Collins Gets Global Role on Ogilvy’s BP

CHICAGO Ogilvy & Mather here has hired Patrick Collins as worldwide client service director—the No. 2 post—on the agency network’s $300 million BP account.

In the position, Collins, 39, will manage advertising and support for BP’s retail and convenience stores around the world. In addition, he will oversee the North American portion of the account, including brand work. Collins will be based in Chicago, but will report directly to Ken Wright, the London-based global brand director for BP.

“Patrick’s a smart leader with an impressive resume and experience in delivering branded retail solutions across a wide variety of categories, including fuels,” said O&M Chicago co-managing director Linda Garrison in a statement. “Patrick will help us continue to lead Ogilvy’s stewardship delivering innovative quality results.”

Collins began his advertising career in Chicago, working at both DDB Needham and Bayer Bess Vanderwalker. He earned category experience managing the ARCO-am/pm business while at Rubin Postaer and Associates in Santa Monica, Calif. Most recently, he was a client service director on the British Airways account for M&C Saatchi in New York.