy, Medical Marketing and Media and In Awe awards. In 2014, Tina was named one of PharmaVoices’ 100 most inspiring people.s

Juan Ramos

Executive Vice President, Executive Creative Director, McCann Echo, USA

As EVP, Executive Creative Director of McCann Echo, Juan Ramos brings 25 years of experience and an indelible drive for creative excellence to healthcare marketing. As Echo’s creative leader, Juan has been a pillar of inspiration to an ever-growing powerhouse of creative minds for more than a decade. He has continually cultivated a creative team of innovative storytellers, who captivate healthcare providers and their patients by delivering clever, strategic, and compelling work. At the core is his unwavering dedication to these teams and his commitment to the Brands they serve, coupling his ability to motivate and challenge with the aptitude and insight to bring his Brands’ stories to life. His success is proven many times over by the loyalty he receives in return from his crew, as well as the long track record of prestigious industry awards lining McCann Echo’s shelves.

Guy Mastrion

Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Brandforming, USA

Guy Mastrion, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Brandforming, and former Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer of Palio+Ignite, has a well-earned expertise in strategic creative development with experience ranging from consumer awareness advertising to point of sale, collateral print materials, multi-screen digital engagements to broadcast, and documentary film. With work spanning local, national, and international markets, Guy is a veteran with a unique combination of talents and creativity and continues to be a driving force for his clients.

David Sonderman

Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director, GSW, USA

Dave inspires, leads and cajoles agency and client teams with the belief that big healthcare doesn’t get a pass on big creativity. Throughout a 23-year career, his passion for human insights and insistence on “creative without caveats” has led to award-winning, business-building creativity for clients in healthcare, technology, fashion, financial services, and social causes.

At GSW, Dave has led global, national and local brand success across the human condition for brands such as Listerine, Cymbalta, Protopic, Stryker, Humalog, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. His work has been recognized by Clio, Cannes Lions Health, National ADDY, The Globals, One Show Rx, National DTC, MedAd News and MM&M. Dave has served as a judge for Clio Health, MM&M and The Global Awards.

Previously, Dave developed and led award-winning creative for clients such as Apple Computer, Victoria’s Secret, Adobe, Autodesk, BMW Financial Services, Hewlett-Packard, Condé Nast, and Merrill Lynch. In 1999, he broke the internet by helping bring the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to its first-ever live webcast, dubbed Marketing Event of the Year by ADWEEK. It has since been fixed.

Chris Duffey

Executive Vice Presidnet, Global Director of Creative Technology, Sudler New York, USA

Chris is an Award-Winning Creative Director, Noted Speaker, Author and Mobile & Wearable Technologist. Chris has been featured by Business Insider, and Yahoo as one of “advertising industry’s leaders on the top issues, challenges and opportunities in the fast-changing world of mobile marketing.” Chris is an accomplished author on the increasing relevance of mobile, particularly in the health, wellness & fitness space. The Guardian awarded “How mobile became mighty in healthcare” to their yearly ten of the best healthcare stories list. Chris has co-chaired with Google a featured keynote presentation on future trends in mobile marketing. And most recently interviewed Kim Kardashian West on how to connect with audiences thru mobile gaming mechanics such as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation techniques. Chris' work focuses on the integration of creative and digital storytelling to generate relevant and memorable user journeys on mobile, wearables, and beyond.

For 20 years, Chris has been a curator of mobile first solutions by converging creativity and technology. Chris spent his early career during the first mobile days creating cutting edge creative for the mobile phone vertical. And then went on to focus on mobile solutions in the mhealth and wellness space.

Tim Hawkey

Managing Director/Executive Creative Director, AREA 23, USA

As a former Good Humor Man, Tim knows the two great secrets of client satisfaction: 1) delivering a great product and 2) keeping things cool. Since joining FCB Health in 2002 and moving into his leadership role at Area 23 in 2011, it’s clear this approach works for him in the ad world as well. As an award-winning creative director, Tim has brought in dozens of accolades from the Global Awards, MM&M, the Mannys, Lions Health, the Creative Floor, PM 360, the RX Club, and the CLIOs.

Tim has far-reaching experience across a wide range of categories, having developed successful award-winning campaigns in plaque psoriasis, COPD, hypertension, orphan diseases, CNS disorders, and hematologic malignancies. In 2010, Tim oversaw that year’s #1 IMS launch, for Stelara in the US and globally, as the creative lead across all categories—HCP, patient, and consumer. Additionally, Tim’s leadership and creative expertise were integral to the development of groundbreaking consumer campaigns and successful patient initiatives for brands including Actemra, Tysabri, Welchol, Bosulif, Testim, Xofigo, Viread, and Lazanda.

Ben Ingersoll

Managing Partner/Chief Creative Officer, Grey Health Group (ghg), USA

Ben’s always been fascinated by the way things work (human and otherwise). He is as curious about physiology as he is about anthropology or technology—or a dozen other -ologies. It’s been that way for the 25+ years he’s spent crafting and directing award-winning creative for HCPs and patients.

As Chief Creative Officer, Ben has the distinct pleasure of guiding the creative output of the GHG offices in New York and around the world. In that role, he pursues his passion for truly productive brand ideas built on truth and executed with beauty.

