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.

Team Dinner with Porton

15 January, 2019

Mark Allen (left) and Wei Gao (right) visit the striking new bridge at the center of Chongqing while meeting our friends from Porton Pharmaceutical Solutions at the famous Two Swans restaurant. We’re told they did not light up the orange especially for us.

Talking Business with Porton

15 January, 2019

Wei and Mark’s adventure in China continues today as they visit Porton Pharmaceutical Solutions' Chongqing headquarters and R&D labs.

Welcome Back, Richard

14 January, 2019

Our friend Richard Mansbridge is in New York from Australia this week. Richard ran the That’s Nice UK office back in 2001, and we are delighted to be welcoming him back!

Shanghai Art Scene

14 January, 2019

As one might have guessed by his intrigued expression, it’s our strategy director Mark Allen’s first trip to China. Here he is checking out an art exhibit at the hotel in Shanghai.

Just Landed

14 January, 2019

They made it! Mark and Wei are kicking off a week of discovery with a new That’s Nice client in China.

New Year, New Kicks

14 January, 2019

That’s Nice managing director and metallic fashion maven Nigel Walker shows off the newest addition to his 2019 wardrobe.   

New York to Shanghai

13 January, 2019

Accounts Director Wei Gao (left) and Strategy Director Mark Allen (right) are pictured here before taking off for Shanghai, the first of many stops on their week-long business trip to Asia. Mark is having his last meal before being forced to step outside his culinary comfort zone.

Lucky Number 137

09 January, 2019

The number of unread emails in the inbox of our managing director, Nigel Walker, became the same as his house number earlier today. Perhaps it's time to play the lotto.   

Rival Fandom

07 January, 2019

This little guy may look innocent enough in his Ferrari jacket, but he's actually sporting a rival brand – at this agency, Lamborghini is our super car of choice. We’ll make an exception, though, because...well...look at him!

Hitting the Pavement

07 January, 2019

It's the inaugural day of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, and we're ready to get a jump start on our next business platform. Pictured here is our managing director, Nigel Walker, who we can only assume has just finished lacing up his running shoes.

Ready for JP Morgan

07 January, 2019

That’s Nice looks forward to attending the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference for the fifth consecutive year.

Kicking off with eChinaHealth

07 January, 2019

That’s Nice is supporting eChinaHealth, a B2B media company serving China’s chemical, pharmaceutical and life science industries, during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, January 6th-10th.

Elegant Font

07 January, 2019

While dining out in NYC, we came across an exquisite example of typography at the lavishly decorated Buddakan, an upscale Asian restaurant in Chelsea.

Spotted at SFO

07 January, 2019

That’s Nice is traveling to San Francisco this week for the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. While passing through the airport, our managing director, Nigel Walker, shared a photo of this sculpture he came across in the arrivals lounge. 

Continuing Support of CapsCanada

07 January, 2019

That’s Nice is pleased to welcome back CapsCanada as a valued customer in 2019.

Awaiting Baby Gupta

04 January, 2019

Today we celebrated the upcoming arrival of a new member of the That’s Nice family with a mini baby shower for Research Analyst and Mom-to-Be, Saakshi Gupta. We wish her and her family the best as she welcomes her baby boy!

Welcome Back, Kyoko

04 January, 2019

We are delighted to be welcoming back Kyoko Kobayashi who will be re-joining That's Nice as part-time Senior Designer.

New Hire: Emilee Kudla

04 January, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Emilee Kudla to the team in the newly-established role of Project Coordinator. Emilee joins That’s Nice after recently graduating from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

Welcoming Lucas Visser

04 January, 2019

Lucas Visser recently joined That’s Nice as our in-house photographer and videographer. Lucas is based out of our New York headquarters and will be working closely with our Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce.

Artist at Work: Adama Coulibaly

04 January, 2019

Adama Coulibaly will continue in the role of “Starving Artist” in 2019 as he creates his geometric masterpieces from our New York City headquarters.

Nice Promotion: Anthony Reda

03 January, 2019

Anthony Reda has been promoted to Business Director at That's Nice. In this expanded role, Anthony will be spending 50 percent of his time working with That’s Nice agency services and the other 50 percent with Nice Consulting / Nice Match business services.

Nice Promotion: Parth Tarasaria

03 January, 2019

Parth Tarasaria has been promoted to That’s Nice Director of Digital Development. With the promotion, he will be moving to New York from North Carolina to join the other leaders of the company.

Nice Promotion: TJ Ladage

03 January, 2019

Kshitij (TJ) Ladage has been promoted to Market Research Analysis Director. TJ is kicking off his fifth year with That's Nice, and we appreciate his continued support as he oversees this crucial component of our operations. 

Back to Business

03 January, 2019

We're putting the finishing touches on our office restructuring to promote even more collaboration across our departments in 2019. Pictured here are members of our editorial and marketing content teams settling into what we're now calling the writers’ corner. 

Happy New Year from the Walkers

28 December, 2018

Wishing all of our clients a Happy New Year, courtesy of Nigel, Natsumi, Misaki and Luke Walker.

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou

28 December, 2018

Luke Walker, son of That’s Nice managing director, Nigel Walker, says, “Happy New Year!” from Hawaii. Other than the Diamond Head Crater in the background, this photo reminds Nigel of his summers in Cornwall, UK in the early 70s...

Wishing Citoxlab Continued Success

28 December, 2018

That’s Nice would like to thank Citoxlab for the business in 2018.

Wrapping Another Year with Avara

28 December, 2018

That’s Nice would like to thank Avara Pharmaceutical Services for the business in 2018.

Driving Innovation with Formulated Solutions

28 December, 2018

That’s Nice would like to thank Formulated Solutions for the business in 2018.

Welcoming 2019 with GPH

28 December, 2018

That’s Nice wishes Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings a prosperous 2019. We value our relationship with the GPH team and appreciate its support of That’s Nice in 2018. 

