UPDATE: Yes, my info is correct — BWR public relations made 7 staff cuts today. A total of 5 junior and 2 midlevel flacks were laid off in the corporate area. No senior publicists were let go, and no one from the entertainment area. “After years of strong annual growth, we decided to ‘right-size’ the company based on current economic conditions and the weakness in the hospitality, retail and consumer products sectors,” an insider tells me. The firm is not ID’ing those laid off, which I think is a mistake because it helps them get hired sooner. UPDATE: I am hearing that Heather McGuire (Events) and Alfred Hopton (Sports) were among those let go.
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