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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 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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P&G Recognizes Publicis Worldwide as Top Performing Global Partner

Tells Top Strategic Business Partners that Focus is on Growth and Value Creation

CINCINNATI (October 28, 2013) -The Procter & Gamble Company has recognized its top performing external business partners at its annual External Business Partner Recognition Dinner. Nearly 80 top suppliers and agencies attended the annual event to recognize and celebrate key contributors who have demonstrated partner excellence.

Speaking at the event, A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “For P&G, the primary drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity. P&G’s external business partners help us deliver both, creating value for consumers, customers and shareholders alike.”

AGLafleyMr. Lafley added that the collective capabilities of the companies and individuals in P&G’s global partner network offered a powerful competitive advantage. During his presentation he highlighted the contributions from a number of external business partners helping P&G innovate across its global supply chain.

Global Product Supply Officer Yannis Skoufalos built upon that. “Product Supply works hand-in-hand with our supply chain partners, exploring every aspect to innovate, drive out costs, and serve our customers and consumers better,” he said. When we collaborate with our supply chain partners, we create consumer value and competitive advantage for P&G.”

Among P&G’s more than 82,000 suppliers and agencies, fifteen received the highest honor of being named “External Business Partner of the Year.”

P&GAwards4“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were recognized as ‘External Business Partner of the Year,’” said Rick Hughes, Chief Purchasing Officer. “Our external business partners are a critical part of the P&G team and a true competitive advantage.”

In addition to the select few “External Business Partner of the Year” awards, all companies performing consistently at high levels within P&G’s internal performance management system earned Excellence Awards. Publicis Worldwide in the USA was among the 77 external business partners receiving this distinction.

Thirty-six of this year’s Excellence Award winners were also winners in 2012, including Publicis Worldwide, winning for a fourth straight year in-a-row. P&G works with all business partners to reach excellence levels, and therefore there is no limit on the number of excellence awards that can be achieved.

Susan Gianinno, Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Worldwide in the USA added, “No other agency has won this award for four consecutive years.  This is a monumental achievement and one which we never take for granted.  The only way we keep winning is that our teams working on P&G never stop striving to be even better. This is a source of pride and of great accomplishment.  Congratulations to all of our P&G teams (and all those who work to support these teams) for making us all look so good and feel so proud.”

For a full list of award recipients, visit P&G’s Corporate Newsroom.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

About Publicis Worldwide in the USA
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Publicis 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.

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Publicis Seattle Momentum Continues: Britt Fero Joins as EVP, Head of Strategy

SEATTLE, WA (September 10, 2013) – Publicis Seattle has tapped Britt Peterson Fero as Executive Vice President & Head of Strategy, according to Scott Foreman, CEO, of the office.  Fero comes directly from Cole & Weber, where she was a Partner and Director of Growth Strategy. At Publicis Seattle, Fero will lead strategy on existing clients, new business, and further expand the agency’s strategy offering and department.  Fero reports to Foreman, and completes the office leadership team which includes: Jason Sullivan, EVP, Managing Director; Andrew Christou, EVP, CCO; Steve Williams, SVP, Group Creative Director, and Hart Rusen, SVP, Group Creative Director.  Publicis Seattle recently won the Eddie Bauer account, and counts T-Mobile, Seabourn, and Les Schwab, among their clients.

Britt Peterson Fero photoForeman stated, “I am so excited Britt has joined us.  She has a proven track record of unlocking a brand’s true potential with adventurous thinking and ideas.  She will make us and the work we do even better, and we’re excited to get her immersed in our current client’s brands and our new business opportunities.”

Fero stated, “In today’s increasingly dynamic marketplace — with increasingly discerning and demanding people — brands need a culture of action. To me strategy must be a verb, not a noun.  I look forward to helping brands seize new business opportunities and putting my vision of strategy into action at Publicis Seattle.”

