Omnicom Appoints Matt McNally CEO of Omnicom Health Group
NEW YORK, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC) today announced the appointment of Matt McNally as CEO of Omnicom Health Group (OHG), the largest healthcare marketing and communications network in the world and part of Omnicom’s DAS (DAS) group of companies. He succeeds Ed Sage, who had served as chief executive since OHG was founded in 2016 and recently announced his retirement. McNally will report to DAS CEO Michael Larson.
“I want to thank Ed for all of his contributions to OHG. His vision and leadership transformed a newly formed group into one of the most sought-after marketing and communications offerings in our industry,” Larson said. “We wish him all the best. We are now delighted to welcome Matt into this role. Matt brings an incredible base of experience in driving media and creative integration by leveraging health data in innovative ways to produce better results for clients’ businesses. We are confident that he will guide the group towards continued growth in the future.”
“Leading OHG has been a great culmination of my 40 years in the industry,” Wise said. “At Omnicom, I have worked with some of the most talented people who have driven true innovation in healthcare. I am pleased to now welcome Matt to this role. He has been recognized as a leader and visionary in healthcare, which makes him an excellent choice to help take OHG to the next level.”
McNally joins Omnicom with over twenty-five years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry with a diverse background on both the agency side of the healthcare industry, as well as the client side. Previously, McNally served as Global President of Dentsu Health.
Prior to Dentsu, he was CEO of Outcome Health, a large healthcare and technology company. At Outcome Health, McNally helped create new products and service offerings for healthcare providers, patients and large hospital systems, delivered at the point of care and through virtual care. McNally also demonstrated his ability to drive profitability and implement new customer offerings in his previous roles as Group President and Chief Media Officer of Publicis Health, President of Publicis Health Media and Executive Vice President of Digitas Health.
“It’s an honor to step into the shoes of such a respected leader as Ed. And it’s a privilege to lead a band as renowned as OHG,” McNally said. “I look forward to innovating in white space and helping this already successful group take it to the next level by reimagining and expanding its portfolio. As a leader, I’m excited to work with those who have made OHG is the largest center in healthcare and learning from it and marketing in the world, and I look forward to embracing and capitalizing on its magnitude.”
McNally was named Agency Marketer of the Year by MM&Mone of the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry by PharmaVoiceone of the top 50 health influencers by PRWeek, and one of the greatest innovators in healthcare marketing today by DTC National. He was also the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Man of the Year. McNally served on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as the board of directors of the Ad Council.
About the DAS Group of Companies
DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), is a global group of marketing services companies comprised of the Health Group, Precision Marketing Group, Commerce Group and Advertising Collective. DAS provides customized solutions to address clients’ business challenges through leading experts in the following areas: healthcare and life sciences advertising and marketing; digital transformation; CRM and customer experience at scale; Commerce connected by conversion and transaction; and award-winning creative. Operating through a combination of regional networks and organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local customers through offices in countries around the world.
About Omnicom Health Group
Omnicom Health Group (www.omnicomhealthgroup.com) is a global collective of communications companies with more than 4,600 specialists dedicated to healthcare communications. It provides marketing services to the healthcare and life sciences industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other agencies in the Omnicom network. Organized around four customer groups (healthcare professionals, patients, payers, and medical, evidence, and regulatory stakeholders), Omnicom Health Group serves more than 150 customers in more than 55 offices worldwide. Omnicom Health Group believes it brings top talent to the work it does by amplifying underrepresented voices, actively providing platforms for connection and development, and pursuing diverse representation in its talent pool.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group (www.omnicomgroup.com) is one of the world’s leading marketing and corporate communications companies. Omnicom’s brand networks and numerous specialist companies provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other communications services specialists to more than 5,000 customers in more than 70 countries.
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