Ogilvy & Mather London hires Cartmell as creative partner

Ogilvy & Mather London has boosted its integrated creative firepower with the appointment of Sam Cartmell as a creative partner.

 Sam Cartmell: new creative partner at Ogilvy & Mather London
Sam Cartmell: new creative partner at Ogilvy & Mather London

He will handle a variety of global and local accounts and report to Gerry Human, the chief creative officer. Dennis Lewis is the other creative partner.

Cartmell joins from Karmarama, where he has been a creative director since 2012, working on brands including Costa, B&Q, Iceland and Honda. Before that, he was part of The Red Brick Road’s founding team. 

Cartmell has also worked at Lowe and Partners, Am­mirati Puris Lintas, DDB Needham and McCann Erickson in Asia. 

His most-awarded work is "pilot" for Stella Artois, which he created while at Lowe.

Cartmell said: "I remember being given a copy of Ogilvy On Advertising on my first day as a junior copywriter. Since then, I’ve always admired the agency’s ability to create powerful, award-winning work for big brands.

"To be joining Ogilvy London as it is about to start a new era at Sea Containers House on the South Bank is a real honour and hugely exciting."