Not Kean to join Saatchi heroes?

Falling on your sword, stepping out into the snowy wastes of Antarctica… and now strolling en masse out of Saatchi & Saatchi’s Charlotte Street offices: ritual suicide – all right, jacking in your over-paid job in advertising – has a long and noble history.

Saatchi joint chief executive Adam Crozier lauded his creative department’s courage after 15 were made redundant last week. “Our creatives came to us after the Cannes awards and told us they wanted to restructure their department. It was a very brave move…,” he told Marketing Week. Almost foolhardy perhaps, Adam; although the Diary would be interested to know how many went voluntarily.

Still, if courage is infectious Saatchi senior management seems to be immune: the other Adam at Saatchi, joint creative director Adam Kean, remains and will continue to work with his partner Alex Taylor.

This is despite his rather curious reported claim that the changes were part of the process of splitting up some of the most successful creative teams in the agency. The Diary suspects there are now some ex-Saatchi staff who think Kean is showing uncharacteristic modesty. He’s surely successful enough to share the pain.

Latest from Marketing Week

NOT REGISTERED? IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3711 or email subscriptions@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here