First “X” Now “S”

Publicis Groupe is intent on helping corporations go green. As such, they’ve purchased Act Now, a pioneering sustainability consultancy in San Francisco. Effective immediately, Act Now will be part of the new Saatchi & Saatchi S network. The group’s mission is to “activate corporate and consumer action on a mass scale to address environmental and economic sustainability.”
Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide Saatchi & Saatchi, said, “Sustainability is not a fad for me. It is something that comes right from a core belief that going forward, it will be impossible for a brand to be truly loved by consumers unless it creates a positive, sustainable impact.”
Act Now’s Adam Werbach has been appointed CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S and will report to Andy Murray, Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X.
San Francisco Chronicle has an article from earlier this month on Werbach’s work for Wal-Mart, a fact which apparently caused some purist enviros to choke on their tofu pops.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.