We inspire brands and people to impact the world. 

We call this Borderless Creativity.      

Our Capabilities

We create brand defining ideas. Ideas that make brands truly matter to people’s daily lives and drive commercial success for our clients.

We put brand thinking at the heart of the total customer experience.  Unlocking how a brand expresses itself in a differentiated way across all channels and informing the way it brings products and services to market. We seek to give brands a meaningful role in society that captures the imagination of their audiences, ultimately driving them to growth.

We think of ourselves as creative problem solvers, asking the hard questions, solving business and marketing challenges for B2B clients. Solutions inspired by data and insight that require an understanding of the channel, and the ability to support MarTech platforms.

Our goal is to help clients unlock the value in their customers and prospects, now and in the future. We help Marketing balance the need for short-term returns as well as long-term investment.

We are a global branding agency that helps our clients seize opportunity in moments of critical change. From multinational businesses to household names, we harness the power of creativity and neuroscience to help brands stand up, stand out and win in a changing world. In today’s fast-moving world, businesses and brands are facing unprecedented levels of change and it's more important than ever to understand people within that context.

To do this, we use neuroscience to understand how they decode the world and make decisions about the businesses and brands they engage with. We then use these learnings to design immersive brand identities that create a total brand experience.

We devise clever solutions to a range of difficult business problems. We look beyond the one-off transaction, to maximise the full value of every customer during their lifetime with a brand. We also unlock their potential to become powerful advocates, and to collaborate with brands.

Through our offerings and expertise in Consulting, Ecommerce, MarTech and Experience Design, we consistently seek to improve the quality and value of the customer experience.

We believe the greatest gains to be made in business and society today are psychological in nature, not technological.  Founded by Rory Sutherland, Ogilvy Consulting’s Behavioural Science Practice works to creatively apply the insights of contemporary behavioural science to diagnose, create and validate what we call ‘Unseen Opportunities’

Our work spans product design, experience design, organisational change and behaviour change campaigns. So, if you’ve identified a behaviour to change, face a ‘sticky’ challenge that traditional methods haven’t solved yet, or simply have an interest in being more creative with the psychological power embedded within your brand, communications and customer channels, we believe ‘Unseen Opportunities’ await.

We help brands identify, innovate and communicate their health impact for growth. The ‘Wellness Gap’ in the UK is lost growth potential for brands. 69% of British consumers believe brands need to embrace wellness as part of their core mission yet only 35% find brands’ wellness benefits believable (Ogilvy research, April 2020). 

In our Practice, we combine the best-in-class consumer insight, innovation & creativity from Ogilvy, that is well known to all, along with the health, medical & scientific expertise that we have across our global network, working to deliver outstanding business results for our clients.

 

We create campaigns that launch brands, transform perception and build equity, across all stakeholder groups. Brand reputation and cultural relevance are two of the most powerful and persuasive assets a company can have. Perception is reality and, to cut through the media noise, brands need to lead with decisive action and communications. 
As we move from shareholder value towards stakeholder value, earned media and influence find themselves at the heart of every corporate strategy. We are an integrated communications team, with experts in corporate, consumer, culture, tech, brand, internal, social, content and influence all sitting together, as one. 
With a deep pool of strategic and creative talent to draw upon, and working closely with our behavioural team, we create campaigns that launch brands, transform perception, and build equity, across all stakeholder groups.

Our Clients

Mondelēz
Sainsbury's logo
Dove
Vodafone
Mattel
Barcardi
F1
Sipsmith
Boots logo
HSBC
Wrap
Post Office
Halls
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Unilever
Martini
Hellmann's
Rolls Royce
Inmarsat
HM Government
TK Maxx
Kimberly-Clark
BP
IBM

Our Team

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Victoria Day

Managing Director, Advertising, UK

Vic leads our Advertising, Brand & Content business in the UK as Managing Director. She has over 20 years' experience partnering with clients to drive impact, and is zealous about the power of creativity to drive growth.

She joined Ogilvy in 2018 to supercharge the Boots team and lead them to new successes, working across their portfolio and multiple consumer touchpoints. She was shortly promoted to Head of Account Management and as a driving force for change rolled out multiple training and D&I initiatives and built new teams across the business. Developing & nurturing talent will always be built into the way she works. 

