SOURCE: Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

March 30, 2011 07:00 ET

Med Ad News Names Matt Giegerich Industry Person of the Year

Agency Also Snags Best Interactive Patient Campaign Nomination

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, representing the largest assembly of creative talent in the world of healthcare communications, today announced the agency's chairman & CEO, Matt Giegerich, has been named Industry Person of the Year by Med Ad News. Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide was also nominated as a finalist in the Best Interactive Patient Campaign category.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is a part of the Ogilvy & Mather network ( and a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) (

The Med Ad News Manny Awards, widely renowned in the healthcare industry and celebrating their 22nd year, recognize the most successful, creative and innovative agencies in pharmaceutical and healthcare advertising. The Med Ad News staff selects the Industry Person of the Year by reviewing all agency/network nominations submitted highlighting individuals known for their contributions and dedication to healthcare communications. This year's competition had the most nominations entered since the award's inception.

Mr. Giegerich will be recognized as 2011's Industry Person of the Year and winners in all Manny Award categories will be announced on Thursday, April 28, at the Manny Awards ceremony, to be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City.

Remarked Mr. Giegerich, "I am honored and humbled to receive Industry Person of the Year. My wife Colleen, three daughters and the many gifted and talented colleagues I collaborate with every day, helped get me to this high point in my career. I happily share this award with both of my families -- at home and at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide."

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, with 65 offices across 36 countries, provides marketing services including brand identity and development, clinical trial recruitment, digital/interactive services, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-patient, global integration, managed care marketing, market research and analytics, media planning and buying, medical advertising and promotion, medical education, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, scientific communications and publications and strategic consulting. The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities within the marketplace.

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    Beth Paulino
    Kerianne Slattery
    Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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