Omnicom Public Relations Group Acquires Rabin Martin, Leading Global Health Strategy Firm

16 May 2016
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NEW YORK, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Omnicom Public Relations Group, part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), today announced the acquisition of Rabin Martin, an innovative global health strategy consulting firm working with clients at the intersection of business, philanthropy, policy, and public health to solve some of the world’s largest health challenges.

Rabin Martin has been a driving force in creating numerous high-profile global health initiatives to improve primary care, treat chronic disease, enhance women’s health and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Their roster of clients includes leading healthcare companies, non-profit organizations, foundations, and universities.  The firm’s long-standing relationships with key public-and private-sector health leaders help to catalyze major improvements in global public health around the globe.

Rabin Martin’s deep expertise in global public health strategy and communications will bolster what is already an incredibly strong healthcare offering across our agencies,” said Karen van Bergen, CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group.  “This is an important and growing specialty where we see the opportunity to deliver meaningful strategies for clients on some of the most critical health issues in the world. We’re excited to grow our work in this space in collaboration with Rabin Martin and their talented team of specialists.”

With an accomplished, multi-disciplinary team of professionals located in New York, Los Angeles, London and Geneva, Rabin Martin will continue to be led by Jeffrey L. Sturchio, PhD, President and CEO along with Rebecca Hoppy, Managing Director and Partner and Kate Schachern, Partner.

Sturchio commented, “Joining Omnicom Public Relations Group makes us part of a much larger, worldwide organization and communications powerhouse, which immediately enhances our capabilities to reach patient populations and other audiences on behalf of our clients and their initiatives.  This move greatly strengthens and expands our offering and, in turn, benefits clients and their efforts to improve public health all over the world.”

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top public relations agencies worldwide – FleishmanHillard,Ketchum and Porter Novelli – and seven specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women and corporate social responsibility. Together it is an organization of more than 6,000 colleagues who provide their expertise to clients across many industries, government agencies, NGOs and non-profits. Omnicom Public Relations Group addresses changing client needs and the growing demand for seamlessly integrated teams through its access to best in class talent across the world and cutting edge offerings that leverage the newest technology.  Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. and a global group of marketing services companies with over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

About Rabin Martin
Rabin Martin is a global health strategy consulting firm that helps clients be leaders in improving health and access to global health technologies. We combine our broad networks and expertise in both the private and public sectors to help our clients improve the health of underserved and hard-to-reach populations around the world.  We work with multinational health care companies and large foundations, as well as with leading NGOs and multilateral institutions. For more information, visitwww.rabinmartin.com.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

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