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Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide's Deborah Ciauro Honored as HBA Rising Star

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Deborah Ciauro, VP, creative director from Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (www.ogilvychww.com), the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather (www.ogilvy.com), has been named an industry Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) at its 25th Woman of the Year award luncheon held on Thursday at the Hilton in New York City.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) (www.wpp.com). The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities as part of the Ogilvy & Mather (www.ogilvy.com) network.

Ms. Ciauro is the first creative from Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide to ever receive this honor. For the 20+ years she has been employed at the agency, Ms. Ciauro has made valuable contributions to a variety of brands in markets such as antivirus, breast, chemotherapy-induced anemia and nausea, leukemia, HIV and more.

"Dedication, creativity, an amazing aesthetic, and strategic savvy are all part of Deborah's creative work," shared Scott Watson, EVP, chief creative officer of Ogilvy CommonHealth. "A strong conceptual thinker, she builds brands from the ground up, from character and hallmark development to campaign execution across global markets. She maps out a brand's long term goals and identifies solutions to achieve them, both creatively and strategically."

Those selected by the HBA as Rising Stars are considered up-and-coming professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education and market research, among other fields. Nominated by HBA's corporate members, the Rising Stars represent various career stages and disciplines, and have demonstrated noteworthy achievements and proven attention to advancing their careers.

The HBA is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in the healthcare industry. Headquartered in New Jersey with chapters and affiliates nationwide, the HBA provides educational opportunities for both women and men to develop cutting-edge industry knowledge and leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women in the industry; provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships; and serves as a conduit for research on career advancement issues. For further information on the HBA or to read more about all the honorees, please go to http://www.hbanet.org/2014-rising-stars.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. With 56 offices across 32 markets, the group provides marketing services including brand identity and development, clinical trial recruitment, digital/interactive services, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-patient, global integration, managed care marketing, market research and analytics, media planning and buying, medical advertising and promotion, medical education, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, and strategic consulting. The network also offers scientific communications and publications services through a wholly owned separate legal entity.

Contact:
Beth Paulino
Kerianne Slattery
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
973.352.1000 tel

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