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Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Announces Appointment of EAME Creative Director

Agency Enlists Jim Dowling to Take on Newly Created Position

London, August 20, 2007 – Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR), a leading global communications firm, announced the appointment of Jim Dowling to the newly created position of Creative Director, EAME.

In this role Jim will be responsible for driving creative brand building and delivering big ideas for clients across Ogilvy PR's network in Europe, Middle East and Africa, reporting directly to Martin Liptrot, Chief Executive, OPR EAME.  Jim will continue to play an active role in the Strategy + Planning Group, the network's senior strategy group that provides insight and creativity to global accounts.

"Jim has a proven track record of bringing clients innovative and insightful ideas that deliver measurable results," said Liptrot.  "He will drive 'Big Idea' generation and creativity for our clients across the network, leveraging the proprietary tools and deep pools of experience that make Ogilvy Group the leading light in today's multi-media communications world."

"Jim brings a wealth of expertise in brand building campaigns for consumer and consumer goods clients, with specific strengths in the fast growing areas of digital public relations, viral marketing and sponsorship," added Liptrot.

Most recently, Jim served as Director of Strategy + Planning for Ogilvy PR in APAC, where he led initiatives on clients, and supported the development of award-winning work in China and Australia and worked with clients to create their communication plans for next year's Beijing Olympics.

"I am excited to be part of the team here in EAME.  There is ambition, talent of the highest calibre, deep wells of resource and an abundance of people who are a pleasure to work with," said Dowling.  "Ogilvy PR is a mouth-watering opportunity for any sane PR person wanting to deliver big work for big clients.  I'm pleased it's me and I'm looking forward to making it happen."

Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Jim headed up pan-European campaigns for brands such as Nintendo, Reebok, Orange, Carling, Unilever and Evian at London agency, Cake.  He has overseen major product launches for Pokemon and Nintendo GameCube, pan-European events and served as the lead European PR strategist for Reebok in fashion and lifestyle PR.

About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a leading global marketing communications firm, with offices in more than 60 cities around the world.  In its 26th year, Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its consumer marketing, corporate, healthcare, technology, public affairs, social marketing and entertainment practices.  The agency also offers biotechnology and government affairs expertise through its subsidiaries Feinstein Kean Healthcare and Ogilvy Government Relations, respectively.  Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide is part of the WPP Group, 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.

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