IPG Health leaders honored as Clio Health Innovators

Congratulations to IPG Health’s Sawako Kira and Eduardo Rodriguez for being named to the 2023 Clio Health Innovators list! We’re thrilled to celebrate their commitment to doing what’s right for our clients, their brands and our people.  

“The Clio Health Innovators list aims to celebrate individuals working behind the scenes who have contributed to the creative success of their organization. Supplementing our Clio Health Awards program, this list provides an opportunity for organizations to celebrate their people and amplify the stories behind their work.” 

Sawako Kira

Writing Director, McCann Health Japan

Eddy Rodriguez Headshot

Eduardo Rodriguez

Associate Creative Director, FCB Health Canada

In the latest from Muse by Clio, Sawako shares a recent project she's proud of – a pitch win for a new drug that helps treat hemophilia.

"I am proud of the win because we contemplated and proposed strategy and a framework for a tactical program based on medical evidence, and then we developed our proposal through a highly collaborative team effort," Sawako said. "I assigned a junior writer for development of a MOA illustration and supported her where needed. Her MOA illustration was well appreciated by the client and contributed to the win. Being able to cultivate ability and motivation of a young writer was just as fulfilling as the pitch win."

Eduardo said he believes in the importance of "teamwork and staying curious," which allows him to bring creativity and innovation to his work.

"By keeping things open and friendly, my team and I can just bounce ideas off each other and experiment with new ways of doing things. I'm always eager to learn and stay on top of the latest tech, which helps me add that innovative touch to our projects and really elevate our agency's creative work," Eduardo said. "And it's not just about me—I think it's important for the whole team to grow together. That's why I often join in and even co-lead training sessions to share what I know and learn from others in the IPG Health network."