New York, NY, September 19, 2002 — Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Shelly Lazarus, announced that Marcia Silverman, CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, has been elected to Ogilvy’s Worldwide Board.
A 20-year veteran of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Silverman has been instrumental to the company’s growth as a global company. Prior to being named CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in August 2002, Ms. Silverman was most recently Ogilvy PR’s President of the Americas. Before that, she headed Ogilvy PR’s office in Washington DC for 10 years, guiding it to unprecedented growth.
“Marcia’s election to Ogilvy’s Worldwide Board signifies the increasingly important role PR plays in our 360-degree approach to building brands,” noted Ms. Lazarus. “She brings a valued perspective and expertise to our Board.”
“Our partnership with Ogilvy & Mather Advertising has been steadily increasing as more of our clients look for fully integrated marketing solutions,” said Ms. Silverman. “I’m looking forward to being part of the Ogilvy Board and to build upon the strengths across multiple disciplines that we offer to our clients.”
Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide (www.ogilvy.com), a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), is the world’s eighth largest agency network, with billings totaling approximately $14 billion. It is a communications and marketing company specializing in advertising, relationship and interactive marketing, with public relations, sales promotion, and related services available from 474 offices in 106 countries. Its clients include American Express, AT&T Wireless, BP, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, Kodak, Kraft, Mattel, Motorola, SAP, Sears, Motorola, and Unilever.
About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide was named “Agency of the Year” in 2000 and 2001 by The Holmes Report and PR Week respectively. Headquartered in New York, Ogilvy PR partners with clients throughout the world from its offices in 60 markets across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa and through global affiliate relationships as part of WPP Group, the world’s largest marketing communications company. Ogilvy PR has specialty practices in Corporate, Entertainment, Health & Medical, Marketing, Public Affairs, and Technology. Its Technology Practice operates under the Alexander Ogilvy brand; the Entertainment Practice operates under the B|W|R brand. Feinstein Kean Healthcare is the firm’s wholly owned healthcare and biotechnology subsidiary. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.