Well, this is certainly news to us but it looks like the story unfolded as of Memorial Day weekend. Anyhow, in case you haven’t heard, Nick Drake, who’s spent the last four years at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA and the last two-and-a-half serving as its worldwide managing director, is leaving the agency to assume the chief marketing officer position at apparel/footwear brand, Quiksilver. According to the latter company, which is also based in SoCal, Drake will be joining up as CMO effective July 1. From what sources tell us, though, Drake is for the moment still at Chiat LA, where as worldwide MD, he’s responsible for Gatorade, Adidas, Visa and the agency’s content studio, Let There Be Dragons, which he co-founded.
We’re waiting to get some clarification on if there are immediate plans to replace Drake and when his last day at TBWA C\D LA actually. Prior to joining said agency, the exec worked on the client-side for Adidas in Amsterdam, where he served as a global marketing head for the brand.