“We reduced our head count for only the 2nd time in 18 years,” an insider at the flackery tells me. Of the 115 employees, BNC let go two asisstants in its Media Relations division, and an assistant and two account executives in its Marketing division. All were located in Los Angeles. Despite the company having what was said to be a “great” 2008, today’s move was taken because of an unexpectedly very slow 1st Quarter in 2009. “Hopefully, that will be that for a long, long time.”