Amber Guild, CEO of Grey New York, is departing the agency, marking yet another shakeup at the WPP shop.
Grey NY CEO Amber Guild leaves for McCann
Guild is leaving to join McCann New York as CEO, as first reported by Campaign U.S. Guild will assume the role, which is currently vacant, in January, according to McCann.
Guild joined Grey in late November 2021 as CEO of its New York office. Prior to that, she was the president of the New York Times’ T Brand Studio.
Her exit marks the third top exec to leave Grey in recent months, following the July exits of John Patroulis, formerly global creative chairman and president and Justine Armour, formerly chief creative officer for Grey New York.
The news of Guild’s departure appeared sudden, given that McCann did not issue a press release about her joining the Interpublic Group of Cos. agency.
Grey said today that Jason Kahner, a 20-year agency vet, would “add leadership responsibility” for Grey New York and will assume the role of global chief client officer. The shop also said that Brazilian native Thiago Cruz, global executive creative director at AKQA, was tapped as chief creative officer for Grey New York effective Dec. 1. He reports to Grey Chief Creative Officer Javier Campopiano. The agency also named Alba Anthony as head of people from HR director of AKQA.
Among Grey’s clients are Volvo, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer and Kellogg’s Pringles.