Ogilvy, David, 1911-1999

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1911-06-23
Death 1999-07-21
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Title: 4th Earl of Airlie

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Epithet: 4th or 6th Earl of Airlie

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Epithet: Colonel; 13th Regt

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Epithet: Lieutenant; of the Marines

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Advertising executive. Full name: David Mackenzie Ogilvy.

From the description of David Ogilvy papers, 1935-1966 (bulk 1945-1964). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063648

Biographical Note

  • 1911, June 22: Born, West Horsley, England
  • 1930s: Attended Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, England, where he held a scholarship in modern history
  • 1934: Chef, Hotel Majestic, Paris, France
  • 1935: Sold stoves door-to-door in Scotland and wrote a pamphlet, The Theory and Practice of Selling the Aga Cooker, for Aga Heat
  • 1936: Account executive, Mather & Crowther, London, England
  • 1937 - 1939 : Sent to the United States by Mather & Crowther to study American advertising
  • 1939: Married Melind Street (divorced)
  • 1939 - 1942 : Associate director, Audience Research Institute, Princeton, N. J.
  • 1942 - 1945 : Second secretary, British embassy, Washington, D.C., and in charge of economic information for the British government in the Western Hemisphere
  • 1945 - 1946 : Vice president and secretary, British American Canadian Corp.
  • 1947: Correspondent for Mather & Crowther in the United States
  • 1948: Cofounder of Hewitt, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather, a subsidiary of the British advertising agencies of Mather & Crowther and S. H. Benson
  • 1953 - 1961 : President, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather
  • 1957: Married Anne Cabot
  • 1960: Board of Directors of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Society
  • 1962: Trustee, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
  • 1963: Published Confessions of an Advertising Man. New York: Atheneum.
  • 1961 - 1965 : Chairman of the board, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather
  • 1964: Mather & Crowther and Ogilvy, Benson & Mather merged to form the international company Ogilvy & Mather, of which David Ogilvy became chairman
  • 1965: Creative director, Ogilvy, Benson & Mather
  • 1999, July 21: Died, Bonnes, France

From the guide to the David Ogilvy Papers, 1935-1966, (bulk 1945-1964), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Consumers--United States
  • Advertising executives
  • Consumers
  • Advertising agencies--United States
  • Fund raising
  • Advertising agencies
  • Advertising agencies--Great Britain
  • Trademarks
  • Tourism
  • Advertising

Occupations:

  • Advertising executives

Places:

  • Society Islands, South Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • Texas, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • British America, America (as recorded)
  • Ellon, Aberdeenshire (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Birmingham, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • Birmingham, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Rugeley, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Yorkshire, England (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Leicester, Leicestershire (as recorded)
  • Dominica, the W. Indies (as recorded)
  • Kirriemuir, Forfarshire (as recorded)
  • St. Vincent, West Indies (as recorded)
  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire (as recorded)
  • Mexico, Central America (as recorded)
  • Kingsbury, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Udny, Aberdeenshire (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Paisley, Renfrewshire (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)