McCann Health fires global creative chief Jeremy Perrott due to violation of its code of conduct

JeremyPerrott.jpgMcCann Health has fired Aussie expat global chief creative officer Jeremy Perrott for a violation of its code of conduct, with one source telling Campaign US it was due to allegations of "offensive and inappropriate language".

McCann has released the following statement, without specifying the exact nature of the violation: "We received a complaint about a violation of our Code of Conduct by McCann Health's Jeremy Perrott. As a result, following an investigation, he is no longer with the company

"Our foremost priority is to foster a workplace where people are respected and valued, and importantly, an environment where people feel safe and protected to come forward to report actions that run counter to our values and code of conduct."

Perrott's departure comes just one day after Ogilvy fired its global chief creative officer Tham Khai Meng following an investigation.
Perrott is an award-winning creative in his own right and has won a long list of awards including Cannes Lions, Andys, Mobius', Clios, Clio Health, Globals, RX awards and others.

He was Chairman of Judges at the inaugural Cannes Lions Health Festival in 2014 ~ an event he helped instigate ~ and has also been a keynote speaker at the Clio awards in Miami and Shanghai and also at the Harvard Club in New York.

He has served on other juries such as LIA, the Clio's and the Clio Health Awards, The Globals, IPA and New York Festivals amongst others.

He also created the United National Foundation Award, was a Global Ambassador for D&AD White Pencil, and founder and mentor for the Smash Program..

Under his watch, McCann Health has been recognized as the most creatively awarded
healthcare network in the world, four years in a row. Recently, McCann Health was named
Network of the Year by The Global Awards for the second year running, an organization dedicated to the recognition of creative & innovative excellence in healthcare communications.

2 Comments

Depends said:

Who he told yo go and f@ck themselves, I suppose.

A male junior client stepping out of line and killing great work with idiocy, you'll still get away with.

Telling the Fembot CEO of one of your biggest global clients to pull her farkin' head in for instance, will rightly send you the way of Khai Meng done nowt, won nowt.

There'll be more of this across the holding companies in the following months, mark my words......

Royal Commission Into Advertising said:

There's #metoo and then there's #f*ckyou. If it's the former, then off you go. If the latter, then it seems a bit harsh. I don't think I've worked in any agency where there wasn't a fair amount of colourful language, at all levels.

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