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Marjorie Porter of Publicis Kaplan Thaler Honored as AWNY Trailblazing Mother

AWNY Working MothersNEW YORK CITY, NY (February 27, 2014) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler EVP, Brand Agency Leader, Marjorie Porter, was honored by the Advertising Women of New York and Working Mother Magazine as one of this year’s Trailblazer Moms at their 10th Annual Advertising Working Mothers of the Year Luncheon. The event highlighted advertising’s best and brightest, as well their secrets to making it work.

Marjorie_PorterThe awards honor mothers in advertising, media and communications who succeed in balancing work and family, serve as positive role models and mentors, and distinguish themselves in their communities.

Marjorie Porter is EVP, Brand Agency Leader of P&G’s Home Care division at Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and oversees all agency work for global brands Cascade, Dawn, and Swiffer, and has helped grow these brands significantly.

A list of all Advertising Working Mothers of the Year Award winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About AWNY
AWNY LogoFounded in 1912, Advertising Women of New York’s (AWNY) mission is to empower women in our industry to achieve personal and professional fulfillment at each stage of their careers. Membership now stands at nearly 1,700 and ranges from senior level executives to those just beginning their career.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler & Citi Win Big at Midas Awards

Silver Midas AwardsNEW YORK CITY, NY (December 18, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler and their client, Citi received four silver Midas Awards at this year’s only international competition to recognize excellence in financial marketing and advertising on a global scale.

Publicis Kaplan Thaler was recognized for their Citi work in every category in which they were nominated.

Specifically, Publicis Kaplan Thaler was award the following:
· Citibank Snow GlobeSilver Midas — Corporate Image PRODUCTS & SERVICES
· Citibank Snow GlobeSilver Midas — Events USE OF DISCIPLINE
· Citibank Snow GlobeSilver Midas — Outdoor/Transit/Out-of-Home USE OF MEDIUM
· Citibank  CitiBike App Silver Midas — Interactive USE OF DISCIPLINE
· Citibank Kindle Holiday HelperMidas Certificate — Interactive USE OF DISCIPLINE
· Citibank Private PassMidas Certificate — Advertising: TV & Cinema USE OF MEDIUM

17038Midas Awards honors the World’s Best Financial Marketing & Advertising™. The competition extends over regional, national and continental boundaries to provide a true worldview of advertising and corporate communications in the international financial community. Honoring advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual fund, credit card, real estate, accounting and consulting, Midas Awards® focuses on four distinct areas: Products & Services, Craft, Use of Medium and Use of Discipline. Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards panel of judges includes client and agency leaders from the creative and marketing disciplines, as well as internationally recognized experts in financial policy and communications. These judges offer their perspectives not only on how well a message is delivered, but how it is received.

A list of all the Midas Award nominees can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About New York Festivals
f52f4697ce7dbd329b1caca795bbba28New York Festivals organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:
AME Awards World’s Most Effective Advertising™
Midas Awards World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™
The Global Awards World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs™
New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films™
Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

About Citi
Citi-Logo-JPEGCiti, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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Publicis North America Debuts as New Mega Region

Move Brings Together Two Strong Regions and Two Top Talents to Lead Combined Entity: Susan Gianinno Named Chairman & Andrew Bruce Named CEO of North America

NEW YORK, NY (December 10, 2013) – Publicis Worldwide, the largest agency brand of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe, today announced the creation of a new mega region, Publicis North America, combining two of the best performing regions in Publicis Worldwide and bringing together two top talents to lead the region. Publicis North America — comprised of Publicis USA and Publicis Canada — represents the largest Publicis region outside of France.

Andrew Bruce and Susan GianinnoSusan Gianinno has been named Chairman of the newly expanded region, and will concentrate on key global and regional clients. She will also concentrate on priority global initiatives, working in partnership with Arthur Sadoun, recently named CEO for Publicis Worldwide.

Andrew Bruce has been named CEO of Publicis North America, which includes all Publicis offices across the USA and Canada. Bruce will also take on executive responsibilities for Publicis’ largest North America operation in New York, Publicis Kaplan Thaler. Bruce will relocate to New York in January.

Sadoun stated, “Both Susan and Andrew share and embody the founding values of Publicis: passion for innovation, an unwavering commitment to our clients and true entrepreneurial spirit.  Under their respective leadership, Publicis USA and Canada have always been top performers for the network.  The new mega region will allow us to accelerate, and provide even better opportunities for our clients and people.  We see an even brighter future.”

