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2010-06-21 09:38:00

CANNES, France, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new reality show inspired by OgilvyOne's Search for the World's Greatest Salesperson contest was announced today at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival by OgilvyOne Worldwide and OgilvyEntertainment, in collaboration with Generate and MSN. The half-hour, episodic broadband series developed by OgilvyEntertainment and Generate will take the form of a "makeover" show that will celebrate the "salesperson" inside all of us. The series...

2010-06-21 09:31:00

CANNES, France, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Todd Herman, an international performance coaching and training expert from Edmonton, Canada, was today voted the World's Greatest Salesperson. Using real-time SMS voting, a live audience selected the winner during the OgilvyOne "Can you sell, or else?" seminar at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Mr Herman and the runners-up - Eric Polins, managing partner of a marketing consulting firm from Tampa, USA, and Lee Abbas, a former...

2010-06-17 11:02:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With companies at a crossroads in terms of how they market themselves and position for growth in this new economy, a former branding chief at WPP, Jim Johnson, has taken a 50% interest in a B2B consultancy Park Lane Communications. Effective immediately, the firm's revised name is Nourie Johnson Communications to reflect the partnership between Phil Nourie (president) and Jim Johnson (chairman). Jim Johnson, former chief executive officer of Enterprise...

2010-06-15 15:46:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OgilvyOne Worldwide and Motorola today announced that the Motorola Milestone phone (Droid in the U.S.) will be the product to be "pitched" by the three finalists during the finale of the World's Greatest Salesperson contest in Cannes. To celebrate Motorola's participation, Ogilvy has created the Cannesdroid app exclusively for the Festival. James King, Marketing Director, EMARA Brand Management & 360 Integration, Motorola Mobile Devices, will be one...

2010-06-09 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 230 entries from 12 countries, the search for the World's Greatest Salesperson narrowed today as OgilvyOne Worldwide announced the names of the three finalists who will travel to Cannes to pitch live on stage for the coveted title. Y. Lee Abbas from Hokkaido, Japan, Todd Herman from Edmonton, Canada, and Eric Polins from Tampa, USA were the three finalists selected. They will appear at a special seminar at the Cannes Lions International...

2010-06-08 11:00:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the largest global surveys to date on consumer perceptions of green brands and corporate environmental behavior reveals global differences about the top environmental concerns among consumers. While climate change is important across most countries, 30 percent of Brazilians and 26 percent of Indians cite deforestation as the top issue, and in Australia, 68 percent of consumers say it's important that companies manage water efficiently. The...

2010-05-10 09:04:00

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As the search for the World's Greatest Salesperson contest enters its final week, OgilvyOne Worldwide today announced the activation of public voting and a prestigious line-up of judges from distinguished companies who know how to sell including IBM and Salesforce.com. For the first time, YouTube subscribers can give their "Thumbs Up" or "Thumbs Down" to the video submissions. Contestants have submitted videos of up to two minutes in length that...

2010-04-30 10:30:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather and Scangroup Limited have agreed to create a pan-African joint venture via a share swap transaction, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval, in order to strengthen a common expansion and growth strategy for sub-Saharan Africa. Scangroup is an associate of WPP, the global communications services group. The sub-Saharan Africa joint venture, Ogilvy Africa, is born from a shared vision to ensure Ogilvy & Mather and...

2010-04-28 06:00:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Strong brands prove their resilience to recession in the fifth annual Millward Brown Optimor BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today. When most key financial indicators plummeted, the value of the top 100 brands rose by four percent in the last year to more than $2 trillion. The BrandZ Top 100, commissioned by WPP, is the only valuation in the world that takes into account customers' opinions on brands and...

2010-02-22 07:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Kognitio®, a leading global provider of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing solutions, today announced that it has closed the first phase of a global agreement with GroupM, a division of WPP. Operating out of 81 countries, GroupM is the leading media investment management company in the world and the stewards of nearly one-third of all global advertising spend. The announcement was made at the TDWI World Conference and...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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