‘Sinking (in quick) Sand at JWT Inside’

By Matt Van Hoven 

Today marks another bad moment in the agency world, with reports that JWT Inside has laid off another round of employees from various agencies nationwide. JWT representative Erin Johnson confirmed employees have been let go, but could not comment on the number or geographic location of the losses. She did inform us that they were due to “cuts in client spending.”

According to a source close to the issue, “Seattle, New york, atlanta, dallas, california &#151 not sure if LA or San Fran or both” all suffered employee cuts. We’re told that fewer than 15 people total will be going home without jobs.


Per our source, the agency has been in ‘denial’ about the layoffs, and rather than inform employees about the loss instead sent around a notice that JWT Inside recently won some Web awards (recall this Sept. 29 announcement: “JWT INSIDE Recognized with Ten WebAwards Including Best Intranet Web Site”).

Here’s hoping this clears things up for everyone there.

This is the second round of layoffs for the agency in recent months, the last occurring in late July.

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