Shari Glickman, August Jackson’s SVP of Brand Strategy, has been selected as one of Digital Megaphone’s Top Women in Healthcare Marketing. The awards were created to acknowledge and honor the great work of female marketers leading the way in the healthcare industry. Digital Megaphone reached out to the healthcare marketing community and asked them to nominate women making a difference in the space. And one thing is abundantly clear: Chicago’s healthcare marketing community is strong and overflowing with spectacular women.  

Shari leads AJ’s corporate strategy practice and is focused on brand development and engagement solutions that empower communities to fulfill their purpose. With an extensive background in both consumer and corporate marketing that spans the channel mix, Shari has created integrated brand-building programs and experiences for many of the world’s most well-known brands such as Boeing, AbbVie, Kellogg’s, Absolut, Pampers, L’Oréal, FedEx, Visa and Pepsi.

Her incredible dedication to and expertise in the arena of healthcare is the reason why we, at AJ, are so thrilled that Shari has received this recognition. She has leveraged her deep roots in consumer marketing to benefit the shifting landscape in healthcare to focus on the patient experience.

Her extensive background in healthcare encompasses a broad range of programs, channels and audiences — including Employer/Talent/Culture Branding, Strategic and Tactical Planning, Go-to-Market Strategies, Product Launches, Direct to Consumer Campaigns, Social Media Strategy, Internal Communications Campaigns (from Sales Force Enablement to Corporate Social Responsibility), Medical Congress/Exhibits and large to small Global/National/Regional Meetings. Shari has had the honor of working with industry leaders such as Abbott, AbbVie, Astellas, Glaxo-Smith Klein, Novartis, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago through times of tremendous change and opportunity to serve patients daily while tackling many of the world’s biggest health challenges.

Throughout her career, Shari has also been recognized with numerous Effie Awards, Reggie Awards, PROMO ProAwards and Event Marketer Ex Awards, including a Grand Ex and Best Overall ProAward.

“If you were to ask any one of her colleagues, they would tell you that Shari is an absolute pleasure to work with,” says Diane Simon, VP, Client Engagement at AJ, who also nominated Shari for the award. “Shari’s leadership and vision are unique and unmatched and she is refreshingly inquisitive, witty, and just plain smart. She teaches through the example of her work. Shari inspires by the creativity of her ideas and her passion in bringing ideas to life through words and visuals. And to top it all off, Shari genuinely cares about the people around her and finds a way to deeply engage with every person she meets. To us at August Jackson, Shari is a gem, and we’re so glad you think so, too.”

While Shari is thrilled to have this honor, she also humbly tipped her hat to the team that she stands alongside. “I can only say it must be a recognition of the collective expertise of our entire AJ healthcare practice,” says Shari.

Later on this evening of October 4, Digital Megaphone will celebrate all of these wonderful women at Baxter’s Deerfield headquarters starting at 6 p.m. If you’re interested in attending, tickets are still available. Register here for the celebration event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/top-women-in-healthcare-marketing-celebration-tickets-47520898286 

You can also look forward to joining August Jackson at Digital Megaphone’s Healthcare Marketing Summit on November 1, where Shari will be speaking alongside other top Chicagoland marketers.