Axelle Basso-Bondini Named One of the 2019 PM360 Elite 100

PM360 has named senior media planner Axelle Basso-Bondini as one of the 2019 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Leader of the Future category. Now in its fifth year, the PM360 ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today.

Read more about why Axelle was selected for this honor on PM360.

The PM360 ELITE Awards were established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact to the healthcare industry throughout their careers. More than 500 submissions were received and nominees were evaluated and selected by the PM360 editorial staff based on their accomplishments; testimonials from their bosses, clients, and colleagues; and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts. A total of 100 winners were selected across 17 categories, including Creative Directors, Data Miners, Digital Crusaders, Disrupters, Entrepreneurs, Launch Experts, Leaders of the Future, Marketing Teams, Master Educators, Mentors, Patient Advocates, PR Gurus, Sales MVPs, Strategists, Talent Acquisition Leaders, Tech-know Geeks, and Transformational Leaders.

“The 100 individuals and teams we selected this year are truly worthy of being called ELITE,” says Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. “Each of them is at the forefront of their respective fields and are leading this industry in exciting and new directions. We are beyond excited to celebrate their achievements and provide the industry the chance to get to know them a little better.”

The winners were profiled in PM360’s May 2019 issue. You can read the profiles online at

Axelle and the rest of the winners will be honored at a celebratory event on Tuesday, July 16th in New York City at the rooftop bar 230 FIFTH.

HealixGlobal Joins POC3

HealixGlobal is one of the first media agencies to formally join POC3. “By aligning the challenges and goals representative of agencies and pharmaceutical companies with the key players and vendors in the point of care market, it ensures the industry will thrive in a way that is most beneficial to patients and physicians.”

Read the announcement on the POC3 website.

Online Video’s Vast Opportunities

Video has transformed online engagement across brands throughout almost every industry, and new approaches to content and delivery are poised to transform pharmaceutical media. According to AdWeek, pharma brands receive more shares and comments per video than any other type of content, and generally speaking, the market for online video is growing at an incredibly rapid rate. Forrester estimates that online video ads will grow from about 21% of the market in 2018 to 34% in 2023, rising alongside the amount of time consumers will spend watching streaming video…

In this month’s PM360, Jeffrey Erb discusses the opportunities and challenges engaging audeinces through video pose in the industry. Read the article.





MM&M and PRWeek Release Top 50 Health Influencers

Jeff ErbJeffrey Erb, president, HealixGlobal, was named to the Top 50 Health Influencer list compiled by MM&M and PRWeek.

As president of IPG media firm Healix, Jeffrey Erb understands how the pharma advertising world is changing and what opportunities that presents.

“What I find exciting about the industry is that it’s going through a significant amount of change,” he said in August.“What we do is really push people out of their comfort zone. We’re constantly looking at things differently and figuring out ways to evolve with the way the world is evolving and that is where you find your agency’s differentiation.”

As the industry changes, it gives healthcare agencies the chance to push boundaries in a sector that is traditionally more conservative, Erb said. He is also actively trying to make the industry better, helping form a consortium for media buyers in the point-of-care sector.

He has led Healix since April 2016. Before that, his career jumped between film production companies and marketing firms.

On the marketing side, Erb has recently worked at Digital Brand Expressions, Alliance Life Sciences, and Harte-Hanks, among others. He has also cofounded two production studios, Ironbound Studios Minnesota and Framelight.

For the list of Top 50 Health Influencers, click here.