That's Nice News

From all things That’s Nice to what’s happening around the industry, That’s Nice news features daily content that is always timely, and sometimes a bit unusual.

Kickoff to Memorial Day Weekend

25 May, 2018

The New York team enjoyed a lunchtime treat before heading out for the long weekend, compliments of That's Nice Business Logistics Manager, Albert Bruan. Thank you, Albert, for the pizza and your service!

Pharma’s Almanac Q2 Next-Generation Issue

25 May, 2018

The Pharma’s Almanac Q2 issue was delivered to the That’s Nice Headquarters this afternoon, we can’t wait to read it over the Memorial Day break!

Enhancing the Pharma Landscape

25 May, 2018

Trilantic Europe is a mid-market private equity firm with investments across a number of industries, including healthcare. No better way to round out our nine-company excursion this week than with a visit to Trilantic’s offices in central Milan to discuss the growth of the industry.

Innovation in Bloom

25 May, 2018

It’s the last day of our European travels as we head over to meet with one of the largest API manufacturers in Europe. A main takeaway from our journey has been that innovation is thriving in pharma and biotech worldwide, as the various individuals with whom we’ve met are working to solve some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine.  

Continued Expansion of Olon SpA

24 May, 2018

We’ve landed in Milan for the last leg of our European trip to meet with Olon SpA, a European leader in API manufacturing. With the company’s recent expansion of its clinical API manufacturing capabilities in the US, it’s time to talk strategy.

Quiet in the Arrondissements

24 May, 2018

It’s a peaceful Thursday around Paris’ museums as That’s Nice catches up with our longtime client and friend Gwenaël Servant, Managing Director for Servier CDMO. 

Bière Artisanale

24 May, 2018

Grabbing a quick craft brew with lunch before our next client meeting, we opted for the Ambree Porte Doree—a beer Nigel wagers could remove the chrome off a doorknob.

Exploring Paris

24 May, 2018

We may be Paris for business, but it would be a crime to ignore a photo op in front of the Eiffel Tower, one of the most photographed pieces of architecture in the world.

Steriles Leader Cenexi

24 May, 2018

That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker met with the Cenexi senior management team in Fontenay Sous Bois, Paris. Following Cenexi’s 2017 acquisition of its world-class steriles facility in the Normandy region, there is much to discuss as the sterile fill-finish leader adds new lines and capacity.

One-On-One With Rentschler

23 May, 2018

Today we are visiting Rentschler Biopharma in Laupheim at the heart of German manufacturing. Rentschler is a great example of a privately held, family owned business that is driving some the biopharmaceutical industry’s most significant growth.

Willkommen in Deutschland

23 May, 2018

Continuing on our trek through Europe, we landed in Stuttgart to a massive welcome from Bosch. Nigel is hitting the road for Laupheim tonight, a quick one-hour drive south.

Innovation in Progress at Tecrea

22 May, 2018

Nigel met with Dr. Liam Good, Director of Microbiology for Tecrea LTD, at the London Bioscience Innovation Centre today to learn more about his new nanoparticle technology.

Bobbies of All Sizes

22 May, 2018

A midday report from London assures us the city's biotechs are hard at work on the next big breakthrough, and its police force is keeping watch over citizens and visitors alike--from all vantage points. Known locally as "Bobbies,"  the London Police force has a tough job with the amount of traffic that comes through the UK's biggest tourism hub. 

Central London, Past & Future

22 May, 2018

Our tour of London’s biotech circuit continues this week as Nigel kicks off the day with Tecrea, an innovative nanoparticle and polymer company looking for new pathways to the drug delivery world. But first, a quick snap in front of historic St Pancras, an architectural contrast to the modern London Bioscience Innovation Centre to which he’s en route.

Close-Up on GSK House

21 May, 2018

GSK’s sprawling Brentford, UK headquarters is a true epicenter for innovation, encompassing four five-story buildings and a 16-story block of towers. That’s Nice looks forward to continuing our relationship with the global healthcare leader.

Visiting GSK House

21 May, 2018

After working with GSK for more than six years, That’s Nice had the opportunity to visit the healthcare giant at its global headquarters in Brentford, London. It was exciting to see the many changes that are in the works as Emma Walmsley comes up on her one-year anniversary as CEO and the organization looks to reshape its product portfolio.

A Nostalgic Detour

21 May, 2018

While the world was abuzz with excitement around the royal wedding, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker was in the UK this weekend for a different reason. But before heading to London for business, he made a quick stop in his hometown of Studham, South Bedfordshire, for a visit with mum.

On the Way to GSK

21 May, 2018

Even for UK-born native Nigel Walker, there is still new territory to explore as he revisits the country for business. This week, he made his way to the “mother ship” of one of our longest-standing accounts—GSK House in Brentford, London. 

Early #TBT

16 May, 2018

Accounts Director Wei Gao (center) celebrates 10 years with That’s Nice, looking as fresh-faced as ever in this throwback photo with…can you guess who that is to his right?

Meeting Ecolab Life Sciences

16 May, 2018

Ecolab, widely known for its portfolio of cleaning solutions, recently launched a life sciences division in St. Paul, Minnesota. That’s Nice had the opportunity to visit the new Ecolab Life Sciences, which serves the personal care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

"Marked" Growth

16 May, 2018

While in St. Paul, Minnesota, Nigel was warmly welcomed by Beau Garrett, VP of Sales & Marketing for TapeMark, a CDMO specializing in transdermal and oral thin films. As the company looks toward its next stage of growth, the newly hired sales leader is implementing new processes to further support the BD team. 

Fermentation Across Industries

16 May, 2018

That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker was in St. Paul, Minnesota this week for a series of visits with some of the area’s biggest innovators, both past and present. Built in 1904, the former Jacob Schmidt Brewery became one of the largest in the nation by the mid 1900s. The building was converted into Schmidt's Artist Lofts in 2012.

