BMF makes redundancies after falling client spend

Leading Australian ad agency BMF has retrenched a number of staff.

The agency’s managing partner Dylan Taylor said that the cut backs “relate to declining spend of certain clients”.

The redundancies have been made across a number of departments; it is unclear how many have been made.

“Obviously it’s very sad when people are let go. But unfortunately it’s a consequence of business. Many Australian businesses have been shedding jobs of late,” Taylor said.

The news comes as key client CommBank announced the results of its global agency review, with BMF holding on to the account until the end of the financial year, according to CMO Andy Lark.

BMF is going through a period of change after the agency split into three in November last year

The Photon-owned agency brought in Laura Sampedro and Carlos Alija as ECDs from Spanish shop Señora Rushmore a month ago.

Comments


  1. mr finance
    17 Feb 12
    12:54 pm

  2. It will not surprise me in the least to see more agencies shed staff in the next 1-3 months.

  3. Liz Rowell
    17 Feb 12
    12:55 pm

  4. We are looking for a first rate Account Executive, if that’s any help. Email liz@redark.com.au

  5. barry
    17 Feb 12
    1:29 pm

  6. Let’s not forget they also lost OPSM and Budget Eyewear

  7. Damo
    17 Feb 12
    1:46 pm

  8. Happened to me a year ago (same reason different agency) good luck to all and I know this is of little comfort now but keep your chin up you will bounce back.

  9. Kelly
    17 Feb 12
    2:20 pm

  10. As per Liz’s comment, we’re also hiring if that helps. We’re looking for Digital Producers (Jnr/mid/Snr), Digital Tech Producer, Senior Account Manager. Feel free to get in touch – kelly@tongue.com.au

  11. Megs
    17 Feb 12
    4:08 pm

  12. Nice to see, that for the most part, the responses to this post are words of support, encouragement and opportunity for the talented team who have been affected by these changes. Refreshing!

  13. Bronwyn Shearer
    17 Feb 12
    5:14 pm

  14. We’re also hiring. Client side. Marketing Campaign Manager – Agency background would suit. Feel free to email bronwyn.shearer@mynrma.com.au No headhunter please.

  15. Clive Burcham
    17 Feb 12
    5:20 pm

  16. how cool that this relatively bad news has turned into a recruitment forum! hopefully give hope to those who lost their positions…..one door closes and a few more open. ALWAYS!

  17. Liz Rowell
    17 Feb 12
    5:30 pm

  18. And credit to BMF, we all think they must have some good staff judging by the work they do.

  19. Ben Cooper
    17 Feb 12
    5:53 pm

  20. Sorry to hear the news. Good to see lots of opportunity from other agencies though. The Monkeys are on the look out for Digital Producers/Project Managers, Designers. Give me a shout direct (no recruiters please) if you fit the bill.

  21. Hannah
    20 Feb 12
    9:28 am

  22. And The Hallway are hiring too. Digital Art Director, Copywriter and Digital Producer roles are open. BMF are a good agency and they will bounce back I’m sure.

  23. Georgie McMaster
    20 Feb 12
    11:20 am

  24. Not a nice feeling for people to be losing jobs … Happy for any creatives to contact me at FBI for any freelance/perm opps.
    georgie@fbirecruitment.com

  25. Craig Bailey
    20 Feb 12
    11:51 am

  26. Pusher are also hiring – Jnr / Mid / Snr digital designers. From an Ex-BMF-er, I feel your pain. Get in touch – craig@pusher.com.au

  27. notagain!!
    20 Feb 12
    12:23 pm

  28. Look at that! Just lovely.
    Pleased to see the understanding and respectful commentary/ job position information by hiring managers and recruiters who know when and how to put their hand up.
    Hope S2M are taking note :)
    Good luck to all

  29. Nicole
    20 Feb 12
    1:18 pm

  30. Come to Melbourne. The coffee’s better.
    Looking for a senior digital producer and digital creatives.
    Get in touch – nicole@dayaandage.com.au

  31. NBB
    20 Feb 12
    2:45 pm

  32. @S2M hiring at the moment. Must be oversalesy, very obnoxious and very low on ethics. #whatisrecruitment?