He began his career as a copywriter, spending time at Sudler & Hennessey and then CDM New York where he rose from ACD to Partner/Creative Director.

Ben has a BA in English and Film from Vassar College. He lives in Montclair, NJ with his wife, two of his three kids, and a semi-trained golden doodle named Lucy.

Peter Siegel

Executive Vice President, Creative Director, PACIFIC Communications

Peter has brought more than 40 years of domestic and global experience in healthcare communications to PACIFIC Communications. He has held executive positions at McCann Torre Lazur, FCB Health (VICOM), Sudler & Hennessey, GA Communications Group (Goble & Associates), CAHG (Frank J Corbett), Topin & Associates, and The Hal Lewis Group.

He has been responsible for creating and guiding award-winning creative in both Rx and DTC businesses, and has had first-hand experience in virtually every product category in the healthcare space.

Pilar Belhumeur

Partner/Executive Creative Director, Greater Than One, USA

Pilar Belhumeur is a Partner and Executive Creative Director at Greater Than One, Inc. As the agency’s chief creative officer, Pilar is responsible for the overall management and vision of Greater Than One’s Experience Design group. She has more than 20 years of digital and offline creative and marketing development experience. She works with clients to develop the creative vision for the agency’s integrated solutions that empower brands, drive sales and change lives.

At GTO, Pilar and her partner Greg Gross manage the ExD team. Their group has won over 200+ awards in the last 10 years, including 5 Webby Awards. Recently she has been working on a global social movement for Novartis to create awareness around heart failure. She has been a judge on multiple awards shows including the Global Awards and the IAB MIXX awards among others.

Pilar has a wealth of experience throughout her career, managing a global team based in New York, San Francisco and Madrid. She also works with clients around the world including Novartis, France Telecom, BET.com, Time Warner, BBC, People Magazine, CA Technologies, AT&T, L’Oreal, Dr. Oz, ShareCare, USPS.com, Novartis, UNESCO, USA.gov, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Armani Exchange, Ethan Allen, Sprint, Cendant, Wrangler, Rockport, Millstone Coffee, Avon, MSNBC, Mastercard, Hess Energy, EMD Serono, Sepracor, Genentech, Roche, Thomson Reuters, NYU, Procter & Gamble, Hologic, Meda, NovoNordisk, Genentech, Smithsonian Magazine, IBM, Texas Children’s Hospital, Newsweek, Continuum Health Partners, Silicon Graphics, Network Associates, Gillette, Hearst Publishing, UNICEF, Digital Media Labs (Japan), and Oracle.

Pilar is of Spanish and French Canadian descent. Her multicultural background has influenced her to have a cross-cultural perspective that influences all of her work. She speaks Spanish and English fluently. She loves to travel, has a passion for the arts, languages, dance and the opera.

Dan Hassan

Executive Vice President/Chief Creative Officer, McCann Regan Campbell Ward, USA

Like many great men before him, Dan Hassan came to New York with a guitar and a dream. Then, like many reasonable men before him, he turned to advertising.

After a few unmemorable stops in consumer, Dan's creative energy (or something) steered him to the world of medical advertising, where he has been lurking for more than 20 years. He began as a proofreader at Lally McFarland & Pantello. After five years, he joined McCann RCW as the agency's first copywriter. That initial investment paid off; after 16 years and six moves, including a cross-country stint in San Diego, McCann RCW just can't seem to get rid of him. Clearly, his relationship with medical advertising runs deep.

Dan is currently the Chief Creative Officer at McCann RCW, where he has led the creative team in a diverse set of successful campaigns, including such influential brands as Botox (Allergan), Yaz (Schering AG), Pradaxa (Boehringer lngelheim), Adcetris (Millennium), Afinitor and Reclast (Novartis), Soliris (Alexion), and Herceptin (Genentech).

David Buck

President/Creative Director, Crowley Webb, USA

Communicator

30+ years experience in illustration, design, and advertising

These days, I love helping clients discover the essence of their brand, and articulating that idea into high-level creative communications in all media.

Currently
President/Creative Director, Crowley Webb
Creative Director, Praxis Communications, LLC

Clients include
AbbVie, Aimunne, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Alkermes, API Heat Transfer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Cognigen, ESAB Cutting and Welding, HealtheLink, Independent Health, Kodak, M&T Bank, Merck, Neurocrine, Phillips Lytle LLP, Receptos, Siemens Hearing Instruments, Wesley Jessen/FreshLook

Recognition
Global and Grand Global
ADDYS
Communication Arts Annual
WEBBY Award
American Corporate Identity
Print Design Annual
Osborne Award for impact on creative community

Service
Burchfield Penney Arts Center, Vice President and Trustee
Buffalo & Erie County Library Foundation, Board of Directors
Leadership Buffalo
Over one hundred pro bono clients through Crowley Webb

Extracurricular
Exhibiting oil painter and resident artist at Buffalo Arts Studio