During Fero’s tenure as Partner at Cole & Weber, the agency built relationships with the International Olympic Committee, Target, Kellogg’s, Epson, Microsoft, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Washington’s Lottery.  Additionally, she drove development of two key thought-leadership research pieces: the first around the sociability of brands (Project Butterfly) and the second around how consumers shop convenience stores (Project See Store).  Project Butterfly was recognized as the Grand Winner of the Ogilvy Great Minds Quality in Research Award and Project See Store was honored as Best Qualitative Research of the Year by the QRCA.

Fero is a Publicis alumna, serving as Director of Development and Innovation in Seattle in from 2004 – 2007. Prior, she worked at Fallon & Duffy Design in Minneapolis and New York leading brands such as United Airlines, Starbucks, Virgin Mobile and Bahamas Tourism.  A contributor to Forbes, Fast Company and MediaPost, Fero’s work has been recognized by Communications Arts, the One Show and Cannes, and featured in Juicing the Orange, Brand Apart and Michael Serazio’s book “Your Ad Here.

About Publicis Seattle
Publicis-TB-016Publicis 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 Dallas Taps Tyler Beck as SVP, Dir. of Consumer Insights

Beck Brings Big Brand Experience and Collaborative Leadership Skills to Agency

DALLAS, TX (August 7, 2013) – Publicis Dallas taps Tyler Beck for the new role of senior vice president/director of consumer insights, reporting directly to Sally Kennedy, CEO, Publicis Dallas. Beck brings big brand experience to the agency having worked on VISA, Samsung, GM, P&G, Starbucks, Guinness, Citibank and Unilever, among others. He will work on all Publicis Dallas clients, including recent win Bridgestone Americas, Terminix, TruGreen, CiCi’s, Nestle Pure Life and Nestea, among others.

PUBLICIS DALLAS TYLER BECK AS SVP/DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER INSIGHTSKennedy stated, “Tyler’s experience speaks for itself: big brands, big results. His gift for strategic insight will bring a new depth to the brain trust of Publicis Dallas. He is the epitome of a truly collaborative leader and team player, with the skills to lead our growing strategic planning group in an exciting direction. In the new role of director of consumer insights, Tyler will curate the Publicis Dallas perspective on all things consumer-related for our growing client roster.”

Beck was most recently executive director of strategy at Cheil USA in New York, where he built and ran the planning discipline at its New York and Dallas offices. Prior to Cheil, Beck was senior vice president/group behavioral planning director at BBDO NY, where he pitched and won P&G’s Future Friendly product line. Before that, he was at Lowe Worldwide NY, where he led the global Stella Artois account as well as Unilever’s Degree account as brand strategy director. Beck also spent six years at TBWA/Chiat/Day LA, where he helped turn around Nissan.

Beck stated, “I couldn’t be more excited to join Publicis Dallas as director of consumer insights. I could feel the positive energy emanating from this place from the moment I first stepped into the office. I’m looking forward to working with Sally and the leadership team to help take planning and the agency to the next level.”

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; CiCi’s Pizza; Nestlé brands Nestlé Pure Life, Nestea, and Juicy Juice; Simon Property Group; and ServiceMaster brands TruGreen and Terminix; among others.

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Publicis Seattle Hosts Women Who Rock Panel

Women Who Rock PosterSEATTLE, WA (July 25, 2013) – Publicis Seattle hosted Women Who Rock, a panel discussion showcasing six of Seattle’s most successful businesswomen. The event, held at the agency, saw an amazing turnout. The entire office along with friends, clients, and other companies in our building gathered in the agency café for gourmet popcorn, adult beverages and an insightful panel discussion by area business leaders.

Women Who RockThe impetus for the event came from a current exhibit of the same name on display at EMP Museum, one of the agency’s clients. Rather than focus on the women who have shaped the music world, Publicis Seattle’s event was a celebration of some of the most successful women running Seattle businesses with a focus on innovation, creativity and culture. The event began with a panel discussion and live audience Q&A and was followed by a curator-led tour of the actual EMP exhibit.

