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Digitas CCO Chris Clarke departs proud to have 'changed the culture of the industry'


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2018 | 2 min read

After ten years at the company Digitas chief creative officer Chris Clarke is leaving the company to pursue opportunities in the tech space.

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke departs Digitas

Clarke has been in the international CCO role since 2008. The role will not be filled again as the agency claims there is a strong creative team in place across the world. However, there is now a UK CCO role on the table.

Clarke said he is leaving to pursue his "interest in the social impact of technology and the role of brands in shaping the human future".

Laurent Ezekiel, president of North America and International at Digitas, said on the departure: “Chris is a fantastic and provocative polymath who has built a wonderful creative culture internationally at Digitas, and previously at LBi. Chris’ legacy lives on in the values of the company he helped to build. After 10 years as my colleague and friend, I would like to thank him for his passionate contribution to the business. He leaves with all our best wishes for his next big adventure.”

Clarke added: “It has been an amazing and formative decade and I am incredibly proud of the team I have built and the work we have done: I genuinely believe this has helped to change the culture of the industry... I thank Digitas for being my inspiration.”

Digitas operates in over 25 countries across six continents as part of Publicis Media.

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