Posts Tagged ‘Saatchi NY’

‘Create & Impact’ 2014

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Farmers_market

Here at Saatchi New York we try to maintain a culture that values and participates in community programs focused on environmental sustainability. Part of that mission is the ‘Create & Impact’ movement, a global initiative of the Publicis Groupe. Launched in 2013, the ‘Create & Impact’ campaign was created to encourage all Groupe agencies around the globe to celebrate World Environment Day and participate in CSR activities in their communities.

For our 2013 event you may have noticed SaatchiNY and our friends biked from home to work in an effort to reduce our overall environmental footprint, and we encouraged others to do the same. Our goal is to diversify our efforts within the four spheres of impact: society, economy, environment, and culture. In order to enhance our sustainable actions as an agency, we think it is important to start in one’s backyard and develop a partnership with our growing community here in NYC.

So, as we begin another month of ‘Create & Impact 2014’, we once again ask ourselves: how can we coordinate our efforts, and follow our mission to make sustainability irresistible within our busy lives in the city? In ‘the city that never sleeps’, we need to take advantage of all the opportunities we have to help others, and the ‘Create and Impact’ movement is just one piece of the puzzle.

We want to hear what you have to say, so if you have a great idea for a creative and sustainable activity that you and your co-workers would enjoy, get your last minute suggestions in to Kimbery Yih and together we will make good things happen!

-May Moribe

Category: Sustainability

KING ST. Q&A W/ KEEGAN FIERTL

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Keegan king st 2
Meet one of the Assistant Account Executive from our Pampers team, Keegan Fiertl. An aspiring world traveling photographer, a Nintendo fan, and a cat video connoisseur, Keegan is one of those people you need to know!  You can check out his LinkedIn profile here if you want to get professionally acquainted with him, or you can learn more about him below!

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI?
I’m an Assistant Account Executive on the Pampers team.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
Selling shoes at Skechers Footwear, we’ve all got to start somewhere right?

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
My internship that I did with the KFC marketing team back in Sydney.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Nintendo, Spotify, Google and Samsung.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
Google Search: Reunion by Ogilvy & Mather India. Perfection!

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Travel the world with a really expensive camera and take amazing photos. I’m not a photographer but I reckon this would be really cool.

FAVORITE PLACE YOU’VE BEEN TO?
Florence, Italy.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
I don’t really have one. I still have a watch that a friend back home gave me so I guess it would have to be that.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
I’m not a big cat video person but this one always makes me laugh.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL?
Friends.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLD-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY?
Haven’t been here long enough to figure that out yet.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE?
The only place I’ve been to so far in the area is Westville and that was great!

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

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Seafood Marinara in Venice, Italy. That meal changed my life.

IF YOU COULD BE THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER OF ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Being the fastest person in the world.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?

Definitely music, I used to play a lot of different instruments when I was younger.

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Facebook, Reddit, AdAge and the Harry Potter series.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT EVENT YOU WENT TO?
The night before I Sydney left I saw a band called The National perform at the Sydney Opera House.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
You can achieve anything as long as you work hard enough for it.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
I packed up everything I owned and moved to New York on a whim, now I’m working at my dream agency three months after finishing university!

Category: King St. Q&A

JP Morgan Chase Challenge

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

chase_challenge_thumbnail

Saatchi New York is gearing up once again for the annual JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge!

The corporate challenge is a 3.5 mile long running race, and will be held in central park on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 PM.  Every year the race is organized to not only promote general workplace fitness, but also to benefit non-profit organizations like the Central Park Conservatory.  if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a look at a video from last year’s race to get a feel for the fun atmosphere that surrounds the whole event.

It has been a long-standing Saatchi & Saatchi tradition to have an excellent and enthusiastic turnout, and we expect this year to be no exception.  Whether you’re a serious runner, a novice, or just want to cheer on your friends, we want you out there!

Each participant must register on the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge site in order to be officially entered and eligible to run.

Space is limited & the last day to sign up for the Corporate Challenge is Tuesday, April 29th at 5PM.

Start hitting the treadmills, the track on the roof, or the West Side Highway to get ready for June 4th!

 

SAVE THE DATE: 7X7 9th EDITION

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Check out America’s Bureau Chief of Monocle Magazine, Santiago Tarditi from Last Fall’s 7×7

Saatchi & Saatchi presents our 9th edition of 7×7 on May 6th during Creative Week at Stage 37 in Mid-Town.  Creative Week is the preeminent festival showcasing the intersection of advertising, innovation and creative thinking, and this year’s theme is “ideas for the greater good”.

The idea is simple – Seven people from seven different backgrounds each present for seven minutes.  It’s fast, engaging and fun.  Check out what went down at our last edition of 7×7 here, and you can look at some of our past presentations on our Youtube channel here.  Stay tuned for when we announce our lineup of amazing speakers!

Category: Events, New York

Spring Cleaning at Saatchi

Monday, March 24th, 2014

L1060410

As Punxsutawney Phil had predicted, there were six more weeks of winter here at the Saatchi NY office.  But now that it is officially spring as of last Thursday, we all decided to do some spring cleaning to clear up the clutter as the weather warms up. Check out some of the epic piles on their way out!

Our stream of creativity and content will certainly continue into spring, we just wanted to tidy up the edges as the city thaws.  Depending on your preference – contemporary, classic or comical – here are three people that said it best:

“There’s so much room for activities!”

-Will Farrel, Step Brothers

“It does not come to me in quite so direct a line as that; it takes a bend or two, but nothing of consequence. The stream is as good as at first; the little rubbish it collects in the turnings is easily moved away.” 

-Jane Austen, Persuasion

“If you’re going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.”

-Richard Burton

 

L1060408

L1060415

L1060412

L1060409

new 1

new 3

new 2

Category: Saatchi NY Office

King St. Q&A W/ Jessica Nandi

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Jessica Nandi 2

Jessica Nandi is an Associate Creative Director here at SaatchiNY.  You can find her on LinkedIn here, and if you’re interested in checking out some of her past work, head over to her website.

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SAATCHI & SAATCHI? 
I’m a creative on Olay

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? 
Served Coffee at a golf course at 5AM

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY? 
School of Visual Arts

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS? 
Union Square farmers market, painting, MOMA, Spain

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AD (ALL TIME OR CURRENTLY)?
Because I hate GPS…

IF YOU NEVER HAD TO WORK AGAIN< WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO DO?
Go to culinary school

FAVORITE PLACE YOU”VE BEEN TO?
A small little beach in Majorca.  Can’t remember the name.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION? 
My cat Tigger & my husband.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
Jim Gaffigan + bacon

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU MAKE REALLY WELL? 
Tacos

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WARM-WEATHER NYC ACTIVITY? 
Leaving NYC and going skiing.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHTIME SPOT NEAR THE OFFICE? 
Need some time to determine that one.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? (COME ON, WE KNOW YOU HAVE ONE). 
I really don’t have one.

WHAT’S THE BEST MEAL YOU’VE EVER HAD? 
Family Style at La Mela.

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

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT? 
Painting.

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

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? 
Think before you speak.

WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE STORY?
My husband got me to eat a chicken heart. Ewww.

 

 

Agency Meeting Today

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

ssny1

 

Just a friendly reminder that SaatchiNY 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.

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

See you there!

Category: Events

Man of Action

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Looking for a little bit of laughter? Let our latest for Charter help. It’s got all the ingredients for a great morning. Action. Adventure. Wildly dramatic IT guys. The works!