Seltzer promotion at Ogilvy PR Worldwide

NEW YORK: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide announced two senior appointments this week.

NEW YORK: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide announced two senior

appointments this week.



Bob Seltzer has been made chairman and CEO of the whole company, having

previously been president and CEO with responsibility for worldwide

operations.



Seltzer joined Ogilvy in 1997 from Porter Novelli, where he was

president and general manager of the New York office.



His promotion to the title of chairman is recognition of the importance

of PR within WPP, which owns Ogilvy. It brings Seltzer’s title in line

with the heads of Ogilvy and Mather and J Walter Thompson, WPP’s

advertising subsidiaries.



Meanwhile Robert Mathias has been promoted to managing director of

Ogilvy’s San Francisco office. He was formerly senior vice-president in

Washington.



The San Francisco office opened last year and, until Mathias’

appointment, was led by Los Angeles’ office chief James Williams. The 15

staff in San Francisco service hi-tech clients including ADP, the

payroll processor and Healtheon/WebMD, a healthcare web site. Mathias

reports to Marcia Silverman, president of the Americas. She said: ’He

will be managing some of Ogilvy’s largest accounts on the most

challenging of issues.’



Mathias joined Ogilvy in 1988. He has also worked as executive assistant

to the US energy secretary James Watkins.



- Ogilvy opened its sixth office in India this week in the hi-tech

centre of Hyderabad. Indian clients include Indiainfo.com and eVentures

India, a News Corporation company, run from offices in Bangalore,

Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.



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