Bill Hunt leaving Ogilvy

I found out from my friend Bill Hunt this morning that he is leaving Ogilvy. I am sure he will be a great loss to the agency. Bill Hunt literally has written the book on Search Marketing, and he is a giant in the industry. A bit of digging found that his departure is quietly listed in the NY Times. Probably something a company that large needs to do when an instrumental figure stands down.

I spoke to Bill and he’s enjoying his weekend and developing some new plans. I think that Ogilvy could and should have held on to him though. He probably doesn’t need to be in any rush to get a “real” job!