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Arnold New York’s Chief Creative Officer Leaves to Start Own Agency

New York office will no longer have a CCO

Aaron Griffiths is leaving after almost two years as CCO

Following today's departure of chief creative officer Aaron Griffiths, the New York office of Arnold will no longer have a CCO. 

The New York team will be lead by global creative director John Staffen, evp and ecd Gary Scheiner and managing director and creative director Kate Murphy. Creative teams in New York and Boston will have a more cohesive structure, according to sources. 

Griffiths was appointed co-CCO in the spring of 2012 with John Staffen, who transitioned out of the co-CCO role in the winter of 2013 when he was promoted to global creative director. 

The New York office works with clients like Milkbone, 23andme, Unilever and Hershey's. Griffiths has stayed in the CCO role for several weeks to help transition some clients. 

Griffiths has partnered with fellow Arnold alum David Fisher, who served as the director of integrated production at the Havas agency until recently. Fisher and Griffiths have formed what they are calling Aaron and David. The smaller structure will allow them to focus on the work.

In August, Corey Mitchell took the reigns at Arnold in New York following Lynn Power’s departure from the president role. Power has since landed at JWT.

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