Here’s a sample of the tips we’ve received today (OK maybe one or two are from yesterday) that didn’t provide enough info to follow-up on (OK or maybe we thought they were better in their uncooked form). Enjoy.
— “financial based layoffs at a hot NY shop yesterday?”
— “schematic new york cant hold on to its ECDs. the 2nd one in one year just left.”
(Ed’s note: Schematic did not return our phone call by the time this story was published)
— Jill Holmstrom joins Karsh\Hagan as an Account Supervisor. K\H isn’t CP+B, if you recall.
— “Grey just laid off four creatives. At least. Some of them quite senior and talented.”
(Ed’s note: Grey did not respond to our e-mail by the time this story was published.)
— “BBDO is all hands on deck defending Pepsi. Chiat Day is doing ‘projects’ for the long time client. David Lubars is supposedly universally disliked by the Pepsi folks and that’s a big part of the problem. Look for Omnicom to offer a network solution and see BBDO have a diminished role in the future.”
(Ed’s note: BBDO responded “no comment”)
— “Mendelsohn Zien purchased Spacedog to lay off the digital team and bring in new talent….smoke and mirrors from a [sic] ECD who has NO CLUE how the digital space works…..Stay away, stay far away!”
(Ed’s note: We admit to being confused about this one. MZ has yet to get back to us, and SpaceDog’s info all connects to MZ, so that part seems to be true.)