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Blink and You Might’ve Missed Him: Ogilvy’s Kottmann Splits for DDB

Well, we have to say this is up there on the list when it comes to shortest agency stints, especially in terms of high-level positions. Barely three-and-a-half months after signing on at Ogilvy as senior partner, MD in its planning department, John Kottmann has packed his bags and moved to Chicago to join DDB as chief strategy officer. In a statement, DDB Chicago CEO Peter McGuinness offers the usual lathering, saying, “In an industry that’s increasingly about ‘cool and shiny’ downstream tactics and channels, John’s about all that, plus he’s about upstream business and brand-building ideas.  Moreover, he’s got the gravitas and intelligence to not only explain them, but sell them.”

During his rather brief stay at Ogilvy, Kottmann specifically worked on new business planning as well as notable accounts including AmEx and Gap. Prior to Ogilvy, Kottmann spent the majority of his career at McCann, where he last served as EVP/CSO and helped the agency win the U.S. Army account back in 2005 and also served as global planning director on MasterCard during his run.

McCann NY CSO Kottmann Splits for Ogilvy

Phew, talk about new hire overload today, but this one is fairly notable as John Kottmann, who most recently served as EVP/chief strategy officer and co-planning director at McCann New York, is heading to the west side of Manhattan to take on role of senior partner, managing director in the planning department at Ogilvy.

During his rather lengthy stay at McCann (he originally joined the agency in 1992), Kottmann served as global planning director on the MasterCard business and also helped pitch and win the $1.3 billion U.S. Army assignment back in 2005 (and eventually helped develop the “Army Strong” concept for the brand).  In addition to Army and MasterCard, Kottmann was also part of the team that pitched and won the Staples business and soon developed the “Easy Button.”

Now at Ogilvy, Kottmann will work on new business efforts as well as the agency’s existing client roster. Says O&M North America chairman John Siefert, “This is a big hire for us.  John brings the level of sophistication and creativity in modern marketing that wins clients over.” High praise, indeed.