Kirshenbaum Dismisses Carr From S.F. Post

NEW YORK Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners this afternoon fired Nigel Carr, managing director of its San Francisco office. No reasons were immediately given for the termination.

A new management team, led by managing director and executive creative director Noel Cottrell, will be announced next week, said an agency representative, who declined further comment.

Carr joined KB+P in 1991 to institute brand planning at the shop’s New York headquarters. In 1997, he moved to San Francisco to help establish the West Coast office.

During his 20-year career, Carr won two Grand and six gold awards among 11 Effies, sat on the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ Account Planning Committee for nine years, and is a regular speaker on brand and communications strategy at advertising and marketing conferences.

“My termination came totally out of the blue in view of kbpwest’s extremely successful year financially and creatively in 2003 so I’m still in a state of shock, but I plan to take some time figuring out what to do next,” said Carr, in a statement.