Continuous Expansion at WuXi

28 December, 2018

Wuxi AppTec and its various business units have been in the media spotlight for the majority of 2018, with one press release after another announcing several global facility expansions. That’s Nice looks forward to continuing our support of WuXi across its many divisions in 2019.

Hovione Leading the Way

28 December, 2018

That’s Nice is pleased to continue our support of Hovione as the company marches forward in the spray drying space and consolidates its focus in the CDMO space moving into 2019.

New Year, New Look

28 December, 2018

That's Nice is reorganizing the space at our New York City headquarters to kick off the new year and welcome a number of new staff members.

Nine Years with UPM

28 December, 2018

UPM Pharmaceuticals has been a client of That’s Nice since 2010. As we move into our ninth year with the UPM team, we wish the ownership and senior staff great success in 2019.

Servier in the Holiday Spirit

28 December, 2018

Our friends at Servier’s contract development and manufacturing division have just wrapped a film-driven “26 Days of Christmas” advent calendar. Congratulations to the team and we look forward to continued success in 2019.

Looking Forward with Envigo

28 December, 2018

The global CRO Envigo has had a new name and image for the past three years. As the preclinical trials market has tightened, we look forward to supporting Envigo in 2019.

Continued Growth at Capua

28 December, 2018

Capua BioServices has experienced impressive growth over the past two years, and we look forward to continuing our support of the microbial CDMO in 2019.

Congratulating BioVectra

28 December, 2018

That’s Nice is entering our fourth year of supporting BioVectra. President Oliver Technow received the Canadian Biotech company of the year award in November. Congratulations to Oliver and the team.

HQ Upgrade

27 December, 2018

That’s Nice is in the process of upgrading our New York headquarters with new lighting as a part of a larger effort to boost efficiency.  

Commemorating Success with GSK

27 December, 2018

That’s Nice thanks GSK for seven years of business across its various units.

AGC Leads the Way

27 December, 2018

AGC Biologics, a company That’s Nice began working with in 2012, continues to thrive. CEO Gustavo Mahler and the new management team look to lead the charge as the industry competes with Lonza and Boehringer Ingelheim on commercial projects.

Polpharma Biologics Raises the Bar

27 December, 2018

Polpharma Biologics is setting a new standard in the European mammalian biologics CDMO space. With the backing of Polpharma Group, Polpharma Biologics looks to co-develop biosimilars and innovator compounds, and also offers a full range of CDMO services from its state-of-the-art facilities.

Rentschler Establishes US Footprint

27 December, 2018

We are proud to support Rentschler Biopharma’s North American expansion with its December 2018 acquisition of the Shire manufacturing facility in Milford, Massachusetts. This family-owned business is transforming its international position in the mammalian space.

Running with Brammer Bio

27 December, 2018

That’s Nice is delighted to contribute to the success of one of the fastest growing companies in the biopharmaceutical space. Mark Bamforth, Richard Snyder and the entire Brammer Bio team are truly inspiring.

Kicking off 2019 with ACS

27 December, 2018

It was a pleasure to support the American Chemical Society in 2018, and we look forward once again to representing the Boone of the US chemicals industry in Europe.

Biotechpharma: Only Getting Better

27 December, 2018

That’s Nice looks forward to working with the senior management team at Biotechpharma as we move into the new year, with Frank Ternes recently joining as CBO and Phillip Neill as marketing director.

Soaring Stocks

26 December, 2018

That’s Nice may have been closed for Boxing Day and some electrical updates, but the stock market sure wasn’t. Let’s hope this is the turnaround we’ve been hoping for – and that it continues into 2019.

Message from Our Founder

25 December, 2018

Hoping to return from Hawaii with new life and fresh ideas in 2019. I wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year (from the beach). It’s the first time in 23 years I have not hand-written Christmas cards, but I have typed and emailed 400+ over the past few days (again, from the beach). Cheers, Nigel.

That’s Nice Wins ESGR Award

24 December, 2018

That's Nice has won the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) award for supporting Albert Bruan during his recall to active duty and subsequent deployment from 2010 to 2014. Albert has been an asset to the company since he joined more than 10 years ago, and we are proud to have reciprocated his longtime support of That’s Nice. 

Nice Team

24 December, 2018

The extended That’s Nice video team is looking forward to starting off the new year right. Stay tuned for our first piece of 2019, shot right here at the home of our managing director, Nigel Walker.

Connecting with Albemarle

24 December, 2018

It was great to connect with our old friends at Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services, a growth division of Albemarle Corporation, just before the Christmas break. That’s Nice has been working with Albemarle since the early 2000s.

Eating Right

24 December, 2018

This #foodsnap courtesy of our managing director, Nigel Walker, who’s working hard to stick to a healthy diet despite the temptations of the holidays by opting for oatmeal over a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

Aloha, Sunshine

24 December, 2018

Our managing director, Nigel Walker, is headed to Hawaii with his family for the holidays. Rainbows and sunshine are a welcome change from the wintry gray we’ve been experiencing here in New York.

Taking the Cake

19 December, 2018

The holiday cake from our shoot suddenly disappeared and our accounts director, Wei Gao, looks a guilty as ever. 

Happy Holidays from That's Nice

19 December, 2018

We're putting together a simple holiday video message from the That's Nice staff. No one has to know that cake was actually six days old at the time of the shoot...

Moving Forward With Marken

18 December, 2018

Accounts Director  Wei Gao and Managing Director Nigel Walker are heading back to New York after a productive meeting with Marken in Durham, North Carolina. We are pleased to be moving into our sixth year as the agency of record for Marken, a UPS Company.

Congrats on the Close

17 December, 2018

That’s Nice congratulates David Anderson and Ampersand Capital Partners on the sale of Avista, a clinical-scale small molecule, drug product and drug substance CDMO, to Cambrex.

Kicking off With Porton

17 December, 2018

That’s Nice is excited to start a new relationship with Porton Fine Chemicals, one of the few China-based CDMOs to have established a strong base of business in North America, Europe and Asia. Porton demonstrates a cross-cultural staff serving both domestic and international customers at each of their locations around the world.

