4 December 2012
Neo@Ogilvy the digital media buying agency of OgilvyOne UK, has landed the prestigious Hobbs Search Marketing account in a competitive pitch process. The search marketing for the women’s fashion brand, who specialise in occasion dresses and women’s workwear, was previously managed in-house.
Neo@Ogilvy’s scope of work will encompass all PPC and SEO search activity, including strategic planning to support the brand’s continued growth and international ambitions.
Clare Dobbie, Marketing Director at Hobbs commented: “Search is a critical tool for us and incorporating Neo@Ogilvy’s expertise within our existing team will bring innovation and increased revenue from this channel.”
Lee Hatch, Head of Search, Neo@Ogilvy commented: “We are thrilled to be working with a prestigious British brand such as Hobbs. We are taking on the account at a pivotal time; as the company goes into the final quarter of 2012. We look forward to helping Hobbs with the next phase of its growth.”
13 March 2012
Neo@Ogilvy, the digital media division of Ogilvy & Mather UK, has hired Mark McEachran as Client Services Director, as the agency gears up for its next phase of growth.
Mark joins Neo@Ogilvy from Razorfish London where he ran a team of 16 covering key clients including O2 & Amnesty. Prior to joining Razorfish in 2006, Mark did a five-year stint at CMW where he looked after clients including Flybe, Carphone Warehouse, Renault and Porsche.
Richard Wheaton, Managing Director at Neo@Ogilvy London said: “Neo has an ethos of uncompromising performance and our service focus is very strong. Mark is an established and respected client-services professional with deep experience in the interactive agency sector. His wide range of client, new business and organisational skills make a valuable addition to our team during this exciting period of growth.”
4 March 2011
From humble beginnings in 2006 (one person and a desk), Neo@ogilvy, OgilvyOne London’s unique in-house digital media agency, has grown to become the UK’s fourth-biggest such agency, with billings of over £55m.
The entire Neo posse (over 80 of them), including UK MD Richard Wheaton – plus Ogilvy Group UK chairman Paul O’Donnell and Neo global boss Nasreen Madhany – celebrated the fifth birthday in style at The Dockmaster’s House in the East End of London last night with an “Oscars”-themed party complete with awards.
More pictures from the event can be found here.
23 September 2010
Neo@Ogilvy has climbed to fourth in the magazine’s annual agency rankings by billings. Up from seventh last year, Neo’s billings have increased by £9m and has also added to its staff numbers in line with the business’ growth, with the current employee count standing at 85.
Managing Director Richard Wheaton says “Neo’s integration with Ogilvy is unique among agencies of our size and range of capabilities, which gives us access to creative, technology and network resources to make media an integral piece of the advertising and direct marketing process for clients.”
You can read all about the latest rankings in this week’s New Media Age.
13 August 2010
Richard Wheaton, managing director of neo@ogilvy UK, will be a keynote speaker at next month’s ad:tech conference in London.
Now regarded as one of the highlights of the digital year, ad:tech will be held at Olympia on 21st and 22nd September.
Richard will be speaking at a session on “The Power of Data”, and looking at the awesome potential of this underused tool in the marketer’s arsenal.
“As the world we live in and the way we communicate becomes more digital the abundance of personal data that is created and is stored has ballooned,” says Richard. ”How this data is treated and what it is used for has become a source of debate for the media industry.”
Richard and the panel of speakers will attempt to outline the opportunities for consumers and advertisers, and debate the risks and rewards for all parties in return for consumers’ permission to use that data. The goal is to share insight into the value of the data available online, and to have a debate about sound industry practice and the responsibility shared amongst a wide range of stakeholders to safeguard consumers.
As well as Neo, some real online heavyweights will be speaking and attending – including Ogilvy clients Louis Vuitton Mote Hennessy, BT , Coca-Cola and Unilever, as well as the BBC, Facebook, Google and Dell.
For more info, visit www.ad-techlondon.co.uk
20 November 2009
Welcome to the Neo Academy Graduation Blog page for the Social Media Team!
