Over the past few years, we have seen a shift in how organizations value their internal communications. In the past, employee focused communications were often an afterthought. Companies would spend significant time, effort and money on developing out their incentive plans, making sure they were designed to drive the right behaviors and performance, only to communicate it to the field in an e-mail with a 30-page, single-spaced legal contract attached.
New York, USA, Jan. 26, 2017 — Ogilvy today announced the creation of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science. The Center, which will work across the Ogilvy group, will focus on establishing a new system to define how audiences think, feel and behave to improve marketing and communications effectiveness. Christopher Graves will assume the role of President and Founder of the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science effective immediately. Graves will work with Carla Hendra, Global Chairman, OgilvyRED and Vice Chairman, Ogilvy Worldwide Board.
Richard Thaler, the University of Chicago professor who just won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, has inspired scholars across different disciplines and fundamentally changed the way we think about human behavior. He is considered the father of behavioral economics — a relatively new field that combines insights from psychology, judgment, and decision making, and economics to generate a more accurate understanding of human behavior.