Sources familiar with the matter confirm that Draftfcb New York EVP/group creative director Augé Reichenberg is leaving the agency after a 15-year run. We’ve been told that Reichenberg (pictured) is joining up with New Jersey-based Publicis Groupe agency Rosetta, will be running creative for its healthcare unit and, in the process, will be reuniting with former partner and current CCO Gary Scheiner. Prior to Draftfcb, Reichenberg enjoyed a nine-year run at McCann.
In addition to the aforementioned senior creative’s departure, Draftfcb has also lost Nanci Silverman, who spent the last five years at Draft, to Grey, which she officially joined on May 1 and now serves as EVP/group account director on the WPP agency’s Darden portfolio including Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouses. Silverman replaces Michele Kay, who is “taking early retirement” according to Grey.
We’ve been told the parting was amicable, the pair is moving on to “greater opportunities” and to second that emotion, here’s a statement from Draftfcb NY CEO Dana Maiman, who says, ““We are so happy for both of them as are our clients. We wish them tremendous luck.”