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Chris Palmer

Managing Partner & Executive Creative Director

CDMNY

NEW YORK, USA // Chris is an ex-musician, ex-waiter, weekend chef, and professional believer that ordinary people can do magical things if they’re given an environment that supports and challenges them on a daily basis.

Over his 17-year career in the healthcare ad game, Chris has created award-winning ideas, and launched and built world-famous healthcare brands, including Lipitor, Viagra, Sutent, Caduet, Xarelto, Victoza, NovoLog, Saxenda, Entyvio, Bridion, Xifaxan, and Ben Gay, among many, many others. He’s also been a driving force behind Pharmapalooza, the annual ad agency battle of the bands for The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore—an event that has become a noisy, yearly landmark in the healthcare advertising industry.

Chris’s work has been recognized by Lions Health, Clio Healthcare, One Club Rx, Communications Arts, Lurzer’s Archive, MedAdNews, and the Rx Club. But of all the things Chris has made and done over the course of his career, nothing makes him more proud than having created dozens of fertile and explosive creative careers. 

Chris is a graduate of Ithaca College and the beaming father of an 11-year-old boy.