NEW YORK Nick Cohen, a creative director at Euro RSCG since June 2005, has left the shop, an agency representative confirmed.
In a statement, Jeff Kling, executive creative director of the New York shop, said, "Over the past year, Nick has been a formative part of our creative department. We're sad to see him go and wish him the best while he pursues new opportunities."
The representative said Cohen would not be replaced and Kling would absorb his creative responsibilities.
A co-founder of now-defunct Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Cohen had worked on Volvo and Dos Equis and contributed to the Howard Stern advertising that the Havas-owned agency did for Sirius Satellite Radio last year. He also helped with new business, sources said.
Sources said Cohen, 48, would pursue freelance creative opportunities and that he would continue to be based in New York.
At Mad Dogs, which opened in New York in 1991, Cohen helped create campaigns for clients including TV Land, Yoo-Hoo and Moviefone. Before opening the agency, he was a group creative director at WPP Group's Ogilvy & Mather in New York. He also worked as a creative group head at then Chiat\Day in New York.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen closed in May 2005; a month later, Cohen joined Euro RSCG.
"I enjoyed exploring advertising in the context of a larger agency," Cohen said in a statement. "Working with Jeff and others at Euro has been a fantastic learning experience."
Euro RSCG has 233 offices around the world. Its other clients include Jaguar, Verizon, Reckitt-Benckiser, Charles Schwab, Evian, Danone Group, Louis Vuitton and Air France.