Andy Berlin resigned as chairman of New York agency Fallon
McElligott Berlin today to start his own shop after months of talks with Fallon McElligott Chairman-CEO Pat Fallon to buy FMB. Mr. Berlin said his employment contract with FMB expired Sept. 30. He is opening the new agency, Berlin, Cameron & Partners, with former FMB planner Ewen Cameron. BC&P will have "no affiliation" with Fallon McElligott at this point, said Mr. Berlin. The other founding partners of BC&P include Kerry Ernst, Izzy DeBellis, Jason Peterson, Deborah Sullivan and Simon Little, all former staffers of FMB. Mr. Berlin said the new agency starts with a number of former FMB clients, including Conde Nast Publications, the National Basketball Association, NBC's Olympic Games and the Washington Post
. He said he expected more client decisions by the end of the week. Mr. Fallon couldn't immediately be reached for comment on the future of FMB, a $100-million agency with 40 to 45 employees.
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