J. Walter Thompson Melbourne has confirmed a small number of staff have left the agency following a review of client demand against its resources.
In a statement to B&T, the WPP-owned creative agency said: “Client needs of the agency have evolved, and while in response we’ve made several new hires across CRM/CX, social, design and retail, we regretfully also had to make some roles redundant.
“Fortunately, being a member of the WPP AUNZ group, we’re able to explore opportunities for these individuals with our partner companies and we are hoping a number of those staff involved will be offered roles within the coming weeks.
“We always endeavour to avoid making redundancies, but as with any agency, there are times when for the health of the business, it’s regretfully something we have to do.
“This decision is not taken lightly, and out of respect for those involved, we have no further comment to make.”
The redundancies at JWT Melbourne come after the departure of its executive creative director, Kieran Antill, last month.