LONDON, 17 MAY 2010 – Leading digital direct agency OgilvyOne London is delighted to announce the appointment of Ross Keenleyside as its new creative partner, leading the all-important British Gas and Zurich accounts.
A copywriter by trade, Ross has been in the business for 26 years, beginning his career at Foote, Cone & Belding immediately after graduating from Newcastle..After that he spent 12 years working above the line in agencies such as Grey, TBWA and FCB, before becoming associate creatuive director with Steve Harrison at HTW. His last job before arriving at OgilvyOne was as head of copy at Claydon Heeley
Over the past 15 years Keenleyside has created acclaimed work for brands such as Kronenbourg, the AA, Mercedes-Benz, 3, Guinness, Vodafone, X-Box Live, First Direct, Jobsite, Macleans and Jaguar.
Colin Nimick, executive creative director at OgilvyOne London said: “Ross is a key appointment for us, someone who’s going to play a big role in our drive to constantly improve the quality of our creative output..
“He’s done everything from TV, print and radio ads to direct mail and digital. As head of copy and creative director he’s worked at some of the best agencies and with some of the greatest brands in the business.
“Ross is one of those rare creatives who can turn his hand to most things, he’s won plenty of awards and understands the challenges of today’s business.”
A passionate Newcaste United fan, Ross is also a gifted chef who has even published his own cookery book, Simple Taste.
OgilvyOne London has also appointed Pamela Conway, former client services director at Leo Burnett, as managing partner on the British Gas account.
For more information, please contact:
Kevin Whitlock, Communications Manager
OgilvyOne London on 020 7309 1110