Sunday, 4 April 2010

Saatchi & Saatchi: Double (Advertising) Agents?

Still trying to figure out how Labour could have been so hilariously vacant in producing the Gene Hunt/David Cameron own goal?

Well ...

The Telegraph, April 3rd.

Labour’s Ashes to Ashes poster was created by Jacob Quagliozzi, 24, a Labour supporter from St Albans, who entered a competition organised by the party’s advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi, which invited supporters to meet a brief posted online last weekend.
The Times, 26th March.

The Conservatives have brought back Maurice and Charles Saatchi, Baroness Thatcher’s favourite advertising gurus [...]

The party insisted that it had not dropped its main agency, Euro RSCG, but that M&C Saatchi had been hired to carry out specific projects.
As well as an M Saatchi, is there a Q Saatchi, and a 007 Saatchi, too?


It Will Come to Me said...

Nice one Dickie.

JuliaM said...


Mark Wadsworth said...

It's simpler than that.

Decades ago, MS & CS set up a company called S & S. They sold it to somebody else ten years ago (or whenever it was) and stopped working there.

A couple of years ago, MS and CS set up another company called M & CS.

They are entirely different companies owned by different people, although they are both in advertising. I'm surprised the buyers of S&S didn't insist on a longer restraint of trade clause, but there you go.

Dick Puddlecote said...

MW: 'Tis a shame. I quite liked the idea of a bit of advertising company espionage. ;-)

Mac the Knife said...

"As well as an M Saatchi, is there a Q Saatchi, and a 007 Saatchi, too?"

Yes. Licensed to shill... *arf arf*