It appears the Sprint loss last December is still having its effect on Euro RSCG, particularly the Chicago office, which handled direct, mobile and email marketing efforts among other things for the wireless carrier until it handed its whole ad business to Digitas and Leo Burnett–aka, Team Sprint. Within the last half-hour, we’ve received several tips and IMs from folks who either were directly affected or were hearing secondhand. Here’s one tip: “Just got laid off with about 15-20 other people at Euro Chicago. All creatives.” Euro RSCG Chi has yet to comment on the matter, but we’ll do our best to make sure they do.
Update: Sources familiar with the matter have shed some light on things, telling us that “…the loss of Sprint required [Euro RSCG] to reduce staff by about five percent – overall they’re down around 10 people. Creatives were part of the five percent.” Our sources add, that Euro was “able to shift more than 30 off of Sprint and on to existing agency business,” which includes Playstation, Claire’s, Beam and Hefty.