Dentsu America have parted ways with CCO/EVP Mike Wilson, an agency representative confirmed today. According to sources familiar with the matter, Wilson was fired due to divisions between himself and some members of the creative, account management and media teams. The agency flatly denies that he was fired.
The agency statement goods:
“Mike Wilson has departed the agency amicably after serving 2 1/2 years as Chief Creative Officer, based on a mutual decision to pursue different directions. We thank him for his positive contributions to the agency.”
Paul Laffy and Bruno Corbo have been made co-lead creative directors. This just happened Friday. Wilson joined the agency in November, 2006, and was “[r]esponsible for growth and quality creative output of DentsuAmerica North American. Also managed Interactive, planning and Production Departments,” and was a “Member of Executive Management and Finance Committees” according to his LinkedIn profile.
We’ve been unable to reach Wilson, and the agency did not provide his information. Mike, e-mail us at agencyspy at mediabistro dot com.