Ogilvy’s John Seifert to step down

1+ He is the only CEO to have worked with all of Ogilvy’s previous chairmen, including founder David Ogilvy. Now, after 41 years, current CEO John Seifert has announced that he will be retire from the agency in 2021. Under Seifert, Ogilvy underwent a global restructuring and rebranding on its 70th anniversary. In the agency … Continue reading “Ogilvy’s John Seifert to step down”

Ogilvy terminates Worldwide CCO Tham Khai Meng

1+ Following an extensive internal investigation, Adweek is reporting that Ogilvy has parted ways with the agency’s longtime Chief Creative Officer and Co-Chairman Tham Khai Meng. News outlets were alerted after an internal memo from CEO John Seifert was made public. The memo, which was sent to all staff today, mentions, “complaints serious enough to … Continue reading “Ogilvy terminates Worldwide CCO Tham Khai Meng”

New gigs for Sciarotta, Funk, Kirk and Gitersonke

Joe Sciarotta promoted to Ogilvy Co-U.S. Creative Officer

Ogilvy and Mather announced that the agency promoted veteran Chicago creative leader, Joe Sciarotta to U.S. Chief Creative Officer along with Alfonson Marian, who will also share the title. According to a report in AgencySpy, they will form a new stateside management team alongside U.S. CEO Lou Aversano and chief strategy officer Steve Zaroff.