Heartbeat Chairman Bill Drummy Thrice Honored as PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry

August 10, 2017

New York, August 10, 2017 — Bill Drummy, Chairman of leading healthcare marketing agency Heartbeat, has again been named to the prestigious PharmaVOICE 100, a list recognizing the most inspirational, motivational, and transformative individuals throughout the life-sciences industry. This marks the third time that Mr. Drummy has been chosen by premier healthcare communications trade publication, PharmaVOICE magazine — his previous two PharmaVOICE 100 honors coming in 2008 and 2015.

Originally established in 2004, the PharmaVOICE 100 is an annual selection of the most influential leaders from across all sectors of the life-sciences industry. The distinguished honorees are nominated by PharmaVOICE readership and illustrate what it means to think bigger, do more, and lead with passion and integrity. Final selections are based on substantive accounts describing how they have inspired or motivated their colleagues, peers, and even competitors; their positive impact on patients, their organizations, and the industry at large; their innovative and game-changing strategies and thinking; their mentorship and guidance to the next generation of leaders; as well as their willingness to give their time and resources to their communities and philanthropic causes.

“Bill Drummy has been catalyzing change and inspiring innovation for the healthcare marketing industry both as an entrepreneur and industry thought leader for the better part of two decades,” remarked PharmaVOICE editors on Mr. Drummy’s selection. “He has worked tirelessly to illuminate stagnant practices while calling for antiquated thinking to be vaulted into modern times by showing the industry a clear path toward the future.”

Mr. Drummy’s full PharmaVOICE 100 selection article can be seen in the PharmaVOICE July/August digital edition. Honorees will be formally recognized at a celebration dinner on September 14th in New York City.

About Heartbeat
Founded in 1998, Heartbeat is the digitally-native, full-service, Consumer & HCP AOR leader for Challenger Brands. Challengers are brands playing a high-stakes game — they must battle behemoth market leaders, upend ingrained treatment habits, or transform a “me-too” product into “yes-please.” These brands, and their marketers, must be forward-thinking, rule-bending, dollar-squeezing and result-lusting.

Heartbeat excels at working with such brands due to our trifecta of key characteristics: innovation, integration and results-orientation. We are known for serving up crafty strategies and clever approaches to ensure our client’s market position is uniquely owned. We house strategy, creative, media & technology under a single roof for the tightest, most integrated campaigns possible. And we look to understand and extract maximum value from every dollar spent, constantly.

Heartbeat is comprised of nearly 200 employees between our offices in midtown Manhattan and Santa Monica, California. And as a proud member of Publicis Health, we are also connected to over 60 offices and 5,000 employees worldwide.

For more information about Heartbeat, contact Jared Watson at or 646.701.6240.