Under the auspices of chief creative officer Mick Mahoney, Ogilvy has made a number of recent additions to its creative team including former Elle deputy editor Lotte Jeffs as creative director.
In his new role Chalkley will bring his wealth of experience in PR, social media, experiential and digital to bear as part of the day-to-day operation of the department in service of clients such as Boots, Vodafone and British Airways.
Mahoney said: “Following last year's new business success we have more creative opportunities than at any time in living memory. These are allowing us to attract the very best creative talent - and top of that list is Jules. His track record speaks for itself and, from working with him before, I know he will make an immediate impact in raising our creative standards across the board. I can't wait for him to start.”
Chalkley added: “Exciting things are going on at Ogilvy. It’s an iconic agency and has an incredible creative energy and momentum. Mick and the management team are formidable and deeply ambitious and I can’t wait to be a part of the story in helping shape the culture and creative output.”
During his tenure at BMB Chalkley oversaw its transition from a TV-led agency to multi-platform and PR-led campaigns, working for a diverse range of clients including Samsung, LinkedIn and Rowse.
Before that Chalkley held senior positions at Engine, where he was the architect of the Cannes Lions-winning Missing Type campaign for the NHS Blood Service and Y&R, where he worked alongside Mahoney during his time as ECD at the agency.
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