Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Inc. at a Glance


  • Recognized as a leader in global brand marketing
  • Corporate culture promoting teamwork and diversity


  • Economic turmoil has slashed some advertising budgets, forcing some staff reductions

The Bottom Line

  • Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world providing a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing.

About Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Inc.

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide does advertising by the book. Founded by ad pioneer David Ogilvy (author of Ogilvy on Advertising ), the firm is one of the world's leading creative agency networks, providing advertising campaign development and management, brand development, public relations, and strategic planning services to clients. Ogilvy & Mather offers specialized communications and relationship marketing services through OgilvyOne; its Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide unit offers services targeted for global clients in the health care industry. The company is one of the primary agency subsidiaries of UK-based WPP Group.

Geographic Reach

Ogilvy & Mather operates through more than 500 offices in some 120 countries around the world.

Sales and Marketing

While Ogilvy & Mather is noted for its creative work, the firm prides itself on being able to promote brands through a variety of communication channels and has focused on winning additional assignments from existing clients.

Clients have included American Express, IBM, and Cisco.


Ogilvy & Mather has been expanding in emerging markets through acquisitions in Brazil and China. Otherwise the company is focused on digital/mobile/e-commerce.

Company Background

Ogilvy & Mather was founded in 1948.

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Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Inc.

636 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036-2005
Phone: 1 (212) 237-4000
Fax: 1 (212) 237-5211


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • Worldwide Chairman and CEO: John Seifert
  • Co-Chairman and Worldwide Chief Creative Officer: Tham Khai Meng
  • Worldwide Chairman and CEO: John Seifert
  • Employees: 15,000

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

Other Locations

  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Stamford, CT
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dearborn, MI
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic