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Internal Memo Confirms Rosetta Layoffs, Promotions

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Following up on yesterday’s rumors of big staffing changes at Rosetta, we’ve acquired an internal email from Eric Healy, the former SapientNitro executive who joined the agency in February and replaced Tom Adamski (now with Razorfish) as its CEO earlier this month.

In short, a large-scale executive-level shakeup did indeed occur this week, and the agency’s creative lead was not the only party who has, in the memo’s words, “decided to leave.” Departing executives include:

The note also includes news of multiple promotions. Most prominently, North American CCO Alex Mahernia will become Rosetta’s new Global CCO.

We’ve included the full email after the jump.

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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-We’ve inquired about this a couple of weeks ago, but que sera sera, a trade you know well has confirmed that Matt Ryan, co-chair of Havas New York who joined the agency from sibling Arnold when it was still Euro RSCG back in 2008, is out and that global lead Andrew Benett will take on the CEO role of said office. Yeah, we inquired for comment, but nothing from Havas’s end as of yet. Wonder why. link

-And now, we get insecure thanks to a Mercedes-Benz ad aimed at the South African market from Net#work BBDO (above). Check out credits and behind-the-scenes clip after the jump.

-Current Saatchi & Saatchi Greater China president/COO Michael Lee has been promoted to CEO at the agency.

-In other Rosetta news, the Publicis Groupe-owned agency has hired Mindshare alum Jeff Thaler as managing partner/program management officer.

-Atlanta-based agency Ames Scullin O’Haire has launched its internal production studio, ASO Digital Films. It would help if we could actually download the digital films promoting the launch, but guess we can do with this for now. link

-St. Louis-based experiential marketing agency Switch has promoted Scott Burns to the newly created ECD role.

-And so, it continues. Caesars has dropped Paula Deen and so has Walmart.

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