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FCB Health Network CCO Rich Levy and Area 23 Co-Managing Director Renée Mellas Named to MM&M and PR Week’s 2018 “Health Influencer 50”

Press Release - New York, 31 October 2018

FCB Health Network is proud to announce that chief creative officer Rich Levy and Area 23 managing director Renée Mellas have been named to Medical Marketing & Media’s (MM&M) and PR Week’s “Health Influencer 50” list for 2018. 

Now in its third year, the “Health Influencer 50” recognizes 50 industry veterans who are changing the healthcare game, assembled by the editors of MM&Mand PR Week. This year’s list, in particular, represents a challenge to the healthcare hegemony of old, as new entrants seek to overturn healthcare’s familiar and, in many ways, inefficient business models.

“The list spotlights two incredibly deserving and passionate leaders in Rich and Renée, who play key roles in helping to build and grow FCB Health Network’s ‘never finished’ story,” said FCB Health Network president and CEO Dana Maiman. “From creating blockbusters to unprecedented business building, Rich and Renée make our work for healthcare clients impactful and industry-leading.”

This honor caps a tremendous year for both Levy and Mellas: Levy served as the Health & Wellness Jury President at this summer’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, while Mellas was chosen in August as one of PharmaVOICE’s “100 Most Inspiring People of 2018.” The FCB Health Network as a whole was also named “Healthcare Network of the Year” at Cannes Lions, with FCB Health New York and Area 23 bringing home 11 Lions in total.

While this year marks Levy’s and Mellas’ first time on MM&Mand PR Week’s “Health Influencer 50” list, FCB Health Network executives have been recognized in prior years. In 2017, Area 23 executive creative director and co-managing director Tim Hawkey made the list, while Maiman was chosen in 2016. 




About FCB Health Network

FCB Health Network 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 Network employs more than 1,800 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, AREA 23 ON HUDSON, BX – Brand Experience Design Group, FCB Health Amsterdam, FCB Health Brasil, FCB Health Canada, FCB Health Frankfurt, FCB Health Hampshire, FCB Health London, FCB Health New York, FCB Health Zurich, FCBCure, FCBVIO, Mosaic Group, Neon, ProHealth, Solve(d), Studio Rx, Studio Rx Productions and Trio. 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 eight of the past nine years, an FCB Health Network company has received “Most Creative Agency” honors. Cannes Lions, the world’s preeminent annual creative awards festival, named its Area 23 unit “Healthcare Agency of the Year” in 2017, and named FCB Health Network “Healthcare Network of the Year” in 2018.