Ogilvy & Mather Adds Three Members to Worldwide Board

NEW YORK, NY, June 21, 2010 – Ogilvy & Mather has announced the addition of three new leaders to the company’s global Board of Directors.  Joining the Board are Wayne Berman, Chairman Ogilvy Government Relations; Christopher Graves, Global CEO Ogilvy Public Relations; and Tony Grigg, Worldwide Managing Director, Global Brand Management Ford Group.

“As our business expands and evolves, so should our Worldwide Board,” said Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, and Miles Young, CEO, of Ogilvy & Mather.  “Our new Board members represent disciplines, clients, and geography critical to our growth in the future.  We are extremely fortunate to have three such high caliber leaders join our Board.”

Mr. Berman leads Ogilvy’s lobbying practice in the US.  He joined Ogilvy when the company he founded, Berman Enterprises, a lobbying and business consulting firm, merged with Ogilvy Government Relations in 2004.  With more than 25 years in Washington D.C., he holds an almost unmatched position at the crossroads of policy, politics and campaign finance.

Mr. Graves became Global CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations in late 2009 after five years running and growing that business in Asia.  He has over 23 years experience in business news and joined Ogilvy from Dow Jones.  PRWeek predicted that he “will lead the firm into a new era that can provide integrated programs for global clients who need them.”

Mr. Grigg leads the Ford account globally for Ogilvy and is also the WPP lead across all the agencies engaged with Ford in Europe.  He joined Ogilvy in 1996 as an account director on the Ford Dealers’ Advertising Association business and moved on to positions of increasing responsibility in the management of the Ford business.

Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world.  Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing.  Ogilvy & Mather services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries.  It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY).  For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com

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Eleanor Mascheroni

Contact: Eleanor Mascheroni
Date: June 21, 2010
Office: New York