Harvard-LogoIn addition to these focused responsibilities, Gianinno will also be spending a portion of her time this next year at Harvard University, where she has been named a 2014 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow, a one-year Fellowship. Gianinno will do this in addition to her Chairman role and will reassume her full responsibilities at Publicis at the end of the Fellowship. She will continue to work out of the Publicis New York offices throughout 2014.

Maurice Levy, CEO, Publicis Groupe, stated, “This is a wonderful and very prestigious appointment for Susan and for us. I am personally very proud of her and expect that she will bring even more to our people and clients during, and after, this experience. I am sure that under this new team leadership, Susan and Andrew, this new mega region will generate great work for our clients and formidable growth.”

Gianinno joined Publicis in 2002 as Chairman and CEO of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, a position she has held since that time. She has also been a member of the PWW Comex and the Publicis Groupe Strategic Leadership Team.

Gianinno stated, “I’ve known Andrew since I joined Publicis USA and am thrilled to work with him in taking the regional network to new heights. This is a very exciting time for Publicis Worldwide in North America, as we continue to expand our resources and reach for our clients, while fostering new opportunities for our people.”

Publicis North America OfficesBruce has been with Publicis since 1999, most recently as President and CEO of Publicis Worldwide in Canada. In Canada, Duncan Bruce is being elevated to the position of President. Duncan Bruce will lead Publicis Canada’s thriving Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Windsor offices, reporting in to the new North America Regional leadership. Duncan Bruce was most recently Creative Director for Publicis Canada.

Bruce stated, “I am very honored to work closely with Susan as we debut this new region, and to partner with the USA and Canada leadership teams.  Publicis USA and Canada are truly impressive entities, and now as a mega region, a formidable powerhouse.  It is very exciting to bring together our resources, talent and tools for greater shared learning.  I am confident our clients and employees will feel the positive effect right away.”

About Publicis Worldwide, North America
LION_clearBackgroundPublicis North America is the regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within holding company Publicis Groupe S.A. Publicis North America is comprised of Publicis USA and Publicis Canada. Publicis USA offices include New York-based Publicis Kaplan Thaler, San Francisco-based Riney, Publicis Dallas and Publicis Seattle. Publicis Canada has offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Windsor. The Publicis Worldwide mission is ‘To Lead The Change’ to help our clients leap ahead.

About Publicis Worldwide
Present in over 80 countries with 11,000 employees, Publicis Worldwide’s counts amongst some of its major clients Axa, BNP Paribas, Carrefour, Cartier, Citi, Coca-Cola, Haier, Hilton Honors, HP, l’Oréal, LG, Luxottica, Nestlé, Orange, P&G, Paypal, Pernod Ricard, RATP, Renault, Sanofi, Seb, Siemens, Telefonica, Total, and UBS.

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Publicis USA Earns Top Marks on Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index

CEI_2014_ReleaseNEW YORK CITY, NY. (December 9, 2013) – Publicis Worldwide in the USA, a multi-service ad agency network within Publicis Groupe, proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Publicis Worldwide in the USA joins the ranks of 303 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

Chief Talent Officer Patty Enright stated, “As a company that values diversity Publicis Worldwide is proud to have achieved 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index. This score is a fantastic testament to our people and the culture of inclusion we have collectively created over the years. Every day we see examples of how our LGBT and ally employees add to the richness of our agency culture. We salute them and all the other companies who have scored so well on the 2014 CEI.”

EgaliteLionLogoThe 2014 CEI rated 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Publicis’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulting in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

Robert Camilleri, VP, Global Operations Dir. at Publicis Kaplan Thaler and Re-Founder/Co-Chair of Publicis Groupe Égalité added, “When Égalité was refounded in 2012 only two Publicis Groupe agencies were participating in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and neither of them had a perfect score. Égalité, Publicis Groupe’s LGBT and ally employee network, set out to meet with agency leaders, the Publicis Groupe Diversity Council and Re:Sources, the guardians of Publicis Groupe’s benefits, to advocate for policies that were as LGBT-inclusive as possible according to the Human Rights Campaign’s guidelines. In just two years we have made policy changes which have allowed eight Publicis Groupe agencies to score a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index. I am incredibly humbled by and proud of the support and effort put forward by so many people across all levels of the company to make this happen.”

