Jason Peterson Chief Creative Officer and Co-Chairman of Havas, North America has left the agency “on mutual agreement” according to media reports. Peterson attracted criticism with an “Employee of the Month” exhibit in the front lobby of the agency’s Chicago office that appeared to shame staffers who criticized his and other executives’ leadership styles on anonymous chat app Fishbowl.
He also courted controversy after an internal video surfaced, showing him criticizing other agencies such as Leo Burnett and BBDO.
A statement from the agency said, “We thank Jason for his contributions to our creative organization in North America and wish him all the very best in the future”.
Peterson has been working with Havas for eight years, he and Havas Chicago CEO Paul Marobella were promoted to Co-Chairmen of the North American network last year.