We’ve been receiving tips from various sources since late yesterday afternoon about possible layoffs at Organic’s New York office. While we look into the matter and try to get some concrete numbers (tipsters are saying approximately 10 cuts, both in creative and tech departments), what we can confirm for now is that executive creative director Gary Nelson is no longer with the agency. Nelson had been with Organic for five years, give or take, starting as an ACD, then moving up the ranks before finally being made ECD just over a year ago.
During his time at the agency, Nelson worked on accounts including Bank of America and various P&G brands. Prior to Organic, he had copywriting roles at Wunderman and Agency.com. Here’s a clip of Nelson from a few years back discussing a State Farm digital campaign among other things. We’ll keep you posted when we get some more info about the other cuts.