NEWS28 September 2011

OgilvyRED appoints BrandZ 100 creator as president

North America People

US— Joanna Seddon has been appointed to the newly created role of president at OgilvyRED, the Ogilvy-owned global branding consultancy.

Seddon (pictured) is the creator of WPP’s BrandZ 100 ranking of global brands and was most recently CEO at Millward Brown Optimor, where she developed the listing. She also served as a founding partner at management consulting agencies FutureBrand and Diefenbach Elkins.

In her new role Seddon will be based in New York and report to Carla Hendra, OgilvyRED’s global chairman, who said: “”We’re very excited to have someone with Joanna’s experience in growing brands in this key leadership role. Companies continue to ask us for help in linking branding and marketing to economic performance in increasingly complex environments. Joanna’s experience in this area is simply unparallelled.”