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Medical Advertising Hall of Fame elects Thomas Domanico, Carroll Dowden, and Clive Lewis, and gives Service to Industry Award to Barbara Pritchard

Medical Advertising Hall of Fame elects Thomas Domanico, Carroll Dowden, and Clive Lewis, and gives Service to Industry Award to Barbara Pritchard

November 20, 2013 – The membership of the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame has elected its 2014 inductees: Former Draftfcb creative director and chairperson/CEO Thomas Domanico; publishing and communications pioneer Carroll Dowden: and advertising innovator Clive Lewis, co-founder of Lewis & Gace. In addition, a Service to Industry Award will be given to Barbara Pritchard.

Thomas Domanico’s career began in 1966 as an assistant art director at Klemtner Advertising. By 1969 his talent and drive had lead him to a position as senior art director at Shaller-Rubin with a host of successful campaigns to his credit. He moved to William Douglas McAdams where he rose to senior vice president and continued to win recognition as one of the industry’s top creative talents. In 1983, his responsibilities expanded when he was recruited to head Vicom’s New York office. In addition to overseeing the creative product, he functioned as general manager, building the agency from just six to over 600 employees with annualized billings of more than $750 million. His legacy is as an award-winning art and creative director who became a highly successful agency CEO.

Carroll Dowden’s 47-year career in healthcare began in 1963 as a writer-editor at Medical Economics. He quickly established a reputation as one of the best at his craft, with a solid business mind, and in just 14 years, rose to president of the company. In 1981 he became president of International Thomson Business Press, which had purchased the Medical Economics Company, becoming CEO of a group with more than 1,000 employees. In 1988, with son Mark and Lew Miller, he founded what became Dowden Health Media. In addition to a stable of successful publications, he added medical education and consumer health newsletter divisions. He sold the company to Lebhar Friedman and remained chairperson until retiring in 2010. Professional and entrepreneurial, his products have always enjoyed a reputation for quality.

Clive Lewis began his career in 1965 in Johannesburg, South Africa, with Burroughs Wellcome’s advertising department. In 1968 he was hired by Bristol Labs/Mead Johnson to manage their internal ad agency. As there were no independent medical agencies in South Africa at the time, in 1971 he formed the first – Clive Lewis & Associates. While many predicted failure, the agency prospered and expanded, dominating the market and introducing new concepts and services such as a PR group, and recruitment and training of sales reps. In 1980 he brought his ideas and drive to the U.S., helping establish the concept of global branding. In 1987 he co-founded Lewis & Gace, helping build that firm to become one of the most successful of that period with a reputation for innovation and excellence. The firm was sold in 1995.

Barbara Pritchard has established a string of career successes in publishing, communications, and consulting, and is well-known for her unstinting contributions to the industry. She has contributed to virtually every industry group, and served as president of the HMCC, AMP, and HBA. She has been recognized and honored by countless organizations for her support and contributions, and has mentored countless individuals in all branches of the industry and is a role model for many who have risen to senior positions in the industry.

The inductees will be honored February 4, 2014 at a black-tie Awards Dinner at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. For more information, contact David Gideon, executive director, at david@mahf.com.

Posted: December 2013

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