Chrysler Drops Lump Of Coal In Omnicom’s Stocking

Chrysler is closing shop for 30 days. Shutting down production. Making no cars.
From a Mad Man’s perspective, it’s horrible time to be on the Chrysler account.
Ad Age Exhibit A: A Chrysler Bankruptcy Could Leave Omnicom Out $80M
Ad Age Exhibit B: Omnicom Set to Cut Up to 3,500 Jobs
Should Chrysler fail to make good on their debts, PHD, Chrysler’s media agency, would be in the worst position. Omnicom siblings BBDO, Cutwater and Organic are the automaker’s other agency partners.
Last month BBDO slashed 22% of its staff in Detroit as Chrysler indicated it plans to reduce its marketing activity.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.