Ogilvy Singapore announces two senior appointments

16 January, 2013


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SINGAPORE — Ogilvy & Mather Singapore announced today the appointment of the new Managing Director for OgilvyOne, Oscar Prats and new Head of Planning, Steve Walls.

A 25-year Ogilvy veteran, Prats moves to Singapore from Ogilvy Spain and his most recent role of Vice-President, Ogilvy Group Spain and CEO of Advertising. Prats has worked on many of Ogilvy’s global clients including IBM and American Express as well as led local business including Telefonica.

Fiona Gordon, Group Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Singapore said: “Oscar has a proven track record in building strong teams, creating great work for our clients and in driving innovation. We are delighted to have such a respected Ogilvy leader join us in Singapore as we continue to develop data, digital and e-commerce practices at OgilvyOne."

Walls joins from AMV-BBDO in the USA where he has recently been working on Blackberry. Prior to that, Walls worked at JWT in the USA on Unilever, Ford and Smirnoff as well as BBH in London and Singapore on Unilever, SingTel and Johnnie Walker.

"We're delighted to welcome Steve back to Singapore where he will be a great addition to Ogilvy & Mather. He is an original thinker, focused on fostering planning talent and driving great work for clients. We were very excited to win Singapore's first IPA Gold last year and hope to create more great work for our client's in 2013 with Steve's help,” continued Gordon.

Prats and Walls join Ogilvy mid-January and will both report to Fiona Gordon.


For further information, please contact:
Samantha Burgess-Allen
Ogilvy & Mather Asia Pacific
Tel: +65 6213 7996
Mobile: +65 8525 9226

Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. In 2012, O&M was named Cannes Lions Network of the Year and Most Effective Agency Network by the Effies Global Effectiveness Index. The company is comprised of industry leading units in all of the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics capabilities; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com, or follow us on Twitter at @OgilvyWW and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.

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