Growing with Grifols

17 December, 2018

We look forward to continuing our relationship with Grifols Partnership into 2019, our fourth year supporting the Spanish giant in the sterile bag space.

Visiting Marken

17 December, 2018

As Wei Gao and Nigel Walker head to NC to see Marken, the global leader in clinical trial logistics and one of our longest tenured clients, we reflect on a year of industry-wide change. The year 2017 saw immense consolidation, and 2018 has brought new alignment across the industry, creating new openings for Marken and its parent company, UPS.

Making the Effort

17 December, 2018

Coming across this post on LinkedIn got our managing director, Nigel Walker thinking about each day we come to work. Which of these simple virtues are you bringing to work each day?

Supporting HSRL

17 December, 2018

That’s Nice is pleased to be starting a new relationship with Histo-Scientific Research Laboratories (HSRL) following the company’s merger with Vet Path Services. We are proud to support another investment from Ampersand Capital Partners.

Looking Forward to 2019

17 December, 2018

As we near the end of 2018, we find ourselves looking back to look forward. The Super Bowl may be just five weeks away, but we are training for our own start-of-the-year – the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference January 7-10th in San Francisco.

Happy Paw-lidays

17 December, 2018

Spotted somewhere along Nigel’s travels was this great find, sure to take first prize in any holiday sweater competition. Wishing all our friends and family a warm and ‘meowy’ holiday season.

Talking Shop

17 December, 2018

With members of our digital creative team in tow, Nigel ventured into the garage at Manhattan Motorcars to work through what turned out to be an opportune tire change and check-up.

Out & About in NYC

17 December, 2018

Photographer Lucas Visser and Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce are out and about in New York City shooting new video footage for an upcoming project.

GSK Year in Review

17 December, 2018

We’ve just arrived at GSK House in the outskirts of London to conduct a year in review meeting with the pharmaceutical leader and longtime client of That’s Nice.

Visiting Rentschler Biopharma

17 December, 2018

That’s Nice is in Laupheim, Germany this week to visit Rentschler Biopharma. Rentschler is continuing on its path of growth with the addition of several new senior executive staff members.

Illustrating Innovation

17 December, 2018

That's Nice worked with the marketing team at Formulated Solutions to create new illustrations for the CDMO’s innovative packaging forms. Check out the full new look here.

Talking Passion

17 December, 2018

We got to the heart of Nigel’s supercar passion and his propensity for hitting life at full throttle during a one-on-one interview Friday. That’s Nice copywriter Maria Gordon conducted the interview, with Lucas Visser and Brian Pierce directing from behind the camera.

Like Father, Like Son?

17 December, 2018

A Countach 5000 poster was where it all began for Nigel Walker with regard to his youth-born love for the Lamborghini brand. Now the same age as his father when this passion was first realized, it has yet to be seen whether Luke will follow in his father's footsteps to become a supercar enthusiast.

Getting Personal

17 December, 2018

That’s Nice photographer Lucas Visser, Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce, and Managing Director Nigel Walker gather for a sit-down segment inside Nigel's Bronxsville, NY home as part of our upcoming “passion” video project.

Family Resemblance

17 December, 2018

Filming continued into the weekend as we wrapped up the final segment of our upcoming "passion" video featuring That's Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker. Captured here are Nigel and his son Luke sitting down to some breakfast before heading off to school.

Happy Birthday, Guy

17 December, 2018

The team celebrated the birthday of Business Director Guy Tiene on Friday with an end-of-day treat. It was a great way to end a fun but hectic week as we wrap up a number of year-end projects for both That’s Nice and clients.

Characters of Times Square

14 December, 2018

Batman, Elmo and That's Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker roll into Times Square. A cast of characters if we've ever seen one.

Drops of Glitter

14 December, 2018

Of course it would pour the day of our passion series video shoot – and right after we finished polishing the Lamborghini. Seems to have been good luck, though, as the day went off without a hitch, save for a slight tire puncture in the wee hours of the morning. 

Caption Me Elmo

14 December, 2018

Elmo, Cookie Monster and a glitter-wrapped Lamborghini arrive in Times Square. What happens next?

Punctured Passion

14 December, 2018

As part of our new “passion” series, we spent the day capturing that of one of our own. (Can you guess who?) This image, shot just two hours into shooting, was actually the perfect way to capture the theme of the piece – something akin to "next-generation commuter crazy."

Just Launched: Formulated Solutions

14 December, 2018

We are proud to launch a new digital platform for  Formulated Solutions , a leading provider of innovative package forms for the Consumer Healthcare market. It was a pleasure working with founder Eric Dann and the entire senior management team to solidify the leading foam/aerosol CDMO in the US space. Visit  www.formulatedsolutions.com .

Business Lounging

07 December, 2018

As we make our way to the UK for a client meeting, we’re killing time in the lounge of our favorite airline, Virgin Atlantic. Virgin always has the coolest lounges.

The Countach Comes Home

07 December, 2018

Anyone who knows us probably knows our managing director, Nigel Walker, has a passion for the Lamborghini brand. What they may not know is that it started at nine years old with this exact Lamborghini Countach poster that adorned his bedroom wall. Today it's back in hand.

Lessons from the Green

30 November, 2018

They say the game of golf is 90% strategy. It makes sense, then, that our strategy director, Mark Allen, got his start on the green. In fact, he’s PGA certified, as substantiated by this ‘artifact’ he stumbled upon during his most recent visit to the homeland.

What’s New at GPH

30 November, 2018

That’s Nice is pleased, as always, to visit the leaders at Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. and discuss some of the exciting new projects they have on the horizon.

New Digs in Bristol

30 November, 2018

One of our main clients is located in Bristol, Tennessee, which means we do a lot of traveling back and forth to the twin city. During our most recent trip, we stayed at the beautiful new Bristol Hotel, a historic, yet boutique style hotel with stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Spotted in ATL

28 November, 2018

While visiting customers in Atlanta, we came across this striking camouflage-inspired pattern on the airport ceiling as we moved through the terminals. A very creative application using light, monitors and sound.

