Dentsu Canada accelerates healthcare offering with recent global consolidation

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Antibody to merge into dentsu health following rapid growth for the global solution 

Toronto, ON - Dentsu Canada announced today the merger of Antibody, Canada’s premier full-service communications agency, with dentsu health. The merger follows on the heels of rapid growth for the global healthcare solution. 

Formed in April 2021 to leverage dentsu’s transformed business model and reinforce its offering to health brands and industries, this solution combines health capabilities from across dentsu including strategy, creative, media, customer experience, analytics, technology and fulfillment.

Matt McNally, Global President said: “We are tremendously excited to launch dentsu health officially into the Canadian market. Our health is the most important asset we have as human beings. It’s something that connects us all. And, the velocity of change in health is unlike any other time in our history - we are seeing technological advancements and a revolution in how we experience care every day and, as a result, the remit of established healthcare brands is evolving, and new players focused on lifestyle and wellness are emerging in the space. This new landscape requires a modern approach. Antibody has a strong legacy of having a deep medical and science bench, layering on our strong digital, social and influencer capabilities will continue to make us an unstoppable force for good within the health and wellness sector.” 

Stephen Kiely, CEO dentsu Canada said: “Across dentsu, we have always had significant, world-class health and wellness business globally and, while not necessarily known for it, are actually among the top players in the vertical. The launch of dentsu health in Canada is deeply rooted in our mission to connect health and wellness brands with their most important stakeholders through trust and empathy, radical collaboration and connected intelligence.” 

Collette Douaihy, CCO, dentsu health: “Right now, our focus is on unlocking opportunities for growth and good across the entire healthcare ecosystem. And, with access to over 2,000+ healthcare experts, along with a global executive team with world-class experience we’re bringing this solution to our Canadian market. Our strong knowledge of the industry combined with our multi-disciplinary insights gives us a unique edge in delivering breakthrough and impactful experiences that work across all verticals and engage with people as humans - for all to benefit and thrive in the future of health.” 

Our integrated global health offering has seen multiple new cross-service line client wins. Of note, we were recently awarded Creative AOR for one of the largest pharma brand launches coming later this year. 

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For more information reach out to: Kate Dobrucki, VP Communications, dentsu | 416-347-3059 |

About dentsu international 

Part of dentsu Group, dentsu is made up of six leadership brands - Carat, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, dentsumcgarrybowen, Merkle, and supported by its specialist brands. Dentsu helps clients to win, keep and grow their best customers and achieve meaningful progress for their businesses. With best-in-class services and solutions in media, CXM and creative, dentsu operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 45,000 dedicated specialists. 

About dentsu health  
Dentsu health is an integrated solution that is transforming the healthcare agency services model through a global teaming platform of 2,000+ experts, specializing in health, wellness and pharmaceutical marketing.    

Dentsu health unites leadership across our global agency brands in data and technology with a deep understanding of the emotional territory of healthcare, equips brands to connect with the right audience at the right moment, but always with ideas that speak to the heart.