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Ogilvy Public Relations/London Announces New Managing Partner, Consumer Brand Marketing

Simone Drewry, Former Managing Director at Kaper, to Lead Ogilvy PR’s Consumer Brand Marketing practice

LONDON – 3rd June 2013 – Ogilvy Public Relations/London is proud to announce the appointment of Simone Drewry to help lead brand marketing strategies, and to continue to build on the growth of the agency’s consumer practice.

Drewry joins from Kaper, where she was Managing Director, and brings with her a wealth of experience working across numerous major global consumer brands, including Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Emirates and MasterCard.

Drewry boasts a 15-year career in communications, with a deep expertise in sponsorship activation and PR. She has worked across multiple markets, including Australia and the US, for firms including WPP agency PPR, Zing USA, and DDB’s PR arm Mango. Most notably, over the past five years, while Managing Director of Mango, Drewry was the youngest woman to sit on the board of DDB Australia, where she was key to building an integrated brand communications model and steered Mango to win Agency of the Year three times. She was also the founder and Deputy Chair of Australian industry body the Public Relations Council and has judged both the Cannes Lions and Clio awards.

Michael Frohlich, UK Managing Director, Ogilvy Public Relations/London said:

“I am thrilled to welcome Simone to the Ogilvy PR family. Her experience and reputation will be an invaluable addition to our senior team, while her knowledge of agency management and industry leadership will help Ogilvy PR move forward in maintaining our aggressive growth. She has the right tools to maximise the Ogilvy & Mather network, learnt during her time operating within the DDB group.”

Simone Drewry, Managing Partner, Consumer Brand Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations/London said:

“To be truly impactful it is important that communications professionals can have valuable and strategic conversations at the CMO level and not just be an afterthought. Ogilvy PR is delivering truly integrated campaigns at this C-suite level, and has the talent and the network to take this evenfurther. The opportunity to join in Michael’s vision was one I couldn’t pass up.”

ENDS

For further information about this press release please contact:
Blair Metcalfe
Account Director, Ogilvy Public Relations / London
+44 207 309 1024
blair.metcalfe@uk.ogilvypr.com

About Ogilvy Public Relations/London:

Ogilvy Public Relations/London is the UK’s most awarded agency, 2012 winning 29 major industry awards, including two coveted Cannes Lions, 5 PRCA Awards, 4 PR Week Awards, and 3 Corp Comms Awards.
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About Ogilvy Public Relations:

Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 85 offices across six continents. In 2012, Ogilvy was named Cannes Lions Network of the Year and Most Effective Agency Network by the Effie Global Effectiveness Index, named Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report, won Consumer Consultancy of the Year in Asia Pacific (Holmes Report), and won the WPP global, top award (WPPed Cream, Crème de la Crème) for the fifth time in six years. Ogilvy PR integrates deeply with all Ogilvy & Mather disciplines (advertising, direct marketing, activation, promotional, digital and entertainment) through the proprietary Ogilvy Fusion™ approach to delivering comprehensive, business solutions through content creation, community building, and communications with measurable results. Ogilvy PR is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), and one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. For more information, visit our website at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypr.