O&M New York hires JWT's Connelly

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Walt Connelly
Walt Connelly

Ogilvy & Mather has hired Walt Connelly as executive creative director on the agency's IBM account.

Connelly joins from JWT, where he was executive creative director on Microsoft, The Diamond Trading Company, Kimberly-Clark, HSBC, Ford and Bloomberg. He headed a team that won a number of awards for work on Microsoft, including a Bronze Titanium Lion in Cannes.

Prior to JWT, Connelly worked in the San Francisco office of McCann and at Euro. He has also previously worked at Ogilvy, on American Express, Brooks Brothers and Jaguar.

In his new role, he will work alongside Steve Simpson, chief creative pfficer for Ogilvy North America and Susan Westre, global creative director for IBM. Simpson described him as 'an ideal fit for Ogilvy and for IBM'. Ogilvy's recent work for IBM has included its campaign for the Watson supercomputer and this year it will launch work for the company's Centennial.

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