Ogilvy Names Former Publicis CSO Mick McCabe as Global Chief Strategy Officer

By Kyle O'Brien 

Ogilvy has hired Mick McCabe as its global chief strategy officer. He will be responsible for the company’s strategy product across 131 offices in 92 countries.

McCabe joins Ogilvy from Publicis Groupe, where he held various leadership roles over the past decade, most recently as chief strategy officer for Publicis Worldwide. He also held CSO roles for Le Truc, Publicis Creative USA and Leo Burnett. Prior to joining Publicis, McCabe led strategy teams at Deutsch and Kirshenbaum Bond.

“We are thrilled that a global talent with Mick’s rich experience is joining our team. Mick is a thinker and proven leader who exemplifies how we want Ogilvy to succeed—by blending strategy, creativity, and technology to create impact and growth for us and our clients. He will be an important partner as we continue accelerating Ogilvy’s own business transformation,” Andy Main, global chief executive officer at Ogilvy said in a statement.


During his tenure at Publicis, McCabe worked on the group’s largest accounts, including Allstate, Bank of America, CVS, Heineken, Samsung and Walmart. Additionally, he served as a strategic advisor and acting CMO for the launch of VR fitness platform Supernatural. His work has been recognized by Cannes and Jay Chiat awards, and includes two Grand Prix Effies.

“Since Ogilvy’s inception, creativity founded on deep strategy has underpinned every aspect of our business. As we continue to invest in both these areas, Mick’s expertise, instincts and track record of delivering creative solutions to complex problems will be an incredible asset to our people and clients alike,” Devika Bulchandani, global president and CEO North America, said in a statement.