Ogilvy has named Philip Heimann worldwide chief marketing & growth officer and has promoted David Ford to worldwide chief communications officer. Heimann has been with Ogilvy since 2008, leading teams working on such brands as S.C. Johnson, Coca-Cola and Netflix. He has led the firm’s Paris office, as well as its new business and marketing functions for EMEA. In his new role, Heimann will oversee Ogilvy’s marketing and new business efforts. Ford came to Ogilvy in 2019 as chief communications officer, USA. He was previously senior vice president of corporate communications and PR at Fusion Media Group. Ford has also served as senior director of publicity at ABC News, where he led media relations for a number of properties including “World News with Diane Sawyer.” In his new position, he will be responsible for all of Ogilvy’s global internal and external communications activities and support content development and activation across all Ogilvy channels globally.
Bullpen Strategy Group has hired Vaughn Jennings as senior vice president at DC-based Bullpen Strategy Group. Jennings comes to Bullpen from Airlines for America, the trade group representing major US passenger and cargo airlines, where he most recently served as vice president of communications. He was previously press secretary and director of digital media for former Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK). At Bullpen, he will be tasked with growing the firm’s strategic and crisis communications practice. “Vaughn’s 15 years of experience working on some of the top communications challenges in Washington, and his most recent work on the CARES Act debate, will be a fantastic resource for our client,” said Bullpen founder and CEO Joe Pounder.
Dane Creek Capital Corp., a private equity venture owning several pet food manufacturing businesses in Canada and the United States, has brought on Alexandra Wood as vice president of marketing and communications. Wood was previously corporate brand manager at Mercatto Hospitality, where she oversaw brand strategy, including marketing, budgets, social media and website development, for the company’s five restaurants and Toronto, Canada-based businesses. At Dane Creek, she will be responsible for managing the company’s 14 pet food, treat, supplement and alternative protein brands.