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Ogilvy Public Relations/London Appoints a New Director to Lead its Technology Practice

Kelly Hall joins Ogilvy PR from Bite Communications where she headed up the Business and Technology Practice

LONDON – 26 SEPTEMBER 2013 – Ogilvy Public Relations/London is proud to announce the appointment of Kelly Hall to lead and grow the agency’s Technology Practice.

A key part of Hall’s role at Ogilvy PR will be to work closely with the content and social teams to drive integrated B2B and consumer campaigns for technology companies. This will also include the roll out of Espresso,the agency’s new offering designed to kick-start the media profiles of emerging technology and innovative startups.

Hall joins from Bite Communications, where she ran the Business and Technology Practice, and brings with her a wealth of experience working across numerous major global brands including HP, Sage and Nokia.

Hall boasts a 16-year career in communications, with expertise in creating influential integrated campaigns. Before her time at Bite Communications, she spent six years at LEWIS PR. In addition to creating award winning campaigns for large scale clients, she has also worked with a number of Silicon Valley and European startups during her career such as Box, Nest and Netbiscuits.

Michael Frohlich, UK Managing Director, Ogilvy Public Relations/London said:
“I am thrilled to welcome Kelly to the Ogilvy PR family. Her experience and reputation will be an invaluable addition to our senior team, while her knowledge of both major clients and innovating smaller companies will help Ogilvy PR move forward in maintaining our aggressive growth. She has also got the right tools to continue to grow our Technology practice, as it moves from a niche specialism to mainstream.

Kelly Hall, Director, Technology Practice, Ogilvy Public Relations/London said:
"Technology underpins people's lives and experiences. Our vision is to partner with companies that are innovating in their field and have got a compelling story to tell.

It's very exciting to join an agency that can truly deliver integrated programmes. Content production and social communications are part of Ogilvy PR's DNA, and these specialists sit at the heart of the team. The new energised vision, and the talent that has been invested in during the last few years, was what really attracted me to be part of Ogilvy PR’s next phase of growth. The agency’s global network and ecosystem present an unrivalled opportunity for the Technology team here in the UK, and I can’t wait to take on the challenge.”

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. For more information, visit our Web site at www.ogilvyprlondon.com, follow us on Twitter at @ogilvyprlondon or Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/OgilvyPRLondon.

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.