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Thomas Smith to Lead Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide’s New York Corporate Practice

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, announced today that Thomas Smith has been appointed Executive Vice President/Group Director of the agency’s New York Corporate Practice.

Mr. Smith joined the agency’s New York Corporate team in March 2004, He has played an integral role in developing and implementing complex financial communications, investor relations and corporate reputation programs for a broad range of clients in various industries. In his new role, Mr. Smith will manage the group and provide senior-level counsel to companies seeking to enhance its corporate reputation and visibility and help drive new business growth for the firm.

"Tom’s promotion is a direct reflection of Ogilvy PR’s ongoing commitment to and substantial experience in the corporate reputation and financial communications marketplace along with our focus on achieving measurable results for our clients,” said Kate Cronin, managing director of the New York office. “In addition, it reinforces the agency’s dedication to elevating senior level talent and providing our clients with access to the best industry thinking. Tom has been and will continue to be vital to the growth of our business.”

Thomas received his bachelor's degree in communications from Marquette University. He served on Marquette’s National Alumni Board of Directors from 1998 – 2002 and is an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute. Mr. Smith and his family reside in Livingston, N.J.

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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 28th year, Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its social marketing, public affairs, healthcare, consumer marketing, 360˚ digital influence, corporate, technology and entertainment practices. Through its subsidiary, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, the agency also offers additional experience in the cancer field, as well as specialized expertise in molecular medicine, advanced biomedical research, leading life science and healthcare technologies and treatments. Ogilvy PR also offers government affairs services through its subsidiary Ogilvy Government Relations. Ogilvy PR is part of the WPP plc, 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.