Med Ad News Names Matt Giegerich Industry Person Of The Year

PARSIPPANY, NJ, March 30 – Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, representing the largest assembly of creative talent in the world of healthcare communications, today announced the agency’s chairman & CEO, Matt Giegerich, has been named Industry Person of the Year by Med Ad News. Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide was also nominated as a finalist in the Best Interactive Patient Campaign category.

Matt GiegerichThe Med Ad News Manny Awards, widely renowned in the healthcare industry and celebrating their 22nd year, recognize the most successful, creative and innovative agencies in pharmaceutical and healthcare advertising. The Med Ad News staff selects the Industry Person of the Year by reviewing all agency/network nominations submitted highlighting individuals known for their contributions and dedication to healthcare communications. This year’s competition had the most nominations entered since the award’s inception.

Mr. Giegerich will be recognized as 2011’s Industry Person of the Year and winners in all Manny Award categories will be announced on Thursday, April 28, at the Manny Awards ceremony, to be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City.

Remarked Mr. Giegerich, “I am honored and humbled to receive Industry Person of the Year. My wife Colleen, three daughters and the many gifted and talented colleagues I collaborate with every day, helped get me to this high point in my career. I happily share this award with both of my families— at home and at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide.”

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, part of the Ogilvy & Mather network and a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), represents the largest assembly of creative talent in the world of healthcare communications with 65 offices across 36 countries. Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including advertising and promotion, brand identity and development, global integration, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-patient, relationship marketing, digital/interactive services, managed care marketing, medical education, media planning and buying, scientific communications and publications, clinical trial recruitment, market research and analytics, strategic consulting and public affairs and relations. The organization also houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities within the marketplace.

Contact: Kerianne Slattery
Date: March 30, 2011
Office: Parisppany, NJ