23rd Anniversary of That’s Nice LLC

15 May, 2018

That’s Nice was founded on May 15th, 1995, in the bedroom of our founder’ s 235 East 13th Street apartment in Manhattan, just steps from the agency’s current Flatiron HQ. The goal was to build a diversified, science-based agency in the industrial hub of New York. Twenty- three years later , 12 employees who joined us in the first 10 years are advancing this mission as senior managers. Over the next 12 months, we look forward to what could possibly be the biggest change the company will experience since its inception.

Hazy Morning Travel

08 May, 2018

Masked by the shadowiness of a springtime fog, the sunrise over Stamford, Connecticut provided a picturesque backdrop to the northeastern morning commute, as a mixture of moisture, cool temperatures and hindered sunshine created an almost Impressionist landscape.

New Horizons for Shire

07 May, 2018

Growth is in the air as the largest pharmaceutical merger of year reaches its final stages. That’s Nice is proud to support to our life science clients amid this exciting period of industry-wide expansion.

Continued Growth for BrammerBio

07 May, 2018

Leading viral vector CDMO and That’s Nice client Brammer Bio is moving onwards and upwards with three large-scale expansion programs currently underway. We look forward to continuing to support Brammer in its mission to be the best-in-class cell and gene therapy CDMO.

Warmer Days at Last

03 May, 2018

Spring has finally arrived in New York, seemingly overnight. From a 50-degree start to the week to a 90-degree day today, we are welcoming the plentiful sunshine and burgeoning landscape with open arms.

Spotted in NJ: Pharma’s Almanac Inspiration

27 April, 2018

It’s no secret our own industry reference guide was influenced by the Old Farmer’s Almanac periodical, but it’s always fun to stumble upon a reminder—especially as we head back from CPhI North America to wrap up the Q2 issue.

Another CPhI in the Books

26 April, 2018

CPhI North America has come to a close. Congratulations to our clients and the industry for another successful show! That’s Nice is celebrating with the team from UPM Pharmaceuticals, which was featured on the cover tip of this year’s show guide.

Grumman Greenhouse, Philadelphia

26 April, 2018

Displayed just outside of the Philadelphia Convention Center is the Grumman Greenhouse, a decommissioned cold war era Naval plane that was transformed into a greenhouse by local artist Jordan Griska. Inside the plane are nutritive and medicinal plants, the edible of which are provided to low-income families through City Harvest.

UPM Pharmaceuticals at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

Trade show attendees gather in front of the UPM Pharmaceuticals booth at CPhI North America in Philadelphia.

GSK at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

The GSK booth is a glowing orange at the CPhI North America show.

Federal Equipment Company at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

There's a navy blue motif for the Federal Equipment Company booth at CPhI NA.

Hovione at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

The Hovione booth is pictured at CPhI North America.

Servier CDMO at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

The tradeshow floor is bustling at CPhI North America, especially in front of the Servier CDMO booth.

Biotech Pharma at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

Biotech Pharma lists their capabilities to initiate conversation with attendees at CPhI North America.

Unither at CPhI North America

25 April, 2018

Unither is illustrated at CPhI North America, a booth that's attracting quite the crowd!

OOO Monday

23 April, 2018

With the That's Nice Accounts staff in Philadelphia to prepare for CPhI North America, it's starting to feel a little empty in here...

WuXi AppTec New Jersey

18 April, 2018

Guy Tiene is on site at the WuXi AppTec Expansion site in Cranberry New Jersey.

Meet me in St. Louis

17 April, 2018

Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pearce, takes in the St. Louis sun while shooting for a client. 

Kicking Off Interphex

17 April, 2018

Today marks the first day of Interphex 2018, the premier event for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing. We are noticing slightly fewer CDMOs this year, but, as is to be expected, there is plenty of new equipment on display.

Looking Up in St. Louis

17 April, 2018

The creative eye is always open to new inspiration, even after a long day of work. Brian Pierce, director of digital capture for That’s Nice, is doing just what his title implies while visiting Forest Park in St. Louis following a video shoot of Alcami’s newest facility.

Silver Tree Sculpture, St. Louis

17 April, 2018

Anyone who knows That’s Nice knows we have a mild obsession with all things chrome, inspired largely by the eye of our managing director, Nigel Walker. Imagine our delight when we received this photo from St. Louis, where members of our accounts and digital capture team are on site for a video shoot with Alcami, a key That’s Nice account. 

On Location with Alcami

16 April, 2018

Accounts Director Wei Gao and Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce are on site in Missouri this week shooting Alcami’s new analytical testing lab in St. Louis' Cortex Innovation Community. The new state-of-the-art facility launched in Q4 of 2017.

Federal Equipment Company at Interphex

16 April, 2018

That’s Nice is proud to support Federal Equipment Company at this year’s Interphex. Check out booth #3110 to learn how sourcing used equipment from a reputable supplier like Federal Equipment Company can save you significant costs and lead time. 

Supporting Cenexi at Interphex

16 April, 2018

That's Nice is supporting customers at Interphex 2018 in New York City. If you’re at the event, take a walk over to Cenexi’s booth #1131. The CDMO recently expanded its production capacity for sterile syringes and ampoules with the acquisition of a world-class steriles facility in 2017.

Piramal Pharma Solutions at Interphex

16 April, 2018

Pirmal Pharma Solutions is exhibiting at Interphex 2018 in New York City. If you’re at the show, stop by booth #1258 to learn how Piramal’s discovery, API and formulation services can support your project.

Up Close and Personal

16 April, 2018

Albert Braun points out the Philadelphia Convention Center, ahead of CPhI North America.

