CDM Group Named Healthcare Network of the Year at Cannes Lions Health Festival

NEW YORK, June 23, 2015 – The CDM Group, part of the Omnicom Group and one of the world’s leading healthcare communications companies, was named Healthcare Network of the Year at the Cannes Lions Health Festival in Cannes, France. The award was announced at the festival’s Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 19.

The award comes in the second year of Lions Health, a global creative festival for the healthcare communications industry that opens the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

The Healthcare Network of the Year award is based on points earned through a combination of shortlisted entries and Health Lions awards. Between selected entries from The CDM Group agencies (including CDMNY, CDMiConnect, and CDM London), The CDM Group amassed points to win Network of the Year. Work from Quest Diagnostics and Shield Therapeutics contributed to the results. Additionally, CDM London finished second for Healthcare Agency of the Year.

“We’re beyond excited, grateful, and proud,” said Ed Wise, Chairman and CEO of The CDM Group. “It’s a tremendous honor for The CDM Group, and a clear recognition of the strength of our talent, the power of ideas, and flawless execution.” He accepted the award alongside agency leaders from across The CDM Group network.

Commenting on the results, The CDM Group President Joshua Prince said “We believe in Lions Health, and what it’s doing to raise the creative game in healthcare communications. Creativity isn’t just a powerful business tool, it’s a powerful healthcare tool, as it helps engage more effectively.”

About The CDM Group

The CDM Group is one of the world’s largest healthcare communications companies.  The group includes nine US-based healthcare specialty agencies and eight global offices serving clients in North America, South America, and Europe. The agencies provide a full range of multichannel marketing, media, and creative services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, provider, and medical device industries.  The CDM Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies.

About the DAS Group of Companies

The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (, is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

Omnicom Agencies Bring New Perspectives, Learnings, and Creativity to Cannes Lions 2015

NEW YORK, June 15, 2015— Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) draws from a deep bench of creative, data, and media talent, from around the globe, to deliver thought-provoking content on the big and small stage at this year’s 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, June 21 through June 27. As part of its worldwide commitment to diversity in the workplace, the company is especially proud to have 22 Omniwomen serving as jurors.

From PR to branding to advertising to media, Omnicom agencies will lead discussions on such important industry topics as the intersection of creativity and technology, data, talent, collaboration, gaming and product innovation, as well as teach Master Classes, present award-winning campaigns, and sponsor the next generation of talent, specifically with DDB’s Keith Reinhard’s participation in the Young Marketers Academy and Ketchum sponsoring the Young Lions Marketing Competition.

Below are some of the highlights:


  • Omnicom’s agencies in partnership with Omnicom Media Group are hosting a series of thought-leadership panel and keynote sessions at the Carlton’s Salon la Cote, June 23-25, featuring “A-listers,” innovators and influencers from the worlds of advertising, media, technology, entertainment, music and sports. Resolution and FleishmanHillard will be showcasing StoryConnect, a data-driven, socially enabled content and advertising center.
  • Jonathan Nelson, CEO, Omnicom Digital, will participate in a video innovation panel in partnership with Beet TV.




Omnicom Media Group

  • OMD’s Oasis will feature a thought provoking line up of technology and media visionaries, clients and agency leads, all sharing insights and opinions on topics that are defining and disrupting the modern media landscape.
  • PHD is the official Cannes Lions app partner and brings delegates ‘See & Connect’ – personalized recommendations based on your profile.
  • PHD’s “Sentience: The Coming AI Revolution” with inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a winner of Lions Live Public Vote


For the full schedule of seminars and events throughout the week:

About Omnicom Group Inc
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.