Today, Lee Garfinkel announced he will press pause on his storied career in advertising, stepping down from his position as CEO of FCB Garfinkel after just over two years, as the agency rechristens itself FCB New York and installs a new team of executive leaders across departments.
FCB Worldwide has hired Deb Freeman, a 10-year veteran of the Grey Group, to serve as chief strategy officer of its FCB Garfinkel unit in New York, effective Feb. 1.
It took nearly a year, but FCB Garfinkel has filled its top creative role in New York. Eric Cosper, a veteran creative director who has worked at such agencies as BBDO, Wieden + Kennedy and Publicis, becomes the office's chief creative officer under CEO Lee Garfinkel.
Debra Coughlin, the former global CMO and New York general manager of Interpublic’s FCB, has retuned to her client roots in financial services and is now running JPMorgan Chase at mcgarrybowen.
Kofi Amoo-Gottfried has been named chief strategy officer at FCB Garfinkel, charged with working closely with CEO Lee Garfinkel to expand the New York agency’s offerings.
This may be the most public course correction in modern agency branding: Draftfcb, formed by the combination of two Interpublic shops in 2006, is unveiling its new identity as FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding).
Lee Garfinkel is leaving Havas Worldwide after nearly three years to run the New York office of Draftfcb as its new CEO.
Five months into his new job as worldwide president of Havas Worldwide, Andrew Benett is taking on the agency's New York office.
Matt Ryan and Lee Garfinkel, the business/creative duo managing Euro RSCG’s pitch for ExxonMobil, are now assuming leadership roles in the shop's New York office.