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Sudler & Hennessey

Report by Jed Beitler

Chairman and chief executive officer

Sudler & Hennessey is one of the world's most successful and sought-after healthcare communications groups today. We have continued to build on our past successes by bringing new and additional service and geographic offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our client bases within human and animal health industries including pharmaceuticals, biotech, fast-moving consumer goods, foods, device/diagnostics as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations.

S&H continued to enjoy another year of solid growth, both from existing as well as new clients. The agency strengthened its relationships with many of the top global and regional healthcare companies. Beyond our base of pharmaceutical clients, the S&H network expanded its health and healthcare client base in the areas of foods/nutrition and packaged goods as well as governments and NGOs. In 2007, S&H strengthened its presence in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions.

Technology remains crucial to the network's ongoing promotional and educational efforts. In 2007, the network reorganized and recruited new talent and to help manage its digital assets. The network split off its Avenue-e unit to handle all applications development and created S&H Digital to manage its online and offline client work.

In 2007, the creativity within S&H network once again shone through. The agency won a Global Award, two Gold and three Silver Rx Club Awards, one Gold and Silver MM&M Awards, four Gold Comprix Award, one Gold IN-AWE, one Gold PMT Award, two Silver "Daveys", as well as numerous finalist certificates, awards of excellence and certificates of excellence from creative festivals around the world.

The Sudler & Hennessey network has a very strong and seasoned staff of senior managers to oversee its global operations. Louisa Holland is president and chief operating officer of all of the US operations. Dr Brian Kelly is chief strategy officer for S&H EMEA. Bruno Stucchi is global creative director. Rob Rogers is president of S&H Asia/Pacific as well as chief creative officer for S&H New York. David McLean is chairman, Asia/Pacific/Canada. Ellen Goldman is chief financial officer and chief operating officer for S&H Worldwide.

As a result of new client assignments and in recognition of the shifts in global healthcare delivery, the Sudler & Hennessey network will continue to expand, both in terms of its geographic footprint as well as in services offered.