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Cooper Leaves JWT, Advertising Industry at Large

Once again, our tipsters were on the money. Sources familiar with the matter confirm that James Cooper is leaving his post as JWT Chief Creative Innovation Officer to focus on projects outside of advertising. Cooper joined JWT’s NY office in October 2010 after stints at Saatchi and Saatchi and Dare, London.

In a post on his personal Tumblr, Cooper says, “It’s no secret that to anyone that follows me that I have been wanting to do something more entrepreneurial for a while. So this summer I am taking some time out from advertising to do just that.”

Meanwhile, in a statement, JWT says, “JWT New York and James Cooper are parting ways at the end of the month. He’ll be focusing on some of his entrepreneurial projects, primarily Thompson Punke, a ping pong clothing brand which he has recently launched with Red Antler. He’s also planning to write the third book to be published by Creative Social.”

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