There’s not a whole lot to go on at this point (sorry), but sources familiar with the matter confirm that AKQA cut “less than 1%” of staff in its San Francisco office last Friday. We’ve been hearing on the Spy line that numbers range anywhere from 10-25 (Facebook posts last week also mentioned a less specific figure of “a whole bunch” being let go) but we don’t have much further info except to say that it was just the San Francisco office that was affected. What we’ve been told by those in the know, though, is that the WPP-owned agency has “many more open positions.” We’ll keep you posted if and when we hear more.
Update: So, sources tell us that last Friday’s cuts were made across departments at AKQA SF, which has a staff count of approximately 440. If our sources are speaking truth, then the numbers are far less severe than what we’ve been hearing via tipsters. Feel free to chime in below if you wish.