Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide Welcomes Back Diane Iler-Smith as Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy Healthworld


PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2013) - Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (www.ogilvychww.com), the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather (www.ogilvy.com), today announced Diane Iler-Smith has rejoined the organization as executive vice president, chief creative officer at Ogilvy Healthworld, located in New York, NY.

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 within the marketplace.

Reporting directly to Michael Parisi, managing partner, Ms. Iler-Smith will ensure all agency work meets the highest caliber of creative accomplishment in addition to providing leadership and guidance within the creative department. Prior to rejoining the Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide network, Ms. Iler-Smith served as senior vice president, senior creative director at Biolumina, a pharmaceutical advertising agency in New York City, where she was one of three principals of the startup agency.

With more than fifteen years of strategic and creative leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ms. Iler-Smith began her career as an assistant scientist, genetic toxicology at Schering-Plough, a pharmaceutical company in Kenilworth, NJ, that now takes the name of Merck & Co., Inc., after a merger of the two companies. Among the many senior-level positions she has held through her healthcare career: vice president, associate creative director at Thomas Ferguson Associates, part of CommonHealth; vice president, associate creative director/copy at Integrated Communications; senior vice president, creative director, Ferguson, part of CommonHealth; executive vice president, chief creative officer at Altum, a CommonHealth freestanding, full-service professional advertising and promotion company.

"I'm thrilled to have Diane join us as the Chief Creative Officer in the OCHWW New York office. Her inherent leadership qualities, professional knowledge and passion for great creative work are the perfect fit for our growing creative team. I've had the pleasure of partnering with Diane on many amazing professional successes throughout the years and I can honestly say that there is not a happier 'Ad Guy' on the planet!!" shared Michael Parisi.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. With 60 offices across 33 countries, 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.


Beth Paulino
Kerianne Slattery
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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