Rob Rasmussen has lost two more creatives at Tribal DDB’s New York office as we’ve confirmed that AD Jeff Kopay and CW Bryan Chiao have left the agency.
Yesterday, we received a random IM from an insider at Tribal, who vented to us, “That leaves on 6 more of Steve Nesle[‘s] creatives. It’s the people that make the agency and when they start to leave it’s bad. Rob is a great person and a smart creative but he is never here and then comes and kills the work that he approved weeks ago.” Nesle as you may remember left the New York office in early January under what we hear were less-than-amicable circumstances.
Anyhow, sources familiar with the matter tell us that Chiao, who worked at Anomaly and SS+K prior, is leaving to pursue opportunities outside of the ad industry. As with Kopay, it’s unsure, but while at Tribal, he helped win the NFL.com account among others.
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