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Walter J. O'Brien

President

Hill Holiday Advertising

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Hill Holiday Advertising

Background Information

Affiliations

Better Housing Coalition

Board Member


Richmond Symphony

Board Member


O'Reilly

Chief Executive Officer and Founder


The Steward School

Board Member


Visure Corporation

Board of Advisors Member


The Ad Council

Board Member


J. Walter Thompson Company

Board Member


James Webb Young Fund at the University of Illinois

Board Member


Richmond World Affairs Council

Vice Chairman


World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond

Vice Chairman


Education

Marquette University


Web References(67 Total References)


Non-Profit Board of Directors | Better Housing Coalition Board | Better Housing Coalition

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Walter J. O'Brien, Jr.
Wally O'Brien retired and moved from New York to Richmond. He is a Director on the Board of the Richmond Symphony and has close ties with the University of Richmond. He had a distinguished career in the communications industry, primarily at J. Walter Thompson (JWT), as a strategic thinker and builder of successful brands. Wally's career at JWT lead him to be a member of their worldwide Board of Directors, working with over 40 corporations and the U.S. Marine Corps. He was President of JWT when it was the world's largest advertising agency. Later, he was the CEO/Founder of the branding agency of O'Reilly, O'Brien, Clow, Inc. and President of Hill Holiday Advertising, leading them to win Clios for Best Advertising in their product categories. He worked on issues surrounding the Internet and the New Economy and contributed to President Clinton's Framework for Global Electronic Commerce. He graduated from Marquette University, followed by studies at Graduate Schools of Business at both Harvard and Stanford.


Walter J. O'Brien, Jr. | Better Housing Coalition

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Home / People / Walter J. O'Brien, Jr.
Walter J. O'Brien, Jr. Wally O'Brien retired and moved from New York to Richmond. He is a Director on the Board of the Richmond Symphony and has close ties with the University of Richmond. He had a distinguished career in the communications industry, primarily at J. Walter Thompson (JWT), as a strategic thinker and builder of successful brands. Wally's career at JWT lead him to be a member of their worldwide Board of Directors, working with over 40 corporations and the U.S. Marine Corps. He was President of JWT when it was the world's largest advertising agency. Later, he was the CEO/Founder of the branding agency of O'Reilly, O'Brien, Clow, Inc. and President of Hill Holiday Advertising, leading them to win Clios for Best Advertising in their product categories. He worked on issues surrounding the Internet and the New Economy and contributed to President Clinton's Framework for Global Electronic Commerce. He graduated from Marquette University, followed by studies at Graduate Schools of Business at both Harvard and Stanford.


AdForum: Advertising Agency and Creative Work

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Wally has spent most of his career in the advertising and marketing communications industry. - a career which was capped by his presidency of the National Advertising Review Council.Most of Wally's professional life was spent at J. Walter Thompson.More recently, he was tapped by Ogilvy & Mather to manage the Ford of Europe account across 17 countries.From his first job at JWT as a copywriter, Wally became Executive Vice President and General Manager of JWT/Chicago, then President & Chief Operating Officer of JWT/USA and promoted to Vice Chairman of JWT's Worldwide Board of Directors, with responsibilities covering 44 countries.After leaving JWT, Wally O'Brien founded the branding agency of O'Reilly, O'Brien, Clow Inc.When he left to become President of Hill Holiday Advertising, the agency was consolidated into the French group RSCG. Wally O'Brien graduated from Marquette University, completed the Advanced Advertising Planning Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.He has been active in the 4A's and the AAF. 2003 Weather Forecast Advertising Industry perspective in today's major downturn, by two leading forecasters


AdForum: Advertising Agency and Creative Work

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Wally has spent most of his career in the advertising and marketing communications industry. - a career which was capped by his presidency of the National Advertising Review Council.Most of Wally's professional life was spent at J. Walter Thompson.More recently, he was tapped by Ogilvy & Mather to manage the Ford of Europe account across 17 countries.From his first job at JWT as a copywriter, Wally became Executive Vice President and General Manager of JWT/Chicago, then President & Chief Operating Officer of JWT/USA and promoted to Vice Chairman of JWT's Worldwide Board of Directors, with responsibilities covering 44 countries.After leaving JWT, Wally O'Brien founded the branding agency of O'Reilly, O'Brien, Clow Inc.When he left to become President of Hill Holiday Advertising, the agency was consolidated into the French group RSCG. Wally O'Brien graduated from Marquette University, completed the Advanced Advertising Planning Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.He has been active in the 4A's and the AAF. 2003 Weather Forecast Advertising Industry perspective in today's major downturn, by two leading forecasters


Board of Directors | Better Housing Coalition

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Walter J. O'Brien, Jr.


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