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AMD culls its PR team

Posted on Friday, November 04 2011 @ 21:48:38 CET by

The Tech Report noticed AMD's public relations team has been hit pretty hard by the company's restructuring:
We understood the situation to be wide-ranging when news filtered in of some executive layoffs, including marketing guru Patrick Moorhead and graphics product manager Carrell Killebrew, whose role in the RV870's development was famously chronicled at AnandTech. What's become clear in the hours since the announcement is that some parts of the company were definitely hit harder than others.

One of the areas hardest hit is the relatively high-visibility public relations team, which has been reduced to a shell of its former self. We've worked with AMD's PR and reviews team extensively over time, of course, and happen to know quite a few of the people who worked there. All evening and into this morning, the tweets, emails, IMs, and Facebook posts have kept coming in as members of that team have notified folks they are no longer at AMD. From what we can gather, virtually the entire team has been gutted, with only one high-ranking manager from the graphics group confirmed to be remaining. We've heard those who were let go had no sense it was coming, no warning that the layoffs would be this deep or affect the entire group.



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