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Here’s a Quick Memo Regarding Pierre Lipton’s Departure

By now, you’ve probably heard that after a two-year stint at AKQA’s San Francisco office, Pierre Lipton has joined up with M&C Saatchi New York to serve as chief creative officer. Here’s a rather brief memo from AKQA SF managing director Simon Jefferson to staff regarding Lipton’s departure:

“I wanted to send you news of a recent change in our staffing.

After much thought, Pierre Lipton, our Executive Creative Director, has decided to leave AKQA and move back to his home city of New York to work for another agency. I’d like to thank him for his commitment to the business and wish him all the very best for the future.

Rei Inamoto and I are currently working on a transition plan, which we will share with you shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Rei directly.

Thanks for your support and understanding during this period of change.”

Lipton, if you recall, originally joined AKQA’s Bay Area branch as a GCD on Xbox following a two-and-a-half year stint as VP/creative director at BBDO New York. He was promoted to head of creative at AKQA SF in January.

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