SAN FRANCISCO: The hi-tech downturn continues to take its toll in the Bay Area, as Lois Paul & Partners (LPP) plans to close its San Francisco office.
The agency, owned by Fleishman-Hillard, opened its San Francisco office in 1991. The four staff members will be able to work from LPP's Woburn, MA or Austin, TX offices if they wish to move. If not, details are being worked out to determine if they can join Fleishman's San Francisco office.
Likewise, Bay Area clients can work with the Woburn and Austin offices if the clients do not have any location issues. If they do, working with Fleishman's San Francisco office will be offered as an alternative.
Founder and president Lois Paul started the firm in 1986, and it was acquired by Fleishman in January 2000.
But it's not all bad news for LPP. Despite the Bay Area office closure, LPP has signed five new technology clients: Altaworks, Link2It, NETSEC, Epsilon, and GenuOne.