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FCB Health Europe Names Joerg Hempelmann Its First-Ever President

Press Release - New York, 25 April 2018

Industry veteran will spearhead FCB Health’s European engagement, offerings and expansion

FCB Health President and CEO Dana Maiman announced today that industry veteran and longtime IPG partner Joerg Hempelmann will be the first President of FCB Health Europe. 

In this newly created role, Hempelmann will create a global business model to efficiently serve clients and, as a result, will enable FCB Health to attract the best talent worldwide.He will also direct all European operations, including overseeing ICC – one of the two full-service, UK-based healthcare agencies, the other being FCB Halesway. Both UK-based agencies are known for developing innovative solutions to current healthcare challenges. 

As a longtime member of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) family, Hempelmann has previously worked closely with FCB Health leadership. 

“Joerg’s reputation precedes him. He is a well-known and respected industry leader and this new role is a progressive next step to delivering best-in-class service to our clients,” said Maiman. “I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Joerg on many successful shared businesses and holding company consolidations and I am happy to make this union official. With Joerg on our team, the best is yet to come.” 

Hempelmann’s new position will facilitate the highest-quality and most efficient healthcare communication solutions for FCB Health’s clients.Moreover, Hempelmann will expand the network’s multichannel agencies, focusing on growing clients and brands. He will provide an integrated team approach, and will enhance payer strategy, medical education, digital marketing efforts and video production offerings, as well as strategic planning and media services. 

Most recently, Hempelmann served as CEO and Managing Partner of McCann Health Germany. Throughout his career, he has serviced leading clients, including Bayer, Sanofi, Novartis, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. A true leader, in 1994, Hempelmann founded JNB as a purely healthcare communications agency near Frankfurt, Germany, and built additional healthcare-related services such as sales forces (GPs, specialists, pharmacists) and healthcare websites and platforms (www.gesundheit.de); JNB also distributed its own proprietary healthcare brands. By 2010, JNB’s health group boasted more than 150 people, and in 2011, to grow his business, Hempelmann sold his agency to the IPG network, which transformed it into a multicultural, multinational communications & consultancy platform. He was able to retain many clients, based on his mission: “Act honestly, communicate vastly.”

Hemplemann’s position will meaningfully amplify FCB Health’s open architecture, enabling the agency to bring people together from all over the world, wherever they are. This will allow the network to boldly work in tandem to meet the needs of global clients. 

“We are fortunate to have a proven relationship with Joerg. It’s been long-tested, and will redefine global healthcare communications and promotion,” said Maiman. “Joerg truly understands how to access network resources to grow our clients. With his expertise, we are creating a new global business model while attracting the best talent worldwide,” continued Maiman. 

“I look forward to discovering what’s next in healthcare for FCB Health and getting the opportunity to think outside the box to provide excellence across the board,” said Hempelmann. “I am eager to work with new clients and build long-lasting relationships with them, as well as to create a connected worldwide community of innovative healthcare experts.”

Healthcare is one brand worldwide, and this new role strengthens FCB Health’s commitment to building this global interconnected community.  

 

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About FCB Health

FCB Health is one of the world’s most awarded communications networks, focused on creating game-changing marketing solutions for consumers, patients and healthcare professionals. With specialized units covering a wide range of wellness practices, FCB Health employs more than 1,500 people across an extensive global network, delivering multichannel capabilities that include DTC and HCP communications, professional education, branding, scientific services, strategic planning and media services. Its integrated agency offering includes Area 23, Neon, FCBCURE, FCB Halesway, ICC, ProHealth, Hudson Global, Trio, Mosaic Group, FCBVio, BX – the Branding Experience Group, and Studio Rx. The FCB Health network was named “Agency of the Year” by Med Ad News in 2006, 2009, 2015 and 2017, and by Medical Marketing & Media in 2007, 2010, 2015 and 2017. In seven of the past eight years, an FCB Health company has received “Most Creative Agency” honors, and its Area 23 unit was named “Healthcare Agency of the Year” in 2017 by Cannes Lions, the world’s preeminent annual creative awards festival.