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What typically happens when your agency loses an account ?

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People lose their jobs.

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They will lie and tell you they will spread you across other accounts. Then you will lose your job.

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They’re more likely to spread your ashes...

We don’t do layoffs. Never have

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A few things that work in our favor. Our annual track record is very consistent growth. And this helps in in arguments with the powers that be to look at the big picture. We’re confident enough about the big picture growth, that we can win the quarter by quarter argument. Also we’re usually behind on staffing and we’re careful not to overstaff, so if we lose a big account it’s very easy to reallocate people.
Don’t get me wrong. We fire people all the time for performance. But not lay offs.

They will tell you it’s for the best

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Depends on the size of the account and the state of the agency. If it was a huge account and the agency can’t absorb the employees onto other accounts, there likely will be layoffs. But if it’s a small account or they’re understaffed, they’ll try to shuffle people around.

I’ve luckily only lived through one lay-off, and that was because we lost 3 major accounts in 3 weeks... Luckily they weren’t media accounts, but still really sucked for a lot of my friends

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Layoffs. And not always people on the account that was lost

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Layoffs

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The last few losses came at times when we also had some wins so we actually moved all of one team to a new client and still had to hire like 60 people for it

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It depends on the size. First, they’ll look to reallocate funding across existing accounts. Then cut open positions. Then layoff, as needed.

Thanks all for the blunt honest truth...not being sarcastic.

Lay offs!

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