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Modea, Verizon Wireless Part Ways, Staff Cuts Ensue

We’ve received confirmation that Blacksburg, VA-based digital agency Modea has had to make some cuts that resulted from the end of its relationship with Verizon Wireless (one of, it not the, biggest client at the shop). Here’s a sample of Modea’s work with the nation’s top wireless carrier, which have been partners for the last few years, as well as a statement from the agency below. No word on how many staffers were affected or which departments at Modea (tipsters are saying in the range of 20), which last summer picked up AdAge Gold in the Small Agency of the Year, Best Culture  category and had a headcount of approximately 80 staffers. Anyhow, here’s the official word from the agency:

“We’ve greatly appreciated the opportunity to partner with Verizon Wireless over the last few years and are proud of the work that we’ve created together. We wish them the best. Unfortunately, as a result of this account shift, we’ve had to say goodbye to much-loved members of the Modea family.”

 

 

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