Details are hazy on this one thus far, but sources in the know tell us that Gareth Goodall, who’s spent less than a year as head of planning at Saatchi & Saatchi New York, is indeed leaving the agency. As of now, no word yet on where he’s headed to or when is last day is at Saatchi, but Goodall joined the agency last fall after spending seven years at Fallon London. He last served as joint managing director/chief strategy officer at the latter agency. During his career, the exec also spent several years as a planner at Ogilvy & Mather. We’ll let you know if and when we hear more.
Update: Well, we’ve received confirmation that Goodall is in fact joining Anomaly as chief strategy officer. No official start date as of yet, but from what we’ve been told, it’s “not too long now.” As for the status of Aisea Laungaue and Ian Daly, who were promoted to heads of planning at Anomaly NY in February, we’ve been told that Laungaue has since left the agency, but Daly remains and will likely report to Goodall.