Head of Communications Planning Julian Cole Is Leaving BBDO New York at the End of the Year

By Erik Oster 

Head of communications planning Julian Cole is leaving BBDO New York after more than two years.

An agency spokesperson confirmed that Cole will be leaving at the end of the year to travel. Going forward, Cole’s responsibilities will be handled by other members of BBDO’s planning department, under the leadership of chief strategy officer Crystal Rix, who was promoted to that role at the beginning of the year.

Cole has served as BBDO New York’s head of communications planning since June of 2015. Prior to that he spent a little over two years in the same position for BBH New York.

Before being promoted to that role he spent nearly two years as strategy director across all BBH brands, including  Axe, Johnnie Walker, Google Chrome, Sprite, Google Chrome, Unicef, Vaseline, Cole Haan and Westin, while also working on BBH Labs and ZAG projects. Prior to joining BBH he built and led the digital product offering for The Conscience Organization in Sydney.