Posts Tagged ‘Saatchi NY’

King St. Q&A W/ Nicole Licitra

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Meet our new Senior Account Manager, Nicole Licitra. She loves country music, cant get enough gosssip magazines, and once chased down a thief in a subway. She is super cool, and you should stop by and say hello when you get the chance!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Senior Account Manager on Chase

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?  
I worked at a shoe store on the beach in Florida—I worked mainly for the discount.

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY? 
Took an advertising internship one summer while I was in college.  After graduation, I moved to NYC for a full time job and haven’t looked back.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?  
SoulCycle, Target, Starbucks, Apple

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)? 
Hard to pick one.  But I really love Zillow’s “Find your way home” Campaign

Especially “Returning Soldier”.  The end gets me every time!

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO? 
Travel the world. And learn as many languages as I could.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?  
Thailand.  It’s absolutely beautiful.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
My family, and our puppy, Abby

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
Anything from SNL

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL? 
Funfetti Cookies

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?  
Sitting outside at a cute restaurant enjoying a delicious meal with friends

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?  
I’m not too familiar with the area! Open to any and all suggestions!

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
Friends in low places by Garth Brooks.  Or anything country, really.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?  
Everything I ate when traveling in Italy

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?  
I ran my first half marathon last year.  Winning a race in record time would be amazing.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Creating photo books of my travel pictures so I can always enjoy them

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?  
Any gossip magazine, Instagram and Pinterest

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?  
Celebrated my dad’s birthday in Italy with my entire family

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My parents always taught me that life isn’t about material things.  Enjoy what you do, and make family a priority—that’s the most important thing.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY? 
A man once stole my cell phone from me on the subway.  I ran him down and got it back.  He was over 6’0 ft tall.  I’m only 5’0 ft.

Category: King St. Q&A

Spring Agency Meeting Today

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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Just a friendly reminder that Saatchi New York is hosting a big agency meeting this afternoon at 3:30pm. Festivities will get under way in the Atrium and we strongly encourage any/all to come by. As always we will have delicious food and drink for all to enjoy.

New work will be shown, insights will be given, and fun will be had. Come early, stay late, etc.

See you there!

Category: Management

Happy Admin Day!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Today is Administration Professionals day, and we just wanted to take a moment to thank all the individuals here at Saatchi New York and beyond that put forth the effort day-in and day-out to help organize and take care of the rest of us crazy people!

You are the glue of this organization, we couldn’t do it without you, and we appreciate each and every one of you (you know who you are!)

Take a moment today to thank someone that helps keep you together or has made an impact on your life in the office.

Category: Holiday

Movimentos

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

One of our very own, Andre de Castro's is about to begin his tour of exhibits surrounding his work "Movements" also known as "Movimentos" down in Brazil. Originally given a grant for his eye catching and politically driven creative vision, Andre's artworks have been gaining significant international attention since 2013.

Consider this your official invitation to go and visit the exhibit's opening at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil today. This is a fantastic excuse to make the trip you always wanted to South America! However if you can't make it, be sure to send Andre the support and encouragement he so rightly deserves.

About “Movements”:

Begun in June 2013, “Movements” is a visual panorama of the political landscapes of protest in Greece, the USA, Turkey, and Brazil, depicted through a series of personal portraits. Project Movements won the competition “Never Stop, Never Settle” promoted by Hennessy and Pratt Institute. It was also exhibited in Miami during the December 2013 Miami Art Basel Fair and in 2014 in New York at Bklyn Designs, Dumbo, and Opus Project Space in Chelsea. This year, the project will be on view at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, one of the major art venues of the country, and in Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro.

Exhibition Dates

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Bello Horizonte, Brazil > Apr 21 – May 22, 2015

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília, Brazil > Jun 03 – Jun 29, 2015

Caixa Cultural Galeria 2, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Aug 11 – Oct 11, 2015

Category: Our People

Work Uniforms Work

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Many of you have already seen the article in Harper’s Bazaar, or better yet, you actually know Matilda Kahl and have been a witness to her work uniform fame BEFORE it was cool!

Anyway, Matilda keeps drawing national attention over her decision to skip the morning routine and jump straight into the work day, but this time with Good Morning America.

Take a look and share the #workuniform love.

