David Ogilvy

1911 - 1999

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David Mackenzie Ogilvy (; 23 June 1911 – 21 July 1999) was a British advertising tycoon, founder of Ogilvy & Mather, and known as the "Father of Advertising." Trained at the Gallup research organisation, he attributed the success of his campaigns to meticulous research into consumer habits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Ogilvy has received more than 77,724 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). David Ogilvy is the 2,228th most popular writer (down from 1,612th in 2019), the 1,657th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,290th in 2019) and the 178th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 78k

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  • 55.42

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.63

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  • 3.00

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Notable Works

From Bleriot to Spitfire
"This book analyses the development of the flight and control characteristics of aeroplanes from 1909 to 1939, from the Blériot to the Spitfire, both single engine, single seat monoplanes."--Foreword.
Ogilvy on advertising
The unpublished David Ogilvy
Confessions of an Advertising Man
Business & Economics
Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques that made this book an international bestseller. Regarded as the father of modern advertising, David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow. Anyone aspiring to be a good manager in any kind of business should read this.
Confessions of an advertising man

Page views of David Ogilvies by language

Over the past year David Ogilvy has had the most page views in the with 14,469 views, followed by Russian (12,041), and French (8,115). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (279.53%), Korean (47.73%), and Hungarian (24.81%)


Among writers, David Ogilvy ranks 2,228 out of 7,302Before him are Teimuraz II of Kakheti, Chittaranjan Das, Renaud Camus, Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi, Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma, and Israel Joshua Singer. After him are Zosimos of Panopolis, Aphrahat, Leopoldo Alas, Jacob Cats, Felice Romani, and Udo Lindenberg.

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Among people born in 1911, David Ogilvy ranks 108Before him are Zenkō Suzuki, John C. Woods, Prince Carl Bernadotte, Andor Lilienthal, Merle Oberon, and Infanta María Cristina of Spain. After him are Jehan Alain, Simone Simon, Joe Rosenthal, Renato Guttuso, Leah Goldberg, and Koçi Xoxe. Among people deceased in 1999, David Ogilvy ranks 87Before him are Victor Mature, Alf Ramsey, Sylvia Sidney, Shankar Dayal Sharma, Ilmari Juutilainen, and Joseph Heller. After him are Aldo van Eyck, Roy Chiao, Karen Demirchyan, Leon Štukelj, Muhammad al-Sadr, and Curtis Mayfield.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Ogilvy ranks 1,657 out of 8,785Before him are Thomas Sydenham (1624), Jeanette (1951), Princess Augusta of Great Britain (1737), E. P. Thompson (1924), Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), and Eileen Atkins (1934). After him are Margaret Bondfield (1873), Jethro Tull (1674), William Hamilton (1730), Greer Garson (1904), Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886), and John Latham (1740).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, David Ogilvy ranks 178Before him are James Boswell (1740), Aphra Behn (1640), Kenneth Grahame (1859), William Caxton (1422), Matthew Arnold (1822), and Rebecca West (1892). After him are Eric Knight (1897), Christina Rossetti (1830), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), Edward FitzGerald (1809), Donald Adamson (1939), and Richard Aldington (1892).