In this day and age, two years seems like an eternity in the ad/media world in terms of tenure, but art director Dean Hanson held it down at Fallon for 28 years and, alas, now he’s leaving.
A tipster named “David” spouts this accusation: “New CCO Darren Spiller and his Australian posse have maden Fallon unrecognizable to the heroes who built the place. Dean will be fine but the fact that he walked out on his own is telling.”
While we won’t go so far as to back his allegations and typos, Fallon to their credit has sent us a statement regarding Hanson’s departure that basically cements the matter. Here goes:
“Dean Hanson is an exceptional talent who has spent the better part of the past 28 years creating some of the world’s most memorable and award-winning advertising. He’s done a lot to help build the Fallon brand over his career and we wish him the best of luck in whatever endeavor he might pursue in the future.”
We’re still awaiting word on why Hanson left and where he’s going. Stay tuned.