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Ogilvy, Lars Bastholm Parting Ways

To think it all seemed so peachy when we spoke at the ANDYs. Anyhow, Ogilvy has confirmed that North American CDO/New York CCO Lars Bastholm is leaving the agency effective June 15 as the result of a mutual decision made between Bastholm, John Seifert and Ogilvy NA CCO Steve Simpson.

Seifert sent a note to staff, which reads, “Lars, Steve and I recently sat down and discussed the progress of Ogilvy’s strong business recovery, the development of our creative community, the agency’s creative product, and our respective leadership roles. We agreed that Lars had made significant contributions to accelerating our digital transformation, recruiting sparkling talent, and helping win IKEA, a showcase accomplishment that revitalized our approach to new business and fueled our growth in 2010.”

Bastholm originally joined O&M from AKQA in early 2009 and eventually took over as New York CCO nearly a year ago. While Ogilvy searches for his replacement, Simpson will assume creative leadership duties at the NYC office. From the looks of his Twitter profile, Bastholm, who has had some gripes about Ogilvy NY’s creative output in the past (a possible issue perhaps?), is prepping for his trip to Nice…which could be more personal than business this year.

Ogilvy Attaches New ECD to IBM Account

After five years at JWT, Walt Connelly is now headed back to Ogilvy to serve  as executive creative director on IBM in the agency’s New York office. During his tenure at JWT, Connelly held the ECD title as well and worked on accounts including Microsoft, Kimberly-Clark, Ford and Bloomberg.

Along with his two stints at O&M (his first time included work on AmEx and Jaguar) and time at JWT, Connelly was an ECD at McCann Worldgroup in San Francisco, where he spent nearly five years, and was a creative at Euro prior to that. In his return to Ogilvy, Connelly will work alongside IBM global CD Susan Westre and North American CCO Steve Simpson, the latter of whom calls the new hire “an ideal fit for Ogilvy and for IBM” in a statement.

Year-End Poll: Which Was the Best CCO Appointment of 2010?

Ah yes, another day in the last week of 2010, another poll. We’ve seen several new chief creative officer appointments over the course of 2010, and as per usual, all of them were met with equal amounts of praise and derision (ok, well, mostly derision). But we’re curious as to see who was the best fit and most likely to succeed in their post come 2011, whether it be spearheading major account wins, adding notable creative to staff, etc.. So we ask you, AgencySpy readers, which agency won out in terms of the CCO hiring spree this year? We’ve picked out a handful (sorry if we missed some) and of course there’s always the “None of the above” option to make it easier on you. Click the link below to partake and of course, feel free to comment as to why you made your choice. (P.S. We picked CCO’s at specific locations, so hence the lack of a Steve Simpson type, etc..)


Steve Simpson Heads Jury Chairs for ADC 90

Ogilvy North America’s recently installed chief creative officer Steve Simpson will serve as the first Annual Awards chair at the ADC’s, which we all know by now is turning 90 next year. Among the former Goodby partner’s duties will be to oversee the Advertising, Design and Interactive juries for the ADC Awards.

Joining Simpson as chairs for the 90th Awards gala include TAXI Amsterdam chairman/co-founder Paul Lavoie in the Advertising category, Venables Bell & Partners CD/partner Will McGinness in Interactive and former JWT ECD Wayne Best in Hybrid. Along with naming the jury chairs, the Art Directors Club is also tweaking the format in honor of next year’s event by reimplementing separate jury chairs for Illustration and Photography and unveiling the ADC Designism Award. We’re sure we’ll be hearing more ADC camp in the coming months to hype up the event. In the meantime, you can find out more here.

More: “ADC Invites ‘Top Creatives’ to Reinterpret Cube

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