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Edgar_rhode
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Post Number: 20
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Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 2:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

rumors flying. any facts?
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Chow
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Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 6:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes. The entire dealer retail department was laid off.
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Lodgedodger
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Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 6:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ouch! So sorry to hear about this.
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Oldredfordette
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Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 6:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm very sorry. Any word on the other agencies?
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Thefishwrap
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 3:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A little reporting on it done at Media Bistro:

yesterday
http://www.mediabistro.com/age ncyspy/campbell_ewald/campbell _ewald_detroit_in_a_world_of_h urt_102844.asp

today
http://www.mediabistro.com/age ncyspy/campbell_ewald/the_morn ing_after_ce_layoffs_said_to_c ontinue_102938.asp
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Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 5:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If the auto companies go under, I am sure you will see many, many more layoffs like that.
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Novine
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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 7:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Even if they don't, the downsizing in the auto industry is going to be mirrored (or worse) in many connected businesses.
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Leland_palmer
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Campbell-Ewald to Slash 50-200 Jobs

http://www.clickondetroit.com/ news/18274421/detail.html/
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Crumbled_pavement
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 5:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The end of Michigan is only a few days away....


*awaits GM's announcement that they are filing bankruptcy*

Merry Christmas!
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Thecarl
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i spoke with an insider at c-e and was told that the navy was terminating business with c-e, based upon a non-performance clause in their contract. i've seen elsewhere in trade rags that c-e is up against the ropes with many of their big accounts.

so it goes.
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Beatsworking
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It isn't pretty out in Troy either. BBDO laid off 175 people in the past month
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Thecarl
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

bbdo is affected by chrysler's fortunes, yes?
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Flyingj
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 8:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thecarl, C-E is longterm (89 years!) GM ally. I doubt Buffalo Wild Wings brings in the jake like Farmer's Insurance tho;
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/a rticle/20081209/FREE/812099982 /-1
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Lilpup
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did anyone else notice? Absolutely no GM advertising during the football games today and only one or two F150 ads - a ton of Toyota and Nissan ads.
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Novine
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Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is the kind of spin-off impact that isn't on the radar of people outside the industry. When think of collateral damage to the auto industry implosion, they talk about the local diner or retailer. But there's a whole pool of professionals firmly in the middle class who are going to be taken out by the collapse of the auto industry - advertisers, finance, legal, etc. - all dependent on business from the Big 3 and all likely to be out of a job at the rate things are going.
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Larryinflorida
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Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 - 1:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The real "Mad Men" are named Shelby and Corker, it seems.

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