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The end of Ogilvy has come. The name may live on awhile longer, but the company is gone. It took roughly 30 years from acquisition by wpp to demise. But the rot didn’t really set in until the 2010s.

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I agree there is no Ogilvy culture there anymore. Back in its day it had a great David Oglivy inspired sense of integrity, of who they were, of what they stood for, the “client-first” and effectiveness drive. It’s long long gone. Now they are just like any other WPP owned company: - Sweatshop, bad pay, scapegoats etc for the underlings. - Big paychecks and fancy C-titles and protection from blame for a select Exec few who have been there way too long. Perhaps made worse then some other agencies only by the hubris and complete lack of self awareness of what they’ve become.

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SVP1 - you hit the nail on the head. Ex-WPP and this was exactly my experience and why I ended up leaving in just under a year 😪

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calm down beyoncé.

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It’s okay, you can still have credit

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Cool story bro

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Or rather, Martin Sorrell killed it. My god that guy needs to go away.

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And look at his legacy.

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Ok.

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WPP merged JWT with Wunderman and only a matter of time before Ogilvy is merged with another WPP sibling.

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That escalated 🧐

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Any specifics?

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