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Aids Walk New York 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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The EGALITE turn out for the 2014 AIDS walk

Join SaatchiNY and EGALITE in Central Park on May 17th at 9:15am to participate in the 2014 AIDS Walk New York! Even if you cannot make it, we can still use your help to reach our goals! So far we have raised $4,900 of our $40,000 goal, and we need more help and walkers for the event! There is NO FEE to join our team, but we do request that you pledge to raising at least $25.  You can join our group and/or donate here, all are welcome!

We could never do this alone, a cause like this takes friends, family, and the support of your community to make a difference. We will be raising funds and walking together with the EGALITE community here in NYC, a global professional LGBT networking group for current employees of Publicis Groupe and its family of advertising, media, digital, public relations, marketing, and event companies.

Please join our cause and make sure to tell your friends how easy it can be to help, all you have to do is show up!

WHEN: Sunday, May 17, 2015. 9:15am – Opening Ceremony / 10:00am – Walk Begins

WHERE: The 10K (6.2 miles) AIDS Walk route begins and ends in Central Park.

WHY: AIDS Walk New York makes it possible for GMHC to provide services to 9,000 men, women and families living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City, and advocate for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide. The event also benefits dozens of other vital AIDS organizations in the tri-state area.

 

King St. Q&A W/ Irene Cipolla

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Meet or new Senior Project Manager, Irene Cipolla.  Irene has an appreciation for sports, love the Yankees, and sings Beyonce songs in the shower. Stop by and introduce yourself!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Senior Project Manager on the Chase account.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Babysitting my little cousins.

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
I studied psychology in college, but always had an interest in consumer behavior. I took a couple of business courses and decided before pursuing a graduate degree in the psychology field I wanted to try working in advertising first. Started as account person, but was more interested in the creative end of the business and how the various aspects of the business integrate. So I moved into project management and have spent most of my career there or in new business.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
The New York Yankees, Michael Kors

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
I love the Nike Kobe & LeBron Puppet ads!

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Be involved with non-profit organizations focused on empowering and educating girls and women around the world.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Italy

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I have a cross necklace that used to belong to my grandparents.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
I wish I were crafty or artistic, but so far not so much. I’ve wanted to learn how to make candles or jewelry.  Perhaps one of these days I’ll get around to it.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Catching a baseball game or hanging out at Central Park.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
At my previous job it was Schnippers. Taking suggestions for new ones in this neighborhood!

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
I love music. I love to sing. I do not love singing by myself in public. That being said, Beyoncé or Bon Jovi comes on and you’ll definitely catch me singing along lol.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Probably every meal I had in Italy.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
I don’t know If you can call it a creative pursuit, but I’m all about the nail art trends.

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Not going to lie. Barnes & Noble is totally one of my happy places. I cannot leave without buying at least one book. Sites I’m usually surfing through are NY Times, The Players Tribune, NY Post, Huff Po, and Vox.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
My dad and I went to Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankees Stadium. I get chills every time I think about that game. Storybook ending for a storybook career. The entire game was one epic “New York moment.”

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Trust your instincts.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
Too long to write.

Category: King St. Q&A

DREAMING Screening Today

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Please join us Today at 12:30pm in the atrium boardroom for the screening of the short film DREAMING (TRT 30 min) directed by Avery Kidd Waddell – a finalists for this year’s NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Producer’s Award.

If you haven’t done so already, please RSVP to danica.rosen@saatchiny.com so that we can prepare a delicious lunch for you during the film.

ABOUT DREAMING
A man is torn between the reality of his existence and the fantasy of his dreams. He is forced to make a choice in order to find and define true happiness.

ABOUT THE AWARD:
The Saatchi & Saatchi Nothing is Impossible Producer’s Award recognizes an independent film producer who created the most remarkable, high quality film with a limited budget and resources.

Category: Film & Television

The Celibacy Challenge

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Introducing the Celibacy Challenge, starring Alan Cumming – a provocative new campaign that we could not be happier to be a part of!

Working with GLAAD — one of the nation’s leading voices in LGBT equality — and Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the aim of the campaign is to help bring attention to issue of gay blood equality. You can find the full media wrap up below to check out what people have been saying about the campaign.

MEDIA WRAP UP:

-BuzzFeed

-The Washington Times

-Huffington Post

-People

-Out Magazine

-Creativity Magazine

-Adweek

-Slate Magazine

-Jezebel

-The Daily Beast

-Towler Road

-Newsweek

-Campaign Live

-The Drum

 

Presidents Day

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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Happy Presidents Day!  We hope you are enjoying your celebration of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  We will return again tomorrow with our regular programming.

