To expand and clarify upon tipsters’ quotes from earlier this week, we’ve received confirmation from sources familiar with the matter say that the agency has cut approximately three percent of staff ACROSS network–not just in San Francisco–including a couple of creatives. From what we’ve been told, this is part of the Omnicom-owned agency’s CEO David Shulman‘s assessment of talent based on, you guessed it, client needs. But, on a positive note, our sources add that Organic is hiring, and if you recall, has brought on staffers including CSO Monik Sanghvi, appointed Audrey Melofchik as New York GM and of course, most recently, has welcomed Digitas alum Sarah Montague in the same latter role in San Francisco.
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Well, Organic’s answered our question from 10 days ago as the Omnicom agency has indeed found a replacement for Amy McAllister, who served as general manager of its New York office before splitting for JPMorgan Chase. Taking over for McAllister in NY is Audrey Melofchik, who’s been with Organic for nearly two years and most recently served as SVP/engagement management.
Along with Melofchik’s appointment, Organic has welcomed back Monik Sanghvi (pictured) to serve as its chief strategy officer. The Detroit-based exec originally worked at the agency over a decade ago as group director, strategic services before assuming senior-level positions at the likes of Digitas and Team Detroit. Staying in Detroit for a minute, Joe DiMeglio, who took over for James Heughens as SVP/general manager of Organic’s Motor City office nearly a year ago, has been promoted to chief client officer.
-The Miami Ad School New York (above) will officially commence classes on October 3. link
-Ex-JWT business director Audrey Melofchik joined Organic as SVP, engagement management and will oversee the agency’s Kimberly-Clark account.
-Arnold is previewing its upcoming Cannes seminar, “Fixing Advertising’s Talent Crisis,” with an infographic video. link
-Dallas-based shop Blockdot launched its first-ever Windows Phone 7 game. link
-Is Facebook losing U.S. users? link
-JetBlue is bringing pop star Robyn to T5 at JFK on June 20. Can we just hang at the gate even if we’re not flying? link
-Nike stepped up its social media game during the NBA playoffs. link