Termed “a round of layoffs,” including eliminating the position of long-time digital marketing evangelist Mel Carson, who worked for Microsoft Advertising in the US and helped start adCenter in the UK. Microsoft is purging a few jobs and it’s unclear what their new strategy involves.
A Microsoft spokesperson send us a written statement saying:
I can confirm that there were job eliminations today at Microsoft. Like any company, Microsoft continually evaluates its operations and works to align the business to key priorities. I can assure you we’re thinking about the exciting new opportunities that Windows 8, Xbox and Skype present for our advertising and marketing partners.
It’s a little unclear why they’re making the job cuts, and just what opportunities they’re looking to discover by doing this.