Paul Hutson leaves Griffin Bacal to set up integrated shop

Paul Hutson has resigned as chief executive of Griffin Bacal, ending a seven-year stint at the head of the Omnicom-owned shop.

Paul Hutson has resigned as chief executive of Griffin Bacal,

ending a seven-year stint at the head of the Omnicom-owned shop.



His departure comes eight months after Jonathan Hoare, the former

chairman of TBWA Simons Palmer, became managing director.



Hutson said he planned to set up an integrated communications operation

- ’it won’t be a traditional agency’ - and will also become more

involved in a furnishing company run by his wife.



’I’ve enjoyed my time at the agency but I want to try something new

while there’s still time,’ he added.



Hutson, 49, joined Griffin Bacal in 1991 from McCann-Erickson, where he

was business development director. Since then, he has tried to broaden

the agency’s client base beyond its core business for Hasbro.



At the same time, the agency is thought to have been under pressure to

deliver more profits after the takeover by Omnicom in 1994.



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