Ogilvy PR’s Silverman Named to Worldwide Board

NEW YORK – Marcia Silverman, CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations, has been elected to WPP Group’s Ogilvy & Mather’s worldwide board.

A 20-year veteran of Ogilvy PR, Silverman was named CEO of that division in August 2002, having previously served as Ogilvy PR’s president of the Americas. Before that, she headed Ogilvy PR’s office in Washington DC for 10 years.

In a statement, Shelly Lazarus, Ogilvy’s chairman and CEO, pointed to the heightened importance of public relations disciplines in Ogilvy’s approach to marketing brands as one reason for Silverman’s election.

The Ogilvy Worldwide Board consists of 24 senior agency executives representing all agency disciplines and worldwide offices.