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Posts Tagged ‘Social@Ogilvy’

Roll Call: Social@Ogilvy and SE10

John Stauffer has been promoted to SVP, regional strategy director for Social@Ogilvy effective May 1. In his new role, John will be responsible for accelerating adoption of social media by our existing clients. He will work across disciplines to deliver truly integrated social strategy to clients large and small, with a focus on accounts in North America. John joined Ogilvy six years ago as an early member of the 360 Digital Influence practice. For two years he was based in Hong Kong to help grow the firm’s social media practice across 23 cities in Asia, while serving as the Asia Pacific Social media lead for Ford’s blended WPP team. He developed programs, built a training curriculum, delivered social +creative “Hackathons”, all designed to unlock new revenue from clients like Ford, Ikea, and Diageo. Most recently ,John served as the Social@Ogilvy lead strategist on DuPont working to transform the brand from a chemical company to that of a science company, while doubling the size of the social media spend during his time on the business. (Release)

Global PR agency SE10 has appointed Randolph Pitzer as general manager, Americas, where he will manage SE10’s operations in the region, serving clients, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Manitowoc and Skyjack. Randolph Pitzer brings to SE10 more than 25 years of experience on both the client and agency sides of public relations, marketing and journalism. His experience includes business-to-business, technology and consumer public relations, as well as corporate reputation management. Pitzer comes to SE10 after spending his last two years managing his own firm, Pitzer Relations. Prior to that, he was managing director of Porter Novelli’s Chicago office and spent nine years as general manager of Edelman Chicago’s Business Marketing and Technology Practice. Pitzer also worked at Ketchum and Ogilvy PR in California, focusing on accounts such as Epson and Fujitsu. On the corporate side, he worked in marketing and communications capacities for SPSS (IBM), Spyglass and Universal Access. (Release)

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Tune in Tomorrow for Career Advice from Microsoft’s Marketing Manager

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Three quick questions:

  • Do you have a free moment tomorrow at lunchtime?
  • Would you like some advice on how to begin and advance your career in communications, social media and/or marketing?
  • Would you like to hear current Microsoft head of marketing/former Social@Ogilvy VP Geoffrey Colon discuss the matter?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then we strongly encourage you to tune in at 1 PM tomorrow for Mediabistro’s “Career Lunch Hangout” as managing editor Valerie Berrios and MediaJobsDaily editor/career expert Vicki Salemi host a Google+ event with Colon, marketing manager at Microsoft.

More details after the jump.

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New Study: Brand Advocacy is Key to Amplification of Marketing Campaigns and Building a ‘Passion Brand’

Recent research suggests that 80% of reach from marketing campaigns now comes from amplification through advocacy. This means that whether or not satisfied customers are inspired to take that extra step and share their positive feelings about a brand can truly make or break a marketing effort.

In other words, brands that don’t generate substantial advocacy may end up paying more to market less efficiently than those that successfully make advocacy a priority.

This is at the heart of a new study conducted by Social@Ogilvy, which analyzed 7 million brand social mentions across 4 countries (Brazil, China, UK, US) and 22 brands to analyze the key drivers of advocacy. Partnering with Social@Ogilvy for the study were CIC, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and Visible Technologies.

What the study found is that despite the enormous potential value, “brands are failing at driving satisfied customers to share in social media,” said Irfan Kamal, global head of Data+Analytics and Products at Social@Ogilvy. “Our study suggests that the vast majority of satisfied customers are not publicly advocating for brands on social platforms. Brands have not provided the technology, incentives or content that both inspire and enable customers to speak out positively. To help close the gap, brands must help facilitate advocacy volume, reward passion and amplify reach.” Read more

How Can Brands Master the Art of Building Social Movements?

So it’s the 21st century, and lots of brands want the public to know that they’re invested in the most powerful social movements of the day — be they environmental, ethical, or cultural. We also know that audience engagement is often the most important element of a successful social media-powered PR campaign. Social@Ogilvy recently conducted a study and published a white paper on the phenomenon, and we had a chance to talk to the firm’s “Global MD” John Bell about its conclusions.

What inspired you to conduct this study?

Our original motivation came from working with major brands on the idea of creating a movement around a major issue that both coincides with business goals and serves the larger social good. The Pepsi Refresh project, for example, not only benefited the company but also the communities that received funding. The “members project” from American Express was similar.

We’ve been designing big social programs for a while, but when considering the word “movement” we asked: how big is big — especially when the idea is centered around a brand?

What were the study’s parameters?

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Roll Call: Social@Ogilvy, VPE Public Relations, MillerCoors, and More

Social@Ogilvy–a new Ogilvy & Mather practice created to connect the agency’s global social media experts and deliver solutions across all areas of business–appointed Peter Fasano as senior vice president and head of Social@Ogilvy Atlanta. Reporting to Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) Atlanta managing director Mickey Nall, Fasano leads a growing team dedicated to developing and implementing cutting-edge social business strategies and solutions for clients. (Release)

VPE Public Relations announced the hiring of Veronica Rodriguez as account director as the organization expands its East Coast operations. In her new role, Rodriguez will oversee the Verizon Wireless account and expand the agency’s business on the East Coast. She will be based in New York. Rodriguez previously served as a senior PR and social media manager at Hispanic PR and advertising agencies in New York. (PRWeek)

MillerCoors has appointed Rudy Rodriguez senior director for multicultural marketing. Mr. Rodriguez comes to MillerCoors from General Mills, where he spent nine years as director for multicultural marketing. According to a MillerCoors memo, Rodriguez will be responsible for “leading our multicultural team to acquire more volume and share among Hispanic, African-American and LGBT audiences.” (AdAge)

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O&M Launches Social@Ogilvy

Ogilvy & Mather, one of the sponsors of Social Media Week (which starts today), has used the occasion to launch Social@Ogilvy, a global practice that brings together the company’s digital experts across companies and around the world.

The division began with Ogilvy PR and now spans across marcomms, sales, and other areas. There are 550 social media experts and another 4,000 digital experts working within the group. John Bell, who is delivering an #SMW12 keynote as we type, is the global MD of Social@Ogilvy, working out of the group’s HQ in New York. Christopher Graves, CEO of Ogilvy PR Worldwide and Gunther Schumacher, COO of OgilvyOne are among the others heading the division.

After the jump, we’ve got a Slideshare deck from the group called “Does investing in social media create business value?” And you can click here to check out the Social@Ogilvy blog.

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