Well, this pretty much flew under the radar but James Heughens recently left Organic Detroit after five years to take on the post of global client service director at McCann’s Motor City branch. From what we we’ve been told, Heughens (pictured) is working on the Chevy account, which of course is now being split in Detroit between McCann and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
During his five years at Organic, Heughens moved up from executive director of project management to SVP/general manager of the Omnicom agency’s Detroit and Chicago offices. Prior to Organic, Heughens spent nearly a decade at Sapient. His replacement at Organic, meanwhile, is seven-year vet Joe DiMeglio.
While we’re on the Organic tip, sources familiar with the matter tell us that the agency’s San Francisco office cut four non-billable staffers last Friday. So, there’s that.
Update: The McCann camp clarifies that Heughens is serving as global client service director of production operations for Commonwealth, which is the joint venture between Goodby and McCann that is focused on Chevy. So…pretty much what we said already.