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September 4, 2019

FINN values play a very important role building the Agency.  Values have guided how we approach potential partners, dive into client assignments and secure new business.  They serve as the compass for our continued growth.  It’s not by accident that all the leaders who selected to become part of FINN, are still leading their agency communities and working collaboratively to amaze clients.

Lazar Partners, an outstanding New York-based health communications agency, led by Fern Lazar, is now part of FINN.  Combined, our Health Practice has revenues of nearly $30 million, making us one of the largest independent groups serving this life-sustaining and extending sector.

From the moment we launched our Health Practice four years ago, FINN moved to the forefront in health integrated marketing and communications for the patient, payer, policy, product innovation and provider sectors.  Our Practice and its members have been recognized for outstanding industry achievement – among The Holmes Report’s “Healthcare Agencies of the Year,” Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch,” PM360 ELITE, PharmaVOICE and Medical Marketing & Media game changers.  It’s only the beginning!

Lazar infuses skill and scale to our existing offer in areas such as patient advocacy, clinical trial recruitment, editorial, employee communications, media relations, medical device and pharma product support and public and investor relations.  We are eager to put this combined creative energy to work in order to help clients address corporate reputation and brand-building priorities.

Our health efforts in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, New York, Nashville, Paris, Portland and Singapore put us on the healthcare map figuratively and literally.  Strengthening our Health Practice with an agency like Lazar, has been a goal from day one.

To build strong organizations, collaboration is a must.  Lazar and FINN mirror each other’s agency values.  Gil Bashe, our Global Health Managing Partner, first met Fern more than 20 years ago, when the two led different agencies and shared a client.  Gil recalls Fern’s collaborative spirit and efforts to bring together the best of both teams. Imagine what we will accomplish together!

Since our founding in 2011, we have announced 19 acquisitions.  We have brought aboard people with whom we formed immediate creative connections.  Thanks to these past efforts, and the courage of those who joined us, these acquisitions translated into exceptional client value.  It’s exactly what we hoped to achieve.  It’s exactly what is happening today!

POSTED BY: Peter Finn

Peter Finn