Palmer to depart DDB
Frank Palmer will depart the positions of chairman and chief executive officer of DDB Group Canada at the end of the year. He will continue to work for the company in a part-time capacity until April of 2019, which will be the 50th anniversary of his entry into the advertising industry. Palmer was president and CEO of Vancouver-based Palmer Jarvis Communications until its merger with DDB in 1997.
"I have the highest confidence in the leadership team and know the time is right because I am leaving the agency I founded in smart, capable hands," said Palmer. "The executive team will continue to steer the agency, strengthening our vision for the future. I've been truly fortunate over the last 50 years as every day I've gone to work looking forward to being there. It's been my passion, my joy and where I've had the most fun."