OgilvyOneDnxTeam

We asked a selection of people from exec to director and insight to digital what they’ve learned, what they’ve loved and what they’ve been doing.

What you have learned this year that you didn’t know before?
The Eurostar terminal in Brussels serves really rubbish sandwiches

What were you most excited about when OgilvyOne Business was formed and how has that worked out?
Being part of the Ogilvy group and working across other companies – our last pitch was great – we worked with OPR /Neo / OOdnx Paddington and OO data – truly integrated.

Debbie Wambergue, Business Director

 

What’s the best thing about being part of OgilvyOne Business this year?
The feeling that we are changing and will be a part of something really special. A feeling of excitement of what is to come.

What you have learned this year that you didn’t know before?
I learned that Ogilvy never ceases to surprise when it comes to our creativity, expertise and a sense of belonging to a company which always leads the way.

Stuart Seager, Business Director

 

What you have learned this year that you didn’t know before?
I didn’t know Ogilvy owned the largest mobile app developer in the world, BottleRocket (90 mobile app developers – just creating great apps, VR, AR, you name it in Dallas Texas), which will definitely come in handy.

What’s the best thing about being part of OgilvyOne Business this year?
I know it’s a corny and one of those quotes people say that never looks authentic but I mean it when I say that the best feature of OgilvyOne Business is the people. Wherever you go, Paddington, Shere, Canary Wharf, you meet dedicated, passionate professionals who ‘get’ B2B. If you add that brain-power to the intellect that we have access to in social, OgilvyLabs, strategy, creative and production, there’s a powerful combination of talent and resource – which also makes for a very lively, electric atmosphere.

What’s the best thing about being part of OgilvyOne Business this year?
One of the best things is seeing my digital team get really exciting about playing with paint (ok, it was conductive ink and they were making a proximity activated drum kit for a client demonstration of cool tech things we can do at events).

Jonathan Richards, Digital Director

 

What’s the best thing about being part of OgilvyOne Business this year?
Having a wider pool of people and expertise to work with, such as planners. The training courses the planners ran in Shere were also a big highlight for me, as I found them to be among the best training I’ve ever undertaken.

What you have learned this year that you didn’t know before?
Around this time last year I was starting to delve into the world of Marketing Automation. Beforehand I hadn’t even heard of it, but after taking training and working on a client MA project – I’ve gained valuable knowledge and can definitely see that MA’s going to continue having a bigger role in the digital marketing realm.

What have you tried this year that you never thought you would?
We’ve implemented new processes from the start of 2015 and new ways of working, some of which I wouldn’t have thought of doing before – and after adapting to these, they’ve had a big effect on efficiency across the agency.

What have you learned about Ogilvy that you didn’t know?
They have an office in my motherland of the Philippines! It’s close to the airport, so I’ll be sure to check it out when I next visit the country.

Dan Trillo, Account Manager

 

What’s the best thing about being part of OgilvyOne Business this year?
Definitely the darts competition.

What you have learned this year that you didn’t know before?
I’ve learnt about customer engagement strategy, and that engaged customers are 23% more valuable to brands than ordinary consumers. By identifying the persona and exploring their journey before designing a campaign we can be much more efficient in delivering it.

What have you tried this year that you never thought you would?
Google Cardboard – awesome bit of tech!

Harry Hitchens, Digital Marketing Executive

 

What’s the best thing about being part of OgilvyOne Business this year?
I’ve got to meet about a bazillion new, really clever, people.

What have you tried this year that you never thought you would?
Coffee. I’ve not touched the stuff in all my years. I had a cup this year (read: was press-ganged into trying it). I’m still not convinced it’s for me.

What were you most excited about when OgilvyOne Business was formed and how has that worked out?
I was most excited about getting access to a lot of the tools and skills available to the network. The team I run is very busy and constantly in demand, so I was excited to be able to do more with the additional resources at my fingertips.

What have you learned about Ogilvy that you didn’t know?
I always knew Ogilvy were big. I just didn’t appreciate how vast the network is. There is literally no client challenge that can’t be solved by someone, some team, some where!

Gary Elliott, Head of Insight & Optimisation