WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John J. Seng, founder of DC-based communications agency Spectrum, was inducted into the National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame on October 12, 2017 at the 49th Annual Thoth Awards.
A public relations professional since 1979, Seng had a vision of building a different agency model. He founded Spectrum in 1996 as an independent agency focused solely on health and science communications, affording the freedom to put clients first and empowering employees to do their best work. In 2004, Seng co-founded GLOBALHealthPR (GHPR), the largest independent health and science communications agency partnership worldwide. Today, GHPR has 16 partners, an international presence in 40 countries and has supported 44 of the top 50 pharma brands worldwide.
"For John, healthcare PR is a higher calling. For more than two decades, his fierce belief in the power of the independent agency model has inspired teams to change lives through the power of science and storytelling - and to always put clients' needs first. He epitomizes all that the PRSA-NCC's Hall of Fame represents," said Jonathan Wilson, Spectrum's CEO and president to both Spectrum and GHPR.
Since 1999, the National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame has inducted public relations leaders in the Washington, DC area. All inductees must have a minimum of 30 years' experience in the public relations field, led and inspired others with their visionary leadership skills and positively impacted and contributed to the industry as well as to their local public relations communities.
"John has created a unique environment that fosters a passion for healthcare and science. His entrepreneurial spirit continues to inspire Spectrum employees daily," said Amanda Sellers, an Executive Vice President at Spectrum.
Seng's Hall of Fame induction follows Spectrum's 2016 recognition as The Holmes Report's "Healthcare Agency of the Year", a 2016 PRWeek "Best Places to Work" winner and a 2016 PR News "Top Places to Work" honoree. In addition, Seng received the PRSA Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 to honor his outstanding contributions to the public relations practice.
Spectrum is a leading independent health and science public relations agency, committed to achieving the goals of clients across 5 key practice areas: biopharma, biotechnology, public affairs, health technology and consumer science. A full-service agency, Spectrum adopts an insight-driven approach in creating strategic frameworks for clients, supported by marketing communications, advocacy relations, digital communications and design services. Spectrum offers global reach as the US partner and chair of GLOBALHealthPR. For more information, visit www.spectrumscience.com or follow @SpectrumScience on Twitter.
Founded in 2001, GLOBALHealthPR is the largest independent public relations network dedicated exclusively to health and medical communications worldwide. Many of the leading pharmaceutical companies, biotech and non-commercial healthcare organizations in the world trust GLOBALHealthPR with some of their most important products and critical issues. GLOBALHealthPR is represented by 18 partner agencies with reach into 42 countries. The organization is headquartered in New York. For more information, visit www.globalhealthpr.com, and follow @GLOBALHealthPR.
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