David Ogilvy

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.

Noreen O’Leary, One of Advertising’s Most Iconic Journalists, Has Died

Noreen O'Leary, a giant of advertising journalism who spent the past 31 years perfecting her craft at Adweek, passed away Saturday after a battle with cancer. She was 59.

After 60 Years in Advertising, I Believe True Creativity Is More Powerful Than Ever

A good thing about getting old in this business is that you've actually lived through all the changes and survived the perennial predictions of ad agency extinction.

Departing Ogilvy CEO Miles Young Reflects on Tempering a Proud Legacy With Humility

For nearly 35 years, Miles Young's life has been built around Ogilvy & Mather, the agency where he consistently climbed the ranks, eventually becoming global CEO in 2008.

Want to Produce Craft Beyond the Norm? Hire Confident Oddballs

In the late 1960s, arguably the heyday of our industry, advertising icon David Ogilvy wrote a five-point memo to his office managers worldwide, noting "the characteristics which suggest to [him] that a person has the potential for rapid promotion." They were: The person is ambi

Why David Mamet Wants to Direct Ads Again

Specs Who David Mamet Age 65 New gig Commercial director, Aéro Film

Ogilvy Chief Miles Young Is Busy Reinventing a Troubled Agency

Some five years ago, Coca-Cola’s Jonathan Mildenhall took his first tour of Asia after assuming the company’s top marketing job, and as one would expect, Miles Young, then regional chief of Coke roster shop Ogilvy & Mather, took his client out on the town, in his own inimitable way.

The Breast of Advertising

Sales were “crazy, crazy,” at Sal Ali’s grocery and news shop in Manhattan, where issues of Time magazine featuring a controversial cover on attachment parenting were selling off the rack.

Calling Mr. Hathaway

For the average Saks Fifth Avenue customer, it might seem a bit strange that the male half of the glamorous couple starring in the department store’s latest Sexy Shoes magazine—a custom publishing effort between Fairchild's Footwear News and Sa

Bill Bernbach: Creative Revolutionary

Don’t let the button-down shirt and the rep stripe tie fool you—Bill Bernbach was an aesthete, not an Establishment Man. The Creative Revolution that Bernbach led—which came to define the 1960s for baby boomers as much as rock ’n’ roll did—was about originality in thought and design in service of pushing product.