Ogilvy UK

Our vision is to inspire brands and people to impact the world. We achieve this by breaking down the barriers that restrict talent and ideas. We believe impact and magic lie at this intersection. We call this Borderless Creativity.

London, United Kingdom
Founded: 1948
Staff: 1000
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Ogilvy Health UK hires John McPartland as Executive Creative Director

June 8, 2023

Ogilvy Health UK announced today they have appointed John McPartland as Executive Creative Director. A recognised leader in his field, McPartland has specialised in the healthcare sector for over a decade, becoming one of its most accomplished and awarded creative leaders.

McPartland will be responsible for leading the creative ambition and product in Ogilvy Health’s London office, which services a range of global and regional clients including many of the world’s top pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. He will spearhead a team of 30 creatives working alongside over 200 healthcare specialists in disciplines across the healthcare continuum ranging from Publication Planning, Medical Education, Brain Sciences, Public Relations, Experience and Influence.

In this role, McPartland will be responsible for Ogilvy Health’s creative strategy, focusing on new and existing markets and key network client opportunities. McPartland brings with him an expertise refined from both network and independent creative agencies, most recently Havas, and two years in Scotland at The Leith Agency, to expand their health offering. He has picked up multiple awards along the way, including at LIA, D&AD, Cannes, Clios, Creative Floor, Andy’s, One Show, Art Directors Club, Roses, Creative Circle and more. In 2022 he was ranked No1. Creative Director UK in Lurzer’s Archive, saw The Leith Agency rank No8. in Advertising Health's global Top 10 agencies (no3 in EMEA), as well as picking up a Grand Clio and more than 60 other industry accolades.

“John is a creative giant in health – his vision, ambition and determination is combined with positivity and a love of creative ideas that drives engagement and change.

Our UK Health business has gone from strength to strength both in terms of client growth and industry impact, and we are very excited to see where John’s creative leadership takes us..” Caroline Howe, CEO.

"The creative momentum that Ogilvy has at the moment is remarkable. And the opportunity to bring the health expertise and creative ambition together to create truly innovative work is something that I'm incredibly excited about." John McPartland.

About Ogilvy UK

Ogilvy has been producing iconic, culture-changing marketing campaigns since the day its founder David Ogilvy opened up shop in 1948. Today, Ogilvy is an award-winning integrated creative network that makes brands matter for Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses across 132 offices in 83 countries. The company creates experiences, design and communications that shape every aspect of a brand’s needs through six core capabilities: Brand Strategy, Advertising, Customer Engagement and Commerce, PR and Influence, Digital Transformation, and Partnerships. The company also provides a comprehensive range of services around management consulting, brand identity, analytics and research capabilities, multicultural marketing and behavioural change.

About Ogilvy Health

Ogilvy Health is a global creative network focused on driving superior outcomes in the ever-changing healthcare environment, an increasingly complex and evolving marketplace. We inspire brands and people to impact the world by keeping our audiences’ health and wellness needs at the centre of every touchpoint. Ogilvy Health delivers insight, creativity, innovation, and engagement solutions for all healthcare stakeholders, patients, and consumers across the healthcare continuum. Through borderless creativity—operating, innovating, and creating at the intersection of talent and capabilities—our experts in Public Relations, Growth & Innovation, Advertising, Health, and Experience work fluidly across 132 offices in 82 countries to bring forth world-class creative solutions for our clients. For more information, visit OgilvyHealth.com, or follow Ogilvy Health on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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