Marshall’s deep experience in social media, content, and digital combined with his desire for innovation and growth, makes him the perfect candidate to lead Ogilvy PR UK as it looks to continue its impressive expansion.
This is a strategic and timely appointment following the recent promotion of Michael Frohlich to EMEA CEO. Stuart Smith, Global CEO, Ogilvy PR said: “Marshall has repaid all the faith we placed in him with massive interest. Under his leadership, Social@Ogilvy was named EMEA Digital Agency of the Year – and he himself was named a top 25 industry innovator. I am delighted he will use his considerable talents to take Ogilvy PR UK on the next leg of its expansion.”
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Marshall was EMEA Managing Director of Digital for Edelman, where he built large and successful businesses in both London and Washington, DC. Before Edelman, Marshall worked in U.S. politics, where he focused on strategy, media relations and copywriting. Marshall has a tremendous portfolio of experience, leading teams in corporate, brand marketing, crisis, issues management, and pharma for clients across a wide range of client sectors, including Tech, B2B, retail, FMCG, Energy, Utilities and Financial Services.
Michael Frohlich said:
“Marshall brings extraordinary talent to Ogilvy. He delivers success for our clients and our business in spades. He is known not only as a world-class strategist creating winning social media solutions but also as a respected mentor and leader, making great waves in a very short time to improve our social capabilities across the Ogilvy Group UK and EMEA.”
Marshall Manson said: “Under Michael’s leadership Ogilvy PR in the UK has transformed into a multi-award winning, modern, earned media operation with creativity and social-by-design at its heart. It is widely recognised by industry as an exceptional agency, employing world-class talent, with an enviable client list. I have felt privileged through my time at Social@Ogilvy to be part of such a remarkable journey. Thus, I couldn’t have been more pleased to be asked by Stuart and Michael to take on the role of UK CEO.”
Marshall continued: “This business has shown incredible growth and change over the past three years, but I know we have so much more potential to be realized. Our imminent move to Sea Containers on Southbank signifies another new chapter in our story. It opens up the possibility of new specialisms, offering greater content capabilities and seamless integration with our fellow Ogilvy companies. I cannot wait to share this new space with our partners, and watch our teams enjoy even more innovative ways of working. The future is bright for this business and I am thrilled to be at the helm of it as we move towards 2016 and beyond.”