Merkley joins with Omnicom sibling

Goetzl, David; Snyder, Beth
November 1999
Advertising Age;11/8/1999, Vol. 70 Issue 46, p128
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the merger between marketing services firms Merkley Newman Harty and Consumer Healthworks in 1999. The merger, effective January, 2000, was formed to allow the companies to enter the direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising market. Prior to the merger, Consumer Healthworks managed accounts from companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Anne Devereux, the president of Consumer Healthworks said that DTC advertising will enable the company to compete with the major brands.


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