R/GA went through a small round of layoffs in Manhattan this week. Several parties reached out regarding the development, and a spokesperson for the IPG agency confirmed today.
Here is a statement:
“We are constantly re-modelling our company structure against our clients’ needs. Following two successful quarters, we have evaluated how these needs are shifting and made the difficult decision to make staffing adjustments. We are continuing to hire talent in New York to deliver innovative solutions for our clients.”
The representative declined to elaborate beyond this quote.
According to some close to the agency, approximately 15 employees across several departments were let go. As we hear it, the move was not related to any specific piece of business.
The network has been quite active as of late. Its Ad Council campaign “Love Has No Labels” got nominated for an Emmy, and last month its London and Singapore offices won reviews for Johnnie Walker and Nikon, respectively.