Ogilvy Public Relations global chairman Christopher Graves appointed 2015 chair of The Council of Public Relations Firms

JOHANNESBURG, October 20, 2014 – The Council of Public Relations Firm, the industry’s trade association, has announced the election Ogilvy Public Relations global chairman Christopher Graves as its chair for 2015. The Council’s mission is to advocate for and advance the business of public relations firms by building the market and the value of firms as strategic business partners.

Graves was recently promoted to global chairman of Ogilvy Public Relations, having previously served as its CEO for five years. Prior to this he was Asia-Pacific Regional CEO. He is a three-time Atticus Award winner from WPP (a top award for research and writing), a contributing author to three recent books from McKinsey, and serves on several boards and foundations (i.e. The Institute for Public Relations; the UN Women Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council; Opportunity Nation; and Caring For Cambodia).

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Graves worked for 23 years in the news business (Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal, and CNBC) and rose to the level of head of network news and programming for CNBC in Asia and then in Europe.

For more information about the Council, visit www.prfirms.org.

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Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 80 offices across six continents. In 2011, Ogilvy won more Cannes PR Lions than any other agency worldwide, was named Global Digital/Social Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report, won Specialist Agency of the Year in Asia Pacific (Campaign Asia), and won the WPP global, top award (WPPed Cream, Crème de la Crème) for the fourth time in five years. Ogilvy PR is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

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Ogilvy Public Relations, Johannesburg
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