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The Barbarian Group Adds Finance and Account Chiefs New positions for the digital shop

The Barbarian Group in New York has added a chief financial officer and a head of account management, two new positions for the digital shop. Alex White is the CFO while…

July 21, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

Pinterest and Its Agency Friends Create Special Pin Boards for Cannes Dentsu, Barbarian Group, Ogilvy contribute

Pinterest is showing off its creative capabilities at Cannes. The new ad darling, fresh off launching Promoted Pins, is collaborating with media and agency partners at the international festival. With the…

June 16, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

When Not Dressing Up on Fridays, This Agency Works on Clinique and Aveda The Barbarian Group aims for a balance of work and play

Specs Who Kevin Chan, associate creative director and Formal Friday creator (far left); Benjamin Palmer, chairman (second from left); CEO Sophie Kelly (seated, center), surrounded by Formal Friday participants What Digitally focused…

May 7, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT

Barbarian Group Has Its Superdesk, but Barton F. Graf's Offices Might Be Even Cooler One incredible continuous floor

For those of you blown away by The Barbarian Group's 4,400-square-foot undulating "superdesk," Gerry Graf wants you to know his offices are pretty damn impressive, too. Much like TBG's snake-like, resin-poured…

April 8, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

The Barbarian Group Just Built a 'Superdesk' That You Have to See to Believe 4,400 square feet of undulating awesomeness

The upsides and drawbacks of common work spaces have been debated in the agency world for decades. But no one can deny the cool factor of The Barbarian Group's newly…

February 18, 2014, 11:40 AM EST

GE Makes the Most Hypnotically Pulsating Video Ever About Intermodal Freight Transport Boring no more

You may not have known that shipping containers can dance. To promote GE Transportation, agency The Barbarian Group teamed up with Reuben Wu of British electronic band Ladytron to create a…

December 18, 2013, 8:36 AM EST

Cheil N.A. CEO Sawyer Exits McKinney, Barbarian, will operate independently

Buz Sawyer, the former Wieden + Kennedy exec who was named CEO of Cheil North America in late 2010 is leaving the Korean agency at the end of the year. Sawyer…

December 13, 2013, 9:48 AM EST

Sophie Kelly Becomes CEO of The Barbarian Group Co-founder Benjamin Palmer takes chairman role

Sophie Kelly, previously president of The Barbarian Group, is taking the reins of the digital agency as its new CEO. Benjamin Palmer, who co-founded the agency in 2001 and has been…

October 21, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

Losing Talent Is What Keeps These CEOs Awake at Night How do you keep new blood amid fee cuts?

Asked today to identify the No. 1 threat to their businesses, the leaders of agencies and new technology companies differed a bit in their responses but overlapped on the issue…

September 26, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

The World's Kookiest, Catchiest Anti-Asthma PSAs May Leave You Breathless Twisted genius of Parry Gripp

Remember the "Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway" song from way back in 2010? How about the theme song from Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the 1990s? Parry Gripp was the…

September 18, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

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