Staffing Changes at Ogilvy Chicago

By Patrick Coffee 


Today we learned that Ogilvy’s Chicago office went through a round of layoffs.

The move affected approximately 5 percent of the total Chicago staff, meaning that between 15 and 25 employees are no longer with Ogilvy as of this afternoon.


Unfortunately, we do not have names or specifics regarding the departments affected at the moment.

Recent work by the agency’s Chicago office includes the “Hemingway in 15 Seconds” Instagram campaign and another series of ads for tech service provider CDW, but all major staffing changes for the year to date happened in New York:

In November, we did receive word that portions of the S.C. Johnson business would be moving from Ogilvy Chicago to Energy BBDO, but there’s no indication that today’s staffing reduction had anything to do with a specific account.