Independent agency brings on seasoned media pro to support industry-leading growth;
news follows recent appointment of acclaimed Creative Director Rich Levy as Chief Creative Officer
TORONTO, ON/NEW YORK, NY – June 14, 2019 – Klick Health today announced it has added accomplished media and marketing executive Dave Leitner to its growing media team as Senior Vice President of Media as the independent agency continues to expand and thrive. Today’s news comes on the heels of creative powerhouse Rich Levy joining Klick as Chief Creative Officer.
“As we continue to evolve our business and experience significant momentum and double-digit growth, we are very excited to welcome Dave to the Klick family,” said Klick President Lori Grant. “Dave has an incredible depth of expertise in leading successful media teams and is a great fit for Klick as we continue to take our clients to greater heights as a true partner.”
“I’ve spent my career building and evolving media organizations and I couldn’t be more energized to join Klick’s media team as we gravitate to uncharted territory,” said Leitner. “I was drawn to Klick due to its long and successful history in the commercialization of healthcare and pharmaceutical solutions, industry-leading data and analytics capabilities, transparent media practices, as well as its independent agency status. These strengths provide a go-to-market advantage and allow us to live up to the entrepreneurial spirit that is necessary to compete in the rapidly growing healthcare market.”
Leitner has spent over 25 years helping Fortune 500 CPG, financial services, life science, and technology companies successfully master the customer journey and achieve measurable goals through actionable marketing strategies. Before joining Klick, he spent six years in senior leadership roles at MDC Partners, most recently as President of Allegory. Previously, he was Managing Director of MDC’s Assembly, recognized as 2018 Media Agency of the Year by Ad Age.
Prior, he served as SVP, Group Account Director at MediaVest over five years, first leading the Avon Global account and then Heineken USA. Earlier in his career, Leitner spent a decade at the large media holding company in a variety of posts, including Senior Manager of International Programming and Media Supervisor for the Coca-Cola business, and Media Supervisor on the M&M Mars business in Moscow, Russia where he directed all media planning, buying, and research. Leitner also worked on the client side for almost a decade, having been Sony Electronics’ Senior Manager of Media Solutions and Corporate Marketing before becoming Atari’s Director of Media and Research.
Today’s announcement underscores Klick’s phenomenal growth trajectory as the independent hypergrowth agency continues to build on its technology and innovation roots and set the pace of the industry. Klick was named 2018 Agency of the Year by MM&M and was ranked #1 in the magazine’s Agency 100. Earlier this spring, Klick debuted its Adaptive Brand Playbook, the agency’s proven approach of modern best practices that help life sciences brands achieve their full market potential.
Klick Health is the world’s largest independent, full-service marketing and commercialization agency for life sciences. By relentlessly conspiring with the future, Klick helps its clients outsmart and outpace disease so people can live richer, longer lives. Klick has been named Agency of the Year six times over the last seven years by the industry’s leading publications and was recognized by the 2018 Cannes Lions Health Awards for its client campaigns. Follow Klick Health on Twitter at @KlickHealth.
About Klick Inc.
Klick operates with a fiercely independent spirit at the intersection of technology, creativity, and strategy. The Klick family is a diverse group of people who are driven and connected by a shared culture and commitment to the relentless pursuit of awesome at Klick Health, Katalyst, and Sensei Labs. Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Atlanta, Connecticut, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto. Klick has been consistently recognized as a leading Great Place to Work, Best Workplace for Women, Best Employer, Employee-Recommended Workplace, Fastest Growing Technology Company, and Best Managed Company. For more information on joining Klick, go to http://careers.klick.com.