Details are vague at this point as it seems half the industry’s out for Columbus Day (when did this become a thing?), but we have received confirmation that Jimmy Dietzen, who spent the last 18 months as VP/creative director at Energy BBDO, is no longer with the agency. For the past week, we’ve been hearing a few interesting stories regarding Dietzen’s “departure” from the Chicago-based agency, which tipsters say was somewhat surprising. We’ll try to dig in a bit but from what we gather for now, though, Dietzen’s time at Energy BBDO actually came to an end at the beginning of the month. During his time at the agency, the senior creative not only worked on clients ranging from SC Johnson to Lay’s but recently art directed and co-wrote (with GCD Rick Hamann) the somewhat touching spot below for Wrigley’s Extra gum.
Prior to Energy BBDO, Dietzen served as an ACD at Leo Burnett on Allstate’s “Mayhem” campaign among other things and has also served as an art director at Tribal DDB during his career.