Planning CPhI

16 April, 2018

Business Logistics Manager Albert Braun, headed to Philidelphia this weekend and decided to stop by the city's convention center, which is the site of CPhI North America. We're all looking forward to the show this May!

Florida Heat

10 April, 2018

It's hot outside! Nigel Walker is definitely not in NY, as he enjoys the 86 degree temperatures while visiting clients in West Florida. 

Time to Strategize

10 April, 2018

Justin Kadis from Federal Equipment Corporate, takes time to visit our New York HQ for strategic positioning and 2018 planning.

Easy Being Green

09 April, 2018

Floral aficionado, Nigel Walker poses in front of a wall of vibrant greenery inside the lobby of  “1 Hotel, South Beach.”

When You Think Equipment...

06 April, 2018

That's Nice had the pleasure of hosting team members from Federal Equipment Company on Friday , welcoming the excuse to partake in a savory New York staple with our out-of-town clients (though rumor has it Cleveland is getting its very own Shake Shack in 2018 - Ohio's first)!

Spring Regression

03 April, 2018

The team at That's Nice woke up to a winter wonderland yesterday, a full two weeks into spring. This photo, furnished by our business logistics manager, Albert Bruan, was taken in Glen Ridge, NJ, where more than 6 inches of snow was reported.

Easter Service

02 April, 2018

That’s Nice Business Logistics Manager Albert Bruan attended Easter Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Verona, NJ on Sunday . The vibrant floral arrangements captured the essence of the day, which brought with it the first real hint of spring—a welcome reprieve from a particularly intense winter (until, that is, we were hit with 6 inches of snow on Monday ).

Master of the Road

30 March, 2018

The Bugatti Chiron Sport made its US debut at the New York International Auto Show in New York City this week. Boasting a W16 engine block, the Chiron Sport produces a staggering, record-breaking 1,500 horsepower. At $3.8 million fully loaded, our resident automotive authorities report that this car is indeed ‘master of the road.’ 

Aspirational Autos

30 March, 2018

While attending the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, That’s Nice managing director and Lamborghini aficionado, Nigel Walker, came face to face with the Lamborghini Centenario, a commemorative ode to the brand’s founder retailing at a cool $4 million dollars. Maybe next time, Nigel. 

New York Auto Show 2018

30 March, 2018

That’s Nice founding partners Nigel Walker and Mark Allen and attended the New York International Auto Show yesterday as guests of Lamborghini corporate. This time last year, the agency was in full prep mode for our Road to BIO ‘speed-to-market’ campaign, which was sponsored in part by Lamborghini.

DCAT After Hours

23 March, 2018

The party continued into the night at the Xellia Pharmaceuticals post-DCAT dinner party. We’ll avoid naming names, but pictured here are members of the That’s Nice, UPM and BioVectra teams.  

Post-Dinner Party

23 March, 2018

That’s Nice attended Xellia Pharmaceuticals’ DCAT party on Thursday evening in New York City. After a bustling week of business, the buzzing atmosphere was a great excuse to let loose.

Keynote Speaker

23 March, 2018

Actor, singer, producer and philanthropist Will Smith was this year’s Annual DCAT Dinner speaker. Smith discussed his early life, career and the work of The Will and Jada Foundation in an inspirational and entertaining sit-down.  

DCAT Annual Dinner

23 March, 2018

Dressed to the nines, That’s Nice had the opportunity to attend the 92nd DCAT Annual Dinner on Thursday evening with the BioVectra senior management team.

DCAT Hustle

22 March, 2018

As we head toward the latter end of DCAT Week, we are invigorated by the number of companies coming together to discuss future business. Despite the snow, we’re seeing more companies than ever!

Meet Me at the Clock

21 March, 2018

DCAT reports over 10,000 industry professionals from more than 700 companies are in New York City for the highly anticipated DCAT Week 2018, transforming the famous Grand Central clock from a time-honored meeting point into an epicenter of innovation—if only for the week.

Another Snowy DCAT Week

21 March, 2018

It seems rain, snow and slush has become as much a staple of DCAT Week as the opportunity it represents. It’s no surprise, then, that New York’s fourth Nor’easter of the season has fallen right in the middle of DCAT Week 2018.

DCAT Week 2018

19 March, 2018

That’s Nice is ready for DCAT Week, with over 90 meetings booked across all of the company’s brands. This six days of business will break all records at That’s Nice, and is “the event where it all began.”

Congratulations, Misaki

19 March, 2018

Misaki Walker, daughter of That’s Nice Managing Director, Nigel Walker, graduated this weekend from sixth grade at Japanese Weekend School of New York (JWSNY), a Japanese school covering a traditional curriculum. 

Counting Down to DCAT

16 March, 2018

With many of our clients coming to New York for one of the industry's most highly anticipated annual events, the team at That's Nice is in full prep mode, finalizing calendars, assembling meeting materials and (eventually) tidying up the office for what is sure to be a whirlwind week. We hope to see you in New York!

Visiting Market Leaders

16 March, 2018

Basel is a city full of innovation, with the likes of BASF, Novartis, Roche and Lonza establishing operations in the northern Switzerland city. That’s Nice had the opportunity to visit Lonza’s Basel site, where the organization’s drug product services are conducted.

Swiss Style

16 March, 2018

The team is wrapping up day two in Switzerland, where That’s Nice traveled this week for business. Before heading back to New York for DCAT week, Mark and Nigel came across an interesting restaurant with what appears to be a Swiss cheese style room divider.

Basler Münster

15 March, 2018

Even during the quickest of business travel turnarounds, we can still make time to take in our historical surroundings. Built originally of red sandstone in 1019-1500, the famous Münster Cathedral of Basel was converted from a Catholic to Protestant church following the Reformation.

