Anne Bologna and MDC Partners Go Separate Ways

Spent Just Over Two Years At the Holding Company

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A little over two years after accepting a post at MDC Partners, well-known industry executive Anne Bologna and the holding company are parting ways.

Her title there was managing director, and she was focused most on talent recruitment and development for MDC's agencies, which include 72andSunny, CP&B, Doner, KBS+ and Mono. At the time she joined, MDC, headed up by Miles Nadal and with operations originally in Toronto, was bolstering its presence in New York City to help it better compete with its much larger competitors, companies such as Omnicom Group and Interpublic Group of Cos.

Ms. Bologna is best known, however, for her time at Fallon and the launch of her own shop, Toy (which shuttered in 2010). She also spent some time at indie agency Cramer-Krasselt overseeing the shop's New York operation. Here's a tour she gave Ad Age a couple years ago of the agency's then brand-new office.

The departure from MDC is understood to be a mutual decision.

Ms. Bologna declined to comment on the move, but is understood she's pursuing a role that would allow her to work within an agency again. Said MDC Partners: "We are greatly appreciative all of Anne's contributions to MDC. While moving on to pursue other interests, she will remain a friend of MDC's, and we wish her the very best."

For a time, Ms. Bologna and her two partners at Toy, Ari Merkin and David Dabill, had all worked at MDC. But they have both left also, thinning out the top layers at MDC.

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