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Topic: Saatchi & Saatchi

USAA Consolidates With Publicis Less Than a Year After Racist Email Scandal at Former Agency

Client requires diversity pledge from new partner group

USAA, the largest provider of insurance and other financial products to U.S. military members, has consolidated its marketing business with a cluster of Publicis Groupe agencies after a formal review…

Ad of the Day: You Might Feel a Bit Dirty After Watching These Wry New Ads From Tide

Communal swim trunks? No, thanks!

Saatchi & Saatchi wrings wry humor out of some socially awkward scenarios in its latest campaign for detergent brand Tide. Look, this stuff isn't soil-yourself funny—which is kind of a shame,…

Publicis Communications Hopes These Key Appointments Lead to More New Business Wins

Kate Stanners is now Saatchi's global chairwoman

Publicis Communications CEO Arthur Sadoun today announced a number of key promotions within the network. The goal behind the new appointments is to help each of the Publicis agencies win…

Saatchi New York Cuts CEO and CCO in Leadership Overhaul

Andrea Diquez and Javier Campopiano will lead the office

In a surprising overhaul of its leadership, Saatchi & Saatchi New York has parted with both its CEO Brent Smart and its chief creative officer Jay Benjamin. Both will leave…

Snapchat's 7 Brand Partners for the Summer Olympics

Walmart, Samsung and others dig in with social ads

Snapchat revealed today its seven official brand partners that will run ads in its Olympics content via dedicated Live Story and Discover channels: Sony Pictures, Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hershey's,…

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…

General Mills Launches a Closed U.S. Creative and Content Agency Review

Includes McCann and Saatchi & Saatchi

Multinational food manufacturing giant General Mills has launched a comprehensive review affecting all of its creative and content agency relationships in the United States. The company, which includes such brands…

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