Cummins&Partners has lost a trio of key staff members with its global chief strategy officer and partner Adam Ferrier and ECDs Jim Ingram and Ben Couzens exiting the agency in order to launch “a new venture”.
The move follows a string of high profile departures among creative agencies in the last year.
Cummins&Partners founder Sean Cummins says he will look on the Cummins alumni with pride as they move on from the agency.
”When the guys told me of their desire to do their own thing, I think they were a bit surprised by how positive I was for them. I have spent my career championing entrepreneurialism in this industry and I’m excited for anyone who has the audacity to create a new venture," he says.
“Our agency thrives on creativity and change, and I’ve always looked on with great pride as our alumni have started their own agencies, start-ups or even become artists or reality-TV celebs on MKR and Masterchef. And I will look on with great pride and enthusiasm as their journey unfolds too”.
Ferrier became chief strategy officer and equity partner at Cummins back in 2013 when it was CumminsRoss from Naked Communications.
In the same year, CumminsRoss poached Ingram and Couzens from Clemenger BBDO.
Ingram and Couzens say: “We’ve loved every minute of our time here. It’s been a great journey with loads of success,and we’ve each learned a lot. We’ll miss the good energy that radiates from this place and wish the crew all the best”.
Cummins&Partners CEO Chris Jeffares says the agency will not replace the ad men.
“We are not looking to replace the trio as we have great depth in our existing ranks so the opportunities this creates is exciting for all of the team."
“We’ve made great campaigns and memories together, worked hard, played hard and had some fun times along the way. The agency had a very fast start over our first three years, and these guys have really helped keep up this momentum over the next three”.
Departure times have not yet been announced.
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