Six weeks after the merger of VML and Y&R to form VMLY&R, the resulting agency announced changes to its creative leadership worldwide.
Y&R Global CCO Tony Granger is stepping down and will retire. Leslie Sims, CCO of Y&R North America, will be taking an as-yet undisclosed position at another WPP company. The contractual details of that move are still being worked out.
Chief creative duties for North America will be shared between John Godsey, VML's former North American CCO, and Jason Xenopoulos, previously CEO and CCO of VML South Africa.