While skipping lectures at Chelsea Art School one afternoon, Emma heard a radio programme about an advertising and copywriting course. She interviewed and won a place.
Four ad agencies later, Emma’s brief dalliance with Direct and Digital resulted in a long standing love affair with those disciplines, as they offered the chance ‘to make work that makes people do things’.
Together with her partner Charlie Wilson, Emma has led many major new business wins at OgilvyOne. The pair have also spearheaded a drive for better creative work in the Direct industry and led OgilvyOne London to become the most awarded Direct agency in the world, winning Grand Prix, Gold, and Silver awards at every major festival including D&AD, Cannes, One Show Campaign BIG, and the DMAs. She is a regular face on the international judging circuit too.
Emma is currently Chief Creative Officer for Ogilvy & Mather Group UK. Her loves include old Beetles, new inventions, and anything David Droga does. She is married with 2 boys and lives in central London.