An Office Building of the Future

15 March, 2018

Standing tall above the houses lining the Rhine River is the new Roche building in Basel, Switzerland, a 41-floor, 178-meter tall high-rise showing the organization's "clear commitment" to its Basel site.

Swiss Chocolatiers

15 March, 2018

It’s almost game time in Basel, Switzerland, but before the team makes their big pitch, a bit of a pick-me-up is in order. Pictured here is Strategy Director, Partner and newly appointed Master Chocolatier, Mark Allen.

Epicenter of Innovation

15 March, 2018

Managing Director Nigel Walker and Strategy Director Mark Allen have landed in Basel, Switzerland, a city filled with pharma industry leaders. Is it BASF, Novartis, Roche, or Lonza they will be visiting? Stay tuned!

Basel, or Bust!

15 March, 2018

Our executive team is heading to Basel, Switzerland for a presentation today, making a quick stop for a layover in Amsterdam. Tulips for all!

Passing of Stephen Hawking

14 March, 2018

Theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. Diagnosed with ALS in 1963 with only a few years to live, Hawking lived with the motor neuron disease for 55 years, going on to outline his “Hawking Radiation” theory in 1974 and publish his book, A Brief History of Time, in 1988. He was an inspiration and influence to many, including founding members of That’s Nice.

Pharma’s Almanac Q1 in Hand

13 March, 2018

The Q1 2018 Executive Edition of Pharma’s Almanac has arrived in print. The issue examines the shift of the pharmaceutical landscape with M&A in the discovery and research sector, and includes contributions from thought leaders at some of the world’s leading service providers. To view the online issue or request a print copy, visit www.pharmasalmanac.com.

2018 That's Nice Ad Campaign

13 March, 2018

That’s Nice is rolling out a series of ads as part of our new 2018 campaign. The first iteration, “Delivering Nice Insight Through Research," which made its debut in the Q1 2018 issue of Pharma’s Almanac, highlights the combined power of data and science in defining success for our life science clients. The new series will replace our Glittering Insights campaign, which ran through 2017.

Launching Nice Match at DCAT

13 March, 2018

That's Nice is excited to introduce Nice Match, an invitation-only service connecting pharmaceutical buyers with contract service providers qualified to meet the specific requirements of a given project. We will be officially launching Nice Match at DCAT from March 19-22 in New York City. To learn more about this new offering, visit www.NiceMatch.com.

Meeting The Queen

07 March, 2018

Philip Mansbridge, UK regional director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and friend of That’s Nice, met The Queen yesterday in Battersea, London. Founded in 1969, the IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. Learn more about the organization at www.ifaw.org/united-states.

Nor’easter Turns Bomb Cyclone

05 March, 2018

Strong winds, rain and snow moved across the Northeast on Friday, leaving a fair bit of destruction in its aftermath. In Bronxville, New York, 65-mph winds knocked down a tree next door to the home of That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker. Nigel’s son Luke is pictured here on the scene.

The Evolution of Manufacturing

27 February, 2018

Our clients are in manufacturing, but what has become of U.S. Steel and the origins of U.S. industrial manufacturing from the 1860s? That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker pondered these thoughts after coming across the abandoned Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Bethlehem, PA.

Meeting ACS

22 February, 2018

Accounts Director Wei Gao and Managing Director Nigel Walker made a quick trip to Washington DC yesterday to discuss ongoing opportunities with the American Chemical Society (ACS), a seven-year active client of That's Nice. 

Artist at Work

21 February, 2018

New York City artist and friend of That's Nice Adama Coulibaly is utilizing some of our spare creative space to develop a number of new pieces for an upcoming exhibition in Brooklyn.

Luxury Brand Launch

16 February, 2018

Lamborghini has debuted the Urus, the first sports utility vehicle for the super car brand, and the first "Super Sport Utility Vehicle" in the world. That's Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker, Strategy Director Mark Allen and artist Adama Coulibaly attended the Manhattan launch on Thursday evening as VIPs.

Apples & Oranges

15 February, 2018

That’s Nice is making a valiant effort in the fight against this year’s particularly severe flu season. Thanks to our Business Logistics Manager, Albert Bruan, we are fully stocked and armed with vitamin C in the kitchen.

Making Matches

14 February, 2018

Lots of sugar, flowers, pink and red around the office on this Valentine's Day, as we continue our rather timely discussions around contract service matchmaking. More on that in the coming weeks - Happy Valentine's Day!

The Shard

14 February, 2018

As London continues to build new skyscrapers, the character of this European melting pot continues to develop. The Shard opened in 2012 is currently the tallest landmark in the United Kingdom.

From Chrome to Glitter

13 February, 2018

A historical creative element of That’s Nice and wardrobe staple of our founder, Nigel Walker, glitter has a funny way of emerging throughout our travels. Pictured here is a most fitting mantra – set against a leather backdrop, to boot. 

“Chrome Guest”

12 February, 2018

Even among the famous Lladró porcelain figurines in Spain lies a bit of chrome, inspiring a look back at our 2015 campaign reflecting on 20 years as a life science agency.

Last Stop, London

12 February, 2018

After a week-long jaunt across Europe for business, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker made a stop in London for a spin around the city before heading back to New York. For a minute there, he was sure he left his bag in the Tardis.

Royal Palace of Madrid

09 February, 2018

Nigel is rounding out the week at the Royal Palace of Madrid before heading off to London, his last stop on what has been a whirlwind week of jet-setting across Europe for business. 

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

09 February, 2018

While in Madrid to meet with Insud Pharma / Chemo Group, Nigel stopped by the Plaza Mayor, a beautiful historic square where the royal family lived during the reign of Philip III of Spain. 

Talking Strategy with Chemo Group

09 February, 2018

That's Nice met with Insud Pharma / Chemo Group at the company's Madrid headquarters this week to discuss new business opportunities, including Nice Match. 

