In case you were clamoring for the conclusion to this story, it looks like David R. Mitchell is now officially on the payroll at SapientNitro’s Chicago office as his LinkedIn confirms that he’s joined the agency as VP, creative director. Our sources were spot-on as usual when we first reported a few weeks back that Sapient was Mitchell’s likely next destination after his “departure” from Digitas after 11 years of service. We’re checking into what accounts he’s exactly working on at his new employer.
Update: Now, we’ve received official word from SapientNitro that Mitchell has started today as executive creative director. The agency’s Chicago office services clients including Chrysler and Target, which will fall under the new ECD’s purview. In addition, Mitchell will be actively involved in pitching.