Two Top Creatives Stepping Down at Wieden+Kennedy After Short Tenures

Ecds Jaime Robinson and David Kolbusz leaving the shop

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Wieden+Kennedy's newest executive creative director is leaving the agency after less than eight months.

Jaime Robinson, who joined the independent shop's New York office in March after serving as a cd and ecd at San Francisco's Pereira & O'Dell for more than six years, is stepping down along with her creative partner and fellow ecd David Kolbusz, who started working at Wieden in 2014.

The agency's global ecd Colleen DeCourcy will partner with managing director Neal Arthur to serve as interim executive creative director in their absence, according to a statement from the agency.

"Jaime and David have decided to leave to pursue other opportunities," DeCourcy said, "They contributed a great deal to the office and the work. We'll miss their ideas and energy, and we wish them the best."

Prior to joining Pereira in 2009, Robinson was an associate creative director at EVB and a copywriter at TBWA\Chiat\Day's San Francisco office. Kolbusz joined Wieden+Kennedy after spending nearly four years with BBH London and serving as a group creative director at San Francisco's Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

Regarding their replacements, Wieden's president Dave Luhr says, "Colleen will work closely with Neal as his creative partner to run the New York office. We will be announcing a permanent ecd for the office imminently."

@PatrickCoffee Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek.