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Monday, January 07, 2008


Saatchi Wellington staff returned after the Christmas break to find their office still smoking from a fire which totaled the burger joint (Burger Fuel) and the agency car park on the ground floor.
The office is on the top floor of the building and is essentially ok but covered in smoke dust. It'll be a week before the power is restored, the place cleaned and Health & Safety will allow tenants back in.
The Merc is owned by MD, Cameron Harland's and the moped belongs to one of Saatchi art directors.
Meanwhile Saatchi Wellington is operating out of conference facilities at The Museum Hotel - Level 4, 90 Cable Street.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a silly guess... was it BurgerFuel?

4:19 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon guys, get firewise.

7:10 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind of like the headline but this is the start of the new year so we really should be starting on a high note. Maybe this would have been more compelling

Saatchi's Wellington gets fired!

Fire service gives Saatchi the push.

8:09 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Advertising really is getting more rock 'n' roll by the hour.

So which account managers will turn into groupies outside the penthouse looking for a piece of gold-digging action, and whom from the creative department will be chucking toasters and TVs out the window in a drunkin rage?

Can't wait for the next press release.

9:14 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's what happens when you lose the Fire Service account...

10:09 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burger-shop fire my arse, I'll bet that burning hunk of man-flesh that is Henry "Hot Beef" Kember spontaneously combusted from being such a hot bitch.

12:40 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep looking when you're cooking.

11:56 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone's going to be gutted that their scoot was referred to as a moped.

12:43 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saatchi's, a hot shop?

My arse. They're far too big for that label, I'm afraid.

8:10 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical advertising. Actually this is a story about a burger joint burning down - yet it's all about Saatchis. I'd love to see the brief.

12:21 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saatchis will enter this in ambient. It'll only get a bronze though.

5:04 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks like a pretty old-model Merc to me, judging by the mags. Hands-on Harland can't be pulling in much cash.

1:48 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cam, remember when James used to mimic SSW? How we laughed. Anyway your bike rack is at my olds - 56 Tinakori RD. Push the buzzer ask for John. Hope you're good, J

7:01 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bike rack. That's code word, right?

7:10 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:03 PM NZDT


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