FleishmanHillard has seen 11 senior leaders depart the agency within the last three-and-a-half months — and at least two more have turned in their resignations since former President-CEO Dave Senay stepped down last November, reports Ad Age.
The Ad Age item, in part, added:
“Chief Executive John Saunders, who succeeded Mr. Senay after serving as president of Fleishman Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said his predecessor and the management team made a number of cost-cutting moves, including “eliminating certain roles.” He said that the shop has seen “significant improvement this year.”
“(In fact,)” said Mr. Saunders. “I’m happy to say that March 2016 was the finest month in the history of the agency, and while one swallow doesn’t make a summer, there’s a new leadership team at FleishmanHillard and I can only hope that it’s a trend.”
“There have been changes at the agency, and according to some people with knowledge of the situation, they have not all been good. According to multiple executives who spoke with Ad Age on the condition of anonymity, the agency has been putting a much greater focus on generating profit for holding company Omnicom…”
According to reports received by Capitol Communicator, the agency’s D.C. office also has had a number of senior-level departures in recent years.