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Big Spaceship Alum Hirsch’s Move to Publicis Kaplan Thaler Now Official

Nearly a month to the day that we reported that Joshua Hirsch was leaving Big Spaceship after 11 years of service to possibly assume a senior-level technology post at Publicis Kaplan Thaler in mid-August, the latter agency has finally made it official. Like clockwork. Unfortunately, Hirsch won’t be bringing his catchy “Minister of Technology” title he held at BS with him to PKT, but instead joins the latter agency in the more traditional role of EVP/chief technology officer. As you’d expect, he’ll be leading Publicis Kaplan Thaler’s technology and innovation practice out of the agency’s New York HQ.

Hirsch’s new boss, PKT CEO Robin Koval, says in a statement, “Today, technology informs the creative process as never before, and Joshua will help provide our clients with an unprecedented level of innovation. Joshua is a proven leader with a significant track record of developing impressive front-edge solutions, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him join us. We expect to do truly innovative and industry-leading work together – work that continues to lead the change for our clients.”

As previously mentioned, Hirsch spent well over a decade at DUMBO-based Big Spaceship, beginning as the digital shop’s sole coder before eventually moving up to partner and dubbing himself, yes, “Minister of Technology.” Frankly, we miss the hair.

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‘Minister of Technology’ Deboards Big Spaceship

We’ve received confirmation that DUMBO-based digital shop Big Spaceship has lost one of its OG’s, namely Joshua Hirsch, who had been with the agency for over 11 years, starting out as its sole coder and eventually dubbing himself, yes, the “minister of technology.” No official word yet on what his next gig is, but from what the Spy line crew tells us, Hirsch is joining fellow New York-based operation Publicis Kaplan Thaler as VP of creative technology. From what we’re hearing, the now-Big Spaceship alum, who also served as partner at said agency, will assume his role at PKT in mid-August.