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Ogilvy PR Denver Appoints Tara May to Lead Denver Office

Denver Adds New Talent and Names Kabira Hatland to OgilvyEarth Leadership Team

DENVER (Dec. 19, 2012) – Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, has named Ogilvy PR veteran Tara May general manager of the Denver office, appointed Kabira Hatland director of client service for OgilvyEarth and expanded the local team.

Tara May, senior vice president based in Denver, has been named general manager of the Ogilvy PR Denver office. May began working in Ogilvy PR’s Washington, D.C., office in 1992 as part of the Public Affairs practice and recently spent five years at Feinstein Kean Healthcare, an Ogilvy subsidiary, where she directed accounts for a range of health science organizations. In addition to managing the office, May will focus on growth for Ogilvy PR Denver across the region and will continue to provide strategic guidance to clients. May has deep experience in varied industry sectors including healthcare, life science, natural resources, education and nonprofit. She has particular expertise in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Kabira Hatland, a vice president, has been named director of client service for OgilvyEarth. Hatland joined Ogilvy PR in 2011 and focuses on corporate and environmental communications. She is a senior communications professional with a multi-faceted background including corporate communications (internal and external), corporate social responsibility, media relations, crisis communications, brand public relations and social media strategy. Prior to her time at Ogilvy PR, Hatland was a principal at Clarus Communications, working with clients in the consumer product and hospitality sectors. Before establishing Clarus, she was director, external relations at Molson Coors Brewing Company. OgilvyEarth sees sustainability as the growth opportunity of the 21st century. Its integrated communications offerings align business ambitions with societal goals to bring out a brand's inner greatness and leadership. For additional information about OgilvyEarth, visit http://www.ogilvyearth.com/.

Ogilvy PR Denver has hired Lauren Kashuk as a senior account executive in the Social@Ogilvy practice. Kashuk is responsible for strengthening, developing and maintaining the voice and tone of her clients through social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as a committed community manager. She regularly provides strategic content recommendations and community direction to a global team of community specialists. Her expertise spans mobile, business development, consumer facing social media strategy, account management and content management.

“We see Denver as a growth market for Ogilvy PR,” said Michael Law, president, Ogilvy & Mather West and managing director, Ogilvy PR. “With a depth of senior leadership based in Denver, we’re poised to grow in our areas of expertise – natural resources, healthcare, bioscience and technology.”

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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.