So long, farewell…
January 14, 2011
It’s time. After six terrific years I’m leaving my post as Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of Euro RSCG Chicago. Short term I am working on various writing projects. Long term, I’m seeking another creative leadership position.
Them are the headlines.
Other than the Simpson’s, nothing (even when it’s good) lasts forever. Frankly, the lifespan of a creative person’s job can be as fleeting as a mayfly’s. Given that, and given the recent exodus of so many CCO’s, I’m proud to have served my agency this long. Hopefully, they feel the same way about me.
My parting is an amicable one, if not a little sad. I’ll miss the people, places and things that comprise Euro RSCG Chicago, from the genuinely collaborative leadership team to the great room at the center of our building. It was here we held agency meetings and holiday parties. It was here I got to communicate to colleagues and show off their work. That will go on without me.
It’s no secret when I came to Euro the agency was in rough shape, clinging to one advertising client. The local press called it a “corpse.” I was asked to help resurrect the ad practice and integrate it with the other marketing services. There is proof we succeeded, the best being we were able to navigate the recession relatively unscathed. If we weren’t aligned we couldn’t have done it.
Obviously, there were bumps in the road but I believe the agency is on the verge of doing great things. I wish them every success.