Brussels, Belgium, May 31, 2006 – Natalie has 20 years of government, corporate, trade association and consultancy experience and specialist knowledge in energy, telecoms, technology and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining Ogilvy PR she worked for public affairs agency EPPA running pan-European campaigns; British Gas covering government affairs and media relations in the EMEA region; Confederation of British Industry promoting trade and investment in Europe, and the British diplomatic service in London, Moscow and the UN in New York.
“I am delighted to be joining Ogilvy PR to lead their Brussels public affairs activity and to coordinate pan-European campaigns across the European network” said Sarkic-Todd. “It is increasingly clear that PR and public affairs require not only a pan-European presence but global sensitivity and reach. Many of our clients are operating across continents and rely on Ogilvy to offer both local and international expertise. The opportunity to leverage my European experience across the Ogilvy worldwide network was a significant factor in my decision to join the team.”
Jan Van Aken, CEO of Ogilvy Belgium Group said; “Natalie’s experience and skills fit well with our 360 Degree Brand Stewardship® as well as our focus on innovative communications solutions. Clients need look no further for all their communications needs.” said Van Aken.
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide recently hired Martin Liptrot, an international public affairs specialist, as their Europe, Middle East and Africa CEO.
“Natalie’s experience in European public affairs and knowledge of the Brussels institutions makes her a valuable asset to our communications network. As more companies turn to Ogilvy to manage, protect and develop their brand our dedicated Brussels office will provide strategic counsel, insight and interaction with this important government and regulatory stakeholder community.”
Ogilvy Public Relations also recently acquired The Federalist Group a leading lobbying consultancy in Washington DC. “Recruiting senior public affairs practitioners in global political capitals such as Brussels, London, Washington and Beijing strengthens our commitment to providing integrated services across the globe,” commented Jamie Moeller, Global Head of Public Affairs.
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, www.wpp.com). For more information, visit our Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.