TogoRun Announces New Strategic Hires for European Hub
July 16, 2015

 

Appointments fuel ongoing growth and expansion of TogoRun global services

 

LONDON, 13th JULY 2015 – TogoRun (www.togorun.com), an award-winning innovator and fully-integrated global health and well-being communications and public affairs agency, has announced the hires of Jonathan Kearney as a Director, and Catherine Blaikley as an Account Executive, as part of its strategy to build a team of best-in-industry communications specialists and to further enrich and support the agency’s efforts through its continued growth trajectory. Recognised by PRWeek Global as International Agency of the Year (2014 Winner/2015 High Commendation), TogoRun has experienced double-digit growth (up 33 percent YOY) and is among Omnicom’s fastest-growing agencies.

Jonathan brings 15 years of global, pan-European, U.S. and UK healthcare communications and advocacy expertise in diabetes, dermatology, oncology and cardiovascular disease. Jonathan will focus on driving the continued growth and development of TogoRun’s London-based European hub, with a particular focus on building the agency’s specialist offerings in metabolics and medical aesthetics.

Prior to joining TogoRun, Jonathan spent two years as Director at Havas Life Medicom, with previous experience that includes three years in New York working on U.S. launch campaigns at Cohn & Wolfe and Shire Health International (now known as Ogilvy Healthworld), as well as previous stints at Burson-Marsteller and Munro & Forster.

Catherine joins TogoRun having spent the previous three years working for the NHS as a Community Dietitian in Berkshire, after completing a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at The University of Surrey. With a passion for driving behavioral change through community wellness initiatives, Catherine will help expand TogoRun’s current global public health and clinical trial recruitment offerings.

“The key to our success to date has been our focus on attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry and working seamlessly across borders to deliver unprecedented success for our clients,” said Gloria M. Janata, JD, President and Senior Partner, TogoRun. “We’re thrilled to have both Jonathan and Catherine on the sled as TogoRun continues to grow.”

“Jonathan brings a wealth of experience and an exceptional reputation within the industry for developing integrated international communications strategies and navigating programmes across multiple therapeutic areas and channels,” added Tim Geldard, Managing Director of TogoRun UK. “Catherine also perfectly fits the TogoRun mould, with her NHS experience already proving an invaluable asset for our health and well-being clients. It’s a real coup to have Jonathan and Catherine on the team.”  

Commenting on his new position, Jonathan said, “I’m hugely excited about the opportunities ahead for TogoRun. The team is vibrant, creative and dedicated, and focused on providing clients with the best agency experience of their careers. I look forward to helping the team continue its impressive growth and to develop new ways to make a real difference to our clients and, most importantly, the people our clients serve.”

Catherine said, “My experience working within the NHS has helped develop my understanding of what does and doesn’t work well at the point of care. My goal is to bring these learnings to the table for our clients at TogoRun and to help ensure that our programmes drive real and positive behavioral change on the local, national and regional levels.”

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About TogoRun

TogoRun is an award-winning, full-service global health and well-being communications and public affairs agency with offices in London, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and Los Angeles. The agency’s 60+ experts specialise in integrated marketing, branding, advocacy and government affairs covering the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, health insurance, hospital, non-profit/association, medical aesthetics and beauty industries. TogoRun is proud to be recognized by PRWeek Global as 2015 International Agency of the Year (High Commendation), 2014 International Agency of the Year and the 2014 winner of the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign. TogoRun also is a proud recipient of PRNews 2014 'Top Places to Work in PR'; 2013 Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award for Excellence in Public Affairs; PRSA’s NY Chapter Big Apple Awards for Public Affairs and Best Use of Research, Measurement and Evaluation; and the 2012 Communiqué Excellence Award in International Media Relations.

TogoRun is a sister agency to FleishmanHillard and is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

 

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

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 For more information, contact:

Tim Geldard
Email: t.geldard@togorun.comTel: +44 (0) 20 8618 2753
Website: www.togorun.com

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