We’ve received confirmation that Innocean ECD Jeff Spiegel is no longer with the agency, but why exactly remains up in the air at the moment. As per usual, there are two sides to the story that we’re hearing, one saying he left to “pursue other interests” and the other saying he may have not left voluntarily. We’re trying to get a clearer picture of the situation, but to refresh your memory, Spiegel joined the Huntington Beach, CA-based Innocean in June 2009 from DDB, where he spent nearly four years as a group creative director.
Last we heard from him, he was offering a statement on an LA Dodgers/Sonata campaign that Innocean created over the summer for its most notable client, Hyundai–though an Adage profile from earlier this year showed that the shop was trying to be known as more than just said automaker’s “in-house” agency. We wonder how Spiegel’s departure will affect that transition, if at all.