A very strange tipster asked us if we knew if Wayne Best was still the ECD over at Taxi New York. I’ll be honest. I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about Taxi. They’re just kind of there, in the mix, but not on the top of the radar. So, we had to investigate.
If you try sending Best an email this is what you get:
“Begin forwarded message:
From: “Wayne Best”
Date: April 21, 2008 4:04:35 PM EDT
Subject: Re: question
Thank-you for contacting TAXI Inc.
Wayne Best is no longer with the company. Please contact Samantha Lew for any of your Creative needs at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in need of further assistance please call xxx xxxx and our receptionist will be happy to direct your call.”
Wayne is also no longer listed on the agency’s website, but is listed on LinkedIn as still being with the shop. In March, Adweek was quoting him so, where in the world is Wayne? We contacted the New York office to get a clue. In the mean time, your guess is as good as ours.