Washington, D.C., January 30, 2007 - Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) today announced that Rory Davenport, Greg Johnston and Sean O’Sullivan have accepted key positions in the agency’s Washington, D.C. office.
“2006 was a year of tremendous growth for Ogilvy PR, and we want our talent to reflect our broad base of expertise and client service,” said Robert F. Mathias, Managing Director of Ogilvy PR/Washington. “All three of our new hires will be valuable assets to our DC office and the entire Ogilvy PR network, and our clients will truly benefit from all of their expertise.”
Davenport comes on board as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. With 20 years of experience working with clients on public policy, international affairs and corporate reputation issues, Davenport fortifies the firm’s public affairs presence in Washington and will be a valuable resource for the agency’s existing global clientele. He has worked on many high profile issues, including antitrust, international trade, market access, privacy, telecommunications deregulation, utility deregulation and healthcare reform. His clients have included AT&T (both the former AT&T and SBC), ExxonMobil, FujiFilm, Microsoft, PBS, Pfizer (then Warner Lambert), the Republic of Chile and Wal-Mart.
Johnston assumes the role of Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director and comes to Ogilvy PR from an award-winning career spanning more than 20 years in the communications and advertising industry. Johnston has tremendous experience to counsel clients on developing strategically-grounded creative campaigns across a wide variety of disciplines. Johnston has already led the Ogilvy PR effort to win the advertising and communications campaign for a prominent Washington-based trade association.
Finally, O’Sullivan has been named Vice President in the Social Marketing practice. O’Sullivan will be working on a major pharmaceutical account and has a very rich background of working with pharma companies. Most recently, he was at Matthews Media Group managing communications, advertising and media relations around clinical trial recruitment for a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Merck. Prior to his position at MMG, O’Sullivan was at Fleishman-Hillard and The Roland Company working on clients such as the Epilepsy Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“We think these three have what it takes to be Ogilvy People - smarts, inquisitiveness and drive. We are glad that they are on board and look forward to having them on our team,” added Mathias.
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 25th 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.