Late last week, our spies notified us that TBWA/Chiat/Day NY creative director Rob Baird quit the agency. While the Chiat folks have yet to confirm Baird’s split, when we called the front desk, we were told simply, “he doesn’t work here.” Baird adds that he’s not sure what he’s going to do next.
Baird, who worked on Skittles spots and more recently on print campaigns for Absolut while at Chiat NY (and was also considered one of America’s next top ad bachelors lest we forget), joined the agency from Mother in fall 2008.
Update: Rob Baird reached out to us and confirmed his departure, saying “I did in fact decide to leave Chiat. It’s tough; there really are a lot of ridiculously talented and wonderful people I will miss over there, and I sincerely wish them all the best.” Baird adds that he’s not sure of his next career move just yet.
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