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DALLAS, TX (August 27, 2012) – Publicis Dallas, an integrated marketing communications agency, announces the talent addition of Allison Cox as vice president, management supervisor. As an experienced leader and brand strategist known for building major global, domestic and regional consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands worldwide, Cox brings holistic thought leadership to the Publicis Dallas Nestlé beverage account management team.
Most recently, Cox operated her own consulting business, leading brand strategy, consumer engagement and campaign execution work for Borden Milk, Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos. Her career also includes work with pi global in London, where she led brand strategy and package design efforts for several P&G and Reckitt Benckiser brands, including Pringles, Olay, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Nurofen and Bonjela. During her time with UK-based The Brand Union, she directed strategic branding, brand architecture, package design and corporate social responsibility work for SABMiller in Europe, Russia and Latin America.
In the United States, Cox’s experience includes work with a number of CPG brands, including Bumble Bee Tuna and Kimberly Clark’s Huggies, Kleenex and Scott Tissue. While at Price-Weber, she led the Brown-Forman spirits, wines and channel marketing accounts, creating award-winning advertising and sales promotion work for several brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Korbel Champagne, Southern Comfort and Fetzer Wines.
Sally Kennedy, CEO of Publicis Dallas, stated, “Allison is the ideal fit for our expanding Nestlé beverage team. Her impressive track record as a brand strategist for top CPG brands is just what we are looking for as we effectively guide our clients through market-changing opportunities.”
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: CiCi’s Pizza, GSK, Nestlé brands Nestlé Pure Life and Juicy Juice, Simon Property Group, and ServiceMaster brands TruGreen and Terminix, among others.Follow @publicisusa
NEW YORK, NY (July 12, 2012) – Publicis Worldwide today announced that Publicis New York, part of Publicis Worldwide in the USA, and the Kaplan Thaler Group, part of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe, will merge to form Publicis Kaplan Thaler, effective immediately. The combined New York-based entity, with over 650 employees, becomes the U.S. flagship agency within the Publicis Worldwide Network of over 200 offices in 82 countries. Publicis Kaplan Thaler will be Publicis Worldwide in the USA’s flagship New York agency.
Publicis Kaplan Thaler will be led by Linda Kaplan Thaler as Chairman and Robin Koval as CEO. Rob Feakins, President and Chief Creative Officer for Publicis New York will continue in that role and lead creative for the expanded entity.
Susan Gianinno, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Worldwide in the USA stated, “Publicis Kaplan Thaler will build on the strong performances of Publicis New York, which includes the successful integration of digital agency Modem, and the Kaplan Thaler Group, to create a more dynamic New York base. Publicis Kaplan Thaler is poised to lead the change for its clients and the industry.”
Kaplan Thaler, who served as CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the Kaplan Thaler Group since founding the agency in 1997 said, “Combining the strengths of Publicis New York’s vast global expertise with Kaplan Thaler’s reputation for building iconic brands that become part of the culture, creates a formidable new organization offering clients an entrepreneurial spirit with global scale that is idea-driven across all communications platforms.”
Publicis Kaplan Thaler will be fully integrated with digital, social and technology at its core, added Koval. “This merger is about driving growth and brings together two powerful teams, with complementary and supplementary skill sets. Publicis New York gains a talented and visionary team to create a new world agency with deep bench strength. Kaplan Thaler adds an instant worldwide footprint and broader capabilities, coupled with world-class digital expertise. Clients will have the opportunity to blend the best of both,” continued Koval, who served as President of the Kaplan Thaler Group.
In making the announcement, Publicis Groupe COO and Executive Chairman of Publicis Worldwide, Jean-Yves Naouri, said, “New York is the largest communications community in the world. We are deeply committed to building a stronger base of operations in this market – one that attracts and retains the best talent in the world to build our clients’ brands.”
Publicis Kaplan Thaler is designing new offices and will be headquartered in one location starting in early 2013. Its combined client roster includes P&G, Citi, Nestle, L’Oreal, Merck, Pfizer, Wendy’s, AFLAC, Edmunds.com, NAPA Auto Parts, SuperValu, among others.
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