Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG), a division of Omnicom Group, announced a strategic alliance with LaVoieHealthScience (LHS) to bring global clients a broader set of integrated health- and science-experienced teams. The alliance combines the scale of OPRG with LHS’s capabilities in strategic communications, including investor relations and financial communications as well as expertise in development-stage health and science innovation. The agencies will share client referrals and marketing resources as well as new business development opportunities.
OPRG’s combined agency health verticals create an offering called OPRG Health, consisting of 1,200 health consultants across 14 agencies in more than 100 countries globally. As the health landscape becomes increasingly complex and disruption through innovation happening faster than ever before, OPRG Health has been organized to deliver best in class teams of consultants and specialists that can scale quickly worldwide to deliver solutions for any business-defining moment.
“The biotech and life science sector has been key in the year-on-year growth within OPRG’s health portfolio,” said Paul George, Global Business Leader, Health at Omnicom Public Relations Group. “With LaVoieHealthScience’s added expertise, we will deliver to clients a full suite of integrated communications, investor relations, change management, advocacy, policy and marketing services from Series A through IPO, product commercialization and beyond.”
“At LaVoieHealthScience, we help health and science companies launch, emerging companies develop, and established companies grow. Our year-on-year growth is being driven by the rapid pace of innovation in the health and science fields fueled by record-breaking annual U.S. healthcare funding levels, market valuations and continued marketing approvals of 48 new medicines in 2019 in the US alone. Providing clients with end-to-end capabilities in global markets is imperative in our agency’s strategy and client-service plan,” said founder and CEO, Donna L. LaVoie, LaVoieHealthScience. “We’ve been working together for a year now and formalizing the alliance seemed fitting, given our combined track record of success.”