That was fast. Eleven months after taking the reins of Arnold as CEO and 15 months after he joined the agency as global president, Robert LePlae is out.
Succeeding him as the top executive at the Havas agency is Pam Hamlin, albeit with a different title: global president.
Hamlin is a 15-year veteran of Arnold who most recently was president of the shop's Boston headquarters. In contrast, LePlae was a newcomer to the shop, who spent the bulk of his career at TBWA and more recently, McCann Erickson.
In a statement, new Havas chairman Yannick Bolloré described Hamlin and other leaders at the agency as a "passionate and talented group."
Top accounts at Arnold include Hershey, Progressive, CVS, ADT and Fidelity Investments. Globally, the agency has offices in 14 cities that span 12 countries.