MRM//McCann Detroit Parts Ways with VP, Group Creative Director Murray Grondin

By Erik Oster 

MRM//McCann Detroit has parted ways with vice president, group creative director Murray Grondin.

An agency spokesperson confirmed that Grondin is no longer with the agency but has so far not specified whether MRM//McCann is seeking a replacement. It’s also unclear where Grondin will end up following his departure. 

Grondin joined the agency in July of 2013, following six years as vice president, creative director with Team Detroit. Prior to that he spent around seven and a half years serving as a senior art director with Y&R Detroit, leading a creative team on the agency’s Ford Credit account. That followed a year as a senior graphic designer with Y&R Toronto, leading design on Ford, Sears and AT&T Canada.

Before joining Y&R he spent six years as a senior graphic designer with Saatchi & Saatchi Toronto, working with clients including P&G, Toyota, Hewlett-Packard and Rothmans Benson & Hedges.

MRM//McCann has made several executive-level changes in its New York and Detroit offices in recent months. In April the Motor City shop named Jeff Cruz as its new EVP/chief creative officer, and in May CEO Michael McLaren and others departed in Manhattan after client Verizon decided to consolidate the digital portion of its FiOS business with Rauxa.