-- The World's Leading Healthcare Marketing Network Expands and Strengthens
Its European Footprint
LONDON, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas Health today announced the acquisition of Just:: Health Communications, a leading London agency known for its innovative work and for providing services to global clients in public relations, medical communications, public affairs and digital communications. Just:: was founded in 2006 by Jennie Talman and Emma Crozier.
"The Havas Health network is a vital asset for the Havas Group's worldwide success," said Yannick Bollore, CEO, Havas Group. "This acquisition is a strategic investment in the PR space to further grow our brand footprint in global markets and to continue to strengthen our PR Global Collective."
According to Donna Murphy, CEO, Havas Health: "The acquisition of Just:: allows us to expand the reach of our Havas PR agencies, including Havas Life PR and H4B, both of which are integrated with and aligned to Havas Health and its operating companies. Jennie and Emma will report to me and will collaborate with our Havas Health leaders across the world. Additionally, they will join the leadership team that oversees the Havas PR Global Collective, which ensures our PR agencies worldwide are aligned on positioning, tools and talent development, while maintaining their operating independence. Just:: is a fantastic fit for Havas Health, as it broadens our service offer, bringing new key skills, new talent and innovative proprietary tools."
Just:: and Havas PR will begin collaborating immediately on global health and wellness campaigns. The senior team at Just::, led by Managing Director Kirsty Mearns, will continue to manage the London-based agency.
"It is very exciting to be joining Havas," said Talman. "We are looking forward to working with the Havas Health network and collaborating to provide an integrated service to clients across the world."
"We are looking forward to this new phase for Just::. We are confident that Havas shares our passion for the work and our approach to delivering fresh, innovative healthcare campaigns on behalf of our clients," added Crozier.
About Havas Group
Havas is one of the world's largest and most forward-thinking global communications groups. Headquartered in Paris, employing 16,000 people in 120 countries, Havas is committed to being the world's best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation, including data and mobile. To realise this, it is organised to leverage innovation and collaboration between its core teams: Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group. Havas Creative Group incorporates the Havas Worldwide network (havasworldwide.com), 316 offices in 75 countries, the Arnold micro-network (arn.com), 15 agencies in 12 countries, as well as several leading agencies including BETC. Havas Media Group (havasmediagroup.com) operates in over 100 countries, and incorporates 4 major commercial brands: Havas Media (havasmedia.com), Arena Media (arena-media.com), Forward Media and Havas Sports & Entertainment (havas-se.com). Further information about Havas is available on the company's website: havas.com.
About Havas Health
Havas Health houses Havas Life (formerly Euro RSCG Life), Health4Brands (H4B) and Havas Lynx, three wholly owned health and wellness communication networks, and defines policies and processes for the global group. With more than 60 offices in 50 countries, the Havas Health network has a uniquely unified model offering strategy, promotion, medical education, market access, PR and digital solutions inside each agency asset. For more information about Havas Health, visit the company's website at havashealth.com.
About Havas PR Global Collective
We call ourselves a collective, not a network, like those more ordinary PR groups. We are a global partner who can open worldwide, regional and trade doors to the opportunities of our networked world. Our two dozen agencies worldwide lay claim to truly best-in-class assets, including our greatest one: local excellence that blossoms globally, together. We are best in class from France (ranked No. 1) to Australia (most awarded in not only Australia-New Zealand but all across Asia)—and in the U.S., our ranks include award-winning health-and-wellness focused Havas Life PR and H4B PR. Ranked 10th PR group in the world, we have about 1,200 employees, plus affiliates anywhere you want them. For more, visit our website at havaspr.com.
About Just:: Health Communications
Just:: was founded in 2006 by Emma Crozier and Jennie Talman and is now a leading global healthcare agency. Based in the U.K., the group is committed to working with ambitious, like-minded people who share its desire to ask questions, break new ground and make a positive impact. Just:: prides itself on giving confident, honest advice and creating powerful campaigns that resonate with clients and their stakeholders. Whether public affairs, advocacy development, media relations or reputation management, Just:: offers specialism across a multitude of communication channels and the sharpest tools for the job.
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SOURCE Havas Health