New General Manager for Singapore Office

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Singapore - Robbie Bempasciuto has been promoted to General Manager of Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore. John Foley, CEO Singapore & Malaysia announced, "I'm delighted that Robbie has agreed to step up and help run the Singapore agency. He has played a key role in agency's success over the last few years, and I'm sure he's going to do a great…

Continental Airlines Chooses Team Saatchi UK

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London - Team Saatchi has won the task of handling all of Continental Airlines off line and digital communications in the UK and Ireland. They pitched against Publicis and Continental's long standing UK incumbent SouK. Team won the pitch with a combination of stand out creative work from the global strategy created by New York agency Kaplan Thaler. The creative…

Saatchi Industry Wins Big at APG

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Sydney - Saatchi & Saatchi Australia's new division, launched earlier this year, cleaned up at the APG awards in Sydney last week, winning one Silver and three Gold Special Prizes. Held at the Argyle Hotel in the Rocks, the Saatchi & Saatchi team was rewarded for their work on the highly successful and innovative SONY Netshare Camera Campaign. The awards…

New Regional CEO for Middle East & North Africa

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Dubai - Simon Francis, Regional CEO Europe, Middle East & Africa for Saatchi & Saatchi the 'Lovemarks' company, has announced today the appointment of Elias Ashkar to the newly created position of Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East & North Africa. Ashkar began his career with Procter & Gamble before taking on a global marketing role with Mattel, based in…

Gail Curtis Honoured by CEO Magazine

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Johannesburg - Gail Curtis, Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa's Group Chief Executive and head of the Network's Africa Group, was this month recognised by CEO magazine as one of the country's most influential women. Curtis received top honours in the publication's annual list of female achievers in the Telecommunication, Media, TV, Radio and Press category. Gail Curtis is one of…

Saatchi & Saatchi LA Names New ECD

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Torrance, CA - Saatchi & Saatchi LA has announced that Mike McKay will join the agency as its new Executive Creative Director effective November 24. Mike, 41, comes to the agency from Goodby Silverstein & Partners, where he's currently a Creative Director. As the agency's top creative, Mike will lead the Toyota business and play a vital role in new…

Saatchi & Saatchi UK Launches T-Mobile G1 Handset

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London - A new mobile handset developed by T-Mobile will launch on Thursday 30 October with an advertising campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi. The T-Mobile G1 is the first mobile phone based on the Open Handset Alliance's innovative new Android platform. with integrated Google services and applications to run on Android. With state-of-the art design and technology, it sets a…

Saatchi & Saatchi X Expands In Asia-Pacific

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New York - Saatchi & Saatchi X worldwide CEO Andy Murray has announced the appointment of Barney Hylton to the newly created role of Regional CEO, Asia Pacific, Saatchi & Saatchi X. Previously Regional Business Director across 11 Asian markets at OgilvyAction, Tokyo, he has close to a decade's experience in the Asia-Pacific region. He will report directly to Mr.…

And the Winner is... Saatchi & Saatchi Australia!

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Sydney - Saatchi & Saatchi Australia blitzed the Award ceremonies this past weekend, with winning hauls at the Caxtons and the Australian Graphic Design Association Biennial Awards (AGDA). First it was triumph at the Caxtons, held this year in Port Douglas. Going into the competition with a hefty nine nominations, the agency topped, walking away with the prestigious Quinlivan Black…

Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore Promote Copping to ECD

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Singapore - Having made a significant contribution to the meteoric creative revival of the agency since joining four years ago, Richard Copping has been promoted to Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore. Saatchi Singapore & Malaysia CEO, John Foley said, "I'm delighted that Richard has agreed to take on this role. Not only is he a brilliant creative…

New NSPCC Awareness Campaign Launches

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London - The NSPCC has tasked Saatchi & Saatchi London and Avenue A | Razorfish with creating a campaign to build awareness of its three year long Child's Voice Appeal for £50m to help fund the improvement and expansion of its helplines and online counselling service. The campaign aims to deliver a strong and heartfelt call to the UK by…

Brazilian Internet Usage Exposed by F/Radar

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Sao Paulo - The third edition of F/Radar, a survey conducted by DataFolha and commissioned by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, has brought to light surprising new data about the use of the Internet in Brazil. The survey took place during March 2008, and involved 2,110 people across more than 150 municipalities, representing all sectors of the Brazilian population. The findings…

Conill Takes Ad Age Hispanic Award Show Crown

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Miami - Conill had a remarkable showing at the 10th Annual Advertising Age Hispanic Creative Awards, winning Best of Show and distinguishing itself as the most-awarded agency of the competition. The ceremony took place on Friday, September 12 during the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) 2008 Creative and Account Planning conference in Los Angeles, CA. Conill, part of the…

Graf Hires Top Talent for Saatchi & Saatchi NY

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New York - Saatchi & Saatchi New York has announced the hire of Manny Galan as Senior Vice President, Creative Director on Youth Connection. Galan began his advertising career at Griffin Bacal and had most recently been Director of Content at Nickelodeon, responsible for on-air branding/advertising. Prior to Nickelodeon, he was an Illustrator/Writer for Marvel Comics Group. Gerry Graf, Chief…