HealthTalker at a glance.
What started out as a single-person operation in early 2007 has since evolved into a word of mouth marketing company. Here’s a look at some of the highlights along the way:
February 20, 2007
Andy Levitt purchased the HealthTalker URL for $35 from Register.com, and decided at that moment to pursue his entrepreneurial endeavors.
July 11, 2007
Five months into the journey, HealthTalker gets verbal approval for its first word of mouth program for a major pharmaceutical client.
September 7, 2007
First press coverage of HealthTalker appears in the Boston Business Journal.
April 1, 2008
First official employee is hired to help establish the company's technological infrastructure. And no, this is not an April Fools joke.
May 19, 2008
HealthTalker secures an angel investment to help grow and maximize its operations.
August 15, 2008
HealthTalker secures its 2nd client for another WOM program.
November 1, 2008
HealthTalker is recognized by MedAdNews as one of four "Ventures to Watch". We couldn't agree more!
November 11, 2008
After months of starts and stops, we finally launched the first HealthTalker program in-market. We pushed out the first permission-based email to potential participants at 11:11 on the 11th of November. Superstitious, anyone?
February 9, 2009
Jill Shapiro joins HealthTalker and heads up program management, now that we have quite a bit to manage. Before long, she is surrounded by white boards covered with to-do lists and deadlines, but somehow manages to take it all in stride.
April 14, 2009
HealthTalker earns a spot as a finalist for Best Disease Education Campaign at DTC National for its ADHDisReal campaign.
April 20, 2009
Josh Bernoff and Forrester Research issue a white paper entitled, "How To Create an App for Life Sciences Without Getting Fired" and gives HealthTalker some nice street cred with an excellent quote about us.
September 9, 2009
HealthTalker puts its 3rd program into market, and reaches complete program capacity in record time to the delight of our client!
September 15, 2009
Dan Sharp gives up fresh powder and mountain views in Steamboat Springs, CO to head up the technology infrastructure at HealthTalker.
September 28, 2009
HealthTalker launches its 4th campaign, and its second one this month! The team is hitting on all cylinders!
November 10, 2009
One of our clients launches a national print campaign featuring a HealthTalker program participant that we identified. The campaign appeared in Glamour, Shape, and Cosmopolitan.
February 21, 2010
HealthTalker begins its 4th year of operations, growing year-over-year-over-year, even in the face of a major economic downturn.
March 4, 2010
HealthTalker moves into its new 4,000 square foot office space in Newton, MA.
April 1, 2010
Industry expert Collie Turner joins HealthTalker as the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and opens up our Philadelphia office.
April 2, 2010
HealthTalker launches its new brand and new website to showcase its innovation and growth.
April 8, 2010
CEO, Andy Levitt, presents at DTC National.
June 28, 2010
HealthTalker launches its 5th program.
August 23, 2010
HealthTalker launches its 6th program.