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    Newbie blaine1tech's Avatar
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    Question (2008) Layoffs? at Hot Rocket Marketing/Atrinsic/Traffix...Really?
    Hello All,

    I was hoping someone out there could give me a little perspective on Hot Rocket Marketing and their parent/partner company Atrinsic/Traffix or whatever they are calling themselves now.

    I am a merchant and I was in contract negotiations with a Bus Dev Rep over at Atrinsic about getting our offer up on the Hot Rocket network. I was proceeding with caution because I have heard some questionable things about Traffix. Anyway, according to an email sent by my now 'ex' rep they laid off 40 people on May 2nd including him. Of course I have no idea if my contract was passed to anyone else and as you can imagine it wasn't the pleasantest of emails.

    Can anyone confirm or have insight into this? Do you have experience with them and would it be advisable for me to proceed should I get in contact with anyone? It just seems to me if the 40 layoffs were true then that is cause for concern in my book.

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    I have heard the same thing, though unofficially.
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    Anyone know how many people were working there originally? I know that Rocket Profit itself isn't very big, but maybe the parent company was bigger.

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    Yes, there was a major layoff of 40 employees by Artrinsic (formerly Traffix) due to a merger.
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    yep, layoff info was correct. Are you referring to Kevin's Linkedin message?
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    Actually I found out that Atrinsic, the parent company, was much larger somewhere in the upper 300's and that the 40 layoffs were a direct effect of the merger and shouldn't speak to overall stability of the company.

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    Danay-Yeah I was working with him, great guy. I got that email and I was slightly concerned about moving forward with Atrinsic, hence the post.

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    Yep, true...don't worry, I'm back!
    Yes, it is true. Some people were not happy about me letting known what was announced on a conference call with stock holders one month before. Anyway, I am going to be working with Epic Advertising/Azoogle, and welcome any new opportunities that come my way.

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    Can't even spell GOOD

    You should be banned for that and the 4 links dropped stripped.

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