Staffing Reductions Hit Creative Department at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York

By Erik Oster 

TBWA\Chiat\Day New York parted with a number of employees in its creative department today.

The agency claims that under ten employees were impacted.

“Today we parted ways with a few of our creative team members in New York. This is always a difficult decision and it is not taken lightly,” an agency spokesperson said in a statement. “But it’s important to honestly assess our capabilities and ensure we have the skills in place to be a thriving creative business today and in the future. We are grateful to our former colleagues for their contributions, and where possible are helping those affected to explore other opportunities.”

The staffing reductions follow a series of senior hires at the agency. Chief creative officer Chris Beresford-Hill joined TBWA\Chiat\Day from BBDO in October and John Doris recently arrived as head of integrated production. Back in July the agency welcomed Amie Miller as chief talent officer and Chris Rowson as head of design, group creative director.