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Duff Takes Over as Prez/CEO at BBDO Atlanta

It’s been a busy week for BBDO as the agency follows up the Hewlett-Packard PC account win (a bounce-back, we suppose, following the Bank of America loss) with the news that Gill Duff has been appointed as the new president and CEO of its Atlanta office. BBDO told staff in the ATL branch this morning about the arrival of Duff, who has spent the last three years as global business director at DDB Worldwide, to be exact.

The new Atlanta chief exec succeeds Chris Hall, who left the agency at the beginning of the year for “personal reasons.” As for Duff, his new role will have him oversee a BBDO office that houses 250+ staffers and counts clients including AT&T, Bayer, Florida Department of Citrus and the Georgia Lottery. Before his stint at DDB, Duff spent nearly five years as CEO of Publicis New York. This actually marks the exec’s second tour of duty at BBDO, his first being a year-long stint at SVP/senior account director on FedEx account at the network’s New York office.

Duff will officially assume his new post at BBDO Atlanta on May 21.

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