Agency Updates, Life Sciences

Merge Breaks Into Top 20 In The MM+M Agency 100

Increasing revenue by 141% in 2020

PUBLISHED: 6/16/2021

(Chicago, IL, June 17, 2021) — MERGE, a premium storytelling technology company, announced today that it has been named to the Medical Marketing and Media (MM+M) 2021 Agency 100 list as one of the top 20 healthcare marketing firms in North America. The agency placed No. 19 on the report, increasing its ranking from No. 42 in 2020.


“Our exponential growth and position among the top healthcare agencies illustrates our successful execution in unifying MERGE and Sandbox and our dedicated effort toward building a powerhouse of agency-wide life science talent,” said Pat McGloin, Chief Growth Officer & Life Science Practice Lead. “We are humbled by our team's demonstration of perseverance through the challenges presented in 2020 and the new and existing clients that have driven our growth. We are honored to be recognized as one of the top 20 healthcare agencies and motivated to continue building on this momentum through the execution of great work for our purpose driven client base.”


MERGE has experienced immense growth in the past 12 months, increasing revenue by 141% to $102 million in 2020. The agency welcomed several notable additions to the leadership team, including Saurab Bhargava, Chief Digital Officer; Jean May, President of MERGE West; and Nick Jones, Chief Client Officer. 


The Agency 100 is MM+M's annual ranking of the industry's top healthcare marketing firms, based on North American revenue. Information for the Agency 100 is compiled by MM+M from questionnaires submitted by the companies directly. The 2021 MM+M Agency 100 can be found here.



MERGE promotes health, wealth and happiness in the world by merging storytelling with technology and offers marketing and technology clients full-service capabilities, including strategy, creative communications, experience engineering, media, digital platform development and more. MERGE has enduring client partnerships with American Express, T-Mobile, LG, Fidelity, Eaton Vance, BlueCross BlueShield, Abbott, Takeda, Boston Scientific, Advocate Aurora Health, Brigham Health, Indiana University Health and Marco’s Pizza. With 550+ employees across offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, New York City and Orange County, MERGE uses a talent-to-task process that enables clients to think higher and feel deeper about their customers. For more information, visit