For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Publicis Worldwide in the USA
Publicis USAPublicis Worldwide in the USA is the North American regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within holding company, Publicis Groupe S.A. Publicis Worldwide in the USA offices include New York-based Publicis Kaplan Thaler, San Francisco-based Riney, Publicis Dallas and Publicis Seattle. The Publicis Worldwide mission is ‘To Lead The Change’ to help our clients leap ahead.

HumanRightsCampaignAbout the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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Publicis Kaplan Thaler & Citi Top Finalists at 2013 Midas Awards

17038NEW YORK CITY, NY (December 9, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler and their client, Citi received four nominations at this year’s annual Midas Awards.

Specifically, Publicis Kaplan Thaler has been recognized for the following:
· Citibank Snow Globe – Outdoor/Transit/OOH – Events – Corporate Image
· Citibank – CitiBike App – Interactive
· Citibank – Citibank Kindle Holiday Helper – Interactive
· Citibank – Private Pass – Advertising: TV & Cinema

Midas AwardMidas Awards is the only international competition to recognize excellence in financial marketing & advertising on a global scale. Midas Awards honors the World’s Best Financial Marketing & Advertising™. The competition extends over regional, national and continental boundaries to provide a true worldview of advertising and corporate communications in the international financial community. Honoring advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual fund, credit card, real estate, accounting and consulting, Midas Awards® focuses on four distinct areas: Products & Services, Craft, Use of Medium and Use of Discipline. Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards panel of judges includes client and agency leaders from the creative and marketing disciplines, as well as internationally recognized experts in financial policy and communications. These judges offer their perspectives not only on how well a message is delivered, but how it is received.

Rob Feakins“While industry recognition is important in award shows, I always like to dominate our client’s industry shows,” added Rob Feakins, Publicis Kaplan Thaler Chief Creative Officer. “Doing the best work in our client’s category, is always our number one priority. The Midas Awards recognizes the best financial services work in the world. What I’m most proud of, is how many finalists Citi had in a tough, international show. In fact we had more finalists than Goodby, The Martin agency and RGA NY. Both Citi and the Publicis One Team should feel extremely proud.”

CREDITS

CitiSnowGlobe

Citibank Snow Globe
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Tom Drymalski/Perry Essig
Creative Director – Jim Kotulka
Copywriter – Brian Bellanca
Art Director –  Christopher Smith/Jennifer Stopka
User Experience – Rob Philbert
Agency Producers – Joanne Silberg/Joseph Murphy

CitiBikeApp

CitiBike App
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Director – Jim Kotulka
ACD/Art Director – Chris Smith
ACD/Copywriter – Brian Bellanca
Art Director – Nadia Kamran/Rodrigo Romariz
User Experience – Rob Philbert
Executive Producer – Ann Neilsen
Associate Tech Director – Robert Christ
Developers – Carlos Dunn/Ralph Tavarez

Citi Holiday Helper

Citibank Kindle Holiday Helper
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Tom Drymalski/Perry Essig
Creative Director – Jim Kotulka
Art Director
– JP Cannucciari
Copywriter – Neisha Tweed
User Experience – Rob Philbert

CitiPrivatePass

Citibank Private Pass
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Tom Drymalski/Perry Essig
Creative Directors – Dennis Greeley/Julian Newman
Art Director – Chris Smith
Agency Producers – Jon Rosenberg/Kayla Graffam

A list of all the Midas Award nominees can be found here. Final award winners will be announced on December 18, 2013.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About New York Festivals
f52f4697ce7dbd329b1caca795bbba28New York Festivals organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands:
AME Awards World’s Most Effective Advertising™
Midas Awards World’s Best Work in Financial Marketing & Advertising™
The Global Awards World’s Best Healthcare Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising™
New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs™
New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films™
Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

About Citi
Citi-Logo-JPEGCiti, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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Publicis Worldwide Top 5 Networks at 2013 Epica Awards

Publicis Kaplan Thaler wins Silver Epica for ZZZQuil Campaign

NEW YORK CITY, NY (December 1, 2013) –  Publicis Worldwide ranked the 5th Network at the 2013 Epica Awards, winning 22 awards overall.

EpicaIndividually, Publicis Kaplan Thaler received a silver award for their 1-855-ZZZ-QUIL campaign.

