Colin Mitchell

Colin Mitchell

Worldwide Planning Director, Ogilvy & Mather at Ogilvy
New York, United States

About me

Colin joined Ogilvy in 1999 as the Group Planning Director on IBM. In 2004 he became Chief Strategy Officer for New York, and then North America. In his time at Ogilvy he has worked on several of the agency’s big brand transformations, including BP, Cisco, Time Warner Cable, Unilever, DHL, Kaplan and many others. He has won two Grand Effies. Before Ogilvy, Colin worked at Cliff Freeman & Partners, where he worked on the Cannes-winning Budget Rent-a-Car and Outpost.com campaigns. He started his career at BMP (now DDB) in London as an apprentice planner. Colin is on the board of the Advertising Education Foundation. He has written for the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal and has been profiled by Advertising Age. Colin grew up in Scotland and now lives in New York City with his wife and three excessively young children.


 

Positions

Worldwide Planning Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Colin is Worldwide Head of Planning. He joined Ogilvy in 1999 as the Group Planning Director on IBM. In 2004 he became Chief Strategy Officer for New York and then North America. In his time at Ogilvy he has worked on several of the agency’s big brand transformations, including BP and Cisco as well as Time Warner Cable, Unilever, DHL, Kaplan and many others. 
He has won two Grand Effies. Before Ogilvy, Colin worked at Cliff Freeman & Partners where he worked on the Cannes winning Budget Rent a Car and Outpost.com campaigns. He started his career at BMP (now DDB) in London as an apprentice planner.
Colin is on the board of the Advertising Education Foundation. He has written for the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal and has been profiled by Advertising Age.
Colin grew up in Scotland and now lives in Chelsea with his wife and three excessively young children.
 

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