AMP Agency Opts Not to Renew Leases on Los Angeles and Seattle Offices

By Erik Oster 

Earlier this week, we reported on a series of layoffs at AMP Agency as part of a restructuring.

“The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on many of our clients has resulted in budget cuts and paused campaigns. To adjust our business accordingly, last week, we implemented a restructuring across our offices,” AMP Agency CEO Gary Colen said in a statement at the time.

We’ve since learned that the agency has also opted not to renew leases on its offices in Seattle and Los Angeles, according to sources with direct knowledge of the agency’s operations, who added that 18 employees were laid off at the Seattle office and 14 in Los Angeles.

AMP will continue to have teams servicing clients in those areas. For now, of course, these employees will be working from home. After agencies move away from relying solely on remote work due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, AMP Agency plans to find collaborative workspace environments for its dedicated teams in Seattle and Los Angeles, these sources told AgencySpy.

AMP Agency, in its current iteration, was formed by the 2018 consolidation of Boston-based AMP Agency, Los Angeles digital shop Blitz and Seattle experiential specialist 206Agency. 2019 was a strong year for the agency, which was named to Adweek’s inaugural Fastest Growing Agencies list.