Deutsch LA Creative Chief Hunter Exits

Joined agency two years ago from TBWA\London

Mark Hunter, the chief creative officer at Deutsch LA, is out at the agency he joined in January 2011, sources have confirmed.

Deutsch executives could not be reached for comment and it’s not clear how quickly the agency will replace him.

Hunter moved to the Interpublic Group shop from TBWA\London and had previously held senior creative roles at the London offices of Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Euro RSCG and the Amsterdam office of Wieden+Kennedy. At Deutsch, he succeeded Eric Hirshberg, who became CEO of Activision Publishing in September, 2010.

Hunter's tenure at TBWA lasted about 1 1/2 years. (He joined that agency in mid-2009, filling a vacancy created by the July 2008 exit of Steve Henry.)

Earlier in his career, Hunter was ecd at Havas’s Euro RSCG where he worked on brands like Evian and Citroen. His other brand experience includes Nike, from his time as cd at Wieden, and Levi’s, Audi, Lynx and Johnnie Walker–accounts he worked on at BBH.