Sullivan Leaves Top Creative Post at WestWayne

ATLANTA—After four years as WestWayne’s chief creative officer, Luke Sullivan has left the agency. He has been replaced by Scott Sheinberg. The departure comes as no surprise to observers in Atlanta. Sullivan, 47, relinquished creative control to Sheinberg in June, following the departure of creative director Markham Cronin. The restructuring set the way for his exit, sources said. “His role has evolved from ecd to developing new business. He’s had a long career and it might be time for him to retire,” said a source. “He’s never been comfortable in his role of leading a creative department. It never seemed like he settled into that role.” According to agency president and chief executive Jeff Johnson, Sullivan plans to write a book and join the lecture circuit. “His legacy is a strong creative platform,” Johnson said. Sullivan could not be reached for comment.

Adair-Greene Signs Axcan Pharma as Client

ATLANTA—Adair-Greene Healthcare Communications has added Axcan Pharma to its client roster. The Interpublic Group shop in Atlanta will develop marketing communications for Photofrin PDT, a light-activated product used in the treatment of late-stage lung cancer and advanced esophageal cancer. The Canadian company’s U.S. offices are located in Birmingham, Ala.

Lipphardt Staffers Form Dutcher Group

ATLANTA—Employees of The Lipphardt Agency finalized the purchase of the shop’s assets last week. The Tampa, Fla., agency will operate as the Dutcher Group. Former Lipphardt president Devin Dutcher will remain president and chief executive officer. Partner George Zwierko continues as vice president of creative services.

Tatham to Win Drexel Heritage Furniture

CHICAGO—Euro RSCG Tatham Partners is poised to pick up the estimated $5-10 million Drexel Heritage Furniture advertising account, sources said. Executives at the Chicago agency referred calls to the client, where a representative said no decision had been made. Competitors for the High Point, N.C.-based company’s business were Fallon in Minneapolis and New York shops Merkley Newman Harty & Partners and Young & Rubicam, which teamed with sister WPP Group shop BrandBuzz. Steve Zades in Winston-Salem, N.C., was the consultant who conducted the review.

Zimmerman Contends for Barbados Tourism

BOSTON—At least six agencies are pursuing the$6 million advertising account of the Barbados Tourism Authority, according to sources. Contenders are TheZimmerman Agency, Tallahassee, Fla.; The Campbell Group, Baltimore; Irma S. Mann, Strategic Marketing, Boston; Blue Elephant and DDB, both New York; and Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, sources said. The business had been with Publicis Groupe’s D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles in New York.

For the Record

The correct client name is Consolidated Credit Counseling Services [“Zimmerman’s Business Solution Lands Client,” Adweek, Nov. 4].