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Vic worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, FCB Inferno, Elvis and adam&eveDDB where she ran, amongst other things, the Waitrose, Google and Halifax accounts creating multiple award-winning, and highly effective, creative campaigns.

Outside of work Vic can usually be found in her local green spaces with Gil, her badly behaved Miniature Schnauzer

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Nicola Dodd

Managing Director of PR, UK

With over 25 years of brand communications experience across agency and in-house, Nicola has been a Managing Partner and part of the Ogilvy PR leadership team since 2019, leading new business, overseeing operations and corporate and consumer work for clients including Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, UNESCO and Aldi.

Prior to Ogilvy, Nicola was Deputy Managing Director of Karmarama PR agency, Kaper.

Nicola has a broad spectrum of experience across commercial, not-for-profit and government and has worked with leading organisations including Barclays, IKEA, Unilever, Virgin Trains, London Underground and Dyson. She appears in the 2021 PR Week Power Book.

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Paul English

Global Consulting Principle, UK

Paul has spent the better part of the last 20 years helping global companies find the intersection of digital technology, customer insight, and business impact. As a Consulting Principal at Ogilvy Consulting, Paul helps businesses understand how to best leverage new technologies, channels, and behaviors across the enterprise.

Working across sectors and geographies—from startups to global enterprises—Paul is focused on how businesses can best leverage the digital opportunity for growth. He is fanatical about innovation and understanding today’s mutating consumer and B2B habits to find new ways to build customer equity in volume, value, and advocacy.

Before joining Ogilvy Consulting, Paul helped lead the Digital Transformation practice for Prophet, where he headed the global Samsung B2B business and developed IP around Digital Transformation, Social Business, and Digital Product & Service Innovation. As a small agency owner for five years, he worked with clients like Hewlett-Packard, Dulux, Star Alliance, and Richemont Group on transformational digital initiatives. Prior to that, he helped build the digital agency arm of Sapient Europe—as its founding director—transforming Sapient Interactive (now Publicis.Sapient) from obscurity into a leading UK and EMEA digital agency. A proud boomeranger, Paul also spent six years with OgilvyOne and OgilvyInteractive in New York and Paris, where he filled several senior roles, including that of executive director of OgilvyInteractive France.

Paul is frequently quoted in the business and trade press on Digital Transformation and is a guest lecturer on the topic at London Business School. Paul received his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in History and Classical Latin.

 

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Fiona Gordon

CEO, UK

Fiona is the CEO of Ogilvy UK – a full service leading communications agency. She recently took on this role and has spent her career at Ogilvy and WPP, since joining as a graduate trainee. ​

She has built her career with a client centric focus. Her most recent role was Chief Client Officer for Ogilvy for EMEA - looking to help our clients succeed and grow across the region.​ Prior to this Fiona led the WPP Walgreens Boots Alliance team based in London. She built out the integrated team from 3 to 130 specialists from across WPP working across Boots and Global Consumer Brands. She was a key part of the team that successfully retained and expanded the business in the recent pitch review.  ​

She has worked at Ogilvy across her career across large global clients, challenger brands and in different geographies.  Fiona was the Group Chairman of the 400 person Ogilvy Singapore office for 5 years and during her tenure they won Creative Network for South East Agency and she was voted as leading CEO for South East Asia. ​

Fiona has also lived and worked in NY for over five years working across the American Express business and in Hong Kong leading the expansion of Ogilvy’s global clients across Asia, including in China and India.​

She sits on the Advisory board of Stella, WPP Women’s network, and is a mentor within WPP and Ogilvy and has a reverse mentor. She is passionate about growing talent. ​

Fiona has just been named on Ad Age’s Leading Women list, recognizing the forces that are leading the change across the industry.

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Andre Laurentino

Chief Creative Officer, UK

André Laurentino, better known as Dedé, is the CCO of Ogilvy UK and Global ECD on Dove.
 
Brazilian born Dedé was one of Brazil's most awarded art directors for 10 years. He then became a copywriter and soon went on to win the same accolades in his new role. Over the past 25 years, he's done award-winning work for brands such as Visa, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, adidas, Hellmann's, Dove, Comfort and many others. 
 
