Mike Cozens, the creative director of Young & Rubicam Europe, is
leaving this week after more than six years at the agency.
Cozens was the creative director of Young & Rubicam London at the time
of its merger with Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe in August 1999.
Following the merger, the creative reins at the London office were taken
up by Mark Roalfe and Robert Campbell, while Cozens moved up to a
Cozens, who will not be replaced, plans to set up as an ’independent
creative resource’. He said: ’The past six months have been very
interesting but they have helped me to come to the conclusion that what
I’m best at - and prefer - is either crafting campaigns or running an
In his new venture, Cozens, a copywriter, hopes to work with a variety
of other creatives as well as nurturing new talent. He will continue to
work on projects with Y&R.