Deutsch New York Parts Ways With CCO

By Erik Oster 

Deutsch New York and chief creative officer Kerry Keenan have agreed to part ways. Keenan will remain at the agency during a transitional period, and Deutsch New York has already initiated a search to fill her position.

In an official statement, Deutsch New York CEO Val DiFebo, said:

“I am pleased that we have mutually created a plan to continue the momentum and move forward in a way that is best for the agency and Kerry. We thank Kerry for her fresh approach to the work, and we know that she will have great success.”

Keenan arrived at Deutsch New York in the chief creative officer position in September of 2013. Prior to joining the agency, she was founder and global executive creative director for YREntertainment beginning in 2008. She also co-founded Half Irish, which develops and produces original branded content, as well as children’s clothing line Frank & Lu.

The news follows a few changes for Deutsch New York in recent months. Longtime chief strategy officer Brent Vartan left Deutsch in late February, while the agency added chief marketing officer Tara Levine and its first EVP/brand intelligence Madonna Deverson in May.