Dorothy Gemmell, Longtime Leader Of WebMD, Joins Havas Life New York As
High-Performing Havas Health Agency Appoints a New President to Take It to the
Next Level, Integrating Technology, Content and Strategic Marketing
NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Burcin and Donna Murphy, global
CEOs of Havas Health, today announce the appointment of Dorothy Gemmell to
lead Havas Life New York. As the CEOs explain, "Dorothy Gemmell's availability
presented us an opportunity to bring in a fresh leadership perspective on one
of our most significant unified health and wellness agency brands. She will
help us to drive continued agency growth and diversity. In leading Havas Life
New York, Dorothy will stimulate staff to change faster to meet the evolving
demands of clients, who have increasing pressure to deliver commercial
success. We are thrilled that Dorothy accepted our offer to take over the
reins of one of our most treasured agency properties. She shares our
commitment to a fully unified agency structure."
Dorothy Gemmell added, "Besides the opportunity to work with Doug and Donna,
the factors that most enticed me to join Havas are the agency's commitment to
provide fully unified marketing campaigns and then the great corporate culture
here, which inspires passion, draws the most talented marketers together, and
ensures that everyone is fully committed to driving the customers' business."
In the early days of the Internet, Gemmell developed a passion for its use in
communicating clinical data to healthcare professionals, patients, advocates
and caregivers and saw the power of the channel as transformational in health.
"Havas' status as a leading social media agency and its focus on helping its
clients leverage digital platforms for commercial success was another
attractive attribute for me," said Gemmell.
Gemmell has more than 20 years of healthcare experience spanning
biopharmaceuticals, medical education and digital healthcare, for which she
has consistently built highly successful teams generating revenue with new
customer bases. At WebMD, Gemmell's most recent role was senior vice
president, sales and sales operations, as well as sitting on the company's
executive leadership committee, which set the strategic priorities for the
company and was directly responsible for leading WebMD's Global
Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device businesses, WebMD The Magazine and its
sales, revenue and advertising operations groups.
In her long tenure at WebMD, she was responsible for creating new revenue
streams, developing go-to-market strategies for new products and acquisitions,
building specialized sales organizations and leading the operations groups to
support sales operations. She's been instrumental in successfully integrating
multiple acquired companies and growing sales and revenue of those acquired
businesses. She grew WebMD's sales organization from 20 to more than 130
people and its sales from $20 million to $400 million.
About Havas Health
Havas Health (formerly known as Havas Worldwide Health) is the umbrella
company for Havas Life (formerly known as Euro RSCG Life) and Health4Brands
(H4B), two wholly owned global health and wellness communications networks.
With more than 60 offices in 50 countries, Havas Health offers a unique
approach to unified marketing within each of its agencies. This model allows
clients to leverage complete media-neutral solutions—medical, strategy,
promotion, managed markets, medical education, digital, DTP/DTC, social media,
advertising, and PR—all under one P&L. Havas Health is a global subsidiary of
Havas, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris: HAV.PA).
SOURCE Havas Health
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