 

King St. Q&A W/ Mark Schöller

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Say hello to our Executive Creative Director, Mark Scholler. Before creativity became his passion, he loved doing cold calls, enjoying good sushi in LA, and filling out questionnaires.  Many of you already know Mark, but stop by and say hello anyway!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
Is that a trick question?

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Working for a market research company. Cold calls are the best!

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
A seminal mix of cluelessness and desperation.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Quite a few. Especially around my left elbow.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
Gosh, so many to pick from. Current: Dumb Ways to Die.

Classic: PlayStation ‘Double Life’

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Never work again.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Italy comes to mind, as do the Whitsundays, Cornwall and, yes, Disney World.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
Might sound corny, but family, friends and health.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
Nothing I’d be prepared to share… just yet.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
A twit of myself.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Ask me again this time next year, if you don’t mind.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
What’s yours? Right now, I’m thankful for any tips.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE).
I wouldn’t tell you, whether I was Dead or Alive.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
That’s a close tie between a Japanese Degustation in Culver City and a rustic onion soup on the top of a hill near Montalcino in Tuscany.

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

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Daydreaming.

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Thanks for bringing that up, just when I’m trying to wean myself off them.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
Hmmm… must have been amazing, cause I can’t really remember.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
Jonah Hill

Category: King St. Q&A

Voices

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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Celebrating 20 years of transforming the youth of New York City and beyond, the Brotherhood/Sister Sol is hosting a fundraising gala 6:30pm Thursday, May 14th at Gotham Hall on 1356 Broadway (at 36th street).

Join the Saatchi New York team in attending the gala and supporting a wonderful organization we are proud to work with on projects like “The Talk”!

There will be two honorees during the
event. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Lynn Nottage, and Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, Michele Roberts.

In addition, the special evening will feature a silent auction as well as moving words and performances by Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s youth members and alumni.

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Voices is Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s signature annual benefit highlighting our youth and life changing programming. The event provides an extraordinary opportunity for over 400 dynamic supporters to celebrate BHSS commitment to helping youth develop into critical thinkers and community leaders.

ABOUT BROTHERHOOD/SISTER SOL:

Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol provides holistic, long-term support services for young people ages eight to twenty-one. Services include wrap-around, evidence-based programming such as four to six year rites of passage, thorough five-day-a-week after-school care, school and home counseling, summer camps, job training, college preparation, employment opportunities, community organizing training, and month long international study programs to Africa and Latin America.

Their mission is to provide multi-layered support, guidance, education and love to their members, to teach young people to have self-discipline and order in their lives, and then to offer opportunities and access so they may develop agency

Brotherhood SisterSol is also dedicated to reforming stop and frisk police policies in New York City and across America, to ending the “broken windows” approach to policing our communities, and to ensuring police practices that are fair and constitutional for all. The Brotherhood/Sister Sol has earned national recognition, including awards from Oprah Winfrey, the Ford Foundation, Brown University, New York Women’s Foundation, the Fund for the City of New York, Union Square Awards, and the New York State Department of Education.

Category: Events

KR ON … Personal Projects

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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“KR on . . .” is a recurring feature that brings you the latest from Kevin Robert’s blog KR Connect on interesting things from around the world and our Network. Today we’d like to share Kevin’s post on why personal projects during the regular work day are important.

Personal projects are part of the moral fiber that makes us unique. They provide evidence of creativity, personality and enthusiasm for truly personal interests. (I have 30 days per year contractually carved out from my day job at Saatchi & Saatchi for personal projects.) 

They’re also important in the workplace, and in many cases, could just be the thing that sets you apart from your colleagues, as pointed out by Chi Birmingham on 99U. Birmingham argues that personal projects “emphasize your personal style and way of thinking through pure expression.” 

The idea of skunkworks and Google’s 20% time are well documented. You get the best from people if you give them rein to pursue their wider interests, passions and aspirations in a workplace setting. 

Make time for your personal projects. I love the story of Charles Ives (1874 – 1954), one of the first American composers of international renown who to be regarded as an “American original.” “Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century.” 

His day job was as an insurance executive and actuary. “Ives devised creative ways to structure life-insurance packages for people of means, which laid the foundation of the modern practice of estate planning. His Life Insurance with Relation to Inheritance Tax, published in 1918, was well received. As a result of this he achieved considerable fame in the insurance industry of his time, with many of his business peers surprised to learn that he was also a composer.” (Thank you Wikipedia).

Category: Thought Leadership