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Doner Advertising’s Lay-Off Madness


Earlier this week, we posted an email from Doner’s CEO Alan Kalter to his staff about the impending cuts to come at the shop. Over the past few days, the reports coming out of Doner are less like the usual round of layoffs and more like a bloodbath. Damn. It.

We repeatedly contacted the agency for exact numbers and details, but the agency did not reply to our attempts. So, here’s a few reports from the readership:

- “Doner let the entire Direct creative group go – except for ECD Randy Belcher and CD Valerie Foley.”

- “Almost 100 people have been let go and two satellite offices are closing.”

- “Doner layoffs are at 100… BTW, no Sr. Management cuts.”

We’re hoping that the agencty will soon let us know how many of their 900 person staff was let go; whether more cuts are to come and if indeed, satellite offices and disciplines will be closed down. Facts are better than rumors any day.

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