Gerrard Malcolm

Creative Director, Insight Australia, Australia

Even the most scientific of work, is built on emotion.” Gerrard is a specialist in healthcare communications and partner in health advertising agency, Insight. He comes from a Waikato family and grew up with lovely, nomadic teaching parents in the Solomon Islands & New Zealand (Wyndham, Mangakino and Glendowie); studied at Otago, Lincoln & Auckland Universities; drove fork lifts; loaded bags in planes; slung carcasses; bought his first Apple II clone in the days of the dial-up MoDem and has been mid-tier geek since then. Gerrard settled successfully into advertising and, after ten years working with pharma and public health campaigns in Aoteoroa, crossed the ditch 2007 to set up Insight Australia. Along the way he's amassed experience in most healthcare categories and collected a number of creative awards including Axis, Webby, RX Club, IPA and Grand Global. When not writing about himself in the third person, Gerrard can be found bringing a consumer’s perspective to issues in public health (and especially immunisation and influenza). Gerrard is a non-executive director of emergency medical ID service MedicAlert Foundation and of new-media and App-development agency Healthy Digital, not to mention, president of Sydney's smallest garden, Glebe Community Gardens.

Ross Thomson

Executive Vice President/Creative Director, Ogilvy CommonHealth, USA

Ross Thomson’s first job was tree planting in his native Scotland. He quickly branched out.

What followed was a thirty-year career in advertising encompassing senior roles as copywriter, Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer Worldwide at global agencies Publicis, McCann-Erickson and Grey Healthcare Group respectively.

His latest role as Executive VP Creative Director at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide sees him lead the multi-channel creative charge across the Johnson and Johnson brand portfolio. Ross is widely recognized for turning brand insights into compelling marketing solutions. He’s extremely proud that both he and his teams have won more awards in more categories than you can shake a stick at.

A prolific writer, he’s penned three books. A children’s story inspired a charity, a thriller is now on the bookshelves while he recently co-authored the industry insight driven book Advertitis. Although far from Scottish shores, he’s still passionate about planting—big brand differentiating ideas into customer’s minds.

Robin Shapiro

President & Chief Creative Officer, CAHG, USA

Robin leads account and creative efforts at CAHG, one of the largest healthcare communications companies in the United States. She also serves as U.S. Professional Hub Leader for TBWA\WorldHealth, which has 6 hubs and 48 offices around the globe. In her more than two decades at the agency, Robin has led the creative development of some of the world’s most admired and iconic healthcare brands. She led the launch of Abilify and continues to provide executive oversight over the business. Abilify is currently the #1 pharmaceutical brand in U.S. sales. The recent launch of Gilead’s hepatitis C agent, Sovaldi, is also breaking records. It is considered the most successful launch in pharmaceutical history, with over $3 billion in first quarter sales.

Robin fosters an environment of employee engagement and innovation. Her latest creation, SPARK™, is a total reinvention of the global campaign development process. SPARK results in better ideas faster, while creating a more rewarding experience for all involved. CAHG has become an innovation engine, driving creative solutions to their clients’ most pressing business problems. One recent example is Drops101, an enterprise-wide, digital platform for Alcon Laboratories that was recognized as a Patient-Centric Innovation by PM360.

CAHG is one of the most creatively decorated agencies in healthcare advertising. It is the only U.S.-based agency to win three consecutive Global Awards, widely regarded as the world’s most competitive creative award. Two years ago, CAHG won a Gold MM&M for Merck’s vaccine, RotaTeq, which was named Best Integrated Campaign. Last year, CAHG won a Silver MM&M Award for Gilead’s Hepatitis C Disease Awareness Program.

Robin’s current Board and Industry Leadership positions include: Chairperson for the Global Awards, Board of Directors for Medical Advertising Hall of Fame (MAHF), Charter and Content Development for Midwest MIX Meetings, and Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of 4As.

Robin’s three children, Aaron (21), Bennett (17), Maddie (14), and her husband, Harlan (bigger number), make her laugh every day and remind her of what’s really important. Robin gives back to her community by volunteering with Waukegan to College, an organization dedicated to helping high school students realize their dream of attending a 4-year college or university. One of her mentees was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Rich Levy

EVP/Chief Creative Officer, FCB Health, NY, USA

Rich is responsible for engineering and maintaining creative excellence for all DRAFTFCB Healthcare brands. Rich brings over 25 years of experience in advertising, branding, integrated communications, and event marketing. He has worked on many products in numerous therapeutic categories for Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, BMS, GSK, TEVA, and many others.

His healthcare work has been honored with medical industry awards from the Effies, Rx Club, MM&M Awards and the Manny Awards (Most Creative Agency 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014, Best Professional Campaign, Best Interactive Physician Campaign, Best Non-Promotional Website, Best Non-Branded Campaign & Best Consumer Campaign) Recently, MM&M Magazine named the Spiriva ‘Elephant’ campaign one of the 10 Best DTC campaigns ever created.

His consumer work has won Clios, One Show Awards, and Effies. His work for Canon is part of the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. His “Can You Hear Me Now?” Verizon Wireless campaign slogan was inducted into the Advertising Walk of Fame in 2002.

You can follow Rich on twitter @richlevyfcb or via his blog at richlevyfcb.com.

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