Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. For over 60 years, Ogilvy has helped to build some of the most valuable brands globally, including American Express, IBM and Dove. More recently, the company has added more clients to this list of brands, including NASCAR, Philips, Coke Zero, IKEA, UPS, Nationwide and Tiffany & Co.
Ogilvy & Mather 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). It is owned by WPP, the world’s largest communications services group with billings of US$74 billion and revenues of over US$19 billion.
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. Together, they combine to give clients a fully integrated, unified service.
In January 2016, after 24 years at Canary Wharf, Ogilvy & Mather UK’s 10 agencies (which include Ogilvy & Mather London, Ogilvy Labs, #OgilvyChange, Ogilvy PR, Blue Hive, Neo@Ogilvy, and OgilvyOne) moved its 1,200 -strong staff across 12 floors on Sea Containers House, a historical riverside building between Blackfriars and Oxo Tower Wharf, also home to Puma UK and Mondrian London.
Discussing the move with City A.M. Ogilvy CEO Annette King said: “The main difference between the two locations is the creative inspiration. From the Tate Modern to the National Theatre, we’re right in the middle of this cultural mile.”