New York, N.Y., May 18, 2015 – Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Tham Khai Meng announced today the appointment of OgilvyOne EAME Joint Chief Creative Officers Emma de la Fosse and Charlie Wilson to O&M’s Worldwide Creative Council.
Tham, the Chairman of O&M’s Worldwide Creative Council, noted, “It is said a creative team is like a marriage. Emma and Charlie take that thought one step further. This is the first time we’ve had a husband and wife on the Council. While they are probably not the only married creative team in the world, they are undoubtedly the most highly-awarded married creative team in the world.”
The award winning husband and wife creative team was behind the British Airways “Magic of Flying” campaign, which garnered multiple wins at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It bagged 8 Lions and a Grand Prix and was quickly dubbed “the future of billboard advertising” by the press and jurors.
“The role of the Council is to set ablaze the creative fire with which everyone at Ogilvy can light their torch,” said Tham. “This takes courage, guts, hard work, learned wisdom, creative brilliance, passion and drive. But above all else it requires the vision to look up and imagine with audacity,” he noted. “Emma and Charlie do just that.”
De la Fosse said, “Charlie and I are honoured to join Khai and the Worldwide Creative Council, a band of artists, thinkers and sages with the ability to make a little mischief and magic to entertain and engage consumers on behalf of brands. We look forward to lighting some torches on behalf of creativity.”
Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide: Pat Sloan, [email protected]
May 18, 2015
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