As his LinkedIn attests, Marty Cooke is going solo after nearly 30 years of toiling within the walls of agencies ranging from Chiat\Day to DDB to SS+K. Cooke, who has spent the last two years, give or take, as U.S. chief creative officer at RAPP, is “…going to be working out of an office in Soho” and “will be launching a line of architect-designed furniture, working on several issues and developing my own line of design products.”
Prior to joining RAPP, Cooke spent 10 years at the aforementioned SS+K, where he last served as CCO, and enjoyed an eight-year run as a creative director in various Chiat offices before that. We’ve been told Cooke’s last official day at RAPP was this past Friday. We’re checking to see if the agency is actively searching for his replacement or already has one in mind. We’ll keep you posted.