BOSTON & NEW YORK, Wednesday, November 9, 2022–LaVoieHealthScience (LHS), an integrated investor and public relations consulting agency focused on advancing health and science innovations, today announced the appointment of Nick Hennen as Head of Media, Boston. Nick is a veteran media affairs expert who brings over 20 years of experience earning high-impact earned media in top-tier national and international media outlets, along with media training and development.
Donna L. LaVoie, President & CEO of LHS said, “We continue to build on a strong foundation of earned media expertise along with our trademarked methodologies, namely LHS Immersion®, which provides our clients with a solid messaging and market-shaping platform. We are committed to building our training programs for our associate-level team on core storytelling and media relations skills, which Nick will drive alongside our client team leaders. Our media relations training will also be elevated with the addition of Nick on our team.”
Donna continued, “Nick brings our clients a solid track record of building and maintaining relationships with science, technology- and health-focused journalists and in delivering results based on clients’ strategic priorities. His authentic presence and depth and breadth of understanding has made him a trusted source for journalists and clients alike. Nick’s addition to our growing team further demonstrates our unswerving commitment to furthering our clients’ invaluable work at every level, from emerging to commercial entities.”
In 2021 alone, Nick earned over 1.3 million engagements for his placed stories. Outlets included Scientific American, The Economist, Washington Post, “PBS Newshour,” “NBC News,” “Good Morning America,” National Public Radio and National Geographic, which was the highest performing media placement in the history of his last organization. Nick is also an accomplished digital storyteller, skilled at podcast production and in integrating traditional media approaches with social media and web strategies.
“I’m proud to join LaVoieHealthScience and work alongside the exceptional talent here,”Nick said. “I’m looking forward to bringing impactful media solutions to our biotechnology, medical technology, pharmaceutical, and consumer wellness clients through doing what I most love to do – earning influential media placements.”
Prior to joining LHS, Nick focused on earning top-tier media placements at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a leading national center for biotechnology, chemistry, data analytics, and Earth sciences, sustainable energy, and national security. Previously, Nick also served as Senior Media Relations Advisor with Cheetah Mobile Corporation.
LaVoieHealthScience advances health and science innovations through strategic communications. The agency offers fully integrated public relations, investor relations, marketing, and digital services. LaVoieHealthScience has been in business for over 20 years, has won over 50 public relations and investor relations awards, developed over 325 communications plans, and has doubled in size since 2017. The firm cemented a global strategic alliance with Omnicom Public Relations Group (OPRG), a division of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) in January 2020, broadening its global scale, reach, and capabilities.
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