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.
The speculation about a successor to Miles Young is over: John Seifert is the new Ogilvy & Mather worldwide CEO, effective immediately. Young will continue as worldwide chairman until Sept. 1, when Seifert also assumes that role.
Anthony Wong has been named worldwide effectiveness director at Ogilvy & Mather, a role he will fill while continuing as client leader for TeamHW, WPP's dedicated agency unit on the Huawei account.
Word this week that Ogilvy creative exec Chris Garbutt will be leaving the agency arrived amid speculation that some loyalists to Miles Young, the agency network CEO who recently announced his retirement, are pondering their own future.
Ogilvy & Mather chief Miles Young is leaving for a top job at Oxford University. But before that offer even came along, Young planned to step back into a chairman's role at the WPP network next year, sources say.
Miles Young, the global CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, will leave the agency after more than three decades to take a top administrative position at Oxford University.
Ogilvy & Mather has filled the top slot at its social media practice with a regional leader and former journalist.
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.
A key Ogilvy & Mather client has become a partner in the agency’s e-commerce practice. IBM has agreed to supply the analytics and cloud technology for eCommerce@Ogilvy, a relatively new unit run by Carl Hartman, a former WPP Group lieutenant and account leader at Young & Rubicam. Hartman became practice lead on the unit in January.