Dede has over 30 Cannes Lions to his name, as well as D&AD and The One Show pencils. 
 
Alongside his career in advertising, Dede is a published author (a novel in 2005, collected essays in 2017) and also wrote TV series for Globo TV – Brazil’s largest TV network. He was a regular columnist for newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo for 10 years and has collaborated with drawings and cartoons for various magazines and newspapers.

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Clare Lawson

Chief Executive Officer, Experience, UK

Clare is CEO of Ogilvy Experience EMEA, and also leads Ogilvy UK’s Experience business, which is focused on delivering strategies that drive growth and long term customer value for brands. With over 20 years experience in the direct to consumer space, Clare has lead consumer and business brands in telco, finance, hospitality, CPG, and entertainment.

Prior to this role, Clare was the Chief Customer Officer of Ogilvy UK, and prior to that Managing Director of OgilvyOne  - Ogilvy’s Customer Experience arm. She is a data geek at heart and has a passion for all things precision and performance. 

Alongside her current role, Clare is an active member of WPP’s mentor programme and mentors three up and coming ladies, along with being a sponsor of Ogilvy Equals. Ogilvy’s equality network - not to be confused as a women’s only network, champions the need for equality in the workplace. She is also Chair of the IPA 44 Club.

Out of work, she is an avid sports fan, and saves that passion for performance for standing on the side-lines of her eldest son’s football training and matches that somehow consume the whole weekend! 

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Vicky Bullen

CEO, Coley Porter Bell

Vicky has nearly 30 years' experience in the brand industry and has been at Coley Porter Bell for 25 of these, promoted to CEO in 2005. 

She has led on many of the world’s largest branding projects for companies including LEGO, Post Office, Fremantle media, Unilever, Nestlé, Tesco, and RAF.

Whether it’s delivering brand strategy and architecture solutions, visual identities, brand experiences, naming or innovation, Vicky is particularly interested in the role of Neuroscience in branding to deliver more powerful solutions for our clients. And she believes that brands today need to be truly immersive to in order to deliver rich experiences across their ecosystems. 

She sits on the Ogilvy UK Board, is a member of WACL and the Marketing Society, and is also a Design Business Association (DBA) Board Director. In 2019 Vicky was awarded the Fellowship Award from The Marketing Society for her outstanding contribution to the industry and in 2020 was re-elected to sit on the Design Business Association.

 

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Nina Jasinski

Global Managing Director New Business, Chief Marketing Officer, UK

Nina’s role at Ogilvy is about making sure clients access the right talent to turbo charge their brand and make it ready for the future. She leads teams across the network and drives the Ogilvy growth agenda. She works closely with WPP and helps connect clients across the group.

Her background is that having read Economics at UCL she started her career at the Financial Times. She then joined the world of advertising and has been talking with clients about how to leverage their brands and maximise their growth ever since. She has been instrumental in the success and growth of some of the most creative and prestigious communication brands including Y&R, Rainey Kelly, Dare, Leo Burnett & Wunderman. Having spent an equal amount of time working in advertising as well as customer engagement, CRM & digital agencies she understands the issues of integration, digital and convergence perfectly.

She is an active member of WACL - Women's Advertising Club of London - a Trustee of the industry charity NABS, and a Business Leader at the Marketing Society. She has been the Chair of Judges for the Future Leaders Awards for 2 years and is the exec sponsor of Ogilvy Women Ogilvy’s female leadership network. In 2017 she was invited to join the Countess of Wessex's Women's Network Forum - a group to help get greater diversity across business as a whole. Her passion is for a fairer society for all.

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Helen Matthews

Chief People Officer, UK

Helen Matthews is an industry-leading agent of change, specialising in creating, shaping and delivering world-class management of people. She has over 20 years of experience, collaborating with businesses and C-suite teams to design and enact new ways of working, future-proofing some of the world’s best known organisations across sectors to cater to the talent of today and tomorrow.

Helen has consistently been a trusted partner within senior teams, setting the agenda for transformation, but with collaboration at the heart of her approach. She has a strong belief that companies are only as strong as their people, and maintaining humanity at the heart of organisational decisions is key. She is a passionate advocate for not just attracting diverse talent, but providing an environment of true inclusivity which allows all voices to thrive with a sense of belonging.

