Mike Byrne Leaves W+K for Anomaly, McKinney Gets a President from the Gap and Much More

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Mike Byrne
Mike Byrne
Filling the vacancy left by founding member Ernest Lupinacci, Wieden + Kennedy Portland creative director Mike Byrne has joined Anomaly as creative chief and partner. Byrne is best known for his work on W+K's Nike account, including last year's "Masks" and 2004's "What If." Lupinacci left Anomaly in January. Byrne, with W+K since 1996, moved from the New York agency to Portland in 2000.

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