Having typed Mullen in our email search this week, it’s been flooded with tips that have rung the death knell for the agency’s San Francisco office, which was opened in 2012. At the time, Mullen CCO Mark Wenneker proclaimed to staff that the SF office would serve as a “talent hub” that would be “composed of a small group of creatives and a little DNA from the Boston office” who would work as an extension of the agency’s Beantown hub for clients including JetBlue, Grey Goose and Google. We’ve reached out to the agency a couple of times on the alleged closing of its SF branch, but, unusually, have yet to hear back on the matter (you’re not helping yourselves, folks).
While we look into the situation, it does appear that we were correct in our assumptions that Mullen SF chief digital officer Stephen Goldblatt was no longer with the agency. If you recall, Goldblatt joined Mullen as CDO a year ago after spending five at fellow Bay Area outfit, EVB, where he served as partner/ECD. Anyhow, if you need a breakdown, here’s just a smattering of tips that we’ve received this week alone from different sources but all ringing the same tone:
-This morning: “Mullen shut down its SF office”
-Yesterday afternoon: “Mullen has shut down the San Francisco office and let go of all but two staffers.”
-Two days ago, 2/24: “Mullen is shuttering the San Francisco office.”