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.