NEW YORK, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Public Relations today announced Karen Paff will be joining the agency as Senior Vice President, Ogilvy Media Influence, effective immediately. She will report to Jennifer Risi, Managing Director and Head of Ogilvy Media Influence.
Paff has extensive journalism, media and communications experience, developed over her years as an Emmy Award-winning TV reporter and media relations strategist across a broad spectrum of clients. Paff will provide high-level media counsel and will be responsible for managing the New York operations of the Ogilvy Media Influence team. She will work closely with Jennifer Scott, Head of Ogilvy PR New York and other New York practice leads to drive new business and counsel current clients.
Most recently, Paff served as Senior Managing Director and Chief Media Strategist co-leading RF Binder's media team. Prior to entering the public relations industry, Paff spent two decades working in broadcast news covering political campaigns and also Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States.
"New York is the media capital of the world and we need a strong leader to serve our clients in the market, said Dr. Jennifer Scott, Managing Director and Head of Ogilvy PR New York. "Karen's extensive media background – both as a journalist and strategist – make her a solid addition to an already strong global media team."
Ogilvy PR also announced the promotion of Tara Mullins to Senior Vice President, Ogilvy Media Influence. Mullins joined Ogilvy PR in 2011 and has had a key role in the team's growth over the past five years. In her new role, Mullins will continue to manage key client relationships, drive new business and will take on additional responsibilities in supporting the Ogilvy Media Influence North America team.
"Today's announcements are key milestones in establishing the best media relations team in the PR industry," said Jennifer Risi. "I look forward to partnering with Karen and Tara to do great work on behalf of our clients and continuing to create a culture of diverse media relations expertise."
About Ogilvy Public Relations
Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 85 offices across six continents. In 2015, for the fourth consecutive year, Ogilvy was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year. Ogilvy PR was also named Best Digital Consultancy in the World, one of the Most Creative Agencies, Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year, and Best South-East Agency by the Holmes Report. Ogilvy PR is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), and one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world: it integrates deeply with all Ogilvy disciplines (advertising, direct marketing, activation, promotional, digital, social and content, and entertainment) through the proprietary Ogilvy Fusion™ approach to delivering comprehensive, business solutions through content creation, community building, and communications with measurable results. For more information, visit our website at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us at @ogilvypr.
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