Top executives at Publicis hope that Mr. Droga, 34, will bring the same drive and enthusiasm to the top creative position at the world's fourth-largest ad holding that he has shown during his recent tenure as executive creative director at Publicis-owned Saatchi & Saatchi, London.
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Mr. Levy praised Mr. Droga's passion, energy and talent in a release announcing the appointment. He said Mr. Droga was "the best" person for the position, which had previously been offered to Mr. Garfinkel as part of Publicis' acquisition of the now-defunct Bcom3 Group.
Moving to DDB
When Publicis had announced in October its plans to shutter D'Arcy, it had hoped to keep the agency's top management at the French group. Mr. Garfinkel never formally accepted Mr. Levy's offer, and he has since accepted a position as chief creative officer at Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide, New York.