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Discovery Worldwide Names Rico Ricketson as Head of Client Services

Written by: | | Dated: Monday, July 24th, 2017


Position signals agency’s expanded vision for collaboration and innovation with clients


July 24, 2017, Philadelphia — Discovery Worldwide, a healthcare communications agency that combines the power of science, storytelling and innovative delivery to move health forward, announces the appointment of Rico Ricketson as Head of Client Services.  Ricketson is charged with developing and leading client services teams that consult with healthcare brands to build commercial solutions that represent the voice of the customer. Their primary goal is to offer innovative solutions making client brands indispensable to their target audience(s).  Ricketson reports directly to Donald Young, Discovery’s Group Managing Director.

Ricketson comes to Discovery with 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry, across pharmaceutical sales, marketing, advertising and consulting. His proven method for applying the latest trends in innovation to healthcare was born out of his experience creating and leading the healthcare vertical of a digital agency, where he grew the healthcare practice from zero to over 100 clients.  In his most recent position at Accenture, Ricketson spearheaded the successful digital transformation of a country affiliate of a global pharmaceutical company. 

He has also spent over 10 years at the healthcare advertising agencies of Omnicom (Cline Davis & Mann) and Interpublic Group’s FCB Health, where he built extensive experience across traditional and digital marketing for over 30 brands.

“Rico has a strong background, with a deep understanding of marketing in the healthcare industry and an impressive track record of outcomes for brands and patients,” said Donald Young, Group Managing Director, Discovery.  “Discovery is dedicated to being at the forefront of delivering experiences that tie to the voice of the customer.  I am confident that Rico will elevate our client services team by delivering solutions that transform our clients into leaders by helping them offer innovative solutions.”


About Discovery Worldwide

Discovery Worldwide is a healthcare marketing agency that unleashes the behavior changing power of science through creative storytelling and innovative delivery.  With a staff of highly credentialed scientific gurus, deeply embedded strategists, and a powerful creative team, we blend deep scientific know-how, key customer insights and creative storytelling to elevate the clinical conversation.  Everything we deliver is deeply rooted in the triggers that make us human, creating undeniable brand experiences that transcend channels and build trust and loyalty over time. Discovery Worldwide is part of Publicis Health, a division within Publicis Group S.A., the world’s third largest advertising and media company.

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