Wieden & Kennedy in search for NY agency MD

NEW YORK - Wieden & Kennedy is looking for a new managing director for its New York office after Buz Sawyer announced he is leaving the agency on 31 March.

Iain Tait: former Poke founder joined Wieden & Kennedy
Iain Tait: former Poke founder joined Wieden & Kennedy

Sawyer has headed the agency, which works for clients including Nike, Disney and Delta Airlines, since 2001.

In a statement, Dave Luhr, Wieden & Kennedy's global chief operating officer, said Sawyer had been a "true pillar" of the agency.

In an earlier stint at W&K, Sawyer opened its first international office in Amsterdam, and was managing director for six years.

W&K recently hired Poke's founding partner Iain Tait to the role of global interactive executive creative director.