SOURCE: Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide

February 04, 2015 07:00 ET

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide's Walz and Gelbman Inducted Into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame's Future Famers Program

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - Lisa Gelbman, account executive, and Martha Walz, content strategist, from Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather (, were named to the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame's (MAHF) third annual Future Famers Program at last night's awards dinner held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

 Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) ( The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities within the marketplace.

Over the past decade, the MAHF has recognized those individuals who have made a lasting mark on healthcare advertising by inducting them into the Hall of Fame. The Future Famers Award recognizes those who are destined to leave their mark on the industry. To be eligible for the award, recipients should be in medical advertising for no more than five years and have already made a significant contribution in the healthcare marketing arena. In addition, recipients must show a solid commitment to community service, either at a local or national level. 

Ms. Walz, a member of the Ogilvy CommonHealth group in New Jersey, has been with the team for more than two years, and Ms. Gelbman has been with the New York agency, Ogilvy Healthworld, since 2012. Both employees were nominated by OCHWW as prime examples of young, healthcare marketing professionals making a positive impact in not only medical communications, but society as a whole.

The MAHF was founded in 1996 to preserve the history of the medical advertising profession and honor its founders. Its members include roughly three dozen leading healthcare advertising agencies and medical publishers. For information on the MAHF, visit its web site at, or contact David Gideon, executive director at

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. Our global headquarters are in Parsippany, NJ, with additional North American offices in Irvine, CA, Newtown, CT, New York, NY and Toronto and Montreal, Canada. With 56 offices in 39 cities across 32 markets, our offices are located in key geographies aligned with healthcare's global footprint. Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including behavioral insights, content strategy and management, digital, interactive and new media services, marketing analytics and research, media planning and buying, medical education, payer marketing and market access, professional advertising and promotion, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, sales training development, and wellness and consumer advertising and promotion. The network also offers scientific communications and publications planning services through a wholly owned separate legal entity.

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