CD Otto Bell Leaving OgilvyEntertainment

By Patrick Coffee 

otto bellToday we learned of more staffing changes at the New York office of Ogilvy & Mather: Creative Director Otto Bell and Director of Creative Management Lisa Clunie will be leaving the agency.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any specifics at the moment on why either party is leaving or where they plan to go.

Bell has been with OgilvyEntertainment for nearly a decade after working in brand planning at Y&R and becoming the second member of the unit after founder Doug Scott. He was hired during a WPP fellowship after graduating from Oxford and went on to create content for such Ogilvy clients as DuPont, Cisco, Phillips, and IBM.


Clunie joined Ogilvy in 2011 as a senior partner and director of creative management for North America. Previous agency roles include stints in accounts at Carmichael Lynch and Fallon. She also served as group account director of BBH NY and managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi’s New York office before joining the O&M organization.

These moves follow the August departures of former CCO Calle Sjoenell and Scott, who went to WME/IMG (William Morris Endeavor) as EVP of Marketing and Brand Solutions. At the end of January, the agency promoted Corinna Falusi to replace Sjoenell; no word on plans to replace either Scott or the outgoing Bell.

Updates as they come in.