The Monkeys ECD Michah Walker resigns to move to US

Micah Walker_high resThe Monkeys executive creative director and partner Micah Walker is leaving the company to move back to the US to join Wieden+Kennedy Portland at the beginning of next year.

The Agency has said it currently has no plans to find a replacement creative partner.

Walker joined The Monkeys in February 2012 after four years at Publicis Mojo in Sydney. Previously he was a creative partner at Fallon London.

Last September creative director and partner Noah Regan left the respected independent agency after four years to move to Singapore.

Walker said: “We’ve worked hard, and had a lot of fun over the past two years. We’ve made some work that I’m really proud of and I really believe the Monkeys is the most interesting agency in this country. We’re leaving behind some good friends, but this was just one opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

The Monkeys co-founder and chief creative officer, Justin Drape said: “Anyone who’s worked with Micah knows he’s a unique talent. He has made his mark not just here at The Monkeys but on the industry as a whole. We’ve enjoyed working with him during the last couple of years and wish him and his family all the best in everything that lies ahead for them in Portland.”

During his time with The Monkeys Walker worked on many campaigns including the Ice Break drag race campaign in 2012 and the Boost Stay Living campaign which won this years Grand Prix prize at the Branded Content & Entertainment Awards.

Wieden+Kennedy Portland’s clients include Nike, Dodge, Coca-Cola and Old Spice. The agency were behind the Dodge commercials featuring Ron Burgundy.

Walker will finish up at the Monkeys on 20th December.


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