Effie Success For Toyota and Saatchi & Saatchi Network

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Torrance, CA - The 2007 Toyota Tundra full-size truck launch, the biggest in Toyota's history, proved the big automotive winner at the 40th Annual Effie Awards, held last week in New York.  Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles took home the top automotive prize, capturing the coveted Gold Effie for the Toyota "Tundra Launch" campaign in the Automotive, Vehicles category. Additionally, Conill…

David Sharrod Appointed EMEA New Business Director

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London - Saatchi & Saatchi EMEA has appointed David Sharrod new business director. Sharrod was previously a group business leader at Saatchi & Saatchi London and has worked on global and domestic business across all sectors during his 11 years at the agency. Sharrod will deliver growth by winning new clients and growing existing accounts across the region. Simon Francis,…

Sony Launches Carbon Smart Initiative

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Sydney - Saatchi & Saatchi this week unveils its Print and PR initiative for SONY Australia, highlighting SONY's commitment to offsetting carbon emissions from their corporate travel.  Beginning as an internal communication piece for the electronic giant, the advertising campaign centres on the 'growth' of a grass car which is also used for the Print advertising and PR activity. It…

C.H.I.N.A. in Cannes 2008

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Cannes - For the first time, China Advertising Association will host a series of exciting activities at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival on 15th and 16th June 2008. These events will provide an enlightening insight into the relationship between the world of Chinese advertising and its economy. Daniela Riccardi, Procter & Gamble's Greater China President, and Pully Chau, CEO…

Chess Moves to CD of Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland

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Auckland - Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed senior creative Luke Chess as Creative Director, Auckland. Chess, a highly awarded creative with expertise across a range of disciplines - from DM through to design copy, retail and brand - has been with Saatchi & Saatchi since January. Executive Creative Director Mike O'Sullivan is delighted with the appointment.  "Having worked with Luke…

Saatchi & Saatchi LA Appoints New President

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Torrance, CA - Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles has announced that Paul Mareski will join the agency as its new President, effective June 1.  He will help with the day-to-day aspects of running the agency and oversee the Toyota account. Mareski, 39, joins the agency from Team One, where he's currently Executive Director, overseeing the Lexus National and Dealer Association Business. …

Clio Success for Saatchi & Saatchi Network

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Miami - The 49th Clio Festival was held last week in South Beach, Miami, and once again the Saatchi & Saatchi Network performed well. In all we picked up 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 13 Bronze Clios. Saatchi & Saatchi New York and Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore landed the majority of our haul, winning 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 9…

Saatchi & Saatchi Belgium Showcases New Directors

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Brussels - With talk of the Croisette, the Casino, and hotels like the Martinez, the Majestic, the Carlton and the Miramar, you could be forgiven for thinking that this year's prestigious Creative Club of Belgium (CCB) awards were being held in the jewel of the French Riviera, Cannes.  It's actually taking place this week in Knokke, but that hasn't prevented…

Badillo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Are Creative No. 1

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San Juan - Badillo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi leads the ranking as Puerto Rico's most creative agency for the fourth consecutive year in Adlatina's CREMA annual register.  Each year Adlatina, the news portal which specializes in Iberoamerican advertising matters, publishes a ranking of the most creative agencies in each market.  This ranking is based on the agencies' performance at the…

Enough To Make You Quit?

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London - As people descend on pubs and bars around the country this week in a bid to make the most of the heat wave, one national charity has come up with a clever way to make even the most hardened smoker think about quitting. An interactive poster campaign, conceived by Saatchi & Saatchi for QUIT, the charity that helps…

Theresa Byrnes Exhibition at Saatchi & Saatchi

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Sydney - New York based Australian artist Theresa Byrnes has returned to her hometown for an exhibition of new ink paintings which opened on Tuesday night at Saatchi & Saatchi in Sydney. 'Changelings', her second exhibition in Australia at Saatchi & Saatchi since moving to New York in 2000, was opened by Anthony Bond, the Art Gallery of NSW's Head…

Saatchi & Saatchi Wins Jamie Oliver's Food Range

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London - Fresh Retail Ventures has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi as the creative agency for Jamie Oliver's food range. The first brief for the agency is the launch of the celebrity chef's new pesto sauces.  The collection of six pesto sauces is the latest addition to Oliver's food range and part of his bid to establish a leading food brand…

Conill Wins O'Toole Multicultural Award Again

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Miami - For the second year running, Conill has won the American Association of Advertising Agencies' O'Toole Multicultural Award. The 2008 honor was presented to Conill EVP, Managing Director Carlos Martinez during the 90th annual AAAA's Leadership Conference, held this week in Laguna Niguel, California. This is the fourth time that Conill has been honored with this distinction - two…

Saatchi & Saatchi Poland Named Agency of the Year

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Warsaw - For the third year running, Saatchi & Saatchi Poland was the most awarded agency at the prestigious KTR Polish Advertising Festival, an achievement which saw them also named Agency of the Year.  In all, the agency won eight awards, including four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze. Two of the Gold awards went to the "Stained Glass Windows"…