2021 got off to a busy start for Ashfield. as the UDG Healthcare company revealed a reorganization that resulted in three new business units: Ashfield Advisory, Ashfield Engage, and Ashfield Health.

The membership of the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame (MAHF) elected its 2021 inductees: Maris Schilling, associate creative director at Kallir Phillips Ross and co-founder of Reagent; Risa Bernstein, co-founder and leader of Accel Healthcare and Flashpoint Medica; and Ronald Souza, president/COO of Rolf Werner Rosenthal and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather’s medical division.

FCB Health Network kicked off 2021 with prominent hires at several creative agencies. Additionally, in honor of World Cancer Day, the network announced “The Trial for #ClinicalEquality,” an initiative dedicated to achieving racial equity in clinical trials.

Fishawack Health headed into 2021 with announcements of two acquisitions: The Hive Health Group, a London and New York-based healthcare marketing and scientific communications agency; and StoneArch, a Minneapolis-based healthcare marketing agency.

W2O created three new positions to lead the company’s continued growth and transformation across the healthcare spectrum.

Personnel movement in the healthcare communications industry included Publicis Health’s appointment of Kara Dugan as president of Razorfish Health.

McCann Health promoted Sandra Carey to global president, Expert Audiences, and Dan Carucci, MD, MSc, PhD, to global chief medical officer.

closerlook inc. promoted David Droll to managing director, Binish Khan as associate director of interactive technology, and Chelsea Patton to group account director. The agency also welcomed a new addition to the business development team, healthcare tech executive Patrick Flavin.

Relevate Health Group, a data-driven marketing products and services communications firm, completed a strategic combination with Arteric, a digital marketing agency known for its proprietary machine learning (ML) driven multichannel digital marketing

Healthcare marketing and communications network Omnicom Health Group appointed Tom Edwards to the position of chief digital officer.