A Publicis & Hal Riney executive confirmed layoffs had begun at the Publicis Groupe shop but would not discuss numbers.
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Separately, Omnicom's TBWA/Chiat/Day will not be closing its San Francisco office following the loss of its $66 million Levi Strauss & Co. account. Layoffs at the shop, however, are likely.
Chuck McBride, the agency's creative director for North America, is expected to stay on to jointly handle Adidas work with the Playa del Rey office.