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Topic: The Barbarian Group

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…

The Barbarian Group Expects Its New Leadership Team's Work to Be More Ambitious

Both technically and creatively

The Barbarian Group—which recently became an agency partner for Kind Snacks, won digital/social media marketing duties for United Arab Emirates' Etihad Airways and turned heads with its "brick phone" stunt…

Cheil Rounds Out Its Portfolio With Iris Deal

Welcomes a retail marketing specialist to the family

Cheil Worldwide's investment in retail marketing specialist Iris further rounds out the portfolio of agencies that Cheil has amassed in the past five years. Since 2008, the South Korean company has…

The Barbarian Group Fills Its Top Creative Post

Edu Pou shifts from Wieden + Kennedy in Amsterdam

The Barbarian Group has filled its top creative role with senior creative leader from Wieden + Kennedy. Edu Pou, head of creative innovation at W+K in Amsterdam, is now executive creative…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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