Klick Hires Creative Heavyweights for Health Reasons
Award-winning agency, profiled in current issue of Canadian Business, on hiring spree to support over 30% YoY growth
October 13, 2015 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare is getting sexy, according to Glenn Zujew, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director at Klick Inc., and based on Klick's latest recruiting efforts, which snagged three creative agency veterans, he may just be onto something.
"As Apple, Google and other technology giants throw their weight behind health apps and other platforms, healthcare marketing is becoming more fun and sexy, and we're able to push the limits of what we can do creatively," said Zujew. "Times are changing; we're getting calls from talent who, in the past, haven't been attracted to working the space."
Klick, whose clients include some of North America's leading pharma and biotech companies, today announced the addition of Stephen Biale, Kevin Simcock and Brent Turnbull, three seasoned agency professionals to its creative department.
"We're thrilled to have Stephen, Kevin and Brent at Klick. Stephen's unparalleled depth in healthcare creative and Brent and Kevin's expertise in creating memorable, impactful consumer campaigns make them an awesome combination and complement to our growing team," Zujew added.
Stephen Biale, Vice President, Science Visualization
- Stephen Biale is leading Klick's new Science Visualization Practice and a team of award-winning medical animators, illustrators, and virtual reality specialists with a focus on scientific problem solving using breathtaking 3D animation and virtual reality experiences. Prior to joining Klick, Stephen was co-founder and CEO of Hurd Studios in SoHo, NY, considered the 'Pixar Studios' of medicine. He also served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Time Life Medical's At Time of Diagnosis branded patient-education video series, working closely with former U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, MD. Over the last 21 years, Stephen has applied his science visualization expertise to more than 50 major drug launches, including such notable brands as Crestor, Lovenox, Revlimid, Chantix, Eylea, Brintillix, and Protonix. He completed the prestigious pharmaceutical marketing program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and played for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys as an offensive guard under head coach and NFL Hall of Famer Tom Landry.
Kevin Simcock, Creative Director
- Passionate about creating ideas that drive change, Kevin Simcock has played an integral role in leading creative for agencies across North America and Europe for the last 15 years, including; Young & Rubicam, Cossette, Havas, DeepBlue Networks, and Raremethod, creating global and regional campaigns for clients, such as Microsoft, Volvo Canada, LG Electronics, AB Inbev, Corby's Distillery, Samsung, Colgate, and Wyeth Consumer Health. An avid app developer, pop culture nerd, rule breaker, artist, and aspiring guitarist, Simcock approaches client challenges from all angles to transform the brand experience, and believes in being media-agnostic, using design thinking to drive change and add value.
Brent Turnbull, Creative Director
- A 20-year communications professional, Brent Turnbull loves digging into problems with cross-disciplinary teams to find interesting, unique and compelling solutions to business problems. He's spent the last decade as a writer and Creative Director, bringing award-winning creative vision, strategy, and management to global and local brands in the healthcare, financial services, luxury automotive, consumer packaged goods, telecom and charitable sectors. Turnbull comes to Klick from Young & Rubicam where he creatively led accounts, such as Pfizer, Ford Motor Company, Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital and Jaguar/Land Rover.
Hiring to support over 30% YoY growth
The independent agency is actively hiring and looking to fill a number of positions across the company to further support a growth rate that has consistently surpassed 30% YoY since it opened its doors 18 years ago.
Profiled in Canadian Business magazine this month, Klick ranked #189 on the PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies and was named the Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards' 2015 Top Agency earlier this year, representing its fourth agency-of-the-year award in four years.
To help support its growth last year, Klick rolled out an experiential recruiting campaign taking a cue from proven consumer product marketing tactics to enable potential hires to "Get a Taste of Life at Klick." Using street teams and social media, the guerilla marketing campaign promoted Klick's unique employee concierge service and other perks, like free Starbucks coffee, lunches, and ice cream novelties. It sparked 220% growth in resume submissions, 500% more website traffic, and three times its average LinkedIn page views.
Klick operates with a fiercely independent spirit at the intersection of technology, creativity and strategy. The Klick family is a diverse group of people who are driven and connected by a shared culture and commitment to the relentless pursuit of awesome at Klick Health, K2 Digital, Klick Learning Solutions (KLS), and Sensei Labs.
Established in 1997, Klick has teams in Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto. Klick kicked off 2015 by being recognized for having one of the top 10 intranets in the world. In 2014, Klick won over 125 awards for its client work, corporate management and culture, including being named one of country's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Top 10 Best Places to Work, Best Employers, Fastest Growing Technology Companies, and Best Managed Companies. Klick's co-founders wrote New York Times Bestseller The Decoded Company (Portfolio/Penguin, 2014), the first book about big data in the workplace. For more information on Klick companies, go to klick-inc.com.
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