BMF parts ways with planning director Emily Taylor, rumours of more job cuts

More staff cuts?

BMF has parted ways with planning director Emily Taylor, who has joined Publicis Mojo Sydney.

Her departure comes amid rumours of another series of redundancies – the third round of cuts the agency has made this year, Mumbrella understands.

Jeremy Nicholas, the agency’s CEO, confirmed Taylor’s exit, but said that no redundancies were taking place.

He also said that Taylor was to be replaced by another planner of equivalent seniority in a fortnight’s time.

Sources suggest that Taylor is to be replaced by a planner who was previously made redundant by BMF.

Mumbrella also understands that BMF has reduced the amount of space it uses in its building in Pyrmont, Sydney, due to staff cuts. This has not been confirmed by BMF.

The highly prized Enero asset, whose Sydney office was split into two in November 2011, is believed to have lost around 50 staff since this time last year.

Since the split, the agency has been hit by a number of key account losses, including CommBank, a large chunk of Lion, and Domino’s.

Senior departures have included MD Martin Rippon, ECD then managing partner Dylan Taylor, managing partner Chris Kay, planning director Gareth Cooper and creative director Dennis Koutoulogenis.

Nicholas said that “all is fine” with the agency’s two team structure.

He added that the agency was making considerable progress with its new data offering.


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