PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, the health behavior change specialists of Ogilvy & Mather (, and a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) (, today announced that Matt Giegerich, chairman & CEO of the network, has been named a "Transformational Leader" by leading health-marketing industry trade magazine PM360 for its inaugural ELITE awards.

The ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today. The awards honor individuals who have made a significant impact in the healthcare industry throughout their careers. Nominees were evaluated based on their accomplishments, testimonials from their clients and colleagues, and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts (i.e., company growth, campaign success, etc.). Sixty winners were selected in 12 categories from numerous entries extolling the merits and achievements of truly extraordinary individuals. The winners will be profiled in PM360's May 2015 issue and honored at a celebratory event to be held July 14 in New York City.

 Mr. Giegerich was chosen as a winner in the "Transformational Leaders" category. PM360's criteria for this accolade -- People who change the way things work within an organization -- whether that involves a whole new organizational structure, new way to handle projects or turning around a failing business.

Remarked Mr. Giegerich, "I was extremely humbled to be nominated for this category by my colleagues, and even more so to receive the ELITE accolade from PM360. It's an esteemed group of honorees, and I am very proud to be a part of it."

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide is committed to creativity and effectiveness in healthcare communications, everywhere. Our global headquarters are in Parsippany, NJ, with additional hubs in New York, London, Paris and Singapore. We maintain multiple additional offices in markets critical to our clients' global aspirations. Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including behavioral insights, content strategy and management, digital, interactive and new media services, marketing analytics and research, media planning and buying, medical education, payer marketing and market access, professional advertising and promotion, public affairs and relations, relationship marketing, sales training development, social media and social listening, and wellness and consumer advertising and promotion. The network also offers scientific communications and publications planning services through a wholly owned separate legal entity. The organization houses and maintains individual Ogilvy CommonHealth and Ogilvy Healthworld brand identities within the marketplace.

Contact Information:

Beth Paulino or
Kerianne Slattery
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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