Noreen O'Leary


David Ogilvy: The Adweek Feature

For a half-century, David Ogilvy has blazed across the advertising skies. The tail of his comet stretches from the pre-television era and Madison Avenue in its gray-flanneled heyday on through the creative revolution and into the world of global mega-mergers. All the while, Ogilvy's sharp, iconoclastic personality has illuminated the industry like no other adman's.

MediaCom Wins BRP, the Manufacturer of Ski-Doo Snowmobiles

MediaCom is the new North American planning and buying agency for BRP, the Quebec-based manufacturer of recreational products.The WPP shop was awarded the business after a review which included OMD, Carat and Havas. Geometry, the incumbent, declined to participate in the search process.

Home Builder Picks The Richards Group as Creative Lead—the Shop’s Third Win This Month

The Richards Group is back at home with the PulteGroup after the Dallas-based independent agency was selected as the creative lead for Pulte's portfolio of homes. 

Miami Prepaid Phone Provider Taps Havas to Help It Grow U.S. Business

TracFone, which is launching a more aggressive push into the U.S. mobile market, has picked Havas Media Group as agency of record to help build the profile of the prepaid service provider, sources said.The Miami-based company awarded its media planning and buying business to Havas after a review that came down to finalists like incumbent Mediavest, Horizon and UM.

McCann’s Newly Promoted North American President Is Getting Expanded Duties

Chris Macdonald has been promoted to president of McCann North America, reflecting his role in the agency's recent wave of new business wins since the Brit moved to the U.S. as president of its flagship office in 2013.

Q&A: How Samsung Embraced Innovation to Become a Global Master of Brand Marketing

Even Samsung's top marketing executives like Younghee Lee admit it wasn't long ago that consumers thought of the company as "boring and monotonous," a geeked-out marketer working with a little-known ad agency affiliate in an electronics world transformed by sexy brands like Apple.

ANA Report Finds Execs Knew of ‘Pervasive’ Use of Nontransparent Media Practices

In its much-awaited transparency report the Association of National Advertisers reveals troubling specifics to bolster its accusations of the "pervasive" use of kickbacks and rebates in an ad industry where "senior exe

McCann Creative Shop in San Francisco Names Its First President

Kelly Johnson has been promoted to president at twofifteenmccann, San Francisco, a new role at the McCann Worldgroup agency following a recent surge in new business.

How Iconic Charities Like Red Cross and United Way Are Trying to Win Over Millennial Donors

Some of the country's most iconic nonprofits have struggled to raise money in the past few years while a new breed of philanthropic organization is thriving thanks in large part to its appeal to millennial donors.

Havas Chicago Taps GrubHub for New HR Head

Jennifer Marszalek is the new chief talent officer for Havas Worldwide Chicago, joining the agency from GrubHub where she ran human resources at the mobile and online food delivery service.