After getting deluged with tips last night, we’ve received confirmation this morning that Chris Hayes and Conor Brady, chief marketing officer and chief creative officer, respectively, at Huge, are indeed parting ways with IPG-owned agency–each, though, for their own reasons we’ve been told. Here’s a statement from Huge to clarify a bit: “Conor Brady and Chris Hayes will both leave Huge in the new year to pursue other opportunities. They both contributed to what was another record year of growth at Huge where we grew by 40% globally. We’ll be announcing a replacement for Chris in January but don’t see the need to replace Conor at this time. Jon Jackson, who has done an amazing job managing the creative group in Brooklyn, will continue to lead creative in New York.”
No word yet on where either exec is headed to next, but Hayes joined Huge approximately 18 months ago from Y&R, where he spent nearly two years and served in roles including CMO/North America and managing partner/global new business development. Brady (pictured), meanwhile, joined Huge 15 months ago after spending a half-dozen years at Organic, where he last served as chief creative officer. As for Jackson, the executive creative director worked for over a half-decade at Sapient before joining Huge three years ago.