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Bozell's Nobay Quits

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NEW YORK Bozell executive creative director David Nobay is leaving the Interpublic Group shop to take a post overseas, the agency confirmed. He delivered the news to the 60-person creative department on Wednesday, according to sources.

Nobay, who will exit the New York shop April 1, is currently mulling a job offer in Singapore and another in Sydney, Australia, sources said.

His resignation comes as Bozell merges with IPG sibling Lowe.

Nobay, who was promoted from gcd to deputy ecd in November, took over for former Bozell ecd, managing partner Tony Granger earlier this year. Granger left to take the top creative spot at Publicis Groupe's Saatchi & Saatchi in London.

"David has made a life change decision and will be leaving the country. Although we regret his departure, we are supportive of his decision and we wish him well," said a Bozell representative. Nobay did not immediately return calls.

Nobay worked on Verizon Wireless, "Got Milk?" and Datek, among other clients during his four-year tenure at Bozell. Prior to joining the shop, he freelanced for a year at London agencies such as AMV BBDO shop Anthem Advertising. Before that, he led Wells Nobay McDowall, a shop he helped found in Melbourne, Australia, in 1996.