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Fallon reveals departure of chief marketing officer and partner Chris Willingham

Fallon has revealed the departure of its chief marketing officer Chris Willingham following eight years’ service with the agency.

Willingham, who joined the agency from Grey before becoming a partner and CMO in 2010 three years later, is said to be planning to spend time with his family before ‘pursuing new opportunities’.

Gail Gallie, the CEO at Fallon, said that Willingham had place ‘a massive part’ in building Fallon’s reputation. : “We love him and we'll miss him but of course we wish him well,” she continued.

Willingham added: “The eight years I’ve had at Fallon have been the highlight of my career – I’ll always be especially proud of the work we did for Sony and Cadbury in particular. I’m going to miss the place terribly. But now is a great opportunity for me to explore some new ventures and, in the short term, to spend some quality time with the family.”

Willingham began his career at TBWA before joining Grey and was involved in some of Fallon’s most iconic campaigns, including the Sony Bravia ‘Balls’ advert, Cadbury ‘Gorilla’ and Skoda’s ‘Cake’.

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