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The Saatchi & Saatchi London headquarters. Business Insider/Lara O’Reilly

When Andrea Diquez took on her role as chief executive officer of Saatchi & Saatchi New York last summer, the agency was trying to erase a big stain.

The Publicis shop’s global chairman Kevin Roberts had just resigned after controversially stating that the gender diversity debate within the industry was “over,” its chief executive and chief creative officer had just departed and it was just on the verge of losing its longstanding client, General Mills.

This year, things are looking up. Saatchi New York just won a series of big awards at the Cannes Lions — several of them for a Tide campaign ironically centered around stains.

To read more about how the agency is trying to bounce back, click here.

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