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David M. Ogilvy

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

1954 - 1975

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1950 b. 1911
male
Personal
Born-Died1911 - 1999
BirthplaceEngland
RaceWhite
FatherWhite Collar Worker
Era - 1950

Though he founded the advertising giant that is best known for its hard-sell approach, Ogilvy himself is known for his creativity and for championing the softer side of advertising. Despite the minimal profits earned by such an approach, Ogilvy's trademark soft sell, as well as his writings on the business, garnered him hero status in the advertising world.