Olivia joins from AMV BBDO was she was strategy director
Saatchi & Saatchi has hired Olivia Stubbings as strategy partner.
Olivia will be responsible for leading the strategic direction across both the BT and EE accounts, working with chief strategy officer Richard Huntington. She joins in a newly created role which completes the agency’s line-up of squad Strategy Squad Leads, alongside Sam Wise, Saatchi’s head of strategy who sits over a squad and as well the whole strategy department, and Craig Adams who have been with the agency since 2013 and 2018 respectively.
Olivia joins Saatchi & Saatchi from AMV BBDO where she was strategy director on the agency’s global business for Mars and Unilever. Notable campaigns include Maltesers’ support of maternal mental health through The Great Overshare, and the first global brand platform for Sure/Rexona. Prior to this, Olivia worked at WCRS across Warburtons, the RAF and B&Q.
Richard Huntington, chief strategy officer of Saatchi & Saatchi, said: “We’ve wanted to work with Olivia for a long time and are thrilled she has joined us. She has an exceptional strategic and creative pedigree that will help us to elevate the creative output and influence of all the squad clients. In particular, building on the success of campaigns like ‘Hope United’ for BT and ‘A close yet far shave’ for EE, taking our work to the next level.”
Olivia Stubbings said: “There was a real sense of momentum and energy from everyone I met at Saatchi & Saatchi and it’s great to be part of that. Both the agency and client team have huge ambition and appetite for creative excellence. I’m looking forward to what we’re going to achieve together.”
Comprising three client ‘squads’, Saatchi’s new squad system model is designed to help the agency get to better work, stronger growth and deeper partnerships, as well as accelerating talent and helping to deliver on the company’s mission to make the most influential creative ideas in Modern Britain.
Saatchi & Saatchi has had a strong start to 2022 with a series of new business wins including the iconic Churchill advertising account and the global Siemens creative business. Creative highs include British Heart Foundation’s ‘This is Science’ in January, and continuing the much lauded BT Hope United campaign by teaming up with EA Sports to launch Hope United’s kit into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team – the biggest sports video game on the planet.