Ogilvy & Mather appoints Scott Murphy to Chief Talent Officer

February 23, 2015, New York, NY -- Ogilvy and Mather announced today the appointment of Scott Murphy to Worldwide Chief Talent Officer. In this role, Murphy will lead in the recruitment and development of O&M’s worldwide talent across all geographies and disciplines. His responsibilities will include driving talent management strategy and organizational development across the agency.

Scott MurphyMurphy will report directly to Miles Young, Ogilvy& Mather’s Worldwide Chairman and CEO, and will be based in New York. He starts on March 2nd.

“For an organization that lives and breathes talent management, the role of CTO is not an easy one to fill,” said Young. “We are delighted to have found Scott. He is very well equipped to help us navigate all the opportunities of business transformation which we seek to lead in our sector.”

Murphy most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, Murphy led the company’s talent management functions and oversaw talent acquisition, development, engagement, total rewards and global talent services. Prior to Turner, he held key roles with well-known organizations such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Crawford Communications and Neiman Marcus Group.

Murphy will also be appointed to Ogilvy & Mather’s Executive Committee and Worldwide Board.

“I am honored to join the leadership team at one of the world’s most recognized creative agencies,” said Murphy. “I can’t think of a more exciting global brand to align myself with and I’m particularly pleased with the true emphasis on talent and innovation, in almost every corner of the world. I look forward to leading efforts that will position Ogilvy to attract, develop and retain the very best talent available.”

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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.

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Date: February 23, 2015