Chrome Texture

28 November, 2018

Clothing? Shoes? Machinery? While we’re not entirely sure where this shot from our managing director came from, we're betting it's some indication of things to come – or possibly a throwback to  campaigns past

Escaping the Storm

27 November, 2018

As an early winter storm continues to slam the midwestern US, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker is hurrying to escape the flurries after a client visit in Columbus, Ohio. Safe travels, Nigel!

Aspiration Meets Passion

27 November, 2018

With the holiday season in full swing and a lot of talk at That’s Nice about realizing our passions, it’s hard not to dream about our future ambitions as we approach the new year. For Nigel Walker, that would evidently be the new emotionally-charged Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. 

Setting Foot in Columbus

27 November, 2018

That’s Nice is in Columbus, Ohio this week for the first time in 20 years. Our last visit to the capital city was in 1998 when we helped launch Time Warner’s Road Runner high-speed internet service. Columbus was one of the earliest adopters of the service in the US.

New from Nice Gift

19 November, 2018

The new Power Bank 10 with built-in cables charges up to four devices at once! It comes in six colors, with custom packaging options available upon request. Click here for details and quantity discounts

Snow Down Slow Down

16 November, 2018

NYC's first  snowfall of the year made for a nightmarish commute last night, with Nigel Walker clocking a record-breaking 8 hours and 1 minute for the 16-mile drive to his Bronxville, NY home, beating his previous record by a whopping 4 hours. Not good.

Illuminating Boston’s Seaport

13 November, 2018

While supporting clients in Boston this week, we couldn’t help but take note of the kaleidoscopic sculptures that have popped up in the Seaport District, adding even more vibrancy to the bustling biotech hub.  

Last of the Roses

12 November, 2018

Of the 100 roses that blossomed in the garden of our managing director, Nigel Walker, this spring and summer, just two remain standing as part of nature's final offering for the year. 

PharmSci 360: UPM

07 November, 2018

That’s Nice is pleased to support our long-time client UPM Pharmaceuticals at AAPS PharmSci 360. Visit the team at booth #2014 to learn how UPM can take your solid or semi-solid product from concept to commercial.

Closing out the Show

07 November, 2018

As the UPM Pharmaceuticals team wraps up AAPS PharmSci 360 for 2018, we look forward to being with them at next year's event in San Antonio.

PharmSci 360: WuXi AppTec

07 November, 2018

WuXi Lab Testing and WuXi STA are joining forces at this year’s AAPS PharmSci 360, and we are proud to have supported their exhibit design. Stop by the booth to discover the full scope of WuXi’s open-access capability and technology platforms.   

PharmSci 360: Hovione

07 November, 2018

Our client Hovione is exhibiting at this year’s AAPS PharmSci 360. Visit booth #2309 to learn about Hovione’s capabilities in APIs, intermediates, spray drying and more.

PharmSci 360: SPI Pharma

07 November, 2018

Dealing with a formulation challenge? SPI Pharma can help. That’s Nice is proud to support SPI’s exhibit presence at this year’s AAPS PharmSci 360. Stop by booth #2535 to meet the team.

PharmSci 360: Avara

07 November, 2018

World-class CDMO and That’s Nice client Avara Pharmaceutical Services is exhibiting at AAPS PharmSci 360. With the company's rapid and continued growth, there’s always something new happening at Avara. Visit booth #2142 to learn more.

Front & Center: WuXi STA

07 November, 2018

Wuxi AppTec STA has a strong presence at AAPS PharmSci 360 this year. As always, we are incredibly pleased to be able to support the thriving CDMO business.

Caught in the Act

07 November, 2018

The surveillance cameras at AAPS PharmSci 360 have captured our leader eating during a trade show - perhaps for the first time in over 20 years.

PharmSci 360: AsahiKASEI

07 November, 2018

AsahiKASEI is exhibiting its microcrystalline cellulose (CEOLUS™) excipients at this year’s AAPS PharmSci 360. That’s Nice is proud to support the global chemical company with its exhibit presence.

Mid-Term Elections

06 November, 2018

It’s Election Day in the US, with 36 governorships, one-third of Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House up for election. We're in the center of it all in DC, where AAPS PharmSci 360  also happens to be in full swing.

Spotted in DC

06 November, 2018

Members of the That's Nice team came across a rather unusual display of standing puppets while attending AAPS PharmSci 360 in Washington, DC this week. 

On Patrol

01 November, 2018

Halloween may be over, but the Bronxville PD's two newest recruits, Misaki and Luke (daughter and son of TN managing director, Nigel Walker), are still out patrolling the neighborhood. 

Caught on Camera

30 October, 2018

Surprise...the 2018 AAPS PharmSci 360 promotional video is out and guess who's smack in the middle of the shot? Our very own Nigel Walker  pounding the pavement, of course. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week in Washington, DC!

Green Turned Gold

29 October, 2018

After their early morning start in Harriman State Park, Nigel and Lucas made their way slightly south to a small community bordering the park, capturing the morning sun shooting across the swampy clearing.

Autumn 'Falls'

29 October, 2018

On Sunday, That’s Nice photographer, Lucas Visser, and managing director, Nigel Walker, set out on a 5:30am venture to capture one of Harriman State Park’s waterfalls against the backdrop of the emerging fall foliage.

Just In: Pharma's Almanac Q4

25 October, 2018

We just received our shipment of the Q4 “Innovation” issue of Pharma’s Almanac, which will be distributed in print in time for AAPS PharmSci 360 and available soon for download at www.pharmasalmanac.com . Sign up for yours today!

Hot off the Presses

23 October, 2018

The 2019 Pharma's Almanac media kit is here! As we move into our fourth year as a standalone brand, it is especially exciting to look toward the future as we complete our full first year of publishing on our own. To request a copy of our print and digital marketing information kit, please visit www.pharmasalmanac.com/information-kit.

