San Francisco, CA, May 6, 2002 — Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide today announced that it has added Electronic Evidence Discovery, Inc. (EED), the leading provider of digital discovery services to law firms and corporations worldwide, and Sengent, a leading provider of a software framework unifying Web services, to its California office. EED will be serviced by the office’s Corporate Practice and Sengent will be managed by the Alexander Ogilvy Technology Practice.
“Corporations accumulate millions and millions of digital files each month, and saving this data has multiple implications for these companies from a legal perspective,” said John Jessen, founder and chief executive officer of EED. “We’ve engaged Ogilvy PR to help us deliver the message of our automated solutions to the corporate audience. EED routinely helps corporations save time and reduce the expense of retaining electronic information.”
“We’ve followed the work Ogilvy PR has accomplished with clients such as Sun Microsystems and we wanted to seize the opportunity of working with a seasoned PR team who was ready to hit the ground running in multiple industry sectors,” said Douglas Nassaur, chief operating officer of Sengent. “We’re entering a critical phase at Sengent and growing across vertical markets. Ogilvy PR has the technology expertise we need to achieve our PR goals in key markets from education and finance to life sciences.”
“Despite the slowdown in today’s economic market, our client roster continues to grow across practices,” commented Kate Messenger, managing director of Ogilvy PR/San Francisco and Los Angeles. “The EED and Sengent wins allow us to apply our local corporate PR expertise and our deep experience in targeting vertical markets.”
Founded in 1987, EED pioneered the field of electronic evidence and is widely considered the leader in the industry. Headquartered in Seattle, and with offices in Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco, EED provides both electronic discovery and corporate risk reduction services. The company’s clients include major law firms, including more than half Of Counsel 700, and major corporations including many in the Fortune 500.
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.