Ogilvy & Mather Expands Worldwide Board, Adds Seven Members From Around The World

Contact: Eleanor Mascheroni

NEW YORK, NY, May 4, 2009 – Ogilvy & Mather announced today an expansion of the company's global Board of Directors to include a younger and more diverse group of agency leadership.

"We are pleased to bring forward an infusion of new blood into Ogilvy & Mather's Worldwide Board," said Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, and Miles Young, CEO, of Ogilvy & Mather. "The collective force of these appointments adds youth and talent to our leadership. It also makes a powerful statement about the importance of creativity, superior planning, developing markets, new media and our global clients in our changing business."

New board members include Gaston Bigio, Regional Creative Director Latina; Eugene Cheong, Regional Creative Director of Asia/Pacific; Paul Heath, CEO Asia/Pacific; Nasreen Madhany, Global CEO Neo@Ogilvy; Colin Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer North America; John Shaw, Regional Planning Director EAME; and Ken Wright, Worldwide Managing Director for Unilever.

Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather (ogilvy.com), a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), is one of the largest marketing communications networks in the world, with 450+ offices in 120 countries, specializing in advertising, relationship and interactive marketing, public relations, sales promotion and related services. The agency services Fortune Global 500 companies, including American Express, BAT, BP, Cisco, Coca-Cola, DHL, DuPont, Ford, Gillette, GSK, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Kodak, Kraft, Lenovo, Mattel, Motorola, Nestlé, SAP, Siemens, Unilever and Yahoo!. As Brand Stewards, the agency works to leverage the brands of its multinational clients by combining local know-how with a worldwide network, creating powerful campaigns that address local market needs while reinforcing the universal brand identity. The hallmark of the agency's brand-building capabilities is 360 Degree Brand Stewardship™, a holistic approach to communications, using what is necessary from each discipline to build a brand.

Contact: Eleanor Mascheroni
Date: May 04, 2009
Office: New York