View from the Top

22 October, 2018

Here’s a sneak peek of our new creative vision for 2019 — “View from the Top.” More to come in the coming weeks...

That’s Nice Expands into AI

19 October, 2018

That’s Nice has launched a new research initiative around Artificial Intelligence, working closely with MILS Group, a forward-thinking pharmaceutical entrepreneur. To learn more, or to join the initiative, visit www.thatsnice.com/research-services/artificial-intelligence.

Let the Fall Festivities Begin

19 October, 2018

Van Cortlandt Manor, a historic property in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, puts on an amazing jack o'lantern display every year, with more than 10,000 pumpkins on site. Hundreds of thousands of families will visit “The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze” over a four-week period.

Sneak Peek: Pharma’s Almanac Q4

16 October, 2018

The Q4 2018 ‘Innovation’ issue of Pharma’s Almanac will be launching the last week of October, just in time for AAPS PharmSci 360. Sign up for free today and be the first to know when the issue goes live!

The Graffiti Series Continues

15 October, 2018

Following Nigel’s graffiti tour of Europe, it’s been determined that Madrid owns the street art space—and that’s coming from a New Yorker.

Street Art in Spain

12 October, 2018

Following Nigel’s graffiti tour of Europe, it’s been determined that Madrid owns the street art space—and that’s coming from a New Yorker.

Taking Flight

12 October, 2018

We weren’t expecting to see quite so many hot air balloons Madrid—especially not outside of a royal palace—but as we’ve learned, a balloon ride is a popular (and efficient!) way to tour the historic city

Taking in the Sights

12 October, 2018

That’s Nice is visiting the Royal Palace of Aranjuez just outside of Madrid before heading back to New York tomorrow.

Continued Growth at Capua

12 October, 2018

Microbial fermentation leader Capua BioServices’ continued growth was evident at CPhI with its beautiful booth presentation. Congrats to Capua, and all who attended, on a successful show.

Just Launched: Pharma’s Almanac Q3

12 October, 2018

The Q3 2018 outsourcing issue of Pharma’s Almanac has hit the web. Download the new issue for the answer to pharma’s most burning question: how do you understand more about patient centricity?

Check Out the New Nice Match

12 October, 2018

Nice Match has launched an updated website, www.NiceMatch.com ,  with fresh ideas on the future of Connecting Buyers with Suppliers. How can our network support your business?

Big Things in Store at CapsCanada

12 October, 2018

CapsCanada and the Gilinski family are wrapping up another successful CPhI. That’s Nice is proud to support the organization’s growth as it prepares to launch its brand-new GMP facility in Colombia.

Closing Out CPhI with Servier

12 October, 2018

The Servier team enjoyed a successful CPhI in Madrid. We are all looking forward to continued growth for the contract development and manufacturing business as we move into 2019.

Día de la Hispanidad

12 October, 2018

Spain's National Day, also known as Día de la Hispanidad or Hispanic Day, commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. We are excited to witness the day’s celebrations on this post-CPhI Friday in Madrid.

Nice Consulting: Maximizing Opportunity in Life Science

10 October, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of our enhanced  Nice Consulting   offering to support companies in life sciences with a wide range of strategic services to facilitate capital growth. Learn more at  www.NiceConsulting.com

Now Hiring: Nice Exhibit Designer

08 October, 2018

That’s Nice is looking for an exhibit designer / 3D modeler to join our team. Organic design and use of interesting materials is key to this position.

Excipient Leader SPI at CPhI

08 October, 2018

SPI Pharma is one of the key excipient suppliers attending this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Madrid. Check them out at stand 8F100 in hall 8 and meet CEO Jeanne Thoma to learn about SPI’s new product launch.

Continued Growth for Cenexi at CPhI

08 October, 2018

Cenexi has invested heavily over the past few years on new site acquisitions and CapEx investment in Central Europe. Come meet Cenexi’s senior management team, led by CEO Francois Hincker, at stand 3F60 in hall 3.

UPM’s CPhI Debut

08 October, 2018

UPM Pharmaceuticals is exhibiting for the first time this year at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid. Come on over and meet the sales team at stand 3H52in hall 3.

Discover Servier’s CDMO Business at CPhI

08 October, 2018

Servier is in the final stages of setting up in Madrid for the start of CPhI. Arnaud Girard has recently taken over as General Manager of the CDMO business, and growth is on the horizon. Come meet the management team this week at stands 1H20 and 1J30 in hall 1.

New Website: Nice Match & Nice Consulting

08 October, 2018

That’s Nice has been working to enhance our two main business services,  Nice Consulting  and  Nice Match , to better serve our customers’ NBD needs. We are proud to announce the relaunch of both services through a combined website reflecting the refined Nice Match offering and the newly formed M&A services under Nice Consulting. To learn more, please visit  www.NiceMatch.com

Supporting GSK at CPhI

08 October, 2018

GSK CDMO is putting the finishing touches on its CPhI setup in Madrid. This will be the sixth year That’s Nice has supported the British pharmaceutical giant with its exhibit presence at the industry’s largest annual event. Stop by stand 3C50 to discover the benefits of working with GSK.

Old World Meets New World

08 October, 2018

This interesting contrast of 19th and 21st-century Spain was found in Central Madrid—the silhouette of boy on cell phone in front of the Monumento a Alfonso XII.

Celebrating Friendship at CPhI

08 October, 2018

That’s Nice is excited to present a special gift to one of our close friends on Tuesday evening. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Congratulating Dr. Asemota

05 October, 2018

Dr. Babatunde Asemota, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital Westchester, has been awarded physician of the year by New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Asemota is a friend of That’s Nice Managing Director, Nigel Walker. Congratulations, Dr. Asemota!  

Adios, Barcelona

05 October, 2018

It’s almost CPhI time – Nigel is leaving Barcelona today for Madrid, stopping for a quick graffiti-selfie near Gaudi's Garden on the way out.

