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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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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.
Individually, 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 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.”
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
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 The Epica International Creative Awards
Having 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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