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Jelleyman to Take Over as TAXI CCO

In other Canadian agency-related news, Frazer Jelleyman, who last we heard left his ECD post at what was David&Goliath’s London branch, has resurfaced over two years later to take on the global chief creative officer role at TAXI. As a result of the move, which actually won’t take effect until Jan 3, 2013, current CCO Steve Mykolyn will shift over to the role of chief brand officer at TAXI. What does the latter’s new role entail, you ask? Well, Mykolyn will focus on honing the agency’s digital and social outreach and “amplifying” its “Doubt” philosophy (let TAXI co-founder Paul Lavoie explain what that is).

As for the incoming CCO, Jelleyman (pictured left) will be based in TAXI’s Toronto office once he assumes his post next year. Prior to his brief ECD stint at D&G, the creative exec spent nine years as CD/head of art at TBWA\London and had a decade-long stint as an art director a DDB London before that. In other TAXI-related news, Lance Martin, who we mentioned, oh, about 30 minutes ago in the Union post, will be vacating his ECD post at TAXI 2 effective Nov. 30. The 12-year vet will be replaced by Darren Clarke in the interim.

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London Falling: D&G Closes Up U.K. Office (Updated)

There’s not a whole lot to go on at this point, but sources familiar with the matter do confirm that El Segundo, CA-based David&Goliath has closed the doors of its London office, which was opened over three years ago (along with a Frankfurt outpost), was the first branch launched by the agency outside of its HQ and was initially built to service Kia’s creative biz in Europe and beyond. As far as we can tell, D&G Frankfurt remains intact, as does the the gig of John Davis, who rejoined the agency after a stint at Deutsch LA and replaced Frazer Jelleyman to serve as ECD of its European operations nearly two years ago.

We’ll keep you posted as the story develops…

Update: Well, according to more sources, we’ve been told that two of the senior creatives at D&G London, Rob Porteous and Dave Askwith, have opened up their own creative consultancy called The Fire Department. We’ve also been told that the aforementioned John Davis has actually been back in the States for months and is currently freelancing in L.A., so where this leaves the D&G Frankfurt office is something to be determined. Once again, we’ll let you know.