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Digitas Health Overview

Philadelphia, PA
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Digitas Health is the Agency of Now: the first global connected-health agency, purpose built for marketing today. Digitas Health specializes in helping health brands navigate a complex and shifting media environment to create deeper, more relevant connections with their consumer ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Could A Tweet Or Post Save Your Life? Annie Heckenberger, VP, Group Director Brand Communications is featured on MediaPost. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFHq

  • Congrats to our remarkable team and AbbVie for winning a Shorty Award for Best Tumblr Presence for Through Thick and Thin. You rock! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQdQ1

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    The Shorty Awards honor the best content creators and producers on social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and the rest of the digital world.

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Digitas Health – Why Work For Us?


Our staff of physicians, musicians, parents, activists, and filmmakers spend their days as programmers, strategists, engineers, accountants, marketers, writers, and designers.  They collaborate in all aspects of production from project management and application development to copywriting and graphic design.

We are dedicated to providing a challenging and rewarding experience for all Digitas Health LifeBrands employees.

If we sound like the kind of people you would like to work with, then we’d like to hear from you.

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We believe that healthcare marketing is in the midst of an exciting and powerful transformation. As people continue to exert greater and greater control over their own treatment decisions they are changing the landscape of healthcare marketing. We are a creative brand agency dedicated to helping our clients build brands for this new marketing landscape.

At the heart of our approach is the belief that confident, empowered patients are the key to driving brand success. This shift from product-focused brand building to people-focused brand building requires a unique mix of skills, experience, and partnerships currently unmatched in our industry.

What We Do

Digitas Health LifeBrands is a creative agency purpose built to connect health and wellness brands with peoples’ deep desire to make healthy, confident choices for themselves and for their loved ones.

With new ways of developing customer insights, a unique mix of creative talent, the integration of media and search, and advanced analytics, we are an agency purpose built to help our clients build brands that fit meaningfully into peoples’ lives.

What We Value

  • People who think differently
  • The power of relationships with each other, with our clients, and with our partners
  • Trust as currency that we are each accountable for earning
  • Those who see change as opportunity
  • The power of creativity and its ability to improve human health and well-being

Recognition

As an MM&M Agency Of The Year, we’re very proud of the change-creating work we do for clients and the people they help. We’re also humbled and thankful when our peers and our industry notice this effort.

Helping people make more confident healthcare decisions requires a passionate and tenacious desire to understand the very real and lived experiences of the people we are trying to help.

Here are some of the tools we use to drive creativity and innovation.

Get BrandFit™

In a fragmented, customer-driven world brands must be relevant to people’s needs, desires, and media diet. We build brands that fit into people’s lives now. By aligning value to the customer with value to the business, BrandFit lays a foundation for people, brands and businesses to thrive.

Realities Framework

It starts from the fundamental premise that the most powerful communications ideas are born with a central human reality. Informed and shaped by the cultural, media, brand, and category realities, this framework embodies our strongly-held belief in “Helping, Not Selling,” which transforms our clients’ marketing philosophy from one of selling features and benefits to one of truly empowering consumers and patients.

CREAM

Our blend of “CREative And Media” generates ideas and strategies that mix content and media partnerships that deliver efficiencies for clients and real value for their customers. The result rarely molds to the traditional definition of “healthcare advertising,” and, in fact, is much more closely tied to the content that people truly want and need to make better decisions and live healthier lives.

Integrated Brand Performance Management

This approach uses multichannel, multi-audience brand performance management and continuous optimization to leverage the power of big data. By aligning brand value with customer value, we create synergy across touch points to drive customer and brand outcomes.

Global Social Video Network

We use the latest in today’s video chat technology to provide lightning fast insight mining on a global scale. This means real-time social conversations on new therapeutic areas, products and brand ideas. In the end, you have powerful customer portraits and real-time insights to drive strategic and creative development.


Talent Engagement & Inclusion At Publicis Groupe


 

Égalité (French for Equality and pronounced eh-gah-lee-tay) is Publicis Groupe’s BRG for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  (LGBT) professionals and their allies. The group is committed to enhancing the company’s reputation as an employer of choice for LGBT employees and their allies by promoting equality in the workplace, supporting the LGBT community and helping to develop leaders who can elevate our clients’ brands within the hearts and minds of the LGBT community. Égalité’s programming is focused around four pillars: advocacy, educations, community outreach and business development.

 

Chapters: Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC.

 

Facebook: Égalité – Publicis Groupe

 

Email: egalite-us@publicisna.com

 

 

 

Publicis Connects is Publicis Groupe’s business resource group (BRG) for recruiters, HR professionals and resource managers from across the agency network. Members of Publicis Connects come together to share best practices, processes and candidates all to make Publicis Groupe stronger and more competitive. We are passionate about recruiting, people and our brands and further believe that recruiting is more than looking for the “right” candidate; we are career counselors, life coaches, and connectors.

