WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Washington announced today that Nick Ludlum has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Group Director, Corporate and Public Affairs.
Ludlum has been at Ogilvy for nearly 10 years. He has extensive public affairs, corporate reputation, B2B, technology, crisis and issues management experience. He leads the agency's North American crisis offering as well as its trade association offering, Association Works. He also is a founding member of Ogilvy PR's planning group, Insight & Strategy.
"Nick's leadership, vision and proven record of success will carry over into his new role a group director," said Robert Mathias, President and CEO at Ogilvy Washington. "He is a trusted communicator and knows the ins and outs of Washington. I am confident he will continue to grow our public affairs offering."
Ludlum has extensive experience protecting the reputations and advancing the interests of clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, food and nutrition, health care, and technology, as well as for sovereign nations.
"For years, our clients around the world have trusted Nick for his sound counsel and strategic guidance," said Jamie Moeller, Global MD, Public Affairs for Ogilvy PR. "I know that he will bring the same value to the team here in Washington."
His clients have included Boehringer Ingelheim, the government of Chile, Computer Sciences Corp., DuPont, Educational Testing Services, EyeMed Vision Care, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, LexisNexis, Luxottica, the government of Mexico, Panasonic, Pioneer, Ventura Foods and WellPoint.
His work with the government of Mexico included counseling the Office of the President, the Security Cabinet, the Tourism Ministry and diplomatic missions throughout the world on crises stemming from the ongoing drug war to medical tourism, food recalls and breakdowns in diplomatic relations.
Ludlum has worked on range of issues, including GMOs, palm oil, health care delivery, management of health care provider networks, natural disasters, data breaches, credit card fraud, human rights abuses, and international organized crime.
Prior to joining Ogilvy, Ludlum spent eight years working for Fusion Public Relations. While at Fusion, Ludlum opened and supervised the company's Washington, D.C. office. In this capacity he was responsible for client satisfaction, financial management, human resources and business development.
Ludlum is a frequent speaker and has given presentations on reputation management at the Corporate Counsel Institute, DMA Nonprofit Conference, Country Strategies Conference, Travel Weekly Mexico City Leadership Summit, Virginia Commonwealth University's Friday Forum series and the Nonprofit Screening Summit. In 2009, Ludlum was named to PR Week's '40 under 40', a list of the "industry professionals who demonstrate the powerful future of the industry."
Ludlum resides in Vienna, VA., and holds a bachelor's degree English from Emory University.
About Ogilvy Public Relations
Ogilvy Public Relations, part of Ogilvy & Mather, is one of the largest marketing and specialist communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. O&M is comprised of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY) and part of Fortune Global 500. For more information, visit our website at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypr.
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