First-ever PRWeek Global Awards Recognize Agency for Transformative Work Across Multiple Countries and Best-in-Class Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign
NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 – TogoRun, a global health and well-being communications and public affairs agency, has been shortlisted as International Agency of the Year by PRWeek for this year’s inaugural PRWeek Global Awards. The agency has also been named a finalist in the Corporate Social Responsibility award category for PATH B, a Hepatitis B patient and professional engagement and education program developed for Bristol-Myers Squibb.
“We are honored to be among the outstanding agencies that have been shortlisted for these prestigious international awards,” said Gloria M. Janata, J.D, TogoRun president and senior partner. “We focus on providing our clients the best agency experience of their careers and don’t stop until we deliver the results that make a positive impact on the lives we touch and the organizations we support.”
Over the past year, TogoRun has expanded its business offering with StudioTogo – a full-service global creative shop, a growing global public affairs capability, and a U.S. West Coast office. The agency also revamped its branding, restructured its global management team, added professionals across its four offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and London, increased its client roster, and achieved an 80 percent new business win rate.
New Leadership and Client Offerings
Janata joined the agency in November 2012 and established a leadership team including TogoRun veterans New York Managing Director and Senior Partner Liliana Coletti; StudioTogo Lead and Partner Dennis DaCosta; London Managing Director Tim Geldard; and Washington, D.C., Managing Director and Partner Anne Woodbury. New talent was also added to deepen key specialty and geographic areas, including StudioTogo Creative Director Joe Gorelick; U.S. West Coast Lead Angeline McCarthy; Medical Technology Lead Ian Race; Non-Profit/Association Lead Andrew Sousa; Digital Lead Jon Tilton; and, Quality Assurance Lead Amra Turalic. The agency also created a Global Media Relations Council led by Mary Coyle that includes media experts Bryan Blatstein, Mariann Caprino, Peter Collins, Andrew Sousa, Banks Willis, Veronica Yao and Pulitzer Prize-winning/former Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal journalist Michael Waldholz.
In addition, TogoRun D.C. launched the global public affairs resource HealthcarePolicyMatters.com and published the Freshman Healthbook – an in-depth overview of the newly-elected members of the U.S. Congress and their positions on healthcare policy issues, which will be updated following this year’s elections.
TogoRun is an award-winning, full-service global health and well-being communications and public affairs agency with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and London. The agency specializes in integrated marketing, branding, advocacy and government affairs covering the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, health insurance, hospital, non-profit/association, medical aesthetics and beauty industries. TogoRun was shortlisted by PRWeek in 2014 for International Agency of the Year and Small Agency of the Year. TogoRun is also the recipient of the 2013 Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award for Excellence in Public Affairs; PRSA’s NY Chapter Big Apple Awards for Public Affairs and Best Use of Research, Measurement and Evaluation; and the 2012 Communiqué Excellence Award in International Media Relations. TogoRun is a sister agency to FleishmanHillard and is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.
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