Ogilvy USA Reduces Staff by 2.8 Percent, Citing Changing Client Portfolio

By Erik Oster 

Ogilvy USA went through a round of staffing reductions across multiple offices.

“We took some actions this week as a result of current business dynamics and our client portfolio. We are focused on continuing to strengthen Ogilvy USA to meet the changing needs of our clients,” an Ogilvy USA spokesperson said in a statement.

The staffing reductions impacted 2.8 percent of employees, according to the agency spokesperson.

2017 saw a series of restructuring moves for Ogilvy.

In February, Ogilvy USA CEO Lou Aversano announced a restructuring around regional leadership. Last summer, the agency promoted Joe Sciarrotta and Alfonso Marian to roles as U.S. co-chief creative officers. Further restructuring saw the departures of head of planning Colin Drummond, head of experiential Kim DeNapoli and executive director of content production Jenny Gadd. Ogilvy’s Chicago office ended the year by hiring executive creative directors Dave Loew and Jon Wyville away from Leo Burnett.