Topic: Sophie Kelly

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…