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The Royal Order of Experience Design Joins Ogilvy & Mather Chicago

Talent acquisition provides instant capabilities in key areas of e-commerce and user experience

CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather's Chicago office has made a talent acquisition of the Chicago-based digital agency, The Royal Order of Experience Design. Effective immediately, the team members will become part of Ogilvy Chicago.

"We're excited to welcome the team members of The Royal Order to Ogilvy Chicago," said Lee Newman, President, Ogilvy & Mather Chicago. "We know them, we admire their work, and we can't wait to apply their e-commerce and user experience capabilities on our clients' business."

The Royal Order is a digital agency with experience building e-commerce and brand storytelling sites for some of the most prestigious companies in the country. They specialize in creating immersive experiences that combine the high-quality production values and narrative storytelling of traditional media with the rich interactivity of the internet. They've done work for top brands including Patagonia and Gogo which were both named to Fast Company's list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2012. Their work has been recognized across several industry award shows like The One Show, Webbys, SXSW Interactive, Graphis, AdTech, Chicago and New York International Film Festival, Communication Arts, FWA and the Radio Mercury Awards.

"The Royal Order talent acquisition reinforces our strategy of continued investment in growing areas of e-commerce, mobile and user experience," said Brandon Berger, Chief Digital Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. "The portfolio and talent that the Royal Order brings will not only benefit the Chicago office, but the entire region. We are excited to leverage their expertise across the network."

"Having worked with Ogilvy & Mather team members throughout the years, officially joining the Ogilvy Chicago office feels altogether new, but at the same time also very familiar and comfortable," said Kyle McCarthy, The Royal Order of Experience Design Managing Partner. "We're excited to get to work, and start partnering with the talented team here at Ogilvy Chicago to develop digital solutions that elevate both brand and customer experiences." 

Managing partners of The Royal Order Kyle McCarthy and Tim Hogan began working together in the 1990s and started the company in 2002.

Ogilvy & Mather 
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. In 2012, O&M was named Cannes Lions Network of the Year and Most Effective Agency Network by the Effies Global Effectiveness Index. The company is comprised of industry leading units in all of the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics capabilities; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 450 offices in 120 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit www.ogilvy.com.

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