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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.
Susan 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.”
In 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.”
Bruce 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
Publicis 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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PARIS, FRANCE (October 7, 2013) – Publicis Groupe announced today that it has named Arthur Sadoun as new CEO of Publicis Worldwide.
He will be joining the P-12, Executive Committee of Publicis Groupe, and will report to Maurice Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe.
“This appointment comes as a natural step in Arthur’s career path within our Groupe. He joined us as Chairman of Publicis Conseil, which he modernized while sustaining its growth and improving its creative work. Arthur also applied his vision and talents to Publicis Worldwide’s activities in France. Arthur will pursue the work begun by Jean-Yves Naouri aiming to make Publicis Worldwide the Groupe’s most performing network, while reinforcing the positioning “Lead The Change” which he initiated ” declared Maurice Lévy
“It is a great honor to be the CEO of the network which carries the name of the Groupe and which was the starting point of Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet. I would like to thank Maurice Lévy for his confidence. Publicis has built its success on three core values: innovation, client obsession and entrepreneurship. It is my task, in a world of radical change, to ensure that these values are lived stronger than ever and that we meet the challenge of leading change in our industry for our client.” said Arthur Sadoun.
Arthur Sadoun has spent half of his career at Publicis Groupe, and the other half at Omnicom Group. He has been President of TBWA Paris, elected under his direction Agency of the Year four years in a row at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He joined Publicis Conseil in 2006 as Chief Executive Officer. In 2009, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Publicis France, and in 2011, Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide, alongside Jean-Yves Naouri, Executive Chairman, Publicis Worldwide. Publicis France was recognized Communications Group of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
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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About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is one of the world’s leading communications groups. We offer the full range of services and skills: digital (DigitasLBi, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi), creative services (BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi), public affairs, corporate communications and events (MSLGROUP), media strategy, planning and buying (Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and healthcare communications, with Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG). Present in 108 countries, the Groupe employs 60,000 professionals.
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SEATTLE, WA. (May 22, 2013) – Publicis Seattle received a Silver Effie in the Packaged Foods category for reinventing an iconic brand, Ball Park at the 45th annual Effie Awards. The Effie Awards are known by advertisers and agencies globally as the pre-eminent award in the industry, and recognize any and all forms of marketing communication that contribute to a brand’s success.
Aiming to revive an iconic yet stagnant brand, Ball Park boldly went from selling hot dogs to families to selling guy food for guy time. Walking shoulder-to-shoulder with the shopper, aka guy’s gal, the campaign dramatized the head scratching, yet somehow endearing, things men do during guy time. And rather than trying to understand them, just feed them the bold, juicy delicious food they love and be on your way. The campaign ignited chatter and engagement on social media, drove PR, successfully launched new products, helped reclaim the #1 hot dog brand position and propelled sales above all competitors to win the grilling season triple crown: Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day weekend.
Effie Worldwide stands for effectiveness in marketing communications, spotlighting marketing ideas that work and encouraging thoughtful dialogue about the drivers of marketing effectiveness. The Effie network works with some of the top research and media organizations worldwide to bring its audience relevant and first-class insights into effective marketing strategy. Since 1968, winning an Effie has become a global symbol of achievement. Today, Effie celebrates effectiveness worldwide with the Global Effie, the Euro Effie, the Middle East / North Africa Effie and more than 40 national Effie programs.
Follow @EffieAwards on Twitter for updates on Effie information, programs and news.
Publicis Seattle – Lead Agency
Bob Moore, Chief Creative Officer
Steve Williams, Creative Director
Chris Pollock, Creative Director
Jason Sullivan, SVP, Group Director
Nick Schuitemaker, Account Director
Johnny Wardell, Account Executive
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About Publicis Seattle
Publicis Seattle is an integrated marketing communications agency. The agency is part of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, the North American regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide and the largest global agency network within holding company, Publicis Groupe. The mission of Publicis Worldwide is “To Lead the Change” to help our clients leap ahead. Publicis Seattle clients include: T-Mobile, Eddie Bauer, Karcher, Les Schwab and Seabourn.
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Publicis Kaplan Thaler’s Courage Encouraged Campaign for Scope Shortlisted in Facebook Studio Awards
NEW YORK CITY, NY. (April 30, 2013) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler received a nomination for Facebook’s prestigious Studio Awards for creating the Scope’s Courage Encouraged campaign. The Facebook Studio Awards celebrate the agencies and brands that are helping people and businesses connect. With the following criteria as guidelines, jury members present the awards to all entries they deem outstanding examples of marketing with Facebook:
The Scope Courage Encouraged campaign can give a resounding, and minty, “yes!” to all of the above. Publicis Kaplan Thaler set out to infuse energy into a mouthwash brand that dwells in a category plagued by bad breath clichés and the word gingivitis. To do this, PKT set out to change the consumer conversation from proper hygiene to what they really use mouthwash for — social courage and confidence. The idea was simple: Give people the confidence to break the ice with Scope.
What followed was a social media campaign that encouraged people to break down the walls of cyberspace and start making connections with people face to face. First, Scope’s entire social identity was changed to fit the new Courage Encouraged theme. Daily posts on Facebook and Twitter featuring bottles of Scope and encouraging lines like “Chances are free. Take one.” exploded in popularity. Publicis Kaplan Thaler took this one step further and held an event at Voodoo Music Festival where 150,000 concert goers were encouraged to strip, swap clothes and even kiss complete strangers. Last, but not least, comedian Dave Adhoot was enlisted to approach total strangers in front of hidden cameras, after a swig of Scope of course, and ask them to be his friend on Facebook. The results were hysterical and the videos spread all over social space.
Results from Courage Encouraged were staggering. In just a few months Scope’s Facebook page added almost 450,000 new fans, engagement grew 740% at its peak and some posts garnered over 20,000 likes. These high levels of customer interaction steamrolled any competition from other mouthwashes, and even beat out many global soft drink and beer brands. Scope mouthwash was officially relevant, and people couldn’t stop talking about it. The success of Courage Encouraged is undeniable and is a shining validation for social media as a medium for building brand equity in the digital age.
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Chief Creative Officer: Rob Feakins
Executive Creative Director: David Corr
Creative Director: Carlos Figueiredo
Copywriter: Danny McHatton
Art Director: Anthony Dipaula
Art Director: Einav Jacubovich
Copywriter: Todd Perelmuter
Strategy Director: Mark Hider
Strategist: Kathleen Hartnett
Director of Strategic Planning: Katherine Lumb
Analyst Lead: Anna Kuhn
Director of Digital Production: Mikey Centrella
Integrated Production Director: Chris Berger
Global Account Director: Angela Pasqualucci
Management Supervisor: Kate Stirrat
Account Supervisor: Shelby Donovan
About Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Publicis 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 Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit P&G for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
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