Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing agency with a global team of more than 450 people, announced that Jeralyn Mastroianni joined the agency as its Chief People Officer. She is also serving on Fingerpaint’s Operating Board.

Digital-native marketing agency closerlook inc. brought on two seasoned agency executives to help nurture and manage its growing portfolio of new business. Former CDM president Gregg Geider joined the agency as VP, managing director. Julie Spoleti, who served as a senior vice president at several New York agencies, was hired as managing director at closerlook.

Leading independent health creative agency The Bloc announced on April 1 the launch of The Bloc Storytellers, which will deliver production and narrative power incorporating human emotions, previously only available in Hollywood movies to the healthcare industry.

MERGE, a premium storytelling technology company, announced that Effie Award-winner Candace Graham joined the agency as Senior Vice President, Group Business Development Leader.

To challenge the status quo reporting of mass-shootings, the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) is bringing together some of the biggest names in journalism to help chart a new path forward for covering mass shootings.

FCB Health Network President and CEO Dana Maiman on March 25 announced that Humberto Fernandez has joined FCB Health New York as Group Creative Director. Reporting to FCB Health New York Chief Creative Officer Kathleen Nanda, Fernandez will bring his storied consumer advertising abilities to the agency’s teams and clients.

Award-winning health communications agency Evoke KYNE announced the promotion of Chanta’ Stewart to Vice President, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). Stewart’s appointment reflects the company’s commitment to shifting the landscape of the industry and fostering a workplace environment where diverse representation and perspectives, inclusivity, equitable opportunities and an inherent sense of belonging are at the forefront. 

Attorneys general for 12 U.S. states on March 24 accused Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. of doing too little to stop people from using their platforms to spread false information that coronavirus vaccines are unsafe.

Leading life science commercialization partner Fishawack Health acquired PRMA Consulting, a premier global market access and health economics outcomes research (HEOR) consultancy with offices across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Precision Value & Health, an industry leader for commercialization services for innovative life science companies, on March 24 announced the acquisition of Across Health, a leading global omnichannel engagement consultancy focused on providing clients an analytical and evidence-based framework for commercial strategy, execution and resource optimization.