Helen builds momentum within companies, ensuring solutions are designed to attract, nurture and upskill people – yielding an uplift in commercial performance, as well as working to create an invigorating culture for the best talent across industries. Determined to challenge the status quo, Helen motivates teams to work closely with talent in the organisation to shape solutions differently. Her pragmatic approach to new challenges allows for change to be enacted at pace.

At Ogilvy UK, Helen is the agency’s first Chief People Officer. She is the overarching guardian of the agency’s employee experience, co-designing new ways to attract, retain and grow talent. In an agency first, she is harnessing customer engagement strategists to apply a renewed rigour to understand and act upon real insights into what the agency talent needs. Through working closely with teams across Ogilvy’s capabilities, Helen has overseen the continued embedding of a culture rooted in creativity, learning, listening, diversity and inclusion. She is pursuing a holistic strategy for making the agency a true talent magnet within the agency landscape and beyond.

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Helen has demonstrable experience in organisations of various scales and specialisms. She played a pivotal role in the editorial transformation at Time Inc. in the UK – ensuring the business could realise its digital ambitions by creating platform-agnostic content while achieving commercial targets.  Helen has helped a number of SMEs with employee engagement, organisation design and leadership development, and overarching transformational change. At Tiger Aspect, she transformed the company into a powerful employer brand, resulting in improved creative work and commercial success. With the BBC, Helen led a team of over 50 specialists across creative divisions to establish a robust, future-proofed people strategy. Other notable organisations Helen has worked with include SAP, ITN and the NHS.

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John Cornwell

Chief Operating Officer, UK & Worldwide Commercial Director

John is Executive Partner, Chief Operating Officer, UK & Worldwide Commercial Director. He is hugely passionate about the creative output of the agency and ensuring that the ideas Ogilvy produces for brands which drive their businesses are valued accordingly. To ensure Ogilvy continues to service clients in the most effective way possible, John is spearheading the commercial efforts to move towards a truly integrated Ogilvy.
 
In an ever-changing industry, he relishes the challenges ahead and is highly skilled in negotiating with procurement and securing terms that work for all parties. John has personally managed many key global client relationships (commercially) throughout his career including Kimberly-Clark, Ford, IAG and American Express.
 
John’s career at Ogilvy began when he joined in London as a Management Accountant – more than a few years ago! Since then, he ascended to a variety of different roles across the network in both London and New York, with his remit including regional and global responsibilities.
 
After his time as Finance Director for OgilvyOne and Director of Commercial Strategy and Operations for EMEA, John became Worldwide Commercial Director. Managing a team of Commercial Directors based throughout the world and responsible for managing global client relationships commercially, he has been integral to driving the adoption of commercial best practice across the globe, including pricing, negotiation, procurement strategy, new business and commercial training.

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Ann Higgins

Chief Consulting Officer, UK

As Managing Director, Ogilvy Consulting EMEA and Chief Consulting Officer, Ogilvy UK, Ann leads the strategic consulting team in the UK and across Europe, based in London. Ogilvy Consulting is the strategy and innovation arm of Ogilvy, helping clients find new paths to growth as they navigate an increasingly complex environment. 

With her team, Ann delivers Growth & Innovation, Brand & Customer Experience and Digital Transformation solutions and also oversees our specialist practices in Corporate & Sustainability and Behavioural Science.  With over 20 years in WPP in strategy and client leadership roles spanning New York, Paris and London, Ann has been instrumental in developing our IP in modern marketing and applying it with clients across a wide range of industries – from Financial Services and Technology, to FMCG, Retail with brands including American Express, British Airways, Unilever, Mondelez, Nestlé, IBM, Cisco, SAP and Louis Vuitton.

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Ann worked for what is now Kantar Consulting, developing and using qualitative and quantitative consumer research to inform long-term marketing and brand strategy scenarios for clients including Lloyds TSB. Following this she worked in brand and advertising planning for what is now Wunderman Thompson and in Digital Media at Mindshare. Ann is a BIMA 100 member and is a graduate of University College Dublin and Université Pierre Mendès-France.

