Faris Yakob Lands at MDC Partners

By Matt Van Hoven 

When last we left Faris Yakob, he’d just departed from McCann Erickson and the EVP chief technology strategist job he accepted in 2008. We’ve heard from multiple sources he’s taking a position within MDC Partners in a planning/strategy role. We’re certain this is a senior position, but MDC chose not to comment.

A contingency of the agreement was that Yakob could take three months to write a book, we’ve learned. The topic will apparently pick up the same topic of his blog “Talent Imitates, Genius Steals” &#151 where he discusses issues pertaining to the existence or not of originality. All in the context of brand communications, of course.

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