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Ogilvy Public Relations Promotes Two to Executive Vice President

Appointments Reinforce Agency’s Diversity Communications and Online Personal Media Expertise

Washington DC, February 13, 2006 — Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) today announced the promotion of Lisa Osborne Ross and John Bell to Managing Director/Executive Creative Director, Creative Studio. John will oversee the firm’s expanded Creative Studio including a comprehensive digital influence expertise addressing the emergence of personal media. Lisa will lead the agency’s long-standing diversity outreach activities, which includes initiatives impacting multicultural audiences, women and people with disabilities.

“Lisa and John’s promotions are a direct reflection of Ogilvy PR’s ongoing commitment to and substantial experience in the diversity communications marketplace and our focus on bringing clients closer to understanding all communications mediums,” said Global CEO, Marcia Silverman. “In addition, it reinforces the agency’s dedication to elevating senior level talent and providing our clients with access to the best industry thinking. John and Lisa have been and will continue to be vital to the growth of our business.”

Earlier this year, John launched Ogilvy PR’s 360 Degree Digital Influence offering significantly expanding the capabilities of the agency’s Creative Studio/Interactive team. Through this offering, clients have an opportunity to better understand what is being said about their brands and issues in online personal media communities, ultimately enabling them to participate strategically in these conversations throughout the digital landscape. Through John’s leadership, the Creative Studio is expanding its role to provide clients with creative expertise from strategy through execution across mediums including print, broadcast, and interactive.

Under Lisa’s direction, Ogilvy PR will continue to build on its rich history of developing and implementing culturally relevant, effective and award-winning outreach campaigns for diverse audiences. With multicultural and diversity communications being an absolute business imperative, the agency offers varying tools and expertise, including research, media relations, sustainable ally development and targeted materials creation to assist clients in reaching this core audience. Ogilvy PR has developed and executed campaigns on a wide range of subjects such as the National Kidney Disease Education Program’s African-American Family Reunion Initiative, the U.S. Department of State’s Diversity, Ortho Biotech and The California Wellness Foundation.


About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is a global marketing communications firm, with offices in more than 60 cities around the world. Entering its 25th year providing public relations solutions, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has specialties in consumer marketing, corporate (B2B), healthcare, social marketing, technology, public affairs and entertainment. Through its subsidiary Feinstein Kean Healthcare, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide provides communication consulting to biotechnology companies. The Holmes Report has named Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide “2003 International Agency of the Year”; marking the fourth consecutive year the firm has been awarded “Agency of the Year.” Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is part of the WPP Group, one of the world’s leading communications services groups (NASDAQ: WPPGY, For more information, visit our Web site at