Creative Inspiration

08 February, 2018

As That’s Nice works to develop and refine our 2018 creative campaign, the Picasso Museum was a must-stop for some inspiration while in Barcelona, and also a revisit to the subject of Nigel’s dissertation back in 1993.

Visiting Grifols, S.A.

08 February, 2018

That’s Nice met with Grifols in Barcelona today, a truly disruptive corporation innovating a number of life-saving technologies and products.

Snow Day

07 February, 2018

Snow may be falling in the Eastern and Western hemispheres this week, but both the team in New York as well as those traveling abroad for Pharmapack are braving the wintry weather to deliver on a number of client projects and new business development initiatives.

SGD at Pharmapack

07 February, 2018

That’s Nice is meeting with SGD Pharma at Pharmapack 2018, taking place at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles. If you are attending, come visit SGD at booth D34 to learn about the company’s new vision for 2018.

Exhibition Break

07 February, 2018

With a bit of a lag in between meetings, Nigel is back at Musée d'Orsay for the second time around. Boasting 173 meters in length, there is still plenty to discover on day two.

Meeting with Servier CDMO

07 February, 2018

More than six inches of snow fell overnight, providing a picturesque backdrop to this morning’s meeting with Servier CDMO at the organization’s Suresnes headquarters.

La Tour Eiffel

06 February, 2018

“The Eiffel Tower is ready for some orange.” – Nigel Walker, Founder & Managing Director, That’s Nice.

Parisian Snowfall

06 February, 2018

After a productive meeting with Novacap, the snow continues to fall on this wintry Paris evening, covering the parks and sidewalks with a glistening blanket of white. 

Musée d’Orsay

06 February, 2018

One of few museums open in Paris on a Tuesday, the Musée d’Orsay was a must-see for art enthusiast Nigel, as it houses the world’s largest collection of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism pieces.

Centre Pompidou

06 February, 2018

Thirty-one years after his first visit to the Pompidou Center at Paris’ Museum of Modern Art, Nigel is revisiting the 20th-century wonder with a fresh perspective. Much has changed since 1987, but the museum’s grandeur has certainly endured through the years.

Musée du Louvre

06 February, 2018

It’s a snowy day in Paris today, and Nigel is spending time between meetings visiting some of the city’s greatest treasures. Naturally, his first stop was the Louvre. 

Checking into the French Capital

06 February, 2018

Nigel is in Paris this week to meet with a new That’s Nice customer. Before hitting the pavement, he checked into the Hilton Paris Opera hotel, a “jewel in the Hilton portfolio,” according to Nigel.

Ciao Milano

05 February, 2018

That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker is in Europe this week on a series of client meetings. First stop: Milan, Italy.

Welcoming Clients

03 February, 2018

At That’s Nice, our clients and staff are all one big family. UPM Pharmaceuticals’ Mary Lee Schiesz visited the New York office for an early year account review, snapping a quick ‘usie’ with the team before heading back to Bristol, TN.

Sweet Treats from UPM

02 February, 2018

Mary Lee Schiesz, manager of marketing for UPM Pharmaceuticals, stopped by the New York office today and was generous enough to leave behind some Dylan's Candy Bar cookies for the team to enjoy.

Happy Birthday, Katie!

01 February, 2018

That's Nice celebrated the birthday of accounts team member Katie Baker with a raspberry frosted cake that was almost too pretty to eat.

H-D Museum

26 January, 2018

Following a client video shoot in Germantown, Wisconsin, Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce and Accounts Director Wei Gao made their way slightly south for some complementary footage from the Harley Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee.

Paddington 3

25 January, 2018

Strategy Director, Mark Allen, ‘blends in’ wearing too much (?) of the company color after losing an accumulator bet on soccer with Scientific Research Manager, TJ Ladage. He should have known better than to bet with a Nice Insight guy.

Video capture in the north

24 January, 2018

Brian Pierce, Director of Digital Capture, and Wei Gao, Accounts Director, visit Germantown, Wisconsin to capture video footage for an online 360º facility tour experience. Hope it’s not too cold, boys.

Artist Debut

19 January, 2018

Our friend Adama Coulibaly made his gallery debut yesterday evening at Onishi Gallery in New York City. Part of the Onishi Project’s Group Show II, Adama’s work will be on display through January 31, 2018. See Adama’s story and his work at http://onishiproject.com/updates/adama-coulibaly.

Team Outing

18 January, 2018

In celebration of one of our team member's engagement news, the accounts team at That's Nice made a trip to Outback Steakhouse, which our former suburbanites were particularly delighted to stumble upon here in New York City.

Welcoming Kris Senft

15 January, 2018

That’s Nice is thrilled to welcome pharmaceutical sales and marketing veteran Kristine (Kris) Senft to the team. As Nice Consulting Director and Partner, Kris will be working with clients to utilize Nice Match as a mechanism for growth in global markets. Welcome, Kris!

A Note from Frank W. Walker

15 January, 2018

Penned in 1954 by Frank Walker, grandfather of That’s Nice founder and managing director Nigel Walker, this garden-themed poem may have served as early inspiration for two of Nigel’s greatest passions today—gardening and creative services.

New Client Website – CapsCanada

12 January, 2018

CapsCanada has launched a completely new website showcasing its top-quality capsules and encapsulation technologies. Discover how CapsCanada is helping customers around the world optimize their formulations for oral dose and bring their products to market. Visit www.CapsCanada.com >

Post-Show Strategy

11 January, 2018

Today is the last day of the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, and Nigel is heading back to New York to follow up on the week's activities.

Supporting WuXi Lab Testing

09 January, 2018

That's Nice is proud to be supporting WuXi AppTec's Laboratory Testing Division during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. 

