Chandler Chicco Agency

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Chandler Chicco Agency is a PR company that specialises in healthcare PR. It is headquartered in New York and has offices in London, Washington D.C and Los Angeles, as well as a global network of affiliates. Its website boasts, "Chandler Chicco worked on two of the most successful drug launches in history - Viagra and Celebrex."[1]

Chandler Chicco established CCA Advertising in 1999 for direct-to-consumer ads, "professional advertising and collateral, public education campaigns, as well as corporate and issues work." In 2002, it founded Biosector 2 to focus "on the unique needs of specialty pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies, as well as emerging firms specializing in drug discovery, medical devices, health services and drug delivery."[2]

In June 2006 CCA announced that the firm had been bought for over $65 million by inVentiv Health and will operate within the inVentiv Communications division. [1]

Big Pharma and Politics

Agency principals Robert Chandler and Gianfranco Chicco wrote an October 2004 op/ed for PR Week in which they gauged the pharmaceutical agency's likely response to the 2004 U.S. presidential election: [3]

Sources tell us that if President Bush is re-elected and Republicans maintain control of the Senate, Big Pharma is going to launch a major initiative, perhaps offering to establish a multibillion-dollar fund for patients harmed by FDA-approved drugs in return for a bulletproof shield from state lawsuits. And there seems little doubt that if Kerry is elected, a push for universal access to healthcare will dominate the health policy discussion early - as it dominated the first term of the Clinton Administration...
The industry's natural reaction to a Kerry election would be to dig in for a four- or eight-year holding action. Just as the natural reaction to a Bush victory would be for the industry to call in its substantial chits in order to make whatever gains it can quickly, solidifying its current positions.

Employee and Income Totals

PR Week ranked the Chandler Chicco Agency as the number six PR agency in the United States in 2008, with 2007 revenue of $31,540,264, an 11% increase from the previous year's total revenue of $28,388,924. The ranking also notes its staff total of 148 (2006 total: 136), with $213,110 in revenue per employee.[2]


According to the firm's website, its clients include:

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Contact Information

Chandler Chicco Agency
450 West 15th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel 212 229 8400

SourceWatch Resources


  1. Chandler Chicco Agency, "inVentiv Health to Acquire Chandler Chicco Agency, Largest Independently-Owned Global Healthcare PR Firm", Media Release, June 26, 2007.
  2. "2008 Agency Rankings," PR Week, 28 April 2008.

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