Lowe Lintas & Partners to Close S.F. Office

SAN FRANCISCO — Citing a soft market and dearth of news business opportunities, Lowe Lintas & Partners, here, will close effective immediately, U.S. Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Gary Goldsmith said in a statement. Goldsmith said a dramatic softening in the San Francisco economy and cuts in ad spending necessitated the shutdown.

The San Francisco office will close after it “fulfills work obligations on its existing accounts.”

Lowe Lintas & Partners, San Francisco, opened in April, 1997. The shop has worked with ZDNet, Eddie Bauer and InterNAP, all of whom have halted their ad spending with Lowe during the past eight months.

“I could not be more proud of the efforts and the award-winning work produced by the people of our San Francisco office,” Goldsmith said. “But the reality is the current economic climate has clearly limited the opportunities to build and grow an office in the San Francisco market.”

It could not be immediately learned how many people will lose jobs as a result of the shutdown.