Baptiste Clinet named Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Paris

Baptiste Clinet

PARIS, FRANCE (August 29, 2014) - Ogilvy & Mather Paris is the Global & European hub lead for famous big brands like The Coca-Cola Company, Dove Hair, IBM, Mondelez, Perrier, Nestle, Grey Goose, and most recently chosen to launch Netflix in France.

Philip Heimann Directeur Général Ogilvy & Mather Paris has appointed Baptiste Clinet to be his partner in writing the Agency’s next chapter—which is poised to be a page turner! Said Heimann, “Baptiste’s infectious energy, creative drive and his track record of delivering big ideas on both existing and new Clients, has made him the natural choice.”

Awarded best creative of the world at the Young Guns Awards 2013 competition reserved for creative less than 30 years old and with more than 100 International awards, of which 16 are Lions across the various coveted festival categories, Baptiste embodies and fuels Ogilvy's creative fire.  This fire will only continue to be more evident as the Paris office unveils its campaign star line-up later this year for the Agency's iconic brands-- in France and abroad.

As Executive Creative Director, Baptiste will oversee the agency's creative powerhouse department and an elected Creative Council of CDs, whose depth of knowledge across the agency's diverse iconic brands propels world-class thinking on Ogilvy’s Brands.

Continued Heimann, "We've been road testing a new creative structure and it’s proved very successful in delivering on our vision of Borderless Creativity: a global agency with French roots and savior-faire that fuels our Clients' brands to transcend channels, culture and geography." 

"I'm proud of my background within Ogilvy that has allowed me to take this new challenge to lead a team of multicultural talents at Ogilvy & Mather Paris", said Baptiste.  "A talent diverse in generation as well as expertise that spans beyond the walls of advertising. This team today is without a doubt, in my mind, one of the best in the world. "

Heimann, joined Ogilvy & Mather New York in 2008 as Global MD for the Coca-Cola Company at Ogilvy and became DG of the Paris office in September 2013. Prior to Ogilvy, his rich creative advertising experience includes TBWA and DDB --running such prestigious brands as Volkswagen and Harvey Nichols.

Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Director Ogilvy & Mather: "Baptiste is one of the hottest creative directors in our industry, and I've been a great admirer of his work for many years. He inspires, wins business, and raises standards. As a true leader, he has always ensured that our work is not only innovative, but lives up to the highest standards we have set for ourselves. With him on board, working closely with our clients, and Philip Heimann, our Head of Office, we are fully geared up to take our Paris office to the next level and beyond." 

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About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for three consecutive years, 2012, 2013, and 2014; and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network for two consecutive years 2012 and 2013. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.

About Ogilvy Group France
Ogilvy is the 5th largest communication group in France with 600 people. Ogilvy France is now one of the Ogilvy network centers capable of orchestrating international brand communications around the world and supporting these brands in their local development from Jakarta to Los Angeles. Ogilvy advertising (Ogilvy & Mather), operational marketing and events (Ogilvy Action), Web and CRM (OgilvyOne), health communication (Ogilvy CommonHealth), communication influence (Ogilvy Public Relations) and design (CB'a). Ogilvy & Mather Paris was the Most Awarded Agency at 2014 LIA and D&AD.  It was also named Agency of the Year at 2014 Webby International Awards Show.

Contact: Kim Ball
Date: August 29, 2014
Office: Ogilvy & Mather Paris