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Posts Tagged ‘Augusta Duffey’

Duffey Lands at ‘USA Today’

If the name Augusta Duffey doesn’t ring a bell, let us remind you then that the creative left her GCD gig last yearat Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness after barely three months. At the time, she told us her reason for leaving so soon was to take “a great position running the creative on the digital side of a large media company.” Well, almost a year to the day that we reported on her departure from Saatchi Wellness, Duffey finally reached out this morning to give us a clue as to where she went. Yes, it is indeed a “large media company,” specifically the newly redesigned USA Today.No word yet on what Duffey’s exact title is with the trade’s online platform, but we’ll keep you posted.

Prior to Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Duffey served as an ACD at Euro RSCG and has worked as a freelance ACD at KBS+P. Update: We’ve been told by those in the know that Duffey is taking on the role of ECD at Gannett digital, helping lead redesign on the USA Today website and working on the team that drove the print and brand.

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We Hear: Duffey Already Out at Saatchi Wellness?

Wow, it apparently didn’t take long at all for someone to break Mark Moll‘s record of arguably the shortest agency stint in recent memory as sources familiar with the matter tell us that Augusta Duffey has “resigned” from her GCD gig at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness after just three-plus months. Duffey officially joined Wellness in mid-July with the goal being to focus on digital across all agency accounts including Plavix, Allegra and NuvaRing. We’re awaiting some sort of official confirm, but calls to Duffey went unanswered. Is an automated voice message a bad sign?

Update: Duffey has reached out and told us that she indeed left Wellness to take “a great position running the creative on the digital side of a large media company.” She won’t specify which one as of yet, but adds that it was “too good of an opportunity to pass up.”