Plankton Swim with Big Fish at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney

Sydney -
Top Kiwi creative duo Plankton (Iain Nealie and Tara McKenty), formerly of Whybin/TBWA in Auckland, have swum the ditch to become the latest in a series of new creatives to join Damon Stapleton and Michael Rebelo's expanding Sydney team.

Plankton ("we're tiny, but our ambitions are huge") established an international following in 2010 after they issued an IPO (‘Initial Plankton Offer'), floating shares in their future to fund a trip to Cannes.

At Whybin/TBWA they worked on campaigns for Adidas, Absolut, Nissan, Serrato, Playstation and Visa, and travelled around the network contributing to several major global pitches.

They were recently named in Campaign's Top 50 emerging talent portfolio.

Plankton joined the Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney team in late March, and according to ECD Damon Stapleton, they're already making their mark.

"They have a complete disregard for discipline and convention. Their imagination is huge - nothing is impossible - and they have the courage and chutzpah to pull things off with clients who want to do things differently."

"They're the perfect fit for our new team," he said.

FORBES magazine names Legacy in the Making by Mark Miller and Lucas Conley (McGraw-Hill) as one of the “Top 10 Business Books for 2018


Launched in 2012, Team One’s The Legacy Lab™ is a thought-leadership platform exploring the dynamics of long-term brand building in a short-term world. The Legacy Lab has researched influential brands including The Bluebird Cafe, It Gets Better Project, Girls Who Code, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, The Championships, Wimbledon and Taylor Guitars among others, and publishes many of its learnings online.…

Guillermo Vega joins Saatchi & Saatchi London as Chief Creative Officer


Saatchi & Saatchi London has hired Guillermo Vega, the former ECD of 72andSunny New York, as its Chief Creative Officer. Joining on October 1, Vega will lead the agency’s creative department and build on its existing creative success. His appointment completes the Saatchi & Saatchi London management team, alongside Sam Hawkey (Chief Operating Officer), Richard Huntington (Chief Strategy Officer) and…

Saatchi & Saatchi win 17 awards at Cannes 2018


Cannes Lions 2018 saw Saatchi & Saatchi offices around the network pick up a total of 17 awards. The wins were split across Saatchi & Saatchi New York, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, Saatchi & Saatchi Germany and F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Brazil. Winning clients were Tide, National Down Syndrome Society, Toyota, Elanco, Sadia and the…

Saatchi & Saatchi Croatia Re-energizes With New Creative Appointments


Publicis One Croatia today announces the appointment of three award-winning creative talents to Saatchi & Saatchi, promoting growth and creative excellence goals in Croatia and throughout the Adriatic. The three new appointments, who have extensive creative experience, will spearhead a re-energizing process of the agency in Croatia. Appointed are Ivan Tanić, who joins as Creative Director, Nebojša Cvetković as Art…

Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand wins global Tourism Fiji account


Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand has been appointed as Tourism Fiji’s global brand agency of record, following a selection process and creative pitch that began in mid 2017. Saatchi & Saatchi will lead the creation of a revitalised brand platform and global campaign to attract visitors to Fiji from all over the world, focusing on key markets – Australia, New…

Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai wins Kraft Heinz China’s Creative Business


Kraft Heinz China recently appointed Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai as their lead creative agency in China for all Kraft Heinz brand categories. Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai won this business after a fierce multi-way pitch against other agencies over the past months. Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai will lead creative services for all brands under the Kraft Heinz China umbrella. This covers…