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Dentsu Emerges from Slumber, Adds ACD to Fold

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It seems like ages since we’ve heard a peep out of Dentsu America, but today the agency announced that it’s added to its creative department in New York with the hire of ACD Clayton Crocker.

Crocker, who seems to fit the mold with the hip glasses, tattoos and introspective look, arrives from Berlin Cameron United, where he was an ACD on Amazon, Belvedere and Comcast among other clients. Previous to that, the Brooklyn-based creative and soccer enthusiast was an art director at Syrup for clients like Gwen Stefani and Dior and also spent a couple of years as a senior designer at IPG-owned shop Huge earlier in his career.

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Dentsu Parts With CCO/EVP Mike Wilson

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Dentsu America have parted ways with CCO/EVP Mike Wilson, an agency representative confirmed today. According to sources familiar with the matter, Wilson was fired due to divisions between himself and some members of the creative, account management and media teams. The agency flatly denies that he was fired.

The agency statement goods:

“Mike Wilson has departed the agency amicably after serving 2 1/2 years as Chief Creative Officer, based on a mutual decision to pursue different directions. We thank him for his positive contributions to the agency.”

Paul Laffy and Bruno Corbo have been made co-lead creative directors. This just happened Friday. Wilson joined the agency in November, 2006, and was “[r]esponsible for growth and quality creative output of DentsuAmerica North American. Also managed Interactive, planning and Production Departments,” and was a “Member of Executive Management and Finance Committees” according to his LinkedIn profile.

We’ve been unable to reach Wilson, and the agency did not provide his information. Mike, e-mail us at agencyspy at mediabistro dot com.

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