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InterbrandHealth to host J&J President Debra Bass in Cannes

June 1, 2015


InterbrandHealth is proud to announce that Debra Bass, President, Global Baby Franchise, Johnson & Johnson, will speak at Cannes Lions Health on the theme of collaboration. R. John Fidelino, Executive Creative Director for InterbrandHealth, will introduce Debra and offer the creative community’s perspective.

Saturday 20 June 1515 – 1535 Debussy – Creative Inspiration
As Healthcare drives towards more integrated approaches, the distinction between the different offerings is becoming increasingly blurred. Medicines, devices, platforms, modalities and services are being developed along the care continuum to create or maintain health and they are rarely all developed by the same manufacturer. The more integration occurs, the more manufacturers are challenged in helping people understand how everything works together in service of health while preserving their own identities. In order for audiences to derive maximum value from each offering, manufacturers need to coordinate their efforts, synchronizing development and communications with agencies. They fundamentally need to rethink what it means to be competitors, acknowledge interdependencies and find ways to collaborate to create a highly functional Healthcare ecosystem. This seminar will explore how industry-wide collaboration can help create more value for Healthcare professionals and consumers alike, while enabling brands to assert their unique value.

Lions Health is the global creative festival for the healthcare communications industry, which includes the world’s biggest healthcare communications awards and is the opening event of the Festival of Creativity.

Debra Bass
A recognized and dynamic marketing leader, Debra Bass brings more than 20 years of brand management and business leadership experience, building global brands and creating collaborative environments. As the President, Global Baby Franchise, Johnson & Johnson, Debra is responsible for leading the long-term strategy, innovation pipeline and reframing the baby care category through mom insights and content creation for the global iconic brand. Previously, Debra was VP of Global Marketing for the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson. She built the DePuy Synthes masterbrand and created a new Marketing Center of Excellence with a focus on brand strategy, integrated marketing communications, and digital marketing. Debra has a broad base of marketing experience gained through diverse industry, company, and brand experiences in health care and consumer packaged goods. She began her career at Procter & Gamble. She is a key leader for Johnson & Johnson’s Global Women’s Leadership Steering Committee and represents the company on the HBA Metro-Chapter Advisory Board. Debra holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

About InterbrandHealth
InterbrandHealth is the only full-service branding consultancy with an exclusive focus on health, and the global center of excellence for all health and wellness business at Interbrand. For more than 35 years, we have combined strategy, creativity, and analytical rigor to help companies grow and achieve leadership positions in their industries. As the leaders in brand valuation and the publisher of the Best Global Brands ranking, Interbrand has pioneered the idea that brands have a tangible value as business assets. In 2016 InterbrandHealth published the inaugural Best Pharma Brands, a Top 10 brand ranking of global biopharmaceutical companies. As part of Interbrand and the Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), InterbrandHealth provides service and support in all key global markets. For more information, please visit us at and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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