A source familiar with the matter sent us a memo from Dimitri Maex and Harvey Kipnis, managing director of OgilvyOne NY managing director and MD of OgilvyOne North America, respectively, that confirms CCO Mat Zucker has left the agency. Read below.
“Nearly three-years ago Mat Zucker returned to OgilvyOne to embark on a journey with us to grow our creative portfolio in new directions.
He took us to Cannes with the Search for the World’s Greatest Salesman. He brought a fresh new meaning to David Ogilvy’s “We Sell, or Else” credo. He helped us win new business and became a sought-after creative jury member.
Mat has informed us that he is now ready to begin a new journey – and will be leaving Ogilvy. We will miss him. He was a terrific creative partner and mentor to many.
Please join us in wishing him all the best in his new venture.
Dimitri and Harvey”
No word on where Zucker is headed to, but from what his LinkedIn tells us, he’s also serving as a correspondent at The Faster Times. Ogilvy had to no look further than from within, as the departing exec’s duties will be absorbed by Shackleton alum Alfonso Marian, who initially partnered with Zucker as co-CCO at OgilvyOne last summer. Prior to his second tour of duty at Ogilvy, Zucker held senior creative roles at the likes of Agency.com and R/GA.