PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (www.ogilvychww.com), the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather (www.ogilvy.com), today announced the hire of respected industry veteran Paul O'Neill as president of Ogilvy CommonHealth Wellness Marketing, the network's full-service consumer health and wellness communications group, located in Parsippany, NJ.
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) (www.wpp.com). The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities as part of the Ogilvy & Mather (www.ogilvy.com) network.
Mr. O'Neill, with nearly 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing, will oversee the strategic planning, new business initiatives and all operations, procedures and policies at Ogilvy CommonHealth Wellness Marketing. He will report directly to Marc Weiner, managing partner of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, responsible for the network's NJ-based wellness, digital, and creative groups.
Mr. O'Neill began his career as a sales representative for Pfizer and later transitioned to the agency side of the industry. He has held various senior-level positions at Draftfcb Healthcare, a healthcare advertising agency, and Cline Davis & Mann, a healthcare communications company, both located in New York City. Prior to joining Ogilvy CommonHealth Wellness Marketing, Mr. O'Neill had more than 11 years' tenure at ICC Lowe, a Parsippany-based healthcare marketing business. He first signed on with ICC Lowe as EVP, director of client services, and was later promoted to general manager and then president of the agency. Most recently, he served as ICC Lowe Global Network's Chief Growth Officer, where he led acquisition plans for investments in digital, analytics and sales force optimization; overhauled the organization's business development and pitch processes; and expanded the network's global footprint in several key growth markets.
"We are extremely happy to welcome Paul onboard. Paul's natural leadership skills coupled with his expansive pharma background and vision for the changing health and wellness market, make him the ideal leader to further expand Ogilvy CommonHealth Wellness Marketing's services and offerings," shared Marc Weiner.
"I'm delighted to be joining Ogilvy CommonHealth Wellness Marketing due to the commitment and excellence they have consistently demonstrated in this critical category. My hope is to build upon this foundation to deliver even greater innovation to help our clients better meet the evolving needs of consumers and healthcare practitioners," said Mr. O'Neill.
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. With 60 offices across 33 countries, the group 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, and strategic consulting. The network also offers scientific communications and publications services through a wholly owned separate legal entity.