Kevin's Interviews

Welcome to the news room - a selection of provocations, challenges and inspirations - media coverage from 1997 to the present looking at the life and passions of an Executive Chairman and former working CEO.

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Lancashire Means Business

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Saatchi & Saatchi is one of the world’s most recognisable names. So how did a former Lancashire lad end up its global chief? David Nowell reports.

Forget Practical Choices. To Live Your Best Life, Make Happy Choices.

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Most rags-to-riches stories come along with some pretty dour, intimidating advice. “Work harder than everyone else.” “Put in longer hours than everyone else.” “Make the tough decisions, no matter the consequences.” Not this one. “Ever since I was about seven, I have been of the belief that you make happy choices. Don’t compromise. Don’t let…

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The Secret to Keeping Young, Ambitious Talent? Let Them Go.

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How does the head of global advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi keep top talent? He doesn’t. Actually, he’s thrilled to have his employees leave the company, go off and embark upon new adventures. Kevin Roberts knows that if he gives his employees four things — responsibility, learning, recognition, and joy — they will want to…

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Why Your Brand Is More Important Than Your Product – Entrepreneur

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By: Catherine Clifford Entrepreneur.com Push aside your business plan and stop obsessing over your product dimensions. First, you need to think about your brand. “Product first is very retro, very 1980s. We have to put the idea first,” says Kevin Roberts, who has served as global CEO of advertising juggernaut Saatchi & Saatchi since 1997. Saatchi…

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We Will Run More Global Pitches From India Now: Kevin Roberts – Business Standard

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Interview with Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi By Viveat Susan Pinto | Mumbai One of the longest serving chief executives in advertising, Kevin Roberts of Saatchi & Saatchi will make way for a new leadership team beginning next year. Robert Senior takes over as worldwide CEO, while Roberts, 64, will be the executive chairman….

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The Future of Engagement Is Big Data Plus Big Emotion – Advertising Age

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This article is part of a series from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ “Captivate” project, which presents insights from media industry thought leaders on new strategies for audience engagement. The marketing landscape has changed exponentially over the last decade as both marketers and consumers have become more sophisticated, technologically adept, price-smart and also…

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Leadership Beyond Reason – ACCJ Journal (PDF)

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The American Chamber of Commerce Japan (ACCJ) Journal met with Kevin in Tokyo to discuss Lovemarks, Leadership and Language, “He doesn’t bring a business card to meetings, he isn’t wearing a tie, he happily drinks water straight from the bottle, and he doesn’t want to check this article before it goes to print. None of…

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