If you are here it means that you have seen our email and have done a search online for “neo academy graduation” so you are now on your very own Social Media adventure.
Our goal is to take you through the complete Social Media journey as seen from the eyes of a consumer/customer (minus the fact that we’re telling you all of this :P) which will help serve as a springboard for conversation at our Neo Academy Graduation presentation!
We want to know what users think about Social Media and this is where you come in. You have already been exposed to 3 parts of the journey (affiliate email, search, blog). All that is left is for you to join our very own “Neo Academy Graduation” group on Facebook and complete a very important task: post comments on this page to tell us what Social Media means to you and how you think it can be used successfully in a marketing campaign! Engage with our campaign and enter to win a £5 Starbucks voucher. All you have to do is join our community on Facebook, have your say and voice your opinions about Social Media!
Click on this link to visit our Neo Academy Graduation Facebook Page and you’ll be able to request an invitation (top right). The fabulous Andy will grant you such a desirable status and then the world (or at least this page) is your oyster – post away, upload away, interact and communicate away! Please just remember to answer the two questions above in the process.
We know not everyone has a Facebook account (gasp! boo! hiss!) so in this case, please just email our team with your thoughts on Social Media.
Thanks all for participating our very own Social Media experiment in the name of Neo Academy Graduation and we look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday!
- The Neo Academy Graduation Social Media Team
2 October 2009
Neo@Ogilvy UK has been ranked seventh in the 2009 New Media Age Top 100 list for UK digital media agencies. The table ranks agencies on the annual total UK billings and is yet another piece of good news in what has already been an impressive year for the agency, which only last month announced Sony as their second major account win in the last nine months.
Managing director Richard Wheaton says: “This is a great achievement for our agency after only three years in existence, and testament to the fantastic work from the Neo team growing both GBM and local client billings.”
The full NMA report is out now in good old fashioned print form and we’ll be adding a link to the online version soon.
24 September 2009
So just what is One Ivy Log all about?
So you’ve built a great website. Now, how is anyone going to find it?
10 years ago Google was born, today there are over 1 billion global searches daily, and 81% of users enter a website through a search engine.
Brands are driving these searches with every single communication that they have with their audience. So they spend a good deal of money and time to build a great website for searchers to find. But alas! it doesn’t get any visitors.
There are millions upon millions of pages of web content out there and your client’s website is totally lost in the noise. When search engines ignore their site, their site becomes non-existent in the cyber world. The real problem with their website is that it failed to harness the most cost-effective and powerful Internet marketing strategy: Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)!
So what does this mean for you and your clients? Your clients have to have a search marketing strategy – because otherwise their marketing is driving consumers to their competitors.
SEO is a process that requires expertise, careful planning and strategy, and a long-term approach. Join us at the Lab Lunch on October 6th at 12 noon to get up to speed with SEO and be ready to harness the power of search engines for your client!
18 September 2009
Neo@Ogilvy is celebrating its second major account win of the year following its appointment by Sony Europe’s TV division to handle all paid search activity.
The win, following a two-week competitive pitch against two other leading search agencies, comes just months after the agency netted the British Airways UK affiliates and media attribution programme.
Neo’s winning team was led by Neo’s UK Managing Director, Richard Wheaton and Sophie Collins, Neo’s Head of Search. Neo has launched the search campaigns for Sony’s BRAVIA products across 29 European markets in support of the BRAVIA Motionflow campaign, with the goal of driving sales of BRAVIA’s new LCD televisions.
Christian Luecke, Director, Consumer Marketing TV & Online Marketing at Sony, said: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Neo to manage our paid search activity across Europe. Neo has demonstrated a real understanding of the needs of our brand. Search is now a central part of our communication mix, and we are committed to investing in it to help our customers find the right BRAVIA TV, and to learn more about their needs and intent through this channel.”
Richard Wheaton said: “We won based on the understanding we have built up of Sony’s needs, from our work with their online shop over the past three years, where we have been delivering direct online sales at increasing levels of efficiency quarter on quarter. It is a tribute to our search network in Europe and our ability to deliver branding and ROI driven search tactics.”