VP, Public Relations

01 May, 2022


VP, Public Relations

New York, NY


Ogilvy PR is currently seeking a Vice President to join our dynamic, growing consumer practice. This VP will be responsible for managing a business unit, client relationship and team for a famous brand with limited senior cover. This includes recommending culturally-relevant, engaging PR campaigns and activities that meet client’s goals.


We are looking for an energetic, authentic and personable leader and team player. Experience in one or more of these key areas is critical: consumer electronics, tech, entertainment, homecare, home décor/design. You will be responsible for financials – budgeting, staff plans, etc. and for mentoring and developing your team. You will be one of the lead client managers in the US on this global piece of business, and also partner with inter-agency leads around the world as part of a global network.


As part of an integrated agency setting, you will also work with creatives, social media experts, research etc. to deliver unique solutions to client challenges.



Account Management:

  • Create client strategy and overall PR plan for their accounts
  • Independently lead day to day account operations and serves as a primary client contact.
  • Responsible for overall account relationships and for building relationships with key day-to-day client contacts to ensure that client/agency relationships exist on multiple levels/points of contact and grow over time
  • Engage other leaders to enhance offerings and counsel to key clients
  • Ensure effective communication and management of client expectations and that team is completing their deliverables on strategy, on time and on budget while servicing the client at an appropriate level. Develops and delivers client presentations
  • Provide strategic counsel, develop long-term plans, insights and program recommendations for clients, demonstrating a thorough understanding of their business, industry competition and relevant media
  • Cultivate relationships with senior leaders and key players within OPR and across business units within compass point and taps them as appropriate to provide perspective and add value
  • Leverage a strong knowledge of Ogilvy tools and services to add value to client programs and build organic and new business growth
  • Develop and manage multiple projects and programs including strategies, implementation plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, budgets and timelines
  • Accountable for final review of all communications, reports and client materials developed by account team
  • Proactively anticipates and/or leads the resolution of account problems and issues quickly and adeptly


Business Health/Growth Driving: 

  • Scopes accurate budgets for clients on projects and retainers and obtains client approval
  • Ensures that team members adhere to WPP and OPR financial policies and practices
  • Identifies and develops new business opportunities within the practice


People Leadership:

  • Serves as a positive role model and mentor to others and drives a positive, collaborative work culture
  • Provides regular direction and support to direct reports, ensuring they have clear expectations, training and timely performance feedback. Manages effective and timely goals and performance appraisals for direct reports as well as provides ongoing guidance on career development plans
  • Manages staff to maximize performance and productivity to meet/exceed client expectations; efficiently works to address under performers
  • Actively engages in efforts to identify, grow and retain top talent
  • Actively recruits, interviews and identifies best-in-class staff; responsible for team hiring and staffing decisions


  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in public relations, with proven expertise in successfully driving consumer PR accounts
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to set priorities, develop work plans, and monitor progress
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Previous experience managing and mentoring junior level staff




Job posted: 2022-05-01