Ogilvy & Mather is delighted to announce that it has this promoted Jaimes Leggett (above) to Managing Director.
Leggett, who joined the agency in April as Director of Digital Acceleration, was formerly MD of digital shop Grand Union.
In his new role – effective January 2011 – Leggett will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the agency, freeing up O&M London’s CEO Hugh Baillie to concentrate on strategic matters and looking after the agency’s key accounts.
Hugh Baillie commented: “Since we appointed him earlier in the year Jaimes has made a big impact on the agency. He’s really speeded up our processes and he’s helped boost our digital credentials. His energy and enthusiasm have been infectious, his knowledge and experience invaluable.”
Leggett added: “This is an exciting time for us. Digital is playing an increasingly important role in our work and the results are starting to show. We’ve hired some great talent, won some important new business and already boosted our digital revenues.”
Described as “a digital thoroughbred”, Leggett began his career client-side at UMC in New Zealand before moving on to the digital agency DMD New Zealand in 2001. After a spell at LBi, he then joined Grand Union as an account director in 2005, becoming MD three years later.
During his career, he has worked on a number of prestigious domestic and international brands, including Sky, BT, Unilever, the COI, Eurostar, Nissan and Pfizer.
Jaimes sits on the IPA Digital Creative, Account Handling and Professional Development committees, as well as being an active member of NABS.