NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 - OgilvyOne Worldwide announced today key strategic appointments to drive its growth strategy. Gunther Schumacher has been named President, in addition to his current role of Chief Operating Officer, and four new Board members have been appointed from around the global network.
Commenting on the appointments, OgilvyOne Worldwide Chairman & CEO Brian Fetherstonhaugh, said, "In 2012, OgilvyOne achieved a new all-time high in global revenue. We are committed to grow even faster, and to set new heights. To help us achieve this mission, I have named Gunther Schumacher President of OgilvyOne Worldwide, reporting to me, and several new Board appointments.
"As COO over the past three years, Gunther has made superb contributions to the development of the OgilvyOne Worldwide network. It has also become increasingly clear through his work on clients like Kimberly-Clark and initiatives like eCommerce that Gunther's mandate and capabilities extend far beyond 'operations.' His appointment to President signals his increasing impact on clients and strategy. I know Gunther will excel at this new level of leadership."
Gunther Schumacher, President & Chief Operation Officer of OgilvyOne Worldwide, commented, "I'm very excited about this new role, and the opportunities ahead. OgilvyOne is well positioned to help marketers navigate this new world of data, technology, social networks and customer engagement and capture full customer value. I look forward to working more closely with clients to collaborate on finding new solutions."
The four new Board members span the OgilvyOne global network and are all long-standing OgilvyOne leaders:
Angel Chen, President, OgilvyOne China
Angel has been with Ogilvy for 13 years. During her leadership as President, OgilvyOne China, this market has grown rapidly to become the third largest OgilvyOne operation worldwide. Her appointment is reflective of the importance of China as a market, and in recognition of her contribution to the agency's global success, especially in the area of eCommerce.
Patou Nuytemans, Chief Digital Officer for Ogilvy Europe, Africa and Middle East
In her nearly 17 years with Ogilvy, Patou has lived and worked in Brussels, Paris, New York, Cape Town and London. As Chief Digital Officer for Ogilvy Europe, Africa and Middle East, she is one of the world's leading thinkers on critical topics like Social CRM, Mobile, and the growing role of Content as a way to create lasting relationships with customers.
Sam Williams-Thomas, CEO, OgilvyOne London
Sam is currently CEO, OgilvyOne London, the second largest OgilvyOne operation. Under Sam's leadership, the office was recently named Campaign's Direct Agency of the Year for the third consecutive year, in recognition of its consistent excellence in creative quality and new business growth.
Sean Muzzy, CEO Neo@Ogilvy North America
Over the past five years, Neo@Ogilvy has been the fastest growing part of OgilvyOne's global business. A proven leader in search, digital media and the growing discipline of "performance marketing," Sean has been the driving force behind Neo's success. He is a 14-year veteran of OgilvyOne.
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OgilvyOne Worldwide is the world's pre-eminent Customer Engagement Agency, as ranked by Forrester Research, Inc. Our core promise to clients is to help them unlock the full value of customers. We do this by turning big ideas and data into personal experiences to help our clients win more customers and make them more valuable. With over 100 offices in more than 50 countries, we are one of the industry's most highly awarded agencies. The roster of clients is equally balanced between global clients including American Express, BlackRock, British Airways, DuPont, IBM, Intercontinental Hotel Group, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, Nestlé, Unilever and UPS and leading clients in our local markets. OgilvyOne Worldwide is a unit of The Ogilvy Group, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services groups. For more information, visit sellorelse.ogilvy.com and follow us on Twitter @ogilvyone.