Roger Camp, who was appointed CCO at Publicis & Hal Riney in January 2007, is slowly “phasing out” his role according to sources familiar with the matter. Camp, who was a CD at Fallon and W+K prior to consulting with then joining Riney.
According to CEO Kristi Vandenbosch , “Roger Camp has been slowing phasing out of his role as ECD at Publicis & Hal Riney. He was looking for a more flexible work arrangement, for personal reasons. Over the course of the summer, as he stepped back from the day-to-day direction of the department, the senior creative teams stepped up and continued to lead the work without a hitch.
Roger [stated] our ultimate plan would be to replace him in the ECD position. We’ve got a short-list of candidates that we’re in conversations with, and I expect to have a new creative director in place before Roger is ready to step out completely, probably sometime this fall.
Our clients are aware of the plan, and while we’re all big fans of Roger, they’re comfortable with the transition. (Just as an fyi, our current client roster includes U.S. Cellular, Walmart, HP, Compaq, Electronic Arts’ Pogo.com, WET Design and Chimay Beer.)”