In the wake of Leonard/Monahan's sudden shutdown, what has become of its former clients?
Both Dallas-based Foster Grant and Women & Infants Hospital in Boston are expected to follow agency principal Bruce Leonard to his consulting job at LBC Design, which shared office space with Leonard/Monahan in Providence, R.I., sources said.
Chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli has moved its estimated $1 million account to Clarke Goward in Boston.
Garelick Farms in Franklin, Mass., is talking to four "creative candidates," according to John Kellogg, the company's vice president of marketing. He would not elaborate.
Providence-Southern officials did not return phone calls, but sources said the account will most likely go to RDW Group, also in Providence. That shop has absorbed four of Leonard/Monahan's employees, including Josh Fenton, senior vice president of marketing. Fenton, formerly a vice president of marketing at Leonard/Monahan, was instrumental in both the Foster Grant and Providence-Southern pitches. He could not be reached for comment last week.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has not decided what course of action it will take. Greg Cooper, deputy director of education and communications, said the department was informed of the decision to close the agency the day before it shut down on Friday, Feb. 27.
"A campaign will be done. This is not going to stop us," Cooper said. He added that the timing was good since recycling efforts are focused on the spring and fall months.