TogoRun Celebrates First Anniversary After Leaving Omnicom, Prepares For Further Growth As A Global Female-Owned Healthcare Communications Agency
Gloria, aka “Glo” Janata, a health industry veteran, storyteller and proven ESG strategist, acquired TogoRun from Omnicom in September 2020 and created GMJ Global, LLC, modeled on the successful global communications holding companies – the majority of which are owned and run by men. GMJ Global, proud partner of the United Nations Global Compact, comprises four distinct but complementary companies: TogoRun, VegaRun, StudioTogo and GMJ Global Media. Since the spin-off, TogoRun has changed its business model to include equity-focused partnerships for key personnel, engaged over 20 outstanding global partners in over 90 markets, strengthened its client list from 4 to 13 , increased its turnover by over 900% and added 10 new staff members to its original team of five, all of whom joined GMJ Global in September 2020.
“It has been a remarkable year on so many levels for all of us at TogoRun,” said Glo Janata, TogoRun President, CEO and owner. “Starting a new business in the midst of a pandemic has challenged us all in ways that have made us stronger, more resilient and more connected to each other. I am so proud to be on the sled with such an amazing team, many of whom I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with them for decades. And we’re really lucky to work with amazing clients who make a healthy impact every day. ”
The TogoRun team includes the following partners:
- Dawn Maniglia, Senior Vice President, Global Integrated Strategies and Media Relations
- Joe gorelick, SVP, Global Creative Director
- Jason farrell, SVP, West Coast Creative Director
- Jon Tilton, SVP, Digital Innovation and Business Development
- Brittany Rayburn, director general, curator of culture
- Shafali Shah, Vice-President, Global Operations
- Yolanda Aguilar, global chief financial officer
In addition to this team of remarkable partners and an exceptional and growing staff, TogoRun has set up a “go-to-market” strategy team made up of the best pharmaceutical experts from C-suite, R&D and market access leaders who have led or been part of the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical launches, IPO strategies and clinical trial development programs. The team is also very proud of its TogoRun Intern (TIP) program, which focuses on Advancing inclusive communications for a healthier world.
The fight against health disparities and the defense of diversity and inclusion initiatives are at the heart of TogoRun’s mission. TogoRun is proud signatory of CEO action for diversity and inclusion and committed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. To reduce the company’s collective carbon footprint, TogoRun has restructured its operating model to ensure in this post-pandemic environment that it focuses more on the work-life balance of its most precious resource – its employees. – and at the same time giving back to society.
“Instead of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in rent, we moved to a completely virtual, wallless world office and redirected those funds to support volunteer work with nonprofits that match our values: courage, commitment, creativity, craftsmanship and community, ”said Glo Janata. “We are proud to devote at least 11% of our time to pro bono service to nonprofits that change the world every day. ”
@GloJanata held executive positions in communications and marketing at a large life sciences company and led a national non-profit organization focused on access to healthcare for homeless children. She is active with several non-profit organizations, serving as a member of the board of directors of @PureEarth and as an advisor to @MissionPlasticos. She also created the @ChildrensHealthFund Company advice. A certified lawyer admitted to practice in Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and United States Court of Appeal of the Fifth Circuit, it is cum laude graduated from @FordhamUniversity with a degree in social sciences. She received it doctor of law of @TheAmericanUniversity @WashingtonCollegeofLaw. She also recently finished from Harvard Business School Sustainable business strategy online program. And she is the associate producer of the famous @DisneyPlus real action movie, @TogotheMovie, featuring an Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe and winner of an Emmy Award Julianne Nicholson. Her greatest accomplishments include being happily present and engaged as the wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, confidante, and lover of the Siberian Husky.
TogoRun is an award-winning, full-service strategic communications agency specializing in global health and wellness, telling the untold story and creating powerful and proven ESG strategies. Woman-owned and independent, TogoRun works in partnership with clients committed to promoting innovative solutions that support a healthier planet, close health gaps and embrace a vision of equitable abundance. Based at new York, with experienced teams in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia cream, and a network of global partners in more than 90 markets, TogoRun specializes in integrated marketing and communication, branding and positioning, advocacy and government affairs, problem and crisis management and communication business. Areas of expertise include pharma / biotech, life sciences, health information technology, medical devices, health insurance, hospitals, nonprofits / associations, medical aesthetics, consumer packaged products and beauty. TogoRun is part of the GMJ Global business network and is proud to be a signatory of CEO Action of Diversity & Inclusion. The TogoRun team has collectively been responsible for over 220 industry awards. Visit us here: www.TogoRun.com
About GMJ Global
GMJ Global is a women-owned communications and media company focused on making a healthy impact around the world. Comprising award-winning health and wellness agency TogoRun, digital consumer health and beauty agency VegaRun, full-service creative boutique StudioTogo and publishing and media company GMJ Global Media, GMJ Global aims to create a new and gentler capitalism, a more inclusive society, and a healthier environment centered on the philosophy of equitable abundance. Visit us here: www.GMJGlobal.com
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