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Ogilvy PR New York Adds Two Senior Leaders to Industry-Leading 360° Digital Influence Practice

New York, NY – October 24, 2011 — Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, today announced the appointment of David Brooks as Senior Vice President and Geoffrey Colon as Vice President to its award-winning 360° Digital Influence practice, recently named the 2011 Digital/Social Global Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report. These two senior hires come on the heels of Tom Deluca’s arrival as Ogilvy’s 360° Digital Influence Chief Operating Officer last month, further solidifying the agency’s position as containing the world’s largest network of dedicated social media strategists.

“As our practice continues to grow, we welcome both David and Geoffrey and their collective 47 years of experience as digital marketers,” said Gemma Craven, Senior Vice President/Group Head of Ogilvy PR NY’s Digital Influence practice. “Social media should no longer operate as a silo in any department, but be tightly integrated across all work. They will bring this integrated thinking to important clients in the New York office and support the ongoing roll out of our social education program across all practice groups within Ogilvy, part of our commitment to digital literacy.” Both new hires will report to Craven.

Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, David Brooks was the Director of Digital Strategy for Burson-Marsteller/Proof Integrated Communications in New York, NY. Over the course of his 26-year career, David has worked across key industry verticals including packaged goods, banking, insurance, technology, government, software and information services for clients like Kraft Foods, JPMorgan Chase, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Intel, among others. David earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Boston University and his MBA from Stanford University.

Geoffrey Colon comes to Ogilvy PR from Splendid Communications in New York, NY where he was responsible for managing digital teams in New York, London and Sydney. Geoffrey’s creative approach consistently delivered groundbreaking results on behalf of clients such as Smirnoff, Spotify and Topshop. Geoffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications from Lehigh University. He is also the founder of Brooklyn Gunners FC, the largest amateur men’s soccer club in New York, NY.

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Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 80 markets. Named Large Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and PRNews, Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in business, Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its social marketing, public affairs, healthcare, consumer marketing, 360-degree digital influence, corporate, and technology practices. Through its subsidiary, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, the agency also offers additional experience in the cancer field, as well as specialized expertise in molecular medicine, advanced biomedical research, leading life science and healthcare technologies and treatments. Ogilvy PR is part of the WPP plc, one of the world's largest communications services organizations (NASDAQ: WPPGY, www.wpp.com). For more information, visit our Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.