Even CEO-of-the-Universe Eric Schmidt of Google says they are feeling the pinch. In a Saturday New York Times interview, Schmidt said Google is starting to look for ways to trim expenses in anticipation of a potential advertising slow down.
Schmidt: The issue we face with the economic crisis is we don't know as managers how long the crisis goes. So what is a prudent answer? A prudent answer is to watch hiring. We are hiring but at a slower rate. Last week, we made some number of tens of offers. I suspect that will continue. The other thing we have done is fairly detailed expense reviews to make sure we are not wasting money.So let's share some information here on the Catching Flack blog.
There are two polls below, one for people who have PR budgets (Client poll) and one for those who seek contracts with people with PR budgets (Agency poll).
What we want to know is this: are you starting to see budget cutbacks at your corporation or other enterprise, or are you starting to feel them or plan for them if you are on the agency side?
Please share your market knowledge in the comments section as well voting in your poll.