The Epica awards were created in 1987. Having originally focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa region exclusively, the awards became global in 2012. Epica’s aim is to reward outstanding creativity and help communication agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, photographers and design studios to develop their reputations beyond their national borders. The awards are judged by journalists representing the trade press; 41 specialist titles and websites from 34 countries will be represented on the jury this year. This unique jury guarantees objectivity and widespread coverage of the results. The best work is also published in the annual Epica Book.

The awards encompass all main communications disciplines: TV, Press, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Media, Business-to-Business, Medical, Corporate Image, Mobile, Interactive, Public Relations, Film Craft, Print Craft, Branded Entertainment, Social Networks, Design, Packaging, Photography, Promotions and Integrated Campaigns.

Joe JohnsonJoe Johnson, Executive Creative Director on the campaign added, “Epica is one of those shows that we have always followed from afar and we couldn’t be happier to finally be a part of it. The whole team is incredibly honored by this award, and in our technology obsessed times, its oddly gratifying to win an award using a telephone.”

CREDITS

ZZZQuil Call Line1-855-ZZZ-QUIL
Agency – Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer – Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Directors – Joe Johnson
Copywriter – Liz Rosenthal
Agency Producer – Lauren Schneidmuller
Production Company – Phantom Audio, NY
Production Company Producer – Mary Ruth

A list of all 2013 Epica Award winners can be found here.

About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
kaplanPublicis Kaplan Thaler is a fully integrated advertising agency with digital, social and technology at its core. With over 650 employees, it is the flagship of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American operating unit of Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within Publicis Groupe. The Agency’s blue-chip client roster includes: Procter & Gamble, CITI, Nestlé, Merck, Pfizer, TriHonda, Wendy’s, L’Oréal, AFLAC, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others. To learn more about Publicis Kaplan Thaler, follow @PKTtweets, like on Facebook or visit pkt.com.

About The Epica International Creative Awards
Epica_awards_logoHaving Originally created in 1987 focusing on the Europe, Middle East and Africa region exclusively, The Epica awards became global in 2012. Epica’s aim is to reward outstanding creativity and help communication agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, photographers and design studios to develop their reputations beyond their national borders. The best work is also published in the annual Epica Book. The awards encompass all main communications disciplines: TV, Press, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Media, Business-to-Business, Medical, Corporate Image, Mobile, Interactive, Public Relations, Film Craft, Print Craft, Branded Entertainment, Social Networks, Design, Packaging, Photography, Promotions and Integrated Campaigns.

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Publicis Dallas Taps Brad Roseberry as Chief Creative Officer

Roseberry Brings International, Award-winning, Creative Talent & Leadership to New Role

DALLAS, TX (November 18, 2013) – Publicis Dallas taps Brad Roseberry for the new role of Chief Creative Officer. Most recently, Roseberry was Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York, charged with rebranding the Accenture global business.  Before that, he was SVP, Creative Director at BBDO New York.  He has worked at some of the top creative agencies in the world, most notably, Goodby Silverstein, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and 180 Amsterdam.

Brad RoseberryRoseberry’s work has been recognized by nearly every major award show in the industry, including: Cannes Lions, The One Show, Clio, D&AD and Epica, where he won the prestigious Epica d’Or.  His background includes developing creative solutions for some of the most successful – and iconic – brands around, including: GE, Pepsi, adidas, Sony and the California Milk Advisory Board (Got Milk?).

Sally Kennedy, CEO, Publicis Dallas, stated, “We have big plans for the agency. Adding world-class creative talent is a significant part of this. Brad honed his top-tier skills at many of the leading creative shops across the globe.  I’m confident everyone will feel his positive impact immediately.”

Roseberry added, “Sally’s commitment to creating a unique environment devoted to creating world-class creative is the reason I’ve signed on. I’m excited at the prospect of leading the agency to the next level.”

Roseberry will start immediately and report directly to Kennedy.

About Publicis Dallas
Publicis Dallas, an integrated marketing communications agency, is a part of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within holding company, Publicis Groupe S.A. The Publicis Worldwide mission is ‘To Lead The Change’ to help our clients leap ahead. Publicis Dallas clients include: Bridgestone Americas; CiCi’s Pizza; Nestlé brands Nestlé Pure Life, Nestea, and Juicy Juice, and ServiceMaster brand TruGreen, among others.

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