LEE GARFINKEL TO MOVE TO DDB WORLDWIDE

To Be Named Chief Creative Officer

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Ending months of speculation over his next career move, Lee Garfinkel is expected to accept a position as chief creative officer at Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide, New York, according to sources familiar with the matter.

An announcement could be made

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Since August 2001, Mr. Garfinkel has been president and chief creative officer at D'Arcy Worldwide, a global network now owned by Publicis Groupe. The agency was formerly part of Bcom3 Group, which was acquired by Publicis earlier this year.

In October, Publicis announced plans to shutter D'Arcy. Weeks later, Publicis' chairman-CEO, Maurice Levy, offered Mr. Garfinkel a position as worldwide creative director with the Publicis Worldwide network.

Calls to Mr. Garfinkel were not returned at press time.  

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