Mark Mackay set to depart The Campaign Palace

Mark Mackay: 17 years at The Palace

The Campaign Palace appears set to part ways with boss Mark Mackay, Mumbrella understands.

His departure brings an end to a two-year tenure as executive chairman at the once great Australian agency, which has endured a poor run of form and disheartening headlines in recent months.

Russell Howcroft, the chief executive of Y&R Brands, the WPP network that owns The Palace, was unavailable to comment.

Mackay returned to The Palace for a third stint two years ago, after two years spent crossing Australia on a motorbike. Before that, he had a 15-year spell at The Palace, latterly as CEO.

The agency’s troubles have snowballed in recent times, with the end of a 25 year relationship with Target following the loss of Bonds, Domino’s and Westpac.

The agency is also embroiled in a legal dispute over the nature of the departure of former creative chairman Paul Fishlock.

Details around Mackay’s departure remains unclear.


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