Glen Hunt leaving Dentsu
June 09, 2010 | Kristin Laird | Comments
After five and a half years, Glen Hunt is leaving his role as creative catalyst with Dentsu Canada for what he calls a career “hiatus.”
“I love what I do for a living and I want to do it for a long, long time to come, which is why I think it makes sense to take stock once in a while of what I do and how I do it,” said Hunt, who plans on taking three to six months off.
“We have a lot to thank Glen for. He’s made a huge contribution to the agency with his passion, energy, and determination,” said Dentsu president Bob Shropshire, in a release.
Hunt said there are no plans to replace him. “[Dentsu has] a really solid foundation of senior seasoned talent fully capable of taking care of the accounts here,” he said. “They’re in a great position.
The creative team includes: Les Soos, Deborah Prenger, Jonathan Careless, David West, Greg Trinier, Paul Ruta and Stephen Creet.
“Its a great team of people that will continue to do great work,” said Shropshire. “We’re well poised to take advantage of the momentum we’ve got going.”
Hunt said this will be his third extended break he’s taken in his career.
“It always ensures that when I come back I’m fresh and focused and armed with new and exciting ways of doing things,” he said. “The stuff you can learn out in the world can be applied well to the advertising universe.”
The idea is of taking a hiatus is to “explore and have conversations without guilt,” said Hunt. Asked if he would pursue freelance work he said: “I’ll put myself out there and see what I attract but that’s not the intent… There’s no desire to go out and work right away.”
“Time may lead me back to Dentsu,” he said.