Polpharma Biologics Launches New Website

05 October, 2018

Congratulations to Polpharma Biologics for launching their new brand—a defining moment in a series of successful new ventures for this biopharmaceutical powerhouse in Central Europe.

Umbrellas of Spain

05 October, 2018

As the weather pattern starts to change and we find ourselves stocking up on rain gear for a sure-to-be-damp fall, Nigel has stumbled upon a far more interesting use of umbrellas while traversing through southern Spain.

Pre-CPhI R&R

04 October, 2018

Less than a week out from CPhI Worldwide in Madrid, we’re taking a moment to relax and gather our thoughts before the madness begins on October 9th. That’s Nice is ready to hit the ground running at the biggest event of the year.

Coming Together in NYC

04 October, 2018

As we shot footage for our new corporate culture video,  we had a few staff members in NYC from out of town, including our North Carolina-based developer Parth Tarasaria (second from left). We made our best attempt to get Parth and everyone up to speed on all ‘Nice’ happenings as we plan for strategic expansion across all areas of the business in 2019.

New Series: Looking Beyond Pharma

04 October, 2018

Brian Pierce, Director of Digital Capture for That’s Nice, will be heading up our new “passion” series of videos, in which we document some of our more personal interactions with seasoned pharma industry individuals who have a unique passion – or simply a passion for life. Stay tuned as the initiative picks up steam in 2019.

A Day in the Life at That’s Nice

04 October, 2018

That’s Nice has launched a new culture video to be featured right here, on the home page of ThatsNice.com . The video marks a pivotal moment for the agency, as we kick off a series of new services to be announced over the next 2-3 months.

Remembering The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

03 October, 2018

With all the traveling he does, one never knows what an ever-curious Nigel Walker might stumble across. Today, it was an original painting of Central London capturing the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th anniversary of rule.

Where’s Nigel?

02 October, 2018

Coming in for landing somewhere over Calvià , Spain, Managing Director Nigel Walker is the first member of the That’s Nice team to head to Europe for a series of pre-CPhI meetings. Just one week from today before the pharma industry’s biggest show of the year kicks off!

A Parting Gift from Biotechpharma

01 October, 2018

The founder and CEO of Biotechpharma gives a small gift to all visitors of the company’s Vilnius, Lithuania site. Part of the cross-pollination concept derived from the honey bee, the inspiration behind the gift is one that can be seen throughout the facility.

Nice Views in the Adirondacks

27 September, 2018

That’s Nice photographer Lucas Visser was recently in Lake Placid, New York, for a fishing trip with friends. He reported fresh air, breathtaking views and no flies, which, according to Lucas, was good and bad. “On the one hand, thankfully there were no flies. On the other, no flies meant no fish.”

Europe, Till We Meet Again

27 September, 2018

After a few days in Central Europe for business, Nigel is headed back to the States on his favorite airline, Virgin Atlantic. A quick stop in New York to regroup with the team, then it's off to   Madrid for  CPhI Worldwide kicking off October 9th!

Check Out Avara at Contract Pharma

27 September, 2018

That’s Nice Business Logistics Manager Albert Bruan is on scene at the 17th Annual Contract Pharma Contracting & Outsourcing Conference and Tabletop Exhibition 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His first stop—Avara Pharmaceuticals table #10!

Meeting Biotechpharma

27 September, 2018

Nigel Walker, Managing Director of That’s Nice, is visiting our client Biotechpharma UAB in Vilnius, Lithuania this morning. Biotechpharma has developed a niche business the fast-moving biopharmaceutical CDMO space, and we look forward to discussing what’s next for the organization as we head into 2019.

Vilnius Old Town

27 September, 2018

That's Nice is in Lithuania this week to meet with our client, Biotechpharma. But before our morning meeting, we couldn’t resist a nighttime stroll through Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and a beautiful old medieval city.

Layover in Latvia

26 September, 2018

That’s Nice is en route to Lithuania by way of Latvia. During a quick layover in the capital city of Riga, we had a bit of time to explore this Baltic city, which sits at the mouth of the River Daugava.

Colors of Fall

26 September, 2018

With a little less humidity in the air and a few less leaves on the trees, it's officially fall here in New York as well as in Eastern Europe, where our managing director, Nigel Walker, has found himself today. To mark the occasion, Nigel snapped a photo of this vibrant blossom featuring the signature colors of the season.

Back to Paris

26 September, 2018

That’s Nice is in Paris once again this year, enjoying the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National with clients.

Blast from CPhI Past

24 September, 2018

In just two weeks, CPhI Worldwide will welcome 50,000-plus pharma executives back to Madrid. The hair may be shorter (and the weight a bit higher?) but regardless, we are always looking forward to the opportunity to spend three exciting days with 90 percent of our customers.

Cheers to Parth

18 September, 2018

That's Nice developer Parth Tarasaria is  headed back to North Carolina this afternoon after a week in the New York office. The team gathered yesterday evening for what we hope was not a farewell, but more of a see-you-soon... 

Chat with Servier at ChemOutsourcing

17 September, 2018

Gwenael Servant, managing director of Servier’s contract manufacturing business, is ready to answer any questions you may have about the company’s Embedded Protection for Your Molecule value offering. Stop by Servier’s booth #71 to learn more!

Meet Avara at ChemOutsourcing

17 September, 2018

A lot is happening at Avara following the company’s latest acquisition of Canada’s largest sterile injectables plant and adjacent world-class Center of Excellence for development from Novartis. Stop by ChemOutsourcing booth #57 to learn more about Avara’s enhanced sterile processing capabilities and how the CDMO can deliver on your next project!

Innovation in Nature

17 September, 2018

Drug discovery scientists are finding new therapies and deriving knowledge from the most unusual of sources. We’re not claiming this little guy we stumbled upon in the woods of Tennessee necessarily holds the key to unlocking the next big breakthrough in life science, but the amount of innovation occurring in the field certainly has us seeing things differently. Where are your R&D resources focused?

