Havas Health & You has named Eric Weisberg global chief creative officer, hiring him from MDC Partners’ Doner, where he held a similar role.
Weisberg joins HH&Y starting next month amid rapid growth for the agency and the broader healthcare segment, which has been one of the agency world’s bright spots amid pandemic-related budget cuts elsewhere. He joins an HH&Y network with more than 5,000 people from Doner, a 750-person network where he was a factor in a series of new business wins from Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, Amazon and others.
Weisberg was previously chief creative officer at WPP’s J. Walter Thompson up to 2016, and key J&J accounts, including Tylenol, Listerine, Zyrtec and the Johnson’s and Aveeno baby brands ultimately followed him to Doner within a few years. He’ll relocate to New York from Detroit for the new position.
“Health has become the sort of growth engine for the industry,” says Weisberg, “because it is where the human condition is.”