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Ogilvy PR named 2014 Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year

By Business & Finance
12 May 2014

Ogilvy PR EAME, of which Wilson Hartnell is the Irish office, has been named the pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year 2014 by the influential Holmes Report.

In its analysis of this year’s award, the Holmes Report stated Ogilvy PR EAME’s “rise is increasingly difficult to ignore and larger rivals should probably watch out”, noting several contributing factors:

  • Impressive growth across multiple markets in EAME, including a revitalised UK operation
  • Topping the Holmes Creativity Index EAME with “brilliant PR work from many markets”
  • A much-expanded EAME network with strong leadership and competitive  operations in critical markets including the Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Kenya, and Turkey with a third of clients now represented across multiple markets
  • Investment in talent and expertise, notably  Marshall Manson (EAME MD, Social@Ogilvy and Senior Digital Strategist at Wilson Hartnell)
  • Significant growth and momentum in its social and content offer which sharpens Ogilvy PR’s competitive edge and puts them as “one of the region’s top digital players”

Brian Bell, MD Wilson Hartnell and chairman of Ogilvy PR’s EAME Corporate Practice, said: “I would like to thank the Holmes Report for this recognition of Ogilvy PR’s growing network across EAME. For us it is the culmination of a three-year strategy and a tribute to the hard work of our people across the region. It has only been possible due to the trust our clients have placed in us to deliver highly effective, creative work and the exceptional quality of our leadership team across EAME.

“Companies want integrated campaigns which are social by design, aligned with their brand and have content at their centre and they are increasingly turning to our network for answers. Both marketing and PR clients tell us we are helping them navigate, and experiment in, the new world of paid, owned and earned media.  These are fascinating times for the industry and fortune will favour those who invest in transforming the services they offer.”