Camo the New Orange

17 September, 2018

As we spend more time visiting clients in Tennessee and exploring the southern Appalachian Mountains, we’re thinking camo might be the new fall staple—one we may even take back to NYC as a reminder of the fresh air and unadulterated oxygen sorely lacking in the concrete jungle we call home.

Lambo and Camo

17 September, 2018

Heading into fall, we’re seeing a new fashion trend emerge at That’s Nice as our managing director, Nigel Walker, becomes acquainted with his woodsy side—but not at the sacrifice of his signature Lamborghini garb. “Deep in the woods, a world cut in half,” he said of the ensemble.

Kicking off ChemOutsourcing with Servier

16 September, 2018

Eugene Hsiu, account executive for That’s Nice, is on scene at ChemOutsourcing in New Jersey preparing our clients for Monday’s event kickoff. Eugene, pictured here, is putting the finishing touches on Servier’s booth #71.

Hitting the Runway

14 September, 2018

Adama Coulibaly has translated art into fashion with a selection of new wearable pieces, including this fierce new jacket. New York Fashion Week 2018 may be a wrap, but there’s always next year—and many to come for Adama, we're sure.

Camera Shy

14 September, 2018

Despite having helped coordinate the entire office shoot, our new junior account executive Lulu Ruan became a bit shy when the lens was turned her way. Lulu joined That's Nice this summer and is  pursuing her master's degree at NYU. 

Reporting for Duty

13 September, 2018

At That’s Nice, we are admittedly a bit fanatical over Star Wars (some of us more than others). We’ll assume this shot is part of a larger story that we’ll see play out over the coming weeks as our corporate video is finalized—though this could be just what it looks like: Accounts Director Wei Gao emerging from the elevator with two of our best ‘troopers in tow. 

Cheap Shot

13 September, 2018

The team took what we all thought was a break from shooting yesterday to enjoy some NYC pizza in honor of our out-of-town guests, but it turns out the camera was still rolling as everyone noshed.

Business Meets Art

13 September, 2018

New York City artist Adama Coulibaly has been at That’s Nice working on a number of pieces for upcoming exhibitions. Pictured in front of—and in—some of his latest work is Adama himself, alongside That’s Nice Business Manager Anthony Reda.

Welcoming Back Kyoko

13 September, 2018

Members of the Nice Design, Digital and Accounts teams came together for a group shot during yesterday’s photo and video shoot at the New York City office. We are happy to be welcoming back our Senior Designer, Kyoko, who started with That’s Nice 10 years ago in New York before moving to our Shanghai office for a year. Ten years later, she’s come full circle!

Welcome to New York, Parth

13 September, 2018

Our North Carolina-based interactive developer Parth Tarasaria made an opportune trip to New York this week, just in time to escape the impending hurricane that is threatening the southeastern U.S. And, as luck would have it, he arrived just in time for the That's Nice office video shoot. Parth worked at our former Nice Digital office in Apex, North Carolina and is finally getting to meet the rest of the team.

Office Shoot Take 2

13 September, 2018

A new corporate video is in the works at That’s Nice and our digital capture team is back in New York capturing our newest team members as well as the few who missed the previous shoot. Our photographer and videographer Lucas Visser is behind the Nikon D850 setting up the screen and gimbal for smooth movement.

Welcoming 'Junior' Staff

11 September, 2018

Elan Harris, Illustration Director at That's Nice, brought his four-month-old daughter Veronica into the office today for a glimpse at Dad's award-winning illustration skills. While we're sure she was impressed, she was intensely fixated on her toy giraffe, although her big blue eyes did perk up when she realized it was time for her close-up. 

Nice Comparison

04 September, 2018

With some level of amusement, one of our clients decided to share these two characters from the movie "Despicable Me 3" with the commentary that they reminded him of our Managing Director, Nigel Walker, and Haig Barrett business partner, Haig Armaghanian. Can you guess who's who?

Back to School

04 September, 2018

In New York, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and the official start of the school year. With temperatures well into the 90s this weekend, there was still plenty of summer sunshine to justify one more dip in the pool for Nigel's son Luke before he hits the books on Tuesday.

Strategy on the Greens

04 September, 2018

A day of entertaining clients in Tennessee wouldn’t be complete without hitting the golf course. Cattails at MeadowView Golf Course served as the ideal venue on what turned out to be an ideal day for a few rounds. 

Continuing a Legacy of Science

04 September, 2018

Luke Walker, son of That’s Nice Managing Director, Nigel Walker, is looking forward to his school's annual science fair in the fall. This will be his first time participating in the event and, as we expect, he will be following in the footsteps of his older sister, who has won first, second and third place over the past three years.

Recruiting Southern Talent

31 August, 2018

That’s Nice is scoping out the scene in Johnson City, Tennessee today looking at potential retention venues for our recruitment drive.

Bittersweet Farewell

20 August, 2018

Last Friday, August 17th,  That’s Nice bid farewell to three of our summer interns—Gabriela Estupinan and Nicole Ip—along  with our longtime employee Mimi Chen who is moving to the West Coast. Thank you for all your hard work and best of luck in your next endeavors!

Making a Comeback

20 August, 2018

Number 18 Kyle Busch on the M&M team was on fire at Bristol this  weekend. Two laps down at the start of the race, he and made it all  the way back to second place before crashing out just 16 laps before  the checker flag.

Pit Pass

20 August, 2018

After a week of client meetings down south, Nigel decided to extend  his trip a bit to catch the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway in  Bristol, Tennessee. Pictured here is one of his favorite pit stops—the  Sunoco gas filling station.

Blending In

20 August, 2018

It’s race weekend in Bristol, Tennessee, and Nigel has decided to  dress accordingly. With a little help from the folks at Bass Pro  Shops, looks like he’s ready to hit the track—or the woods.

All Roads Lead to Bristol

17 August, 2018

After an early morning start at UPM Pharmaceuticals in Bristol, Tennessee, Nigel took a moment to enjoy the serenity of the landscape before heading over to the Bristol Food City 300 at Bristol Speedway - his first visit since the infamous go-round during last year's Road to BIO adventure. 

