Agency.com's Office Door Continues to Revolve

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Working at Agency.com's gotta suck. If it's not that Subway video, it's the agency's chronic employee bail out. It's kinda like summer interns. Just as soon as you've tricked them into thinking they'd actually see something in your sad, over-the-hill 30-something ass, summer's over and they're off to school again and you're left with nothing but a fantasy. And who can get any work done if your management team is playing musical chairs and your co-workers are changing like a client revises a layout?

The latest bit of Agency.com merry-go-round action comes courtesy of David Eastman, the agency's CEO who is leaving after less than a year on the job. That is so not a good indication of what's going on inside the fist-bumpers club. Whatever the reason behind the shuffles, this sort of stuff is not exactly a confidence builder for clients and prospects.

UPDATE: Well, who knows what the real story is. Commenters say he was fired and now we're told by Agency.com directly Eastman isn't actually leaving the agency but will take on a newly-created role of President-International beginning May 1. Agency.com Chairman Chan Suh will take on the role of CEO.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (8)     File: Agencies, Opinion     Apr-29-07  
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Comments

Leaving? He got fired.

Posted by: Alan on April 30, 2007 08:57 AM

Ellen is right. This change is not his choice.

Posted by: Jason on April 30, 2007 09:23 AM

Ellen is right. This change is not his choice.

Posted by: Jason on April 30, 2007 09:23 AM

Good to know. Not exactly what was public knowledge though. Thanks for the correction.

Posted by: Steve Hall on April 30, 2007 12:01 PM

“Fist-Bumpers.”

Makes a nice t-shirt actually.

Posted by: makethelogobigger on April 30, 2007 12:28 PM

Wait, could this be a good thing for morale?

Posted by: Edgar on April 30, 2007 11:07 PM

Correct story is Demoted & Exiled.

Posted by: MDH on May 1, 2007 01:43 PM

Agency.com lost Miller, Visa, Nokia and Marriott in his less than 7 months at the helm.

I'd say he has a contract, that would be the only reason he was not outright released.

Posted by: Barry Waxman on May 1, 2007 03:58 PM

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