David Hernandez Returns to Ogilvy & Mather Chicago as Managing Director OgilvyOne and ECD

CHICAGO, IL, April 20, 2010 – Award-winning creative director and multidisciplinary marketing veteran David Hernandez is rejoining Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago as Managing Director of OgilvyOne and Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather. David had previously worked at OgilvyOne from 2003 to 2009 before joining Tribal DDB in Chicago as Managing Director.

david hernandez"David is an exceptional digital leader who will be a great addition to our Chicago management team," said Jack Rooney, President, Ogily & Mather Chicago. "He has a rare blend of digital leadership, strategic thinking and creative vision.  He is a perfect leader for the direct and interactive marketing offering of OgilvyOne.”

According to Joe Sciarrotta, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago, “David’s expanded creative role is designed to provide digital creative leadership across all agency disciplines.  This is central to our strategy of making digital solutions pervasive in everything we do for our clients.” 

Hernandez’ return to OgilvyOne in Chicago reinforces Ogilvy & Mather North America’s focus on reasserting its leadership across marketing disciplines with best in class talent.  The Chicago office provides a full range of marketing disciplines to its clients including advertising, direct, public relations, experience and promotional marketing, shopper marketing and digital production.

Hernandez said, "I'm thrilled to return to the Ogilvy & Mather. I have immense respect for Ogilvy's commitment to extraordinary creative that generates measurable results. The Chicago office has enjoyed incredible new business success over the past year, and I look forward to bringing cross-media and digital leadership to the growth of OgilvyOne."

Hernandez' career spans large agencies, creative boutiques and Internet firms, where he has served many of the world's leading brands and corporations.

His work has been recognized all major industry award shows and publications. David also founded the highly regarded digital boutique, The Royal Order of Experience Design, which is known for designing rich digital experiences for high-end brands. Prior to The Royal Order, Hernandez served as Chief Creative Officer and Co-Managing Director at digital agency Leapnet, where he provided strategic and creative leadership for such clients as Michelob, Morningstar, Slate, Encarta, and MSNBC. Under his leadership, the firm was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top places to work in Chicago.

Over the past year, Ogilvy & Mather Chicago has added several significant pieces of business to its client roster including CDW, American Family Insurance and American Bar Association.

For more information, contact:
Toni Lee, 212-237-5090 / 917-679-7631
toni.lee@ogilvy.com

Contact: Toni Lee
Date: April 20, 2010
Office: Chicago