Catching up with Haig Barrett

09 January, 2018

Pictured here outside of the Westin St. Francis, our business partner Haig Armaghanian and managing director Nigel Walker are  catching up for first time in 2018 at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.  

J.P. Morgan Healthcare

09 January, 2018

That's Nice is attending the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, and our managing director Nigel Walker is busy as usual keeping up with his stacked meeting calendar. Nigel is pictured here following the Artificial Intelligence meeting for bioLIVE, a new UBM brand.

Servier CDMO 360° Virtual Tour

08 January, 2018

Immerse yourself in Servier CDMO’s embedded quality, know-how and reliability with an interactive tour of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Take the virtual tour >

Stronger Than Ever

05 January, 2018

A key That's Nice account is starting 2018 with a bit of a facelift to its website. Winter Storm Grayson is pushing hard up the East Coast, and Marken is handling business as usual.

Snow Day

05 January, 2018

It was a valiant effort making it into the office during today's aptly named "Bomb Cyclone," though there is always time for a snowy selfie during lunchtime.

Nice Promotion – Maurice Spicer

03 January, 2018

Maurice is not only an integral member of the Nice Insight market intelligence team, but also keeps us up and running by helping to maintain the IT infrastructure. In recognition of his hard work, Maurice has been promoted to Research Analyst. Well deserved, Maurice!

Nice Promotion – Chee Choi

03 January, 2018

As Exhibit Designer, Chee is an integral part of our creative design team and is responsible for producing award-winning exhibits for both That’s Nice and our clients. Without Chee, Nice Exhibit would not be what it is today. Thank you for the exceptional work, Chee!

New Client Case Study – UPM

03 January, 2018

A longtime client of That’s Nice, UPM Pharmaceuticals is utilizing a number of research, content and communications channels to drive leads and promote continued expansion. View Case Study >

Nice Promotion – Govindra Singh

03 January, 2018

As Market Research Director, Govindra is now responsible for overseeing all research services accounts and managing both internal and external resources to help define, meet and exceed client objectives. Congratulations, Govindra!

Nice Promotion – Eugene Hsiu

03 January, 2018

Congratulations to Eugene on being promoted to Account Executive. In his first year at That’s Nice, Eugene has grown significantly in his role, providing exceptional effort on day-to-day projects and playing an integral role in the Road to BIO campaign in June 2017. We all appreciate Eugene’s hard work and dedication. Well done, Eugene!

Nice Promotion – Guy Tiene

03 January, 2018

As Business Director, Guy’s role has expanded to include identifying synergies across Nice Insight research, Pharma’s Almanac content and That’s Nice marketing and communications to fully support the success of our clients. Congratulations, Guy!

Nice Promotion – Young Tae

03 January, 2018

Congratulations to 13-year That’s Nice veteran Young Tae for being promoted to Creative Director, a newly created position recognizing her tireless efforts and exceptional ability to progressively improve her creative talents. Well done, Young!

Happy New Year

01 January, 2018

That’s Nice would like to wish our clients, staff, friends and family a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

Goodbye, 2017

31 December, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, That’s Nice is reflecting on both the year behind us and, more importantly, looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead in 2018. Wishing everyone a wonderful and prosperous new year!

Keeping Warm

28 December, 2017

With below freezing temperatures forecasted for the foreseeable future in NYC, That's Nice warmed up with some bagels and schmear from Murray's Bagels. A big thanks to our creative director and partner, Young Tae, for braving the icy temps to bring us these tasty treats!

Visiting Pearl Harbor

28 December, 2017

The Walker family spent the day at Pearl Harbor, possibly the largest catalyst to the scale of World War II and its ultimate ending. Mono and Tonal were the camera filters of choice, in keeping with the tone of December 1941.

Supporting our Troops in Orange

27 December, 2017

While in Hawaii, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker and his family paid a visit to the famous USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor, the historic battleship used for the ultimate surrender at the end of World War II.

Celebrating Boxing Day

26 December, 2017

That’s Nice is observing the UK holiday Boxing Day, one of the perks of working for a British-owned company. Though there are various accounts as to its origins, we are enjoying this opportunity to spend time with family, friends and, of course, leftovers!

Hawaiian Jedi Warrior

26 December, 2017

Nigel and his family are spending the holiday season on Oahu in Hawaii. Pictured here is Nigel’s son Luke “The Last Jedi” Walker.

Merry Christmas

25 December, 2017

To those celebrating, That’s Nice would like to extend our warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with love, happiness and time spent with family.

Vertical Garden

24 December, 2017

San Francisco’s Centurion Lounge has done a remarkable job of bringing the atmosphere to life through plant wall design. This display was spotted during Nigel’s recent trip to Hawaii for the holidays.

Lessons from Misterland

23 December, 2017

An English favorite for the holidays, Roger Hargreaves’ Mr. Men and Little Miss books are fun for both children and adults. Thanks to our consulting partner, Haig Armaghanian, for providing a bit of nostalgia this holiday season.

Luxury Brand

23 December, 2017

As with any gift, presentation is everything. A big thanks to Sienna Feldman at Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion for helping to provide these beautifully packaged pieces this holiday season.  

Pre-Holiday Hustle

22 December, 2017

Twas the last working day before the holidays and all through the office, not a team member was idle, not even a novice. Even on the Friday before Christmas, That’s Nice is working hard to meet some pre-holiday deadlines. Happy holidays!

New Client Case Study – Bushu Pharmaceuticals

20 December, 2017

Bushu Pharmaceuticals merged with Spera Pharma to become the largest contract services provider in Japan. That’s Nice is proud to have supported Bushu through the launch of its new brand, which debuted at CPhI 2017. View Case Study >

New Client Case Study – Pharma’s Almanac

19 December, 2017

Check out our new case study showcasing the latest overhaul of Pharma’s Almanac and discover how the interactive content community can drive measurable growth for your business.  View Case Study >

Federal Equipment Company

19 December, 2017

Our final customer visit of the year was to used manufacturing equipment supplier Federal Equipment Company in Cleveland, Ohio. Looking forward to continuing our relationship into 2018 and beyond.

