Saffron global creative director Eric Scott has left the branding group after a ‘mutual agreement that the working relationship was incompatible’, according to Saffron principal Ian Stephens.
Scott arrived at Saffron about a year ago, after being fired as chief executive of Wolff Olins’ US operation at the end of 2005, allegedly for refusing to make redundancies.
His newly created role at Saffron involved overseeing projects at the consultancy’s global locations, run by creative directors Bill Darling in London, Mike Abbink in New York and Gabor Schreier in Madrid.
Stephens says, ‘Our culture of collaboration is tremendously important to us, so unfortunately, after a suitable period of time trying to work things out, we couldn’t. It’s unfortunate, but the right thing to do.’
Saffron is not looking to replace Scott. It is not known what his next move will be.