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Rory Sutherland

Vice Chairman, UK

Rory is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found a behavioral science practice within the agency. ​

He works with a consulting practice of psychology graduates who look for ‘unseen opportunities’ in consumer behaviour - these are the very small contextual changes which can have enormous effects on the decisions people make - for instance tripling the sales rate of a call centre by adding just a few sentences to the script. Put another way, lots of agencies will talk about "bought, owned and earned" media: we also look for "invented media" and "discovered media": seeking out those unexpected (and inexpensive) contextual tweaks that transform the way that people think and act. ​

It is a hugely valuable activity - but, alas, not particularly lucrative. This is because clients generally do not have budgets for solving problems they have not noticed. ​

Before founding Ogilvy Change, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years, having joined as a graduate trainee in 1988. He has variously been President of the IPA, Chair of the Judges for the Direct Jury at Cannes, and has spoken at TED Global. He writes regular columns for the Spectator, Market Leader and Impact, and also occasional pieces for Wired. He is the author of two books: The Wiki Man, available on Amazon at prices between £1.96 and £2,345.54, depending on whether the algorithm is having a bad day, and Alchemy, The surprising Power of Ideas which don't make Sense, to be published in the UK and US in March 2019.  ​

Rory is married to a vicar and has twin daughters of 17. He lives in the former home of Napoleon III - unfortunately in the attic. He is a trustee of the Benjamin Franklin House in London and of Rochester Cathedral. ​ ​

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Ideas

Careers – Work With Us

At Ogilvy UK, creativity fuels everything we do. We are always looking for diverse talent to join our team and make our work richer. We want to hear from you.

Explore our Pipe apprenticeship opportunities below and our current vacancies here.

If you don't see what you're looking for, we're always up for connecting with interesting people so please contact ogilvycareers@ogilvy.com

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The Pipe

Welcome to The Pipe! 

You’re the ones who stand apart. Who think a little differently.

You’re the ones who might just be perfect for our paid apprenticeship. Where your passion could become your career. 

Established to celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience, it’s  a two-year  placement starting  mid-January  2022.  

The Pipe is open to anyone hoping to embrace a career in our creative industry. We’re looking for four production minds - problem solvers and critical thinkers who may not have considered our industry as a possibility. 

Bring your ideas. Bring your experiences. Bring your unique story and perspective. After all, diverse thinking leads to better ideas.  

We've worked closely with our partners Uptree, Brixton Finishing School, and Prince's Trust ensure the programme is shared widely within underrepresented communities.

This is your opportunity to play a critical part in bringing to life ideas that encourage people to buy products, change their behaviour, give to charitable causes or even effect social change and help businesses grow, whilst also studying towards a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A-Levels).

Swipe through for details of the programme and to meet some of our alumni who have risen up through The Pipe

Apply here: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/pawvzpgozp 

The roles offered in the Pipe apprenticeship scheme

A role in Production will be the right opportunity if you're interested in:

• Making content that stops thumbs and puts a smile on the face of strangers 

• Bringing ideas to life (including budgeting, location sourcing, planning of shoot logistics, call sheets, financial management and on shoot attendance and support)

• Collaborating with Post-Production companies, Sound Technicians and video editors

Alongside the learning and experience you'll receive to support your Junior Content Producer qualification, you'll also be given a unique opportunity to work across projects that connect with consumers on multiple channels, whether that be Social Media, Digital, TV, Print or Out of Home Advertising.

You will also study for a Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship, Level 3 qualification.

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What do you get out of The Pipe?

Alongside your day-to-day role, you’ll spend 20% of your time studying towards a level 3 qualification.

You’ll get:

A 2-year placement paying £21,500  per annum  and  a start-up bonus, to give you the financial kick start to your new career. Mentors, real briefs, and an incredible learning experience.

The opportunity to work on a variety of clients from big to small and global to local. Full exposure to all the different kinds of clients and businesses that we work with at Ogilvy.  

