Ogilvy & Mather takes stake in award-winning ad agency in Slovakia

LONDON, 20 June, 2012 – Ogilvy & Mather has taken a minority stake in Istropolitana Group, a full service advertising agency group in Slovakia.  The news was announced today by Paul O’Donnell, Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather, EAME.

This will be Ogilvy & Mather’s first owned office in Slovakia.  Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Bratislava, Istropolitana has been named as one of the top three Slovakian agencies in each of the last six years.

Says Paul O’Donnell, ‘This is an exciting deal for Ogilvy & Mather as it is part of our ongoing drive to develop our services in fast growing and important markets.  We have enjoyed an extremely successful affiliation with Istropolitana since we first started working together in 2010 and we’re looking forward to building on this in the future.’

Istropolitana Group’s clients include Heineken and VUB Banka.  The group has been awarded numerous awards, most notably golden and silver EFFIEs in 2010, as well as the Best Use of Social Media Grand Prix at the 2010 Media awards.

For further information contact:
Sandra Keenan/Poppy Nagra
Group Communications
Ogilvy & Mather UK
Tel. +44 (0)7345 3058/3314
BB. +44 (0)7785459548
Email. sandra.keenan@ogilvy.com or poppy.nagra@ogilvy.com

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.

Contact: Sandra Keenan
Date: June 20, 2012
Office: London