The event was moderated by Shireen Jiwan, Chief Investigator at Sleuth, and the panelists were:
Kimberly Harris – President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy
Halle Hutchison – Managing Director of Brand Management, Alaska Airlines
Renee Erickson – Chef/Owner, The Whale Wins, Boat Street Cafe and The Walrus and the Carpenter
Andrina Bigelow – CEO, Fran’s Chocolates
Amy Bohutinsky – CMO, Zillow
Jill Wenger – Founder and CEO, Totokaelo Design

DSC01366 The panelists gave their perspective on the challenges of business, the inspiration that Seattle gives them, the importance of being true to yourself and where you want to go in life. When Renee Erickson was asked about opening her own restaurant, she responded, “Buying a restaurant at 25 was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. It’s also the best thing I’ve ever done and changed my life forever.”

Halle Hutchison, who oversees Alaska Airlines’ product marketing, sponsorships, advertising and promotions noted, “Being a visionary is one thing. Being a control freak is another. Let the people around you be great, too, and you’ll all share in the successes.”

Andrina Bigelow, a successor to her mother, Fran, as CEO of Fran’s Chocolates spoke about what makes her a successful businesswoman: “We stay true to our mission, we always go back to that same goal. We will never compromise on quality, whether its packing, customer service, our retail stores, every single decision we make. Even if it means we could make a little bit more money by compromising and buying something a little cheaper, an ingredient that’s a little cheaper, going after a product category or segment that’s really popular, we just wont do it. And we’ve started out that way, and continue everyday to stay true to that mission and I think that’s been incredibly powerful for us in terms of success of the business.”

DSC01063BIn closing, Jill Wenger offered some advice to the audience: “Let the rest of your peers settle. Be adventurous in your actions.” Another panelist, Amy Bohutinsky added, “I never really planned it this way, even five years ago I don’t know if I would have said ‘I want to be a CMO.’ If anyone’s ever read Sheryl Sandberg’s book, there’s a line it that says a career is a ‘jungle gym not a ladder’ and as long as you know the things you like to do and the things that make you passionate you can’t plan the exact path to get there. It takes just as much work to swing for the fences as it does to lay down a bunt. But only one of these approaches has the potential for greatness. Think about it.”

As an agency rooted in adventurous thinking, it made sense to bring together some of the most adventurous thinkers in the world of business, creativity and culture to share their perspectives. This was an opportunity for 200 of tomorrow’s leaders to listen and learn from some of the country’s most successful business leaders. Women Who Rock was the first in what will be a series of panels, roundtables and other creativity-inspired events hosted by Publicis Seattle, championing the ideas and principles that keep our industry and agency moving forward.

About Publicis Seattle
Publicis-TB-016Publicis 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 Dallas Hires International Digital Creative Director Santiago Bourges Waldegg

Bourges Waldegg Brings Multi-Cultural Experience & Aesthetic to All Things Digital at Agency

DALLAS, TX (July 18, 2013) – Publicis Dallas has hired Santiago Bourges Waldegg as vice president/digital creative director reporting to Shon Rathbone, executive creative director. Bourges Waldegg has worked on name brands in both the USA and Mexico, including Pepsi, Levi’s, Nissan and HP. He was most recently digital creative director at Dieste, a leading Hispanic agency headquartered in Dallas. He will work on all clients at the agency, which include recent win Bridgestone Americas, Terminix, TruGreen, CiCi’s, Nestlé Pure Life and Nestea, among others.

Santiago Bourges Waldegg“Santiago brings a unique perspective and a depth of blue chip digital experience,” Rathbone said. “His passion and curiosity about the convergence of technology and culture is really great. I can’t wait to work with him.”

Bourges Waldegg’s experience bridges cultural boundaries. He was born in Mexico and worked for ARC/Leo Burnett there before transferring to the Chicago office. Subsequently, he joined Dieste in Dallas as digital creative director, working on campaigns that target the Hispanic market.

“Santiago is extremely talented and a great addition to our creative team. We also love the multi-cultural aspect of his background,” said Sally Kennedy, CEO, Publicis Dallas. “Given the changing face of America, having a senior leader with a