Saatchi London Bids Farewell to 80 Charlotte Street with the 'School of Saatchi'
80 Charlotte Street has been the home of Saatchi & Saatchi London for more than 40 years, over which time the building has been the home of some of the most famous creativity, controversy (and green carpets) in UK advertising.
But the agency is about so much more than just the bricks and mortar of the building – it’s about the people who’ve worked here over the years.
Those people include many of the glitterati of adland - Maurice and Charles Saatchi, Sir Martin Sorrell, Sir John Hegarty, Sir Tim Bell and Paul Arden, to name a few.
But they also include some of the agency's longest standing employees, including John Pendleton, who joined in 1979, receptionist Lucy Charles, who joined in 1984, and Mick Leahey, in Despatch.
To commemorate the imminent departure and ahead of the move to their brand spanking new offices at 40 Chancery Lane, the agency has launched the School of Saatchi campaign, an interactive school photograph featuring everyone who currently works at Charlotte Street.
As a thank you to all their past colleagues, Saatchi & Saatchi is inviting them to get in on the action by uploading their own headshots and some brief information on when they worked there. Visit www.schoolofsaatchi.co.uk to find yourself sitting amongst friends and colleagues, past and present and help create a memento of all the people who have passed through the building.
The campaign was created by Will Millner and Tom Cleeland at Saatchi & Saatchi London. The class of 80 Charlotte Street, featuring existing employees, will feature in the windows of 80 Charlotte Street until we finally leave.