Gregg Friedmann Joins HealthSTAR Advertising As VP, Copy Director

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSTAR Advertising Inc. has named Gregg Friedmann to the newly created position of Vice President, Copy Director, responsible for overseeing both the copywriting and proofreading/editing departments.

Friedmann was formerly vice president and associate creative director for copy at Torre Lazur Communications, where he worked on several major brands, including the launch of Roche's PEGASYS(R) for the treatment of hepatitis C. He will report to Kristi Bridges, HealthSTAR's Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director.

"Getting Gregg on board is a major coup," said Bridges, who pointed to Friedmann's experience in a wide range of categories, including arthritis, allergy, anesthetics and diabetes. "Gregg's diversity, along with his success in helping to launch new products and win new business, will make him a very valuable member of the HealthSTAR team," she said.

Although his last nine years were spent at Torre Lazur, Friedmann has been a medical advertising writer since 1992. Over the years, he has written or supervised everything from sales motivation to patient education materials, websites, corporate campaigns, direct mail and display.

He received his BA in advertising from Penn State and is a resident of Whippany, NJ.

Founded in August 2003, HealthSTAR Advertising is one of the fastest growing agencies in the healthcare field, having posted $22.4 million in revenues and $147.8 million in capitalized billings within its first year. Its current roster of clients includes Alpharma, Barr Laboratories, Berlex Laboratories, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Novartis and Somerset Pharmaceuticals, among others.

The agency is located at 100 Woodbridge Center Drive, Suite 102, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Telephone: 732-726-0251; fax: 732-726-0951; email:; website:

About the HealthSTAR Network

HealthSTAR Advertising is part of HealthSTAR Communications, one of the largest marketing networks in the world. Headed by Jerry Brager, chairman and CEO, HealthSTAR represents 16 separate companies with a combined total of 95 clients, 500 employees and more than 200 brands.

Current clients include AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., Biogen, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Corp., Eli Lilly & Co., GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Pfizer Inc., Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Sankyo Pharma, Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc. and Wyeth.

HealthSTAR is privately held and based in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

HealthSTAR Advertising Inc.

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