Mr. Scott's title at the WPP Group-owned agency is executive director-branded content and entertainment, the agency said. His mandate is to bring together the wide variety of Ogilvy's disciplines, from ads to promotion and PR, to develop and execute nontraditional ideas across a wide range of media.
Recently Mr. Scott has been consulting with Ogilvy and other clients. Prior to that, he was senior VP at Bragman Nyman Cafarelli, part of the Interpublic Group of Cos. There he developed initiatives for Sony PlayStation, General Motors, T-Mobile and American Express.
Long history of sponsored events
Mr. Scott has a long history of producing sponsored events, including the Blender sessions, a five-day music festival at Sundance Film Festival sponsored by Volkswagen, Diet Coke and Heineken and featuring acts such as Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Macy Gray. In 2003, hip-hop giant Diddy -- aka Sean Combs -- hired Mr. Scott to executive-produce a program for MTV called "Diddy Runs the City," which raised over $2 million for New York City children.
Mr. Scott's hire comes as Madison Avenue giants such as BBDO and JWT try to expand their capabilities in the world of original, branded content in the TV, film, music, mobile and concert arenas. Just last month, Omnicom Group's BBDO hired Fallon's Brian DiLorenzo as executive director-content.