March 3, 2021


by Andrea Philips in News

The new health network is the first global PR offering from Havas Health & You and unites key markets and capabilities across the globe

Australia, 3 March 2021 — Red Havas has announced the launch of Red Havas Health, a global health network, created in response to increasing demand from clients. The new offering brings together health professionals across Australia, U.S., UK, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Italy, France and Germany.

Each market will carry the new Red Havas Health brand and leverage Red Havas’ integration of earned, social and experiential capabilities with content at the heart.

“More than ever before, scientific innovation, technology and world events are transforming how we consume and interact with health information,” said James Wright, global chairman of the Havas PR Global Collective and global CEO of Red Havas.

“Backed by the Havas Health & You network, the new Red Havas Health brand will be at the forefront of the changing way we are learning about our own health and that of our loved ones. By uniting our fantastic talent from key markets, our globally aligned healthcare PR offering will provide clients even greater access to the best thinking, technology, data and insights.”

Sue Cook, Practice Head, Health, Red Havas Australia said: “The way we approach health communications has significantly evolved over the last year or two. We take a person-centred view about health as well as the impact on the health sector and society.  In shaping our strategies, we take a multi-channel approach working with trusted sources and advocates to shape and deliver the message.

“Our goal is to transform health communications into meaningful health conversations so we can improve health understanding and outcomes – for individuals, as well as those caring and supporting them.”

Red Havas has significantly expanded its healthcare business in Australia over the past two years, securing clients across pharmaceutical, consumer health, not-for-profit and health technology sectors. Recent additions include Care Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi Australia, Novartis and UCB, with the team’s specialist staff responsible for delivering a series of successful, high-impact strategic and creative communication campaigns.

“This expanded focus on healthcare PR from our group ensures that while our Australian clients continue to receive the localised approach to modern healthcare communications, there will be the added benefit of having access to Red Havas Health’s global insights,” said Cook.

Cook will continue to work and report to Steve Fontanot, who was appointed as Red Havas Australia Managing Director on 5 Feb 2021.

To learn more about Red Havas Health, visit

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About Red Havas

Red Havas is Australia’s leading PR, social and brand experience agency, with content at its core. We aim to make a meaningful difference to the brands, businesses and people we work with. The agency is part of the Havas PR Global Collective, a team of 1,300 consultants across 40 offices, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, London, New York City and Singapore.


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For further information in Australia please contact:

  • Sue Cook, Practice Head, Health, Red Havas Australia – 04569 77729
  • Rachel Barry, Group Account Director, Health, Red Havas Australia –