Sacked creatives hit back with GrabSomeGoodby.com
What do you do if you’re a creative who just lost your job? Start a Tumblr blog to get a new one of course!
This is exactly what a group of recently laid off employees of Omnicom Group’s Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GSP) did after losing their jobs in a recent round of cuts made by the ad agency.
GSP reportedly laid off as many as 200 of its 700 staff this month after losing key accounts Sprint and Hewlett Packard.
GrabsomeGoodby.com, which was created by J.D. Beebe, encourages the laid-off workers to advertise their experience to agencies and recruiters, as well as providing a portal for companies to load job openings.
It describes itself as a “tribute to the talented folks at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners who were affected by the latest layoffs. It was created to act as a directory of those people who are now available to do work for you. So peruse, contact and help turn this situation into a positive thing. Getting some Goodby at your agency is a great thing.”
And the tag line is poetic: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you Goodby talent, hire it to make your lemonade better.”
Staff are listed on the site under their areas of expertise which range from account management and strategy to creative and production. At time of publishing the site had 1072 likes on Facebook.