Hotline: Charlie Makin leaving the Havas agency after 20 years

Charlie Makin, the chief strategy officer and co-founder of Arena Media (formerly BLM), is leaving the Havas agency after 20 years.

His departure comes at the end of a three-year earn-out following the sale of BLM to Havas. Makin said that the parting was "amicable" and that "the time was right". He will continue working for Arena Media on special projects and will operate as a strategic freelancer.

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