More Cuts, Staff Consolidation Coming At VNU?

Following today’s job cuts and executive shuffle at VNU, we hear from inside sources that more changes are afoot, specifically that VNU’s Sporting Goods Business has been sold, effective Aug. 31, with the deal resulting in more layoffs.

That would seem to be in line with outgoing CEO Mike Marchesano‘s exit memo to staff, although he refers to the SGB deal as a “partnership.”


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