Monthly Archives: March 2014

National Data Forecasts Higher Than Expected Home Prices

From PR Newswire:
DALLAS, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As the Polar Vortex that plunged the country into the deepest deep freeze since the winter of 1912 recedes, HomeVestors of America (the “We Buy Ugly Houses”® people) expects home prices to surge “well beyond what we are already seeing.”
That’s the word from David Hicks, HomeVestors co-president.  “The upward pressure on home prices—economic growth and a history of slow home construction—eased somewhat due to the horrible winter weather,” Hicks said. “But we think there are a number of markets nationwide that will run up against a housing shortage that will boost home prices even higher than most of us initially expected as the spring thaw gets underway.”
Hicks noted that new quarterly data compiled by Local Market Monitor identifies the markets where conditions are right for home prices to rise, making them prime targets for investors in single family homes as rental properties….
Read the full Press Release: National Data Forecasts Higher Than Expected Home Prices in Key Cities as Frozen… — DALLAS, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –.
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Saatchi LA Wins AME Awards

Platinum and Gold AME Awards for Toyota Tundra Endeavour Campaign
TORRANCE, Calif. – March 26, 2014 – Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.’s marketing agency of record, has been awarded top honours in multiple categories by the International AME Awards® for advertising and marketing effectiveness.  The 2014 AME panel comprised of interactive and multidisciplinary marketers, planners, and creatives from all over the world, awarded SSLA the only Platinum AME Award for their use of medium within the guerilla and alternative media category for the Tundra Endeavour campaign. It was also the only campaign in the North American region to be awarded an AME Platinum Trophy.
AME Platinum Award
Toyota’s agency of record also hauled in five Gold AME Awards for product and services within automotive, use of discipline within mixed media and public relations, use of medium within outdoor, transit, out of home, and guerilla and alternative media categories. The AME Awards® honours international work that demonstrates ground-breaking solutions to challenging marketing problems.
Exclusive winner of the coveted platinum AME Trophy for Use of Medium within the Alternative Media Category
“This campaign is a testament to our belief that Nothing is Impossible, and it is an honour to win these six awards across multiple categories. It really speaks to the tireless efforts of our team at Saatchi LA and our partnership with Toyota, from across all disciplines, and I couldn’t be more proud of the results.” Chuck Maguy, President, Saatchi & Saatchi LA.
The Tundra Endeavour tow was a result of a more than 20-year partnership between Toyota and the California Science Center to raise awareness of the space program and continue public education through exhibits and events. For more information about the project, visit

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About Saatchi & Saatchi LA
Saatchi & Saatchi LA is located in Torrance, California and is part of the global Saatchi & Saatchi network of 130 offices in 70 countries, and is owned by the Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications group in the world. As the agency of record for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., SSLA employs more than 375 full-time employees and has been a trusted partner of TMS since 1975.
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Contact: Nick Ammazzalorso +1 310 214-6200
Lee Sharrock – Director of Global Creative PR, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide +44 7814 862 834