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Heartbeat Chairman Bill Drummy Honored as “Innovation Catalyst” by MM&M Magazine


Bill Drummy, Chairman of leading healthcare marketing agency Heartbeat, has been recognized by MM&M Magazine as one of its inaugural Innovation Catalysts. Mr. Drummy and other award recipients were honored at a congratulatory dinner on May 1, 2017, the culmination of MM&M’s third annual Transforming Healthcare conference in New York City.

According to the magazine’s announcement, Drummy was selected because “few people embody the spirit of innovation, motivation, and inspiration within life sciences more [than him].” The magazine continued by detailing Drummy’s devotion across a twenty-plus-year career, noting that “he has catalyzed change as an entrepreneur and a thought leader, working to illuminate stagnant practices and antiquated thinking by showing the industry a path to the future. He's not afraid to say the tough things out loud, into a microphone, no matter the audience.” The announcement also points to his “infectious enthusiasm about inventiveness, creativity, and next-generation technology [raising] the bar for his peers.”

Drummy was recognized with this honor after 19 years leading Heartbeat as CEO & Founder. He recently assumed the new role of Chairman, in which he will guide business development and thought leadership.

“The term ‘Innovation Catalyst’ perfectly embodies what we do at Heartbeat all day, every day. We partner with clients who are ready to challenge the marketing establishment and are looking to us to be their strategic and creative firebrands,” said Drummy. “Now I just need to see if I can change the title on my business card to match the honor!”

In addition to Mr. Drummy’s Innovation Catalyst recognition, Heartbeat Copy Supervisor, Meghan Kaye, was also honored by MM&M with selection into its inaugural Young Jurists program—five promising, young advertising professionals handpicked to participate in the judging process for the publication's annual MM&M Awards competition.

About Heartbeat

Founded in 1998, Heartbeat is the digitally-native, full-service, Consumer & HCP AOR leader for Challenger Brands. Challengers are brands that are breaking new ground or entering highly competitive environments and thus need a decidedly different approach to breakthrough and have market impact. We help brands overcome the odds and exceed their business goals by outsmarting, outworking, and outperforming the competition with unexpected strategies, daring creative, innovative solutions, faster processes, and a scrappy mentality.

Our experience spans both Consumers and Healthcare Professionals, and runs the gamut of therapeutic categories with particularly rich expertise in oncology, immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, and women’s & men’s health.

Heartbeat is comprised of nearly 200 employees between our offices in midtown Manhattan and Santa Monica, California. And as a proud member of Publicis Health, we are also connected to over 60 offices and 5,000 employees worldwide.

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