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Susan Duffy Joins McCann RCW As President



                  Susan Duffy Joins McCann RCW As President

U.S. PHARMA CHANGES LEADING MCCANN HEALTH EXPANSION

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of McCann Health's expansion
of its professional communications capabilities in North America, Susan Duffy
is joining the New York-based McCann Regan Campbell Ward as president. In this
role, she will take over the day to day running of the agency working directly
with Maureen Regan, the agency's founder and chairwoman who will focus on
business development for the group, as McCann RCW expands its services and
continues its strong growth trajectory.

McCann Worldgroup has begun to expand McCann Health's U.S. operations in
response to changes in the consumer and healthcare communications environment,
in part related to healthcare insurance reforms.  The company has launched an
extensive investment program that includes talent, enhanced digital health
platforms, and improved healthcare professional-patient information management
programs.

"The professional healthcare communications landscape is undergoing dramatic
changes in the U.S. as well as around the world," said John Cahill, global CEO
of McCann Health. "We see great opportunity in the transformation of Pharma
into Pharma 3.0 and the advent of increasingly personalized therapies and
interventions. Technology is at the center of this transformation and our work
in personalized health ecosystems over the last three years has put us in a
good place to capitalize on these life science industry developments. Susan
will bring sophisticated strategic capabilities and an infectious energy and
enthusiasm to the next phase of McCann RCWs growth."

The addition of Duffy will strengthen the management team as McCann RCW builds
out its professional communications capabilities with managed markets,
high-level digital engagement and education tools designed to support new
pharma brands. Maureen Regan will focus on business development to ensure that
McCann RCW is well positioned in this dynamically changing pharma environment
to capitalize on the market opportunities related to these changes. McCann RCW
has built impressive science-based credentials over the last decade and, with
the addition of its complex science unit, is well-positioned to assist clients
as pipelines become more specialized.

Duffy was most recently a senior VP at Omnicom Group, where she helped lead
the holding company's strategy for integrating and consolidating the network's
global healthcare businesses. She has more than 10 years of experience working
directly with blue-chip U.S. and global healthcare clients.

McCann Health, in addition to being named Healthcare Agency Network Of The
Year for the second year running at the prestigious Global Awards show, is on
pace for a record-setting new-business year. It has added a number of projects
and/or brands from its existing clients that include Novartis, Novo
Nordisk, GSK, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson,
Janssen and Merck Serono. The agency saw new client wins of Kowa
Pharmaceuticals, Mundipharma, Besins Healthcare (Thailand), Actavis
(USA/MTL), Medac Pharma (USA/MRCW), Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma
(Japan), Cleveland Clinic (UAE) and Hollister (UK).

About McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann
Health (www.mccannhealth.com)  is the most awarded professional and consumer
health communications network with the largest international expertise
spanning 35 countries and 57 offices. McCann Health's global network includes
McCann HumanCare, McCann Healthcare, McCann Regan Campbell Ward, McCann Torre
Lazur, McCann Complete Medical (the leading worldwide medical communications
practice), and Double Helix (an international healthcare consultancy focused
on working with clients on strategic market research and market access
issues). McCann Health is a part of McCann Worldgroup, the largest marketing
communications agency network in the world, and is a leading healthcare agency
network owned by Interpublic Group [NYSE: IPG].

About McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup, part of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global
marketing company with 23,000 employees in more than 120 countries comprising
McCann Erickson (advertising), MRM (digital marketing/relationship
management), Momentum (event marketing/promotion), McCann Health
(professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production),
UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), and FutureBrand
(consulting/design).

SOURCE McCann Worldgroup

Website: http://www.mccannhealth.com
Contact: Jeremy Miller, 646-865-3858
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