Sources familiar with the matter confirm that Tribal DDB New York let go of some staff last Friday, though we’ve been told that the number is less than what tipsters are giving us (around 15). In addition, our sources say that the cuts were not related to any account losses. We’re checking to see what departments were affected, etc. Stay tuned.
Update: Nothing earth-shattering to follow-up with on this except to say that it wasn’t just one department that was affected at Tribal NY, nor were cuts made across all departments.
Update 2: So, spies are telling us that a number of those let go were about to reach their five -year anniversary, when they would’ve become vested in Omnicom. We’re hearing that among those cut include a creative director, senior art director, an EP and a senior project manager.