For the past several months, you may have noticed that news of layoffs has been absent from the Idaho Ad Agencies blog. And it’s not an accident.
Several months ago, I made a conscious decision to stop writing about “layoffs, downsizing, staff reductions” or whatever other name you want to call it. Why? A few different reasons.
There’s enough layoff news going around already. For the past year (and more), news of layoffs has been everywhere. Name the medium, name the industry — it was there. And that sort of news gets old. Quick.
It puts a spotlight on those who have been affected, whether they’re ready for it or not.
And, quite frankly, it’s draining. In many cases, these are friends and colleagues, and it’s hard not to let it get to you.
So there you have it. If you’re looking for the latest layoff news, I’m afraid to say this isn’t the place you’re going to find it.
Apologies in advance for what I’m sure will be infrequent updates over the next couple of weeks. My attention will be focused elsewhere, and the Idaho Ad Agencies blog may see a lull in activity as a result.
We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming before too long.
As it turns out, they found their family, and are just past halfway through the vacation/filming.
Among the areas that they’ve either visited or are scheduled to visit: Boise, Banks, the greater Island Park area, Sun Valley, Ketchum, Stanley, McCall, Hells Canyon, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Wallace and Athol (Silverwood).
The full campaign is scheduled to launch in Spring 2010, complete with “Dedicated campaign website, complete with downloadable webisodes, podcasts, online maps and itineraries, e-coupons from statewide participants and communities and more.” They’ve had some good press of the production, including coverage by the Associated Press, NPR, Idaho Mountain Express, Idaho Business Review and more.