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Digitas Loses Head of Planning in Stamford

Since yesterday, a handful of tipsters have been informing us about the departure of one Vassilis Bakopolous, who has spent the last two-plus years as group director, head of planning at Digitas’ Stamford office. While Digitas has yet to comment on the matter (spies say the planning exec “left mysteriously” though sources familiar with the matter counter that his split was “amicable”), Bakopolous is the second notable VP to part ways with the Stamford office (or vice versa) in the last two months following media director, Melina Usher.

Well, while we await some clarification from Digitas on his departure, it looks like Bakopolous has already landed a new gig as head of insights & research for the Mobile Marketing Association. As for background, the planning exec’s relationship with Digitas dates back to 2008, when he first joined as VP and subsequently worked at Digitas Health.

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Digitas Parts Ways with Media Exec

Digitas’ Stamford, CT branch is out one exec as of late as we’ve received confirmation that Melina Usher is no longer with the agency. Who’s that, you ask? Well, Usher, who Digitas parted ways with late last week according to those in the know, spent the last five years in the Stamford office as VP/director, media. Spies are telling us that Usher’s departure was less than amicable, but we’re still looking into that. A 15-year agency vet, Usher spent time on the comms and media side at the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, Euro RSCG and Initiative prior to joining Digitas.