Who needs official agency confirmation when a simple Facebook post will do the trick? A source sent us a recent post from one Omid Farhang, a VP/group creative director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky who just recently announced his departure from the agency on the social network, saying, “Thank you CP+B for five rip-roaring, life-changing years. Count me deeply grateful and damn lucky.” Hey, at least it looks like it was amicable. During his half-decade at the agency, Farhang worked on campaigns for VW, Truth, Domino’s, Gap and was the copywriter on Burger King’s infamous, award-winning “Whopper Freakout” campaign (in 2008, my old pub Creativity also named Farhang the 7th most awarded copywriter in the world). Our sources tell us that Farhang isn’t heading to another agency at this point. Perhaps a freelance jaunt in Europe is in the cards?
We’re hearing there might be a couple of other recent notable departures on the creative front, but we’re checking to confirm. Look for the update here.
Update: We’ve received confirmation that Mitch Bennett and Jay Russell are also both no longer at CP+B. If you recall, the pair left GSD&M for Boulder in early 2010, with Bennett joining Crispin as ACD and Russell as creative director. During their time at GSD&M, Russell served as group creative director on BMW while Bennett was a CD on Southwest, Goodyear and LL Bean among other accounts.
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