Category: Holiday

King St. Q&A W/ Lauren Curtis

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Meet our new Senior Strategist for Yoplait, Lauren Curtis.  Her second home is London, owns a bulldog, and makes pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies better than any one you know.  Stop by and say hello!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Senior Strategist on Yoplait

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Party Prepper

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
Curiosity.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Starbucks, Whole Foods, Martha Stewart, Ikea

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
Betty White Snickers Commercial: It was funny, attention grabbing, effective (always wanted a Snicker afterwards) and based on a true insight.

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Arts and Crafts.  All day. Everyday. And I would bake…. A ton.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
London. Its not rational, but I LOVE that city. I go as often as I can, much to my husband’s chagrin.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My English Bulldog, Sophia

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
YES. Its called Godzilla Dog and in it a Golden Retriever is terrified of a Godzilla toy so he hides in the bathtub.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Markets, markets and more markets. The perfect day would include Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
I haven’t had a chance to explore, but I hear there is a Just Salad nearby that I will be definitely be frequenting, as well as Westville. I also know of an incredible goat’s milk ice cream shop nearby called Victory Garden that I am uncomfortably excited to work near!

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Stop! By the Spice Girls

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Alinea’s tasting menu in Chicago. Food was incredible, thoughtful and most importantly so much fun to eat! (One course was a taffy balloon filled with helium)

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Owner of the most (well-behaved) bulldogs

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
It’s a tie between cooking and DIY home improvements

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Blogs: Smitten Kitchen, I am a food blog, FlavorWire, Buzzfeed, Valet

Magazines: Cherry Bombe, Marie Claire, Bon Appetite, NY Mag, Vanity Fair

Books: Harry Potter (all of them), New York the Novel, The Adventures of Cavalier and Klay

Websites: Refinery29, Serious Eats, Apartment Therapy

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
My wedding!

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Positivity is contagious. Negativity never helped anyone.

Category: King St. Q&A

King St. Q&A W/ Talia Handler

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Meet one of our new Group Account Directors, Talia Handler. She is an Eminem fan, loves Dachshunds, and would start a combo taco stand/dog rescue if she could.  Stop by and say hello, and be sure to follow her dog on Instagram!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI? 

I am an account person.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? 

I taught tennis one summer at a private school in Riverdale. I was awful at it, but thankfully they didn’t fire me.

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY? 

I was out for drinks on the Upper East Side a week before graduation and met the girlfriend of a friend who offered an AAE job three drinks in and I said yes.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS? 

7-Eleven, Vogue, Orbit Gum, Land Rover and Dachshunds

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?

A great current spot is Ideas are Scary by GE. It is a great reminder about how special and delicate ideas are.

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?

I would open up a combo taco stand/dog rescue on the beach in Tulum.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO? 

Tulum…before everyone went there.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION? 

My heart.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?

Bunny Takes a Shower blows my mind and is totally hypnotizing.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL? 

A great British dinner – Standing Rib Roast, Yorkshire pudding, roasted crispy potatoes & homemade horseradish sauce.

YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY? 

Sitting outside at a great restaurant enjoying great food/drink with my dog on my lap.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE? 

I just started, so please feel free to email me with suggestions.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE). 

When I sing, babies cry.

That being said…Lose Yourself by Eminem always feels great to sing.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD? 

French laundry. The experience and the food are magical.

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

World record holder of world records.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT? 

At the moment it is generating daily content for our dog’s Instagram account – @abbiethedachshund

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? 

Vogue, Monocle, Garden & Gun, Huffington Post, Creativity, Net-a-Porter, Flipboard, Google.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO? 

Die Walküre at Lincoln Center. It was an amazing spectacle to watch.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? 

Always be honest, say please and thank you, and have fresh breath. Thanks mummy!

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?

Yikes. I need three pages to tell that one :)

Category: King St. Q&A

Super Bowl Hub

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Illustration done by Alex Perez

The Super Bowl is just around the corner! And while Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriot fans are focused on nothing but the big game, those of us without a stake in the action can enjoy the many other benefits this unofficial American holiday has to offer.

As everyone knows, the Super Bowl is also one of the most important days for brands and advertisers.  With 30 seconds of air-time costing around 4.5 million dollars, it is well worth the time and effort to get in front of nearly every American glued to their TV. But besides the money and the promotions, when the stakes are this high, sometimes we get to see some great work, art, and creative thinking come out of Super Bowl ads. Maybe this is an industry perspective, but we love to see what each brand’s camp came up for during the big game.

A newer trend that has emerged is the pre-release of some of the biggest ads.  Although unconventional at first, the practice actually draws more online views than ever. Right now Adweek is doing a great job of keeping track of each Brand’s Super Bowl spot.  Check it out here to keep tabs leading up to this weekend, and enjoy the game!

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