Hmm, well, to start things off this morn, we’ll veer to the client side on such a matter, something we haven’t really done since Wrigley over two years ago. But anyhow, yes, to address what we’ve heard on the Spy line, a spokesperson has confirmed that DirecTV has had to make some cuts across the board. We’ve received confirmation that approximately 100 people were let go from the company, which apparently has small impact on the El Segundo-based satellite broadcast service provider. Here’s a statement from the DirecTV spokesperson:
“We are implementing difficult, but necessary operational changes for the company to remain healthy and competitive. While only a small number of employees are affected, we understand this is a difficult time for anyone impacted. We have treated these individuals with the dignity and respect they deserve, and are assisting them with job placement services, severance packages and temporary medical coverage.”
From what we’ve been told, this affects “just under 2 percent” of staff but will not have any effect on agency relationships.