BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hill Holliday has made a key hire for its growing healthcare practice in Linda Bennett, it was announced today by Hill Holliday president Chris Wallrapp.
As Managing Director, Hill Holliday Health, Bennett will co-lead the business unit with ECD David Leonardi, and is responsible for its total revenue and growth strategy. She will be based in New York and will work closely with Leonardi and report to Wallrapp.
“Talent is the name of the game, and we continue to fuel our agency with the best in the business,” said Wallrapp. “Linda is a proven leader in healthcare marketing, and her record in collaboration, strategic thinking, and client relationships with pharma’s biggest names speaks for itself. We’re thrilled to welcome Linda, and we know she has the experience and vision to help drive our growth and innovation. I am very excited about the future of Hill Holliday Health.”
Hill Holliday Health, the recently-branded healthcare arm of Hill Holliday with 125 employees, was ranked 35th in MM&M’s annual “Agency 100” 2018 list, and has enjoyed substantial growth over the past 18 months. Clients include Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen pharmaceutical division, Novartis, ALK, Bayer, Ironwood, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Their work has earned numerous creative awards including Cannes Lions, Clio Health, and several golds at the DTC Nationals.
Bennett, who most recently was General Manager at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, has been a leader in the healthcare industry for more than two decades within the Publicis Healthcare group of agencies. Her experience includes professional and consumer marketing, medical communications, and multi-channel marketing for OTCs, traditional Rx brands, and high science specialty brands in the U.S. and globally across the product life cycle.
Throughout the course of her career, she has worked with Amgen, AstraZeneca, Genentech, GSK, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, P&G and others.
“I am excited to be joining a team that’s establishing itself as a leader in the industry – in both business growth and creative innovation,” said Bennett. “What Hill Holliday Health has done in just a few years, in particular the client relationships they’ve built, is incredibly impressive, and it’s both an honor and a huge opportunity for me to help continue that success.”
About Hill Holliday Health
We’re 125 hungry, humble, healthcare-obsessed humans in both New York and Boston who spend every minute harnessing our collective experience and expertise for the good of our clients—and for the millions of people who are battling for better health every day. Whether it’s highly targeted digital work for rare diseases or big multi-channel DTC campaigns, no challenge is ever too big, or too small. If there’s an opportunity to build brands and help people thrive, we’re your team. Our clients include Novartis, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen division, Ironwood, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and ALK Pharmaceuticals. For more about Hill Holliday Health, please visit https://www.hhcc.com/health.