Details are scant at this point, but we’ve been told by sources familiar with that Havas Worldwide, which has just appointed Propane alum Laura Maness as its U.S. chief growth officer and reported revenue growth, has cut approximately two percent of its staff across departments in its New York office. The “realignment” phrase comes into play and we’re getting approximate numbers ranging from 10-15. Our sources say that there are approximately 500 staffers in the NY office, which works with clients including GSK, Merck and IBM.

On another note, we’ve been told that New York-based Rob Pihl, ACD/copywriter at Havas, has left and started his own Basquiat-inspired brewery. Check out the contents here.