Marshall Manson appointed UK CEO Ogilvy PR London

7 October, 2015

Ogilvy PR continues to drive its aggressive growth plans through installation of key senior management talent

NEW YORK and LONDON — Ogilvy Public Relations is pleased to announce the appointment of Marshall Manson (above left) to the position of UK CEO Ogilvy PR. Marshall’s deep experience in social media, content, and digital combined with his desire for innovation and growth, makes him the perfect candidate to lead Ogilvy PR UK as it looks to continue its impressive expansion.

This is a strategic and timely appointment following the recent promotion of Michael Frohlich to EMEA CEO. Stuart Smith, Global CEO, Ogilvy PR said: “Marshall has repaid all the faith we placed in him with massive interest. Under his leadership, Social@Ogilvy was named EMEA Digital Agency of the Year – and he himself was named a top 25 industry innovator. I am delighted he will use his considerable talents to take Ogilvy PR UK on the next leg of its expansion.”

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Marshall was EMEA Managing Director of Digital for Edelman, where he built large and successful businesses in both London and Washington, DC. Before Edelman, Marshall worked in U.S. politics, where he focused on strategy, media relations and copywriting. Marshall has a tremendous portfolio of experience, leading teams in corporate, brand marketing, crisis, issues management, and pharma for clients across a wide range of client sectors, including Tech, B2B, retail, FMCG, Energy, Utilities and Financial Services.

Michael Frohlich said: “Marshall brings extraordinary talent to Ogilvy. He delivers success for our clients and our business in spades. He is known not only as a world-class strategist creating winning social media solutions but also as a respected mentor and leader, making great waves in a very short time to improve our social capabilities across the Ogilvy Group UK and EMEA.”

Marshall Manson said: “Under Michael’s leadership Ogilvy PR in the UK has transformed into a multi-award winning, modern, earned media operation with creativity and social-by-design at its heart. It is widely recognised by industry as an exceptional agency, employing world-class talent, with an enviable client list. I have felt privileged through my time at Social@Ogilvy to be part of such a remarkable journey. Thus, I couldn’t have been more pleased to be asked by Stuart and Michael to take on the role of UK CEO.”

Marshall continued: “This business has shown incredible growth and change over the past three years, but I know we have so much more potential to be realized. Our imminent move to Sea Containers on Southbank signifies another new chapter in our story. It opens up the possibility of new specialisms, offering greater content capabilities and seamless integration with our fellow Ogilvy companies. I cannot wait to share this new space with our partners, and watch our teams enjoy even more innovative ways of working. The future is bright for this business and I am thrilled to be at the helm of it as we move towards 2016 and beyond.”

Marshall Manson will retain his EMEA social remit whilst Social@Ogilvy Global Managing Director Thomas Crampton leads the search for a successor.

Marshall Manson was named to the 2015 EMEA Innovator25 list by the Holmes Report.

Marshall Manson will report to Michael Frohlich, EMEA CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations. and PRCA Consultancy Head of the Year 2013.

Ogilvy Public Relations is:
• UK Agency of the Year - Holmes Report 2015
• EAME Digital Agency of the Year - Holmes Report 2015
• EAME Agency of the Year - Holmes Report 2014
• Large Consultancy of the Year - PRCA 2014 + 2013
• Ranked No. 1 Global Creative Index - Holmes Report 2014+ 2013

About Ogilvy Public Relations
Ogilvy Public Relations, part of Ogilvy & Mather, is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network for two consecutive years 2012 and 2013; the Holmes Report Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year 2015, EAME Digital Agency of the Year 2015, UK Agency of the Year 2015; the Holmes Report EAME Agency of the Year 2014; PRCA Large Consultancy of the Year 2014 + 2013; and ranked No.1 in the Holmes Report Global Creative Index 2013, 2014. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; 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 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypr.


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