Rob Feakins, President and CCO of New York’s Publicis Kaplan Thaler, will be leaving the agency next month.
Various sources told us that Feakins made the announcement in an all-agency meeting this afternoon, and a spokesperson for PKT has confirmed that he plans to step down. Here’s the official statement:
“Yes, after eight terrific years at Publicis, Rob Feakins has decided it is time to move on to something new. Rob has been one of the hardest working creative leads in our business. This year alone the work he has shepherded for the agency has won over 140 creative awards. The most in our history. We all think so highly of Rob and wish him well as he moves on to this next phase.”
Feakins joined Publicis New York in 2006 as President/CCO after six years at Kirshenbaum, Bond + Partners. He retained that position after the New York office merged with Kaplan Thaler in 2012.
A reader tells us that Feakins will remain with PKT until mid-December and that there has been no news of a search for someone to fill his role.
The agency also has yet to comment on rumored changes regarding its name and location.