To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must be:

• 16 years of age and above 

• Have lived within the UK/EEA for a minimum of 3 consecutive years  

• Spend at least 50% of your working hours in England (Government Requirement)  

• Have the right to live and work in England  Have a Level 1 qualification in Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent, at grades 4-9/A-D)  

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOLLY HERON

Where are you now?
I am currently in my 3rd rotation in the Influence department. I have previously completed rotations in PR and Advertising.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to work in a fast based environment and witness my work come to life as campaigns go live. I love that no day is the same as I work with a wide range of clients across different industries and markets. I also love working with a team of brilliant people who are passionate about the work they are creating.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
There is no such thing as a silly question! Time goes so quickly in your rotations so try and talk to as many people as possible to understand more about the department. There is always so much going on at Ogilvy so try and say yes and get involved in as much as possible.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Inspiring, passionate, fun.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
The apprenticeship allows you to experience all sides of the business and get a taster of what it is like to work in this amazing industry. Through the rotations I have found where my passions lie, I know what kind of work I want to create and what career I want to pursue. I can’t recommend it enough!

Molly Heron

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

JOMI OGUNREMI

Where are you now?
I’m currently on my second rotation in the Strategy apartment. Prior to that I was working with the Behavioural Science team in the Consulting department.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Each day is different, there’s always something exciting happening in the business. Sometimes it’s the opportunity to work on a different kind of brief or being able meet new people.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s very important to take every opportunity that comes your way whilst on the program. Rotating to different parts of the business allows you to meet more people who can each offer you something different.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
People-centric, Unique, Collaborative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
This is a unique opportunity which allows you to gain invaluable experience from some of the best in the industry and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Jomi Ogunremi

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOSES RATHBONE

Where are you now?
I am mid-way through my second rotation in the Pipe. I spent the first six months working in the Consultancy team. I researched different brands, business models, industries and consumers and used the research to derive different brand strategies. I was even lucky enough to work with the US team (albeit remotely). I am now in the Strategy department on ‘Team Red’ helping with the big-picture thinking behind Vodafone’s advertising campaigns.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to read and watch A LOT of different adverts. I like talking to the creatives and watching how the team’s strategic thought gets turned into an actual ad. It was super fun to see one of my pieces of work pop up as a paid ad on Instagram the other day.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s really important to have an opinion on things. Do lots of reading and keep up with cultural trends. TikTok / Switch / Twitter are actually a really good source for this. Use your background and your knowledge to put a different spin on an everyday narrative. People here really love it when you say something in a way they haven’t heard before.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Quirky, collaborative, creative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
There is opportunity for everyone. People welcome enthusiasm and you can get involved in whatever you find interesting. The people are intelligent, interesting and dedicated to what they do. You get to work in loads of different bits of the agency, meeting new people along the way. Where else can you do that?

Mo Rathbone

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Equals

Ogilvy Equals is a collective of people striving for gender equality. We’re here to unite us all in ensuring equality in both the ways we work and the work we create.

We’re for eco-systems, not echo-chambers - creating inclusive events where all genders and ages can challenge, debate and evolve.
We’re for the people - here to empower and enlighten. To challenge the barriers that get in your way and connect you to people that can help you reach your goals.

We’re for the work – what we create on a daily basis holds a mirror up to society. We want to make sure that everyone feels respected and represented by what they see looking back at them.

We’re for pushing things forward - plugged in and part of the huge equality movement that’s opened  all sorts of doors. We’re here to kick the hinges off and make sure they never close behind

Ogilvy Proud

Ogilvy Proud is a network for LGBTQ+ people across the business. Our aim is simple: to nurture connections within Ogilvy, WPP, our clients and the wider community so we can create positive change across the industry.

At Ogilvy Proud, we celebrate individuality and have a work environment where people feel welcome and able to thrive. We’ll partner with our clients to ensure that diversity is always a considered part of everything that we do. And we work with local communities to promote the LGBTQ+ agenda.

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Ogilvy Roots

Since its inception at Ogilvy UK in 2017, Roots has been informing Talent Management strategies and real client briefs. It’s also beginning its expansion across WPP, to foster greater connectivity and collaboration.

Driven by a desire to better inform our approach to ethnicity, race, culture and religion within our industry, Roots aims to inspire and support both talent and clients. Ogilvy Roots does this through open, honest discussion, project-led action, and builds a hub to offer a greater spectrum of cultural insights. The team have won client work for brands such as the MOBOs and World Afro Day.

