Joe Lipscombe “checks out” from Ogilvy after almost a decade

Joe Lipscombe, Executive Strategy and Creative Director of Ogilvy, announced that he would be leaving the agency, through a LinkedIn post on his account. 

In the post, he said that it was time to “move on” and that he would be leaving the agency after almost 10 years.

“After almost a decade I’m checking out of the O’tel. Ogilvy is a special place. My time here has been transformative professionally and personally (I met my wife here, for crying out loud). But it’s time to move on.”

In his post, he also expressed his gratitude towards some of the people whom he worked with over the years in the agency.

“I’ll be brief, but it’s important to recognize some incredible people.”

“Thank you Sami Moutran and Saada Hammad, who took a big risk on a young journalist a long time ago. Thank you both for pushing others forward, putting your trust in people, and relentlessly searching for excellence.

“And thank you Ashraf Shakah, my partner, leader, friend, and mentor. A planet of knowledge, a man of great taste (for the most part), and someone who will move mountains to get the best work and people seen. The business is secure in your hands.

“And without too many details, Patou Nuytemans, David Fox, Samer ABBOUD, Joanna Oosthuizen — I am forever in your debt for your guidance, partnership, friendship, and wisdom. I enjoyed the wins, but I cherish the laughs more.”

Credits: Joe Lipscombe via LinkedIn

He ends the post with a final few words of gratitude and closes out with a David Ogilvy, the founder of the agency, quote.

“While I look forward to what comes next, this week I look back over a decade of photos with gratitude and fondness.

“As David Ogilvy once said, “Surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.” We can all agree I did that, at least.”

While Lipscombe hinted at his next venture, he did not reveal where he would be moving to next.