Bizhan is currently Strategy Director at Ogilvy Hong Kong. Previously he was Senior Digital Strategist at Ogilvy PR London. He joined Ogilvy in January 2012, and has spent the last few years working across several parts of the Ogilvy business (PR, advertising, and social). Bizhan sits on the Board of Directors for Ogilvy PR Worldwide.
Bizhan is responsible for planning and implementing social media strategies for Ogilvy’s clients, with a particular focus on social content, creative, and emerging communications. Whilst at Ogilvy, he’s had the chance to work on global and local brands spanning FMCG (Dove, Hellmann’s, Comfort, Unilever Pears, Lipton, Nestl, Yorkshire Tea, General Mills), food and beverage (Pizza Hut, Philips Saeco), technology (IBM, Huawei, Vodafone), automotive (Ford), lifestyle (American Express, British Airways), energy (BP), fashion (TK Maxx), charity & government (Amnesty, Hackney Pirates, Chengdu) and pharma (Merck, Quintiles).
Highlights of Bizhan’s Ogilvy career include spending 3 months in Ogilvy’s Headquarters in New York (where he worked within the leadership team for Ogilvy’s global social media practice – Social@Ogilvy), winning a Certificate of Excellence at the SABREs for an internal communications video about memes, and working on an award-winning ‘Summer Hacks’ campaign for Hellmann’s.He is the creator and author of Social Digest, (one of Ogilvy’s most-read newsletters), a GIF-filled round-up of the best and worst social media work from around the globe.
Before joining Ogilvy, Bizhan worked at Bold Creative (a Shoreditch-based youth digital agency) and Nonsense (a creative digital agency).
Bizhan takes a keen interest in consumer behaviour, is an avid Instagram user, and studied Neuroscience at UCL.