We Hear: CD Out at Barbarian Group; CCO Leaving Publicis Dallas

By Patrick Coffee 

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Today’s “we hear” concerns moves by two creative leads.

First, we can confirm that Creative Director Robert Lund, who joined New York’s Barbarian Group in January after a pre-Christmas announcement, is no longer with the agency. While we have no official statement on the “why,” our tipster claims that the two parties simply didn’t match up.

Lund primarily handled Pepsi at Barbarian, joining the agency after spending two years as a CD at McCann New York (where he worked on Chevrolet for Commonwealth and IKEA, among other accounts). He started his ad career at Sweden’s Forsman & Bodenfors.

No word on where he will be heading or when/how the agency plans to replace him.

Though we’ve yet to receive word from the agency, a tipster tells us that Brad Roseberry is no longer chief creative officer at Publicis Dallas. Here’s what we do know: Roseberry joined the agency less than a year ago in November 2013.

Prior to the Publicis role, Roseberry served as ECD at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, where he was creative lead on the Accenture account. He also played a creative director role at BBDO NY after holding a position as copywriter at GS&P, Lowe Brindfors, Wieden+Kennedy and 180 Amsterdam.

We’ve talked to¬†agency representatives who didn’t provide us with any information, so updates when we receive them.