Dan Fietsam, Energy BBDO Part Ways

By Kiran Aditham 

danenergyAfter spending the last five-plus years at Chicago-based Energy BBDO, word has trickled down through the departments that Dan Fietsam is no longer with the agency. If you recall, Fietsam replaced Marty Orzio over a half-decade ago as EVP/chief creative officer at the agency. We were forwarded a note from Energy sent from Energy’s president/CEO, Tonise Paul. See below:

“From: Paul, Tonise
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Subject: Thanks, Dan!




After 5-1/2 years, Dan is leaving the agency.  It’s been a good run, and we are thankful for Dan’s contributions to our collective success.

When Dan started, Energy BBDO was a smaller agency and, like the rest of America (and world), we were amidst one of most difficult macro economic downturns.  We continued to grow and succeed and Dan was a key player.

Under his leadership, we drove award-winning work and got recognition from the creative community. Most importantly, he brought in wonderful creative leaders.

In the “Next Phase for Fietsam”, Dan yearns to get closer to the creation of the work. And that’s what he’ll do in his last month with the agency. We are in a search for Dan’s replacement and, in the interim, will rely on our outstanding group creative directors to continue leading their businesses.

We are grateful to Dan for all he’s done to help make Energy BBDO what it is today. I know you will all join me in offering your personal thanks to Dan.