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100 Guests Gather in Sydney to Honour Saatchi & Saatchi Australia’s 40th Anniversary

Honouring the agency’s milestone birthday, guests were treated to a sit-down dinner

100 Guests Gather in Sydney to Honour Saatchi & Saatchi Australia’s 40th Anniversary

Honouring the 40th Anniversary of Saatchi & Saatchi in Australia, 100 guests including clients, staff, consultants, trade media and some alumni, gathered at the Quay Restaurant in The Rocks on Thursday night to celebrate “40 Years of Nothing Is Impossible.”

Guests were treated to a sit-down dinner along with engaging, fun and heartfelt speeches from past and present agency staff (including former worldwide creative director Bob Isherwood) and clients.

Standout campaigns from the past 40 years were also celebrated and the agency’s reputation of being the “only agency your mum has ever heard of” was cheered along on the night.

Says Anthony Gregorio, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia: “There’s a reason Saatchi & Saatchi is the most famous brand in advertising.

“It’s great to take a moment to come together to celebrate and recognise the power of the Saatchi & Saatchi brand; the people that have given it their all, and the amazing work that has propelled many clients and brands forward.

“As we toast to the past, we look forward to exciting days ahead. The progressive and adventurous spirit that embodies the brand touches all those who walk through the agency’s doors.

“It’s a privilege and an honour to lead Saatchi & Saatchi here in Australia.”

Says Michael Rebelo, CEO, Publicis Groupe ANZ: “Saatchi & Saatchi Australia certainly holds a special place in my heart. It is one of those rare agencies that has four decades of rich history. And with Anthony, Spirko (Mike Spirkovski) and the team surrounding him, I’m confident they will all make significant contributions to its future legacy.”

Guests included:

Toyota
Matthew Callachor – President & CEO
Bob Miller – ex Toyota

FFA
Luke Bould – Chief Commercial Officer
David Gallop – CEO

Campbell Arnotts
David McNeil – Chief Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific and Global Expansion
Michelle Foley – Marketing Director Core Snacking ANZ
Umit Subasi – President & CEO
Linda Abbott – Integrated Communications Manager

Westpac Group
Martine Jager – Chief Digital & Marketing Officer
Adrian McCaffrey – Head of Consumer Digital & Marketing
Jenny Melhuish – Head of Group Brand, Advertising & Media
Kate Kissane – Head of Brand & Advertising
Michelle Winzer – CEO Bank of Melbourne
Ashley Gray – Head of Brand & Marketing Bank of Melbourne
Natalie Warren-Smith – Head of BankSA Marketing

Nestle
Martin Brown – Director, eBusiness, Strategy & Marketing
Kristina Czepl – Business Executive Officer| Oceania Foods

Caltex
Noni Guest – Brand and Proposition

Alumni
Sandra Yates
Vic Waterhouse
David Nobay
Mike Newman
Sharon Skeggs

Anthony Gregorio – Saatchis CEO
Mike Rebelo – Publicis Groupe ANZ CEO
Julie Dormand – MercerBell CEO
Richard Goodrich – Aprais
Jeff Estok – Navigare
Cam Carter – Navigare
Colin Wilson-Brown – The Clinic
Anita Zanesco – Trinity P3

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