Yes, that’s the word on the street/tips line. For the last week, we’ve been hearing that Doug Livingston, who we reported was leaving his post as EVP/director of digital integration, is joining up with McGarryBowen. Now, spies on the ground tell us that it is indeed so, though no title/start date has been disclosed as the usually responsive, Dentsu-owned agency is being unusually quiet about this particular matter. We’re trying to light a fire, but we’ll keep you posted. As mentioned previously, Livingston spent six years in all at Grey and oversaw digital biz dev, recruitment and client assignments while at said agency.
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Sources familiar with the matter confirm that Doug Livingston, who has spent nearly six years at Grey and was bumped up 15 months ago to EVP, director of digital integration at the New York hub, is leaving the agency for parts unknown (though we’re sure we’ll find out soon enough and we’re hearing it’s perhaps a “big job”). From what we’ve been told by sources, Grey NY is currently recruiting for a replacement for Livingston in its digital unit, which houses 110 or so staffers including directors of technology, operations, analytics and strategy.
During his last stint at Grey as EVP, Livingston oversaw digital assignments within the agency as well as digital biz dev, recruitment, and training & development efforts.
Don’t sound the death knell for Possible Worldwide just yet. Though the Austin office might have disappeared and some of its top execs have defected in recent months, the WPP interactive operation is still thriving according to a memo penned by Tor Myhren and Michael Houston, president/CCO and managing director, respectively, of sister agency Grey New York. It appears that a “strategic partnership” has been formed between the sibling shops and as part of Grey NY’s increased focus on digital, the agency promoted five-year vet Doug Livingston (pictured) to EVP, director of digital integration while also solidifying its digital leadership. But why spoil the rest, read on in full after the jump.