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Topic: Barbarian Group

Barbarian Group Chairman Benjamin Palmer Leaves the Agency After 14 Years

Co-founder steps down to 'explore'

Three months after New York's Barbarian Group parted ways with CEO Sophie Kelly, chairman Benjamin Palmer has left the agency he co-founded after 14 years. Palmer announced his departure this morning…

The Barbarian Group Parts Ways With Its Chief Executive Officer

Sophie Kelly led the Cheil Worldwide agency since 2013

Sophie Kelly has left The Barbarian Group after serving as chief executive officer for two years. Korea-based holding company Cheil Worldwide, which bought a majority stake in the agency in 2009…

Crystal Pepsi Is Back and Serves as a Time Machine to the '90s in This New Spot

Fans can get it through a sweepstakes

Pepsi announced today that it will re-release its clear cola from the 1990s, Crystal Pepsi, for a limited time. The only way to get it is to sign up for…

5 Intriguing Takes on Advertising and Technology's Relationship Status

New thoughts from industry's heavy hitters

The advertising and technology worlds have worked hand in hand since the early days of paper, evidenced by commercial messaging found in the ruins of Pompeii, as just one historical…

Julian Assange: Refugee Reporters Are Winning the Information War

WikiLeaks founder speaks remotely to large SXSW audience

Julian Assange has a message for the countries he believes have tried to systematically squash the kind of national security reporting he has become known for: Your plan has backfired. The…

Google Plays in the Sandbox

The search giant aims to elevate the use of technology among creatives

When Google formed its Creative Council more than two years ago, its creative agency members told the search giant to lay off handing out awards. “They were concerned whether or not…

Barbarian Group Encourages Random Smiling on the Internet

Give a grin to a stranger, get one back

Designer Caelin Cacciatore was all smiles when she joined The Barbarian Group, thanks to an in-house effort called Project Popcorn that teams new hires with agency veterans for innovative projects.…

200 Years of the Advertising Business in One Handy Infographic

Feel like reliving all of advertising's big milestones, including major agency launches, mergers, and acquisitions since the 1830s? Sure you do. Thankfully, Aquent has done the work for you. The…

How Barbarian Group Hijacked NYC's Speed Signs With Skeletons

New York City showed off its new skeletal speed-warning signs last week, part of the Department of Transportation's ongoing campaign to show that a pedestrian's odds of death are greatly…

Would Times Square be better without ads?

Filmmaker and corporate provocateur Morgan Spurlock has teamed with The Barbarian Group in an effort to crowdsource away the ads in New York's Times Square. The inspiration for this was…

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