Large independent agency announces latest senior hire in series of moves
that support ongoing growth and build for the future
TORONTO, ON/NEW YORK, NY – November 21, 2019 – Klick Health today announced that seasoned healthcare marketing strategist Carl Turner has joined its growing team as Chief Brand Strategy Officer in a move that will help cement the independent hypergrowth agency’s position as the leading creative powerhouse and commercialization partner in the life sciences industry.
Today’s news follows the recent arrival of Chief Creative Officer Rich Levy, who earlier this month, announced the addition of 30 new creative team members to support Klick’s ongoing success. Levy, Chief Medical Officer Holly Henry, and EVP, Marketing Strategy and Activation Cam Bedford will work alongside Turner – collectively leading one of the most dynamic and talented strategy and creative partnerships in life sciences.
“Carl is the perfect addition to the dream team we’ve been building at Klick,” said Glenn Zujew, Executive Vice President, Creative and Medical. “He has developed the strategy behind some of the industry’s leading brands and really knows how to leverage data and analytics in account planning. I am extremely energized about the future and how bringing together Carl, Rich, Holly, and Cam’s teams to collaborate will keep raising the bar for our clients.”
Building a dream team
“Agencies, within healthcare and beyond, are grappling with how to bridge strategy, creative, and activation,” said Turner. “Klick is uniquely positioned to solve for this with its entrepreneurial culture, innovation legacy, and collaborative ethos. There’s something different about Klick and I’m excited to be here as we build the best brand strategy team the industry has ever seen.”
Obsessed with creating unorthodox approaches to strategy, unique stories for brands, and inspired strategy teams, Turner brings almost two decades of experience in brand strategy, research, and analytics to Klick.
Before making his move to healthcare marketing, he worked as a medical assistant, social worker, market researcher, data scientist, professional saxophonist, social psychologist, and university statistics instructor.
Turner spent the past five years at Publicis Health, most recently as Managing Partner & Chief Strategy Officer of Razorfish. He also served as EVP, Head of Experience Strategy at Saatchi Wellness and EVP, Head of Strategy at Publicis LifeBrands Medicus during his tenure at Publicis Health. He has launched and positioned brands in nearly every therapeutic area, specializing in immunology, oncology, rare disease, and infectious disease.
He has also led strategy teams at HCP, DTC, CPG, and multicultural-focused agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, Commonground, and Palio.
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 eight years by the industry’s leading publications. 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. In 2019, Klick won 10 Best Workplace awards, including Fast Company’s inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators. For more information on joining Klick, go to http://careers.klick.com.