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
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
Meanwhile Robert Mathias has been promoted to managing director of
Ogilvy’s San Francisco office. He was formerly senior vice-president in
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.