Tag Archives: ogilvy

Freeman campaign fails to deliver Xmas for Vodafone

Why don’t we ever like Vodafone ads? Over the years a succession of capable marketing execs and top of the range agencies have had a crack at it and the ads are always – well, not on a par with ...

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WPP’s end of year hiring freeze shows problems of managing diverse group

Much kerfuffle about a memo from WPP financial controller David Barker imposing a hiring freeze on the embattled group’s agencies, hardly a surprise as WPP as battling falling sales and revenues. Apparently WPP was planning to hire about 2,000 people ...

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Now Ogilvy UK offers all staff voluntary redundancy

More downsizing is afoot at Ogilvy UK with all staff being offered voluntary redundancy. The agency says this is because it wants to be “transparent” about the changes being made under new group CEO Michael Frohlich which have already seen ...

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WPP heads for FT South Bank building, Laurentino moves up to be Ogilvy UK CCO

WPP is in advanced talks to buy the Financial Times’s London headquarters at One Southwark Bridge for £93m, continuing the trend of giant centralised HQs in adland. It already has similar operations in Amsterdam and Toronto. At the same time ...

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CSO Chesters joins Ogilvy brain drain

Ogilvy UK CSO Kevin Chesters (below) has quit, hard on the heels of agency CEO Charlie Rudd, Jo Coombs head of OgilvyOne who’s teaming up again with new Publicis Groupe UK country manager Annette King, production head Clare Donald and ...

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Creative boss Emma de la Fosse joins Ogilvy exodus

Ogilvy UK group CCO Ema de la Fosse (below) is the latest in a series of exits from Ogilvy, not just on this side of the Atlantic as it’s been losing people like topsy in the US too. Maybe its ...

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