3 Execs to Leave Fallon

CHICAGO Three senior creative executives at Publicis Groupe’s Fallon in Minneapolis are negotiating their exits from the agency, the shop has confirmed.

Twenty-year company veteran Bob Barrie, who despite his lengthy tenure held the title of art director, is among those departing.

Barrie said he and creative director Stuart d’Rozario plan to launch their own agency. “I won’t be leaving for some time. But until that time comes, my head and my heart is still at Fallon,” he said.

“[Chairman Pat Fallon] has been talking to them for about six months,” said an agency representative. “Those discussions are ongoing. They remain friends of the agency and their work is ongoing. Their end date is undetermined.”

Separately, creative director Roger Camp will be leaving the shop in mid-July, the representative confirmed. Camp joined the agency last summer from Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Ore., as one of two creative directors hired by then executive creative director Paul Silburn.

Silburn’s dismissal last January ended an eight-month tenure that was marred with tension. Fallon later brought back former president and executive creative director Bill Westbrook as vice chairman. Westbrook and Fallon later hired Kerry Feuerman, a former chairman and group creative director at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Va., to serve as creative director at the shop, filling Silburn’s role.

Camp’s said he did not have any immediate plans, other than to return to Portland, where his family still resides. At Fallon, Camp recently completed campaigns for Holiday Inn and Brawny.