Being in marketing, I know specifically first-hand that when a company goes under, or when it is trying to cut costs, the marketing department is "usually" (and I say this loosely) the first of several departments to go first. I understand some of the reasons why, and I know that some of those reasons that I have gathered from my former employers and managers are that companies need to keep the workers that do between 65-80% of the work for said companies to stay afloat. That I definitely understand and do know that work has to be done to be able to generate as much positive ROI as possible. I also don't want to assume that ALL marketing employees will be let go during a company crisis. But let's take this reason to a whole new level, shall we?
02 April, 2009