Medical communicators


Lockwood recognized as one of only 15 Top Midsize Companies by LinkedIn

What a thrill to be one of only 15 organizations recognized as a LinkedIn Top Midsize Company! This list recognizes the best midsize employers to grow your career with in the US, using a methodology assessing these 8 pillars:

💥 Ability to advance
💥 Skills growth
💥 Company stability
💥 External opportunity
💥 Company affinity
💥 Gender diversity
💥 Educational background
💥 Employee presence

We credit our growth mindset, people-first culture and purpose-driven mission as keys to our ability to offer an exciting workplace for people to grow their careers.


Steve Palmisano, our EVP of Publication Services, leads an engaging and entertaining conversation about how far the medical publications profession has come over the past 20 years since ISMPP started, and how industry guidelines, such as ICMJE and GPP 2022, have been developed to ensure transparency, integrity, and trust in all that we do as publication professionals.

Check out "Navigating the Non-Negotiables," the latest episode of the ISMPP (International Society for Medical Publication Professionals) podcast here:

We Recognize Rare Disease Day

On the rarest day of the year, we recognize Rare Disease Day and look through the lens of our Chief Client Officer, LeAnne Walstra, as she shares her perspectives on the nuances of working in rare disease. At Lockwood we are honored to have the opportunity to work with clients to make a difference for the 300 million people worldwide - one out of every 10 Americans - living with a rare disease.

Lockwood Market Access sponsors the first Bark Lounge at AMCP Nexus in Orlando, FL

AMCP Nexus held its annual meeting on October 16-19, 2023 in Orlando, FL, with over 3000 attendees involved in managed care and market access. Lockwood’s market access leadership attended the conference to engage in educational sessions and connect with both clients and managed care decision-makers. Lockwood Market Access served as a sponsor again, this time sponsoring the Dog Park and bringing a much-needed puppy break to a week of sessions and meetings, highlighting some of the hot topics in the industry ranging from the impact of the IRA to redefining value assessments. These trends were summarized in a Top Trends review following the meeting.

Lockwood Brings Thought Leadership to the Inaugural Meeting of the ISMPP Academy

The Inaugural meeting of the ISMPP Academy took place in Philadelphia from Sept 28-29, 2023.

The meeting theme was PREP (Practical Resources to Elevate Publications).

Our own head of publication services, Steve Palmisano, followed the keynote presentation by co-presenting a talk titled, “Progress to Practice: Navigating the Non-negotiables”.

The talk focused on the tremendous progress the medical publication profession has made over the past 20 years, including the development of several guidelines and codes of practice (see figure below) that shape much of the compliance-related ‘non-negotiables” we have in our profession today.

For this inaugural meeting, there were more than 170 attendees. With excellent presentations covering extending the reach with publication extenders, going beyond the traditional publication plans, and a major session that closed the meeting, “AI’s Transformative Impact on Medicla Communications”.

Following attendance at the meeting, The Lockwood Group summarized it’s meeting notes into the Top 10 Take-aways.

Lockwood and Random42 Celebrate First Year Anniversary of Uniting Industry-Leading Capabilities

This month, we are proudly celebrating our first anniversary welcoming Random42, a best-in-class medical animation studio, to the Lockwood Group. Over the past year, our affiliation has elevated the work and capabilities of both companies, combining Lockwood’s scientific-based medical, publications, and market access communications with Random42’s animated scientific storytelling.

In addition to over 140 amazing new team members, Random42 brings a range of innovative digital capabilities such as medical animation, virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive microsites to the Lockwood Group, and as an extension—to our clients.

“We've had a tremendous year since Random42 joined us and are excited to celebrate our first year together. With the Random42 partnership, we’re now able to offer our clients a more integrated suite of services that satisfy a larger portion of our clients’ requests. Whether it’s an MOA, MOD, microsite, AR, VR, or a hologram for an upcoming conference, Random42 is the market leader, and we’re excited to leverage that expertise for our clients.” said Lockwood CEO and Founder, Matthew Schecter.

From the very beginning, Random42's shared commitment to quality and culture captivated us. As our growth continues, these values remain at the foundation of our strategy moving forward.

“Although it doesn’t feel like a year, the synergies between Random42 and Lockwood seem to be growing all the time – highlighting the huge potential for the group’s continued growth.” said Random42 CEO, Ben Ramsbottom. “Many positive steps have been made at Random42, with investments seen in people, IT infrastructure and technology, all supported by Matt and the team at Lockwood. These changes have been implemented to enhance the business, but not to change it, maintaining company culture, and our strong identity. I am so pleased that we have found a partner who understands our business and sees how we can change the medical communication landscape together.”

As we celebrate this significant milestone, we reflect on all that we’ve accomplished during our first year together and look forward to our continued collaboration and growth. We are excited to introduce clients to a partnership where science, creativity, and strategy come to life, and make a lasting impact to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Thought Leader Interview Series, Featuring Founder & CEO, Matthew Schecter

Excited to share an interview featuring our Founder & CEO, Matt Schecter, with Houlihan Lokey’s Managing Director, Mark Martin, for their inaugural Thought Leader Interview Series. They discussed our company’s engagement with HCPs during the pre-approval process, the impact of FDA approval slowdowns, the evolution of the industry landscape, and more. Click here to read the interview.

Rita Tonne Recognized as HBA Rising Star

Join us in congratulating our very own, Rita Tonne, for being recognized as one of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association's 2023 Rising Star honorees! Rita's exceptional leadership skills and unwavering dedication to her team and clients is truly inspiring.
We look forward to celebrating Rita and her achievements at this year's Woman of the Year Event in May. Her hard work, determination, and passion has made a significant impact on the healthcare industry, and we are proud to have her as a member of our team. 

Check out this year's rising star honorees:

Lockwood Recognized as Best Places to Work in CT for 9th Consecutive Year

We are honored and humbled to be recognized by the HBJ for the 9th consecutive year as a Best Place To Work in CT! Our success and accomplishments are largely attributed to our people and we are so grateful to have each of them with us on this journey!

Read more about the program here.