Ogilvy UK hires Charlie Coney as Creative Strategy Officer UK and EMEA
Coney joins from Golin where he was most recently Executive Creative Director of the US West Coast Region having previously been Head of Creative at Golin London/EMEA. Prior to his 14 years at Golin, Coney worked in-house at eBay. He brings a wealth of experience spanning consumer and corporate, editorial, social and content and influence marketing.
Coney’s role will be focused on bringing strategy and creative closer together across the region and working with the Ogilvy creative community in the UK, EMEA and globally to further build earned creative excellence.
In the UK, Coney will lead a creative strategy team of eight, including Creative Director, Andrew Soar and Strategy Lead, Andrew Lopez.
Matt Buchanan, Ogilvy’s Global Head of Consumer PR said: “I’ve wanted to work with Charlie for years and I’m delighted that with his return to the UK from the US, we’ve managed to finally make it happen.
“At Golin London, Charlie built the creative and strategy function from the ground up and led a team of strategists, copywriters, makers, creatives and developers to deliver breakthrough thinking and creative for clients. His experience across a mix of brands, categories and channels makes him a true all-rounder who is hugely respected by clients and colleagues alike. I know he’ll add a lot of value to our business here in the UK, EMEA and globally.”
Lisa Bright, Ogilvy PR Global Chief Creative Officer, said: “Charlie is outstanding talent and we’re delighted to have him join the Ogilvy global creative community. He shares our ethos of borderless creativity and will bring a renewed focus on earned creative excellence, not just in PR but also through the exciting creative opportunities that exist where craft and disciplines intersect.”
Charlie Coney said: “There aren’t many agencies that match Ogilvy’s brand recognition, reputation and strategic and creative firepower - when I started my career it was the first agency I really wanted to join. There’s a ton of potential in combining my earned-first global experience with their extensive strategic and creative talent - and I’m excited to see how far we can push things.”