 

Chapters: New York

 

Facebook: Publicis Connects – Publicis Groupe

 

Email: publicisconnects-us@publicisna.com

 

 

 

MOCA (Men Of Color Alliance) is Publicis Groupe’s BRG for men of color and their allies that adds perspective, guidance and resources to increase the visibility and participation of men of color in the marketing and communications industry. MOCA’s programming is  focused around four pillars: recruiting, acclimation, retention and business development.

 

Chapters: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York

 

Facebook: MOCA – Publicis Groupe

 

Email: moca-us@publicisna.com

 

 

 

VivaWomen! is Publicis Groupe’s BRG for women and their allies. The group was founded in Paris and today is Publicis Groupe’s only BRG with a truly global presence. The group is dedicated to the cultivation, collaboration and advancement of its members, all while helping to position Publicis Groupe as an employer of choice for women. VivaWomen’s programming is centered around mentorship, leadership, professional development and career navigation.

 

Chapters: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Seattle, Washington DC

 

Facebook: VivaWomen Global – Publicis Groupe

 

Email: vivawomen-us@publicisna.com

 

 

 

VivaMama, a sub-group of VivaWomen!, is Publicis Groupe’s BRG for working mothers in all stages of motherhood and their allies. The group is particularly focused on the crucial transitional periods for women in their careers as they become mothers and then have to navigate a successful return to work, all while balancing changes and demands at home. VivaMama has positioned itself as a partner to Publicis Groupe's agencies by providing them with counsel and insight about how to make the transition back to work life more appealing, so that more women will remain in the workforce and continue to access more positions of leadership across the Publicis Groupe network.

 

Chapters: The group is virtual, please join the community on Facebook: VivaMama – Publicis Groupe

 

Email: vivamama-us@publicisna.com

 

 

VivaWomen of Color, a sub-group of VivaWomen!, is Publicis Groupe’s BRG for women of color and their allies. VivaWoman of Color was founded in the US out of necessity to help retain, inspire and engage women of color within the network. The group is dedicated to the cultivation, collaboration and advancement of its members, all while helping to position Publicis Groupe as an employer of choice for women of color.

 

Chapters: Chicago, New York

 

Facebook: VivaWomen of Color – Publicis Groupe

 

Email: vivawomenofcolor-us@publicisna.com

 

 

 

VivaTech is a subgroup of VivaWomen! and is Publicis Groupe’s BRG for women in technology and digital-related fields and their allies. With the ever-changing technology landscape, VivaTech

looks to provide it members with ongoing learning opportunities, career opportunities, and executive coaching. In addition to partnering with external organizations that focus on women and/or technology, VivaTech also organizes a variety of internal events and keeps its

members connected through one-on-one discussions, small meet-ups, and social media.

 

Chapters: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York

 

Facebook: VivaTech – Publicis Groupe

 

Email: vivatech-us@publicisna.com

 

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    I worked at Digitas Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, incredible people from VP level down; excellent mentors, smart and collaborative colleagues; handled a lot of database management in-house was an excellent growth and learning experience. Very very strong PM department.

    Cons

    Was a revolving door at the top while I was there and in the end there just wasn't a ton of encouragement or promotion from within for the mid-manager level.

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Digitas Health Interviews

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    Editorial Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Digitas Health (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    Spoke several times with different HR reps, took a couple of editing tests, met with the manager to whom the position would report, and came in for a series of one-on-one interviews with representatives from the Editorial, Design, and Project Management departments.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions stick out. Really, my interviews would be better characterized as a series of two-way dialogues rather than the conventional ask-questions/give-answers dynamic, which I appreciated. I was extremely impressed with the experience, engagement, dedication, and even the demeanor of the people I spoke with and met.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Digitas's culture and people were very much in the company's favor, and the position in some ways seemed like a uniquely good fit. Ultimately, my decision was dictated by two factors: (1) the salary and benefits were good but not enough of a net increase over my current position to warrant making a move--all the more so given that there was (2) a surprising lack of work schedule flexibility. I say "surprising" because Digitas had impressed me as being a progressive employer and not likely one to be yoked to the conventional 9:00-5:00 (and probably more like 8:30-6:30 as I read their level of busy-ness) framework. I expected and was willing to trade away some of the flexibility of the position I would have been leaving, but where I was and where Digitas was on the schedule spectrum were just too far apart to reconcile.

    Another thing that surprised me was how abruptly the discussions ended. I indicated my general concerns about the offer to the HR rep I was working with at that point, and given how involved and extensive the discussions had been to that point I expected that there might be some back-and-forth negotiation, or at least more questions about what I was looking for. But there wasn't. This may well be on me and how I presented my concerns, though I didn't think I presented them with any hard finality.

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