Ogilvy Parents and Carers

Is a community support network for Ogilvy's parents and carers as they balance their commitment to family​ life with building a successful career at Ogilvy. 

Ogilvy ReWired

Ogilvy Rewired is Ogilvy UK's newest network all about neurodiversity. It’s designed to be an exploration of being human within the workplace by celebrating, educating, and supporting current and prospective employees.

Neurodiversity is the understanding and acceptance that we all have differently wired brains; that conditions such as ASC, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and many more are naturally occurring variations in cognitive processing, rather than something that needs to be treated or cured.

The idea is to help Ogilvy and our employees discover the diverse world of all different perspectives that our staff possess and celebrating their strengths in the agency.

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The Pipe

Welcome to The Pipe! 

You’re the ones who stand apart. Who think a little differently.

You’re the ones who might just be perfect for our paid apprenticeship. Where your passion could become your career. 

Established to celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience, it’s  a two-year  placement starting  mid-January  2022.  

The Pipe is open to anyone hoping to embrace a career in our creative industry. We’re looking for four production minds - problem solvers and critical thinkers who may not have considered our industry as a possibility. 

Bring your ideas. Bring your experiences. Bring your unique story and perspective. After all, diverse thinking leads to better ideas.  

We've worked closely with our partners Uptree, Brixton Finishing School, and Prince's Trust ensure the programme is shared widely within underrepresented communities.

This is your opportunity to play a critical part in bringing to life ideas that encourage people to buy products, change their behaviour, give to charitable causes or even effect social change and help businesses grow, whilst also studying towards a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A-Levels).

Swipe through for details of the programme and to meet some of our alumni who have risen up through The Pipe

Apply here: https://app.beapplied.com/apply/pawvzpgozp 

The roles offered in the Pipe apprenticeship scheme

A role in Production will be the right opportunity if you're interested in:

• Making content that stops thumbs and puts a smile on the face of strangers 

• Bringing ideas to life (including budgeting, location sourcing, planning of shoot logistics, call sheets, financial management and on shoot attendance and support)

• Collaborating with Post-Production companies, Sound Technicians and video editors

Alongside the learning and experience you'll receive to support your Junior Content Producer qualification, you'll also be given a unique opportunity to work across projects that connect with consumers on multiple channels, whether that be Social Media, Digital, TV, Print or Out of Home Advertising.

You will also study for a Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship, Level 3 qualification.

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What do you get out of The Pipe?

Alongside your day-to-day role, you’ll spend 20% of your time studying towards a level 3 qualification.

You’ll get:

A 2-year placement paying £21,500  per annum  and  a start-up bonus, to give you the financial kick start to your new career. Mentors, real briefs, and an incredible learning experience.

The opportunity to work on a variety of clients from big to small and global to local. Full exposure to all the different kinds of clients and businesses that we work with at Ogilvy.  

To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must be:

• 16 years of age and above 

• Have lived within the UK/EEA for a minimum of 3 consecutive years  

• Spend at least 50% of your working hours in England (Government Requirement)  

• Have the right to live and work in England  Have a Level 1 qualification in Maths and English (GCSE or equivalent, at grades 4-9/A-D)  

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOLLY HERON

Where are you now?
I am currently in my 3rd rotation in the Influence department. I have previously completed rotations in PR and Advertising.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to work in a fast based environment and witness my work come to life as campaigns go live. I love that no day is the same as I work with a wide range of clients across different industries and markets. I also love working with a team of brilliant people who are passionate about the work they are creating.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
There is no such thing as a silly question! Time goes so quickly in your rotations so try and talk to as many people as possible to understand more about the department. There is always so much going on at Ogilvy so try and say yes and get involved in as much as possible.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Inspiring, passionate, fun.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
The apprenticeship allows you to experience all sides of the business and get a taster of what it is like to work in this amazing industry. Through the rotations I have found where my passions lie, I know what kind of work I want to create and what career I want to pursue. I can’t recommend it enough!

