By Kevin Whitlock
OgilvyInteractive is delighted to announce a number of key digital appointments (many of them poached from our rivals) to help it build on its successful record in new business and creative.
The following have joined the agency in the last couple of months:
Ed Hornby – Director of Digital Operations. This is a new role and Ed’s job will be to help coordinate our tech and digital production and delivery.
Melanie Ferguson joins from Publicis Modem as creative director (digital) on American Express. Melanie is just one of six big-hitting creatives to join our agency. The others are: senior designer Tiago Maia (poached from AKQA); James Thorley, formerly of Digitas, who has signed up as associate creative director; copywriter Maciek Strychalski; art director Lynne Porterfield (ex-Publicis Modem); and Martyn Gooding, senior art director, who’s joined us from Leo Burnett to work across some of our biggest digital brands, including BT, IBM and Unilever.
Paul Randall joins from LBi as head of digital production, replacing Jana Geary. Paul will report to Ed.
Mark Sweatman, from Agency.com, is Head of Tech. Mark will report to Ed Hornby.
Nick Gill has joined from Digitas as Business Partner on Unilever and BP, while Matt Barnett moves from Cygnite to work on Amex.