Emerging Artist

18 December, 2017

Adama Coulibaly, whose geometric art can be seen around the That’s Nice office, is displaying at his first art show at Onishi Gallery’s Onishi Project from January 18-31, 2018. Join us in supporting Adama as he makes his New York gallery debut!

Star Wars Chrome Stormtrooper

15 December, 2017

In line with both the theme of the day and our recent 20th Anniversary campaign, we were delighted to find this Lego figurine of Captain Phasm, aka the 'Chrome Stormtrooper.'

The Last Jedi

15 December, 2017

That's Nice Star Wars fans are keeping busy at the office and avoiding spoilers on this Friday release day. Judging by his Halloween costume, we'd say our Jedi Master of Strategy, Mark Allen, is ready to hit the theater with Rey by his side.

Holiday Treats

13 December, 2017

The holidays must be upon as, as we are receiving an abundance of treats from our generous vendors and friends of the firm. Wishing everyone the the happiest of holidays!

Nice Find

13 December, 2017

Technology may inspire rapid and significant change, but the science behind our greatest inventions endures through centuries. An example of this phenomenon, this 20th century antique Toledo scale was discovered in Atlanta during a recent That's Nice business trip.

Looking Forward with UPM

11 December, 2017

Nigel is in Bristol, Tennessee today to talk 2018 strategy with UPM Pharmaceuticals, a leading independent CDMO and one of our favorite That's Nice clients. 

A Piece of History

11 December, 2017

On his way to visiting clients in Bristol, Tennessee, Nigel made a stop at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, one of the largest homes in the U.S. and part of the 19th century Vanderbilt empire.

Snow Tires

11 December, 2017

That’s Nice celebrates the first snowfall of the season in New York. This is quite a contrast to the last time we saw the Lamborghini as we made our way to San Diego for BIO 2017 in the heat of summer.

Innovation in Progress

08 December, 2017

That’s Nice has just arrived back from Colombia after meeting with a new customer, CapsCanada. The team could not have been more welcoming during the five-plant tour, and we are looking forward to their new pharma plant coming fully online in 2018.

That’s Nice in Colombia

07 December, 2017

After a quick 24 hours in Colombia to check out a new client’s facility, Nigel reports, “there’s lots of marketing to be done” as the company prepares for a new pharma facility set to open in 2018.

Pop of Color

05 December, 2017

Just as effective creative campaigns retain elements of their associated brand, so must the wardrobes of their representatives. Nigel's shoe collection is an amalgamation of our recent chrome and glitter campaigns, including, of course, a pop of That's Nice signature orange. 

Brand Ambassador

04 December, 2017

If combining industry insight with flowers and glitter seems like a stretch, check out our recent Glittering Insight campaign. When presented with the chance to “walk the walk,” Nigel couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick up a pair of these gems—or two. View Case Study >

Getting Drug Pricing 'Right'

30 November, 2017

Haig Barrett CEO and That's Nice consulting partner Haig Barrett is featured on the cover of the November 2017 issue of Manufacturing Chemist. Check out his article on drug pricing strategies here. Congratulations, Haig!

Future Leader

30 November, 2017

Misaki Walker, daughter of That's Nice Founder & Managing Director Nigel Walker, is running for class Vice President today. Fingers crossed she can beat out the tough competition!

Mochi Chocolate

28 November, 2017

Design Director, Young Tae, brought the office back this tasty treat from her visit to Japan.

Home for the Holidays

23 November, 2017

After flying 34,000 miles in the last two weeks, Nigel is heading back to NYC for the last four weeks of the year. But not before making a quick stop for some last minute shopping in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.

Pre-Thanksgiving Lunch

22 November, 2017

That's Nice team members warmed up their stomachs for the Thanksgiving holiday with a small pizza feast from New York's famous Grimaldi's Coal Brick Oven Pizza.

Insights Abroad

22 November, 2017

More and more we are seeing the word “insight” in common business language, nine years after we named our research business Nice Insight. Here it is in a clip from the "Inside Today" section of yesterday's Japan Times.  

End-to-End Support

21 November, 2017

Events like AAPS provide an opportunity to reflect on the value of an agency partnership with That's Nice, as a comprehensive exhibit strategy is a paradigm for the full scope of our integrated offering. Pictured here is the combined UPM and That's Nice team during a post-AAPS strategy meeting, most likely to discuss, “What’s next?”

"A City Within a City"

21 November, 2017

Nigel is in Japan this week visiting our client Bushu Pharmaceuticals. He is pictured here at Tokyo's Roppongi Hills, Japan's largest integrated property development. 

Revisiting the Road to BIO

19 November, 2017

It’s been five months to the day since the Road to BIO wrapped. For Nigel and the team, returning to San Diego for AAPS brought back warm memories from the summer of 2017, and an adventure that will not be forgotten. Pictured here is the Road to BIO photoshoot team.

That's Nice on Safari

17 November, 2017

Before leaving San Diego, Nigel took a moment to reflect on the week's events with a stop at San Diego Safari Park. Now that AAPS is over, That's Nice is embarking on a two-day strategy session to organize new resources for a push toward $20 million in 2018.

So Long, San Diego

16 November, 2017

AAPS has drawn to a close, marking the unofficial year-end stretch for That's Nice and our clients. After a successful show, there is still plenty of work to be done as we start to close out the year. 

AAPS Day 3

15 November, 2017

The Annual AAPS Show is on its final day. We enjoyed meeting you all!

