PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - CommonHealth (, a WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) ( company and the world's leading healthcare-communications network, announced today that BJ Maffucci has headed overseas for a stint at the group's European hub located in Paris, as part of CommonHealth's Global Talent Share Program.

Created to allow the organization to further its offerings to an increasingly global clientele, CommonHealth Paris is one of CommonHealth's two full-service professional and consumer advertising and promotion agencies based in Europe.

The Global Talent Share Program is an initiative developed within CommonHealth to allow employees to learn firsthand how brands promoted in both North America and Europe are marketed differently based on culture and region. The experience gained cultivates new insight into how to help clients market their products more effectively. The program's first wave sent one of CommonHealth's senior copywriters to the network's London office. The opportunity to apply for the second phase of this program was offered to all account services employees within the CommonHealth group.

As the second participant in the CommonHealth Global Talent Share Program, Mr. Maffucci, an account supervisor at Altum, will spend four months in service at the Paris office. While there, Mr. Maffucci will aid the team in a variety of pitch initiatives and account services projects. Altum is a CommonHealth freestanding, full-service professional advertising and promotion company with global reach, spanning every marketing discipline with a focus on high-science and specialty markets.

Noted David Chapman, managing partner responsible for overseeing all of CommonHealth's professional advertising agencies and the Global Talent Share Program, "We saw the program's first phase, seamlessly carried out in London, as a definite indicator of future success and knew the next logical step was to extend the opportunity to work in the Paris office to our account services talent."

"BJ has been with CommonHealth for more than seven years, continually excelling within the organization. His knowledge and extensive background in client services and account management made him the ideal choice for this rewarding opportunity," Mr. Chapman added.

Dr. Jean Marc Mosselmans, European regional president of CommonHealth Paris, added, "We couldn't be happier to have Mr. Maffucci with us in the Paris European hub. The continued success of the Global Talent Share Program is essential to the organic growth and cross-cultural collaboration that make the CommonHealth organization the healthcare communications leader that it is today."

CommonHealth Paris is located at 21, rue Quentin Bauchart, 75008 Paris, France. Dr. Mosselmans can be contacted directly at +33 1 73 01 89 91 or by e-mail at

CommonHealth comprises CommonHealth Paris, CommonHealth London, Altum, Carbon, Conectics, Earthborn, EvoLogue, Ferguson, HLS, MBS/Vox, Noesis, ProCom, Qi and Solara. The organization also maintains numerous partnerships both within and outside of the WPP network of companies.

Contact Information: Contact: Beth Paulino or Kerianne Slattery CommonHealth (973) 352-1000 Dr. Jean Marc Mosselmans CommonHealth Paris +33 1 7301 89 91 446 Interpace Parkway Parsippany, NJ 07054 973 352 1000 tel 973 352 1500 fax