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Topic: The Barbarian Group

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…

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…

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…

Barbarian Group Wins Inaugural Innovation Lions Grand Prix for Its Cinder Coding Platform

Three other wild ideas awarded

CANNES, France—Nine years after winning its first Cannes Lion, a gold for Burger King's "Subservient Chicken," The Barbarian Group has secured an even bigger prize: the Grand Prix in the…

Pepsi NEXT Refreshes the Taste Test With Web Parodies

Spoofs of Internet celebs try the new drink

Pepsi NEXT wants you to know it's savvy to the internets. It's already launched a TV ad featuring a break-dancing, guitar-shredding baby, created by TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles. Now, it's…

The Top 10 Technologists

'Adweek' highlights talent working in digital agencies, traditional shops, and for themselves

Until recently, programmers were the unsung heroes behind the technical wizardry gracing anything with a screen. Now, however, we know better: It’s a geek world and we just live in…

Palmer Takes Charge at ADC

Barbarian Group CEO named club’s next president

The Art Directors Club has elected Benjamin Palmer, CEO of digital agency The Barbarian Group, to a three-year term as its president, the nonprofit group announced Wednesday. Palmer, a member of…

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