Ogilvy PR Names Dirk Shaw Senior VP, 360° Digital Influence’s West Coast Operations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 2, 2010 – Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR), an integrated global communications firm, announced today that Dirk Shaw has joined the agency as a senior vice president of its 360° Digital Influence Practice. Shaw is an experienced digital marketing leader and will oversee the strategic planning and creative deployment of social media that drive the marketing and brand-building agenda.

“We are continuing our commitment to bring the best talent to counsel our clients, especially in a time where clients are looking to digital and social media more than ever,” said Michael Law, managing director of Ogilvy PR/West Coast. “Dirk’s leadership in digital and word of mouth marketing fits well with our approach to integrated communications and our current and future clients will benefit greatly from his insights.” 

Prior to joining Ogilvy PR, Shaw served as served as Social Media Strategist for Vignette, designing and implementing social media and marketing strategies to enhance brand reputation, increase traffic to Web properties and drive higher levels of visitor engagement for an enterprise software provider. Shaw’s previous work experience also includes serving as vice president of strategy and digital marketing with Macquarium, developing digital marketing and advertising solutions for several Fortune 500 clients. In addition, he co-founded a company called Aperio, developing digital business solutions and marketing strategies for a variety of clients.  Shaw will bring valuable contributions to the expanding 360° Digital Influence team and continue to provide digital insights and strategic planning to Ogilvy PR clients across the entire global network.

 “When it comes to best in class social media communications, Ogilvy PR’s digital influence group is without peer,” added Shaw. “I was attracted to the agency’s approach to integrated marketing, as well as their strong leadership team and collaboration. I look forward to working with such a high caliber of clients and people around the globe.”

Shaw received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Johnson and Wales University. In addition, he attended The Art League School for the fine art of graphic design and Georgia Tech for advanced innovation management. He is an avid cyclist and has three children. Shaw’s blog can be found at www.dirkshaw.com or follow him on Twitter at @dirkmshaw.

Contact: Rachel Foltz
(312) 397-6050
rachel.foltz@ogilvypr.com

About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 70 markets. Named Large Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and PRNews, Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. In its 29th year, Ogilvy PR provides strategic public relations counsel to a variety of clients across its social marketing, public affairs, healthcare, consumer marketing, 360-degree digital influence, corporate, and technology 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.

Contact: Rachel Foltz
Date: February 02, 2010
Office: San Francisco