AAPS Day 2

15 November, 2017

The last major trade show of the year is in full effect and the That's Nice team is busy with meetings.

Avara Pharmaceutical Services – AAPS Booth # 32

14 November, 2017

Avara is continuously expanding its global footprint—and with it, its capabilities as a world-class CDMO. Reporting live from Avara’s AAPS 2017 booth is Emilie Branch, Scientific Content Manager for That’s Nice.

UPM Pharmaceuticals – AAPS Booth # 1043

14 November, 2017

The family-owned CDMO is showcasing its end-to-end capabilities in solid dose and semi-solids from their popup booth at this year’s AAPS Annual Meeting.

SPI Pharma – AAPS Booth # 1223

14 November, 2017

SPI Pharma is exhibiting at this year’s AAPS Annual Meeting by showcasing its capabilities in solving complex formulation challenges with efficiency and service.

Unither Pharmaceuticals – AAPS Booth # 2515

14 November, 2017

Unither, an innovator of single-use dosage forms, is making full use of its booth’s ample meeting space to discuss what we can only assume is the “Single Best Way to Deliver.” (Though we’ll have to confirm this with Guy Tiene, pictured here.)

Hovione – AAPS Booth # 2806

14 November, 2017

Hovione’s capabilities in inhalation and commercial spray drying are on full display from the company’s corner booth at AAPS. Guy Tiene, Strategic Content Director & Partner for That’s Nice, stopped by for a visit while making the rounds.

Unither Pharmaceuticals at AAPS

14 November, 2017

Unither Pharmaceuticals is at booth 2515 - come see them at AAPS in San Diego!

AAPS Photoshoot

14 November, 2017

Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce, shoots the show floor of AAPS. 

Kicking off AAPS

13 November, 2017

Reporting live from the San Diego Convention Center on the evening before AAPS, Nigel confirmed all was in order and, most importantly, that our clients’ booths are looking good. That’s Nice is excited to be kicking off this last key event of the year.

Blast from the Past

13 November, 2017

That’s Nice designed a logo for the aftermarket light company Eurolite back in 1999, which was later used in the first series of The Fast and the Furious in 2001. Nigel was reminded of the branding and marketing work we did for Eurolite while watching the latest film in the “Fast” series, The Fate of the Furious.

England v. Germany

10 November, 2017

It's England versus Germany, with Mark Allen and TJ Ladage showing their team colors!

2017 AAPS Annual Meeting

09 November, 2017

The team is getting ready for AAPS in San Diego. The show begins this Monday!

Sweet Treat

08 November, 2017

The office enjoys a tasty treat, thanks to Mrs. Fields'.

Early Inspiration

07 November, 2017

Artistry runs in the Walker family. Nigel's grandfather, Frank Walker  ( 1909-1976)  of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, UK,  created this oil painting  1948. 

Art Gallery Visit

06 November, 2017

Design Directors, Erin Carney and Young Tae, visited the  Yayoi Kusama "Festival of Life" exhibition on view at the David Zwirner gallery over the weekend. To enter the gallery, they had to wear booties like in visits to the clean room facility — luckily both have done this many times before on client photoshoots!

The Grass is Greener

06 November, 2017

The grass is freshly cut in front of Nigel's house on this fall day in November. As the clock turns back, we prepare for the last 8 weeks of the year, including 2 weeks off for the holidays.

Breast Cancer Awareness

03 November, 2017

That's Nice received this lovely breast cancer awareness themed popcorn from Quill, our office supplier.

Congrats, Astros

02 November, 2017

The Houston Texas Astros are first-time World Series champs, after defeating the LA Dodgers in Game 7 last night.

The Robin Hood Duo

01 November, 2017

Bronxville, NY was protected last night by Nigel's children aka the Robin Hood Duo!

Formulated Solutions

31 October, 2017

Nigel is in Florida at  Formulated Solutions, a family-owned  company ready to take on new frontiers, with its innovative synergy between product development and manufacturing.

Happy Halloween

31 October, 2017

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween! Director of Strategy Mark Allen's daughters are all dressed up and ready for trick or treating!

Spooky & Sweet Halloween Treat

31 October, 2017

Back at full staff after an exhilarating week in Frankfurt at CPhI, the That's Nice team enjoyed some Halloween-themed cupcakes, compliments of Accounts Director Wei Gao.

Nice Influence

30 October, 2017

This detergent brand served as the visual inspiration for the thrice weekly Trending Now e-newsletter.

All Angles

27 October, 2017

Brian Pierce, Director of Digital Capture, makes sure he photographs a client facility from every angle while working on a shoot. 

Marken CPhI Booth #41K32

27 October, 2017

The Marken team has now taken a leading position in the Clinical Supply Chain Logistics space, as moving Biologics, and injectable drugs needs great care. CPhI was the big push for Marken this year, and they will continue to grow with the support of their new parent UPS.

Avara CPhI Booth #41A30

27 October, 2017

Expanding CDMO Avara Pharmaceutical Services was shining bright at CPhI with a well-lit booth location that complemented the organization's vibrant color scheme. The company is continuing to grow with the recent addition of several facilities in the U.S. and Europe. 

Servier CDMO CPhI Booth #41C50

27 October, 2017

Gwenael Servant and the rest of the team Servier CDMO team was front and center at CPhI. So much to offer the industry as Servier moves forward on new opportunities.

SPI Pharma CPhI Booth #102B10

27 October, 2017

SPI Pharma appoints new CEO, Jeanne Thoma, a season veteran from Lonza, recently placed to sculpt the next stage of growth. CPhI a key event for the excipients companies.

Alcami CPhI Booth #111F20

27 October, 2017

As the Alcami train continues to gather steam, the commercial team are continuing to grow and add on key staff for their next stage of growth.
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