Molly Heron

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

JOMI OGUNREMI

Where are you now?
I’m currently on my second rotation in the Strategy apartment. Prior to that I was working with the Behavioural Science team in the Consulting department.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
Each day is different, there’s always something exciting happening in the business. Sometimes it’s the opportunity to work on a different kind of brief or being able meet new people.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s very important to take every opportunity that comes your way whilst on the program. Rotating to different parts of the business allows you to meet more people who can each offer you something different.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
People-centric, Unique, Collaborative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
This is a unique opportunity which allows you to gain invaluable experience from some of the best in the industry and enjoy yourself at the same time.

Jomi Ogunremi

Meet some of The Pipe alumni

MOSES RATHBONE

Where are you now?
I am mid-way through my second rotation in the Pipe. I spent the first six months working in the Consultancy team. I researched different brands, business models, industries and consumers and used the research to derive different brand strategies. I was even lucky enough to work with the US team (albeit remotely). I am now in the Strategy department on ‘Team Red’ helping with the big-picture thinking behind Vodafone’s advertising campaigns.

What do you do day-to-day that excites you?
I get to read and watch A LOT of different adverts. I like talking to the creatives and watching how the team’s strategic thought gets turned into an actual ad. It was super fun to see one of my pieces of work pop up as a paid ad on Instagram the other day.

One thing everyone should know about the role/pipe programme?
It’s really important to have an opinion on things. Do lots of reading and keep up with cultural trends. TikTok / Switch / Twitter are actually a really good source for this. Use your background and your knowledge to put a different spin on an everyday narrative. People here really love it when you say something in a way they haven’t heard before.

What are the three characteristics you’d use to describe Ogilvy?
Quirky, collaborative, creative.

What would you say to convince me to apply?
There is opportunity for everyone. People welcome enthusiasm and you can get involved in whatever you find interesting. The people are intelligent, interesting and dedicated to what they do. You get to work in loads of different bits of the agency, meeting new people along the way. Where else can you do that?

Mo Rathbone

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Equals

Ogilvy Equals is a collective of people striving for gender equality. We’re here to unite us all in ensuring equality in both the ways we work and the work we create.

We’re for eco-systems, not echo-chambers - creating inclusive events where all genders and ages can challenge, debate and evolve.
We’re for the people - here to empower and enlighten. To challenge the barriers that get in your way and connect you to people that can help you reach your goals.

We’re for the work – what we create on a daily basis holds a mirror up to society. We want to make sure that everyone feels respected and represented by what they see looking back at them.

We’re for pushing things forward - plugged in and part of the huge equality movement that’s opened  all sorts of doors. We’re here to kick the hinges off and make sure they never close behind

Ogilvy Proud

Ogilvy Proud is a network for LGBTQ+ people across the business. Our aim is simple: to nurture connections within Ogilvy, WPP, our clients and the wider community so we can create positive change across the industry.

At Ogilvy Proud, we celebrate individuality and have a work environment where people feel welcome and able to thrive. We’ll partner with our clients to ensure that diversity is always a considered part of everything that we do. And we work with local communities to promote the LGBTQ+ agenda.

Ogilvy Networks

Ogilvy Roots

Since its inception at Ogilvy UK in 2017, Roots has been informing Talent Management strategies and real client briefs. It’s also beginning its expansion across WPP, to foster greater connectivity and collaboration.

Driven by a desire to better inform our approach to ethnicity, race, culture and religion within our industry, Roots aims to inspire and support both talent and clients. Ogilvy Roots does this through open, honest discussion, project-led action, and builds a hub to offer a greater spectrum of cultural insights. The team have won client work for brands such as the MOBOs and World Afro Day.

Ogilvy Parents and Carers

Is a community support network for Ogilvy's parents and carers as they balance their commitment to family​ life with building a successful career at Ogilvy. 

Ogilvy ReWired

Ogilvy Rewired is Ogilvy UK's newest network all about neurodiversity. It’s designed to be an exploration of being human within the workplace by celebrating, educating, and supporting current and prospective employees.

Neurodiversity is the understanding and acceptance that we all have differently wired brains; that conditions such as ASC, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and many more are naturally occurring variations in cognitive processing, rather than something that needs to be treated or cured.

The idea is to help Ogilvy and our employees discover the diverse world of all different perspectives that our staff possess and celebrating their strengths in the agency.

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