Hitting the Course

17 August, 2018

While in Bristol, Tennessee for business, our managing director, Nigel  Walker, took a quick step off the beaten path to visit “The Olde  Farm,” an exclusive golf course and retreat founded by philanthropist  Jim McGlothlin. Located just outside of Bristol, Virginia, the private  golf club is one of the most highly acclaimed in the country.

That's Nice Visits Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings

17 August, 2018

That's Nice is in Tennessee today visiting Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings (GPH) and its founding members, John and Jeff Gregory. For the past eight years, we have been supporting UPM Pharmaceuticals, a division of GPH, and look forward to learning more about the parent company of our longstanding client. 

Gabriela Estupinan, Market Research Intern

17 August, 2018

As a market research intern, Gabriela is supporting our Nice Insight research offering by collecting and analyzing data on the pharmaceutical market and identifying key trends. She is from New Providence, New Jersey and is currently pursuing her B.S. in biochemistry from Santa Clara University in California.

Anthony Reda, Business Manager

17 August, 2018

That’s Nice Business Manager Anthony Reda has 25 years of strategic business development experience in the pharmaceutical specialty and fine chemical industries. At That’s Nice, he is helping to drive the expansion of Nice Consulting and Nice Match to achieve our clients’ goals for growth.

Nicole Ip, Market Research Intern

17 August, 2018

Nicole has joined the Nice Insight team as a market research intern, collecting valuable data on the pharmaceutical market. Originally from Hong Kong, Nicole is attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland where she is pursuing her B.S. in Neuroscience.

Lina Ma, Project Manager

17 August, 2018

Lina Ma is leveraging her experience in exhibitions and events to support a number of agency functions, including industry events, client media placements and Nice Gift promotional planning. She graduated from the University of Exeter in the U.K., where she earned her B.A. in management and leadership.

Lulu Ruan, Associate Project Manager (Intern)

17 August, 2018

Our new project management intern Lulu Ruan recently moved to New York from Shanghai to pursue her M.S. in integrated marketing at NYU. She is supporting the accounts team with various company initiatives, most recently helping to coordinate an entire office video shoot.

Heading Down South

16 August, 2018

That's Nice is visiting customers in the south over the next two days. Our first stop in Atlanta, Georgia is bringing back memories from the 1996 Olympics, for which we designed the US Olympic team crest that the athletes wore on their uniforms. This was done in collaboration with f ashion designer  Henry Grethel Apparel.

Marken Launches New Website

15 August, 2018

Marken, a UPS company, has launched a new website highlighting its full range of clinical trial logistics solutions. Marken is the global leader in providing patient-centric supply chain solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, and That’s Nice is proud to have been serving Marken as Agency of Record for the past six years. Visit www.marken.com to learn more!

Have You Seen Our GoPro?

13 August, 2018

After losing a GoPro on I-684 somewhere between Connecticut and New York, the Lambo crew took a pause to take inventory (one down, five left intact), download and change batteries before taking a cruise through Times Square in Manhattan.

Shooting with the Lambo

13 August, 2018

We always have to take advantage when our Director of Digital Capture Brian Pierce is in town. Following a long day of shooting at the office on Thursday , Brian, along with fellow ‘Nice’ photographer Lucas Visser, orchestrated a Lamborghini photo shoot with Nigel Walker in Connecticut.

Happy Birthday, Mark!

10 August, 2018

The team celebrated the birthday of our Strategy Director, Mark Allen, by putting together a fun 19-year history of his time in New York. Pictured here are some of our longest-time employees, including the birthday boy himself, Mark Allen (23 years at That’s Nice), Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce (21 years at That’s Nice), and Illustration Director, Elan Harris (22 years at That’s Nice).

Dog Days in NYC

06 August, 2018

The ‘real feel’ in New York City reached 104 degrees on August 5th.  Thankfully, the humidity stayed relatively low, but it was a stifling  day nonetheless.

Meeting Foster Delivery Science

06 August, 2018

Two years ago, Foster Delivery Science invested in a new GMP facility  as part of a larger investment in its pharmaceutical capabilities.  Vice President Tony Listro was a gracious host as That’s Nice Managing  Director Nigel Walker paid a visit to the new facility in Putnam, CT.  It was also a pleasure to meet the company’s founder and CEO, Larry  Acquarulo.

Good People Go Far

06 August, 2018

Manuel Fernandes, General Manager, Portugal, for Chartwell Actives,  sent us this great group shot from our visit earlier this week.  Judging by Nigel’s hand placement, we’re guessing his thought bubble  might read, “Did I lose my keys?”

UPM Comes to New York

02 August, 2018

Mary Lee Schiesz, Manager of Business Development for UPM Pharmaceuticals, met with the That's Nice account team in New York for a 2019 strategic planning session. It's always great to touch base with one of our longest-standing clients, and we look forward to what lies ahead for the UPM team . 

Polpharma’s Continued Expansion

01 August, 2018

Polpharma continues to make great progress on its new biologics facility with continued investment in both single-use and fixed, stainless-steel fed-batch technologies.

Integrated Expertise at Chartwell Actives

01 August, 2018

While in Lisbon for business, That’s Nice Managing Director Nigel Walker visited Chartwell Actives, an API services company led by General Manager Manuel Eduardo Fernandes. This close-knit team of multidisciplinary scientists is driving the next generation of specialty pharma.

Chemical Evolution

01 August, 2018

Based on a 100-plus year-old chlorine facility in northern Lisbon, this facility in Santa Iria, Portugal is now a small hub for specialty pharma companies.

Road to BIO Redux

01 August, 2018

It’s been 12 months since our Road to BIO trek across America as we begin to plan the next journey, which will involve four characters from the That’s Nice network. Stay tuned over the next 12-24 months for details on our upcoming traveling campaign.
Submit your news!
Send us a relevant item, and you may see it here.