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Taxi N.Y. Taps Durk Barnhill as GM

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NEW YORK Taxi's office here has made its second notable executive hire of the week, adding well-traveled exec Durk Barnhill as general manager.

Barnhill (pictured) will initially work with office president Daniel Rabinowicz and take over managment duties from the latter when Rabinowicz departs on a medical leave, the agency said in a statement.

He joins from Mother's crosstown operations, where he most recently held the post of new business director and oversaw strategy on key account Johnson & Johnson. He has also held positions at Lowe, Saatchi & Saatchi, Fallon and McCann Erickson.

Barnhill said Taxi's "history of integration across media is right for this time when change is the industry's status quo. With such a smart group of people, we are poised for great things."

The shop's other recent recruit is Doug Jaeger, who was just hired as innovation director to lead its digital practice. All told, Taxi employs 35 staffers in New York.