While we don’t have any information regarding the nature of his departure or his future plans, we can say that the move was recent: the tips first popped up this morning.
For context, Moran arrived at Havas’ New York office last August after a one-year stint in the ECD role at BBDO New York and two years spent as CCO at what was then DraftFCB in Manhattan. (We last heard from him when he commented on the hiring of Creative Director Kate McCagg, formerly of Razorfish, back in April.)
We don’t have a list of recent work led by Moran, but based on the internal memo that greeted his arrival last year we can say that he directed creative for all Havas New York clients. He has also earned mentions from nearly every major awards show during his 24-plus years in the industry.
Jason Peterson, named Moran’s “co-CCO” for Havas North America, remains the agency’s chief creative officer in Chicago.