Topic: Kevin Roberts

Ad Execs Behaving Badly: A Look at 2016's High-Profile CEO Snafus

It's already been a big year for firings and forced exits

Even by advertising's typically high standards of executive churn, 2016 has been a C-suite bloodbath. And it hasn't happened quietly. The past seven months have seen some of the industry's most…

Are Agencies Finally Ready to Confront the 'Rot at the Top of the Industry'?

Diversity advocates hope we've reached a tipping point

The advertising industry's top women are done mincing words. "A cancer" is how 4A's President Nancy Hill describes the agency world's lingering gender bias and racial insensitivity.  "The industry has a huge…

Kevin Roberts Will Resign as Saatchi Chairman After Backlash Over Gender Comments

Already placed on leave, exit will be official Sept. 1

Less than a week after making dismissive comments about gender bias in the ad industry, Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts has opted to resign, effective Sept. 1. Roberts was placed…

Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts Placed on 'Leave of Absence' Over Gender Comments

CEOs of the agency and Publicis have disavowed him

Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts has been asked by his agency's holding company, Publicis Groupe, to take a leave of absence due to his recent, dismissive comments about gender…

Diversity Advocates Are Dumbfounded as Saatchi Chairman Claims Gender Bias Is 'Over'

Kevin Roberts urged to apologize

Depressing. Damaging. Nonsense. Dead wrong. These are just a few of the many terms being used to describe Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts' recent comments on women in advertising, and…

Saatchi’s New CEO Doesn’t Want to Pick Apart the Past

But Robert Senior faces issues that date back years

Robert Senior doesn’t like to dwell on the past, yet many of the challenges he’ll face as Saatchi & Saatchi’s next global CEO date back several years. The churn in the…

Once Again, Publicis Groupe Extends Maurice Lévy's Term

Holding company also names a new chief for Saatchi

Publicis Groupe, in the wake of its failed merger with Omnicom, today unveiled management reorganization that includes the spring 2017 retirement of CEO Maurice Lévy and Saatchi & Saatchi global chief…

Saatchi & Saatchi Finally Fills Its Worldwide Creative Director Role

Position had been open since 2008

For the first time in six years, Saatchi & Saatchi has a worldwide creative director. Pablo Del Campo, cd for the agency's Latin American region since 2007, has assumed the global…

Once Again, Saatchi Changes CEOs in New York

Brent Smart replaces Durk Barnhill after just 14 months

Saatchi & Saatchi is changing CEOs in New York again, after just 14 months. CEO Durk Barnhill is being replaced by Brent Smart, a worldwide managing director on General Mills, a…

Baglivo Exits Saatchi After Long Run

Plans to start brand consultancy

Mary Baglivo's long run at Saatchi & Saatchi has ended. Baglivo, who most recently was chairman and CEO of Latin America and multicultural, is leaving the Publicis Groupe agency after more…