Eric Kallman, Part of Goodby's Next Gen of Creative Leadership, Departs

Margaret Johnson Will Oversee the Creative Department

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Eric Kallman
Eric Kallman

Eric Kallman, an executive creative director at Goodby Silverstein & partners, is leaving the agency to pursue other opportunities.

Mr. Kallman joined the agency in early 2014. He and Margaret Johnson earlier this year were named to be the agency's next generation of creative leadership. Ms. Johnson, also an executive creative director, is still at the agency and is still running the creative department.

It appears as though Mr. Kallman may in fact work with Goodby on a freelance basis in some capacity. "This is all happening very amicably," GS&P Co-Chairman Jeff Goodby said in a statement. "Eric is a monster talent and a very sweet guy to have around. I wouldn't be surprised if we freelanced him in the very near future."

"My experience at GS&P was terrific," Mr. Kallman said in the statement. "It's not just a great agency, it's full of great people. I'm looking forward to working with them again soon."

Ms. Johnson will now be effectively running creative for the entire agency, as the shop recently closed its New York office, leaving its San Francisco headquarters to stand alone. The New York hub had suffered after the failed merger between its client Comcast and Time Warner Cable in April. According to the agency, that led to staff cuts across the board, including at least half of its team in New York, which had numbered at around 20 at the time.

Mr. Kallman came to Goodby from Barton F. Graf, where he was exec creative director and joined in 2011. Previously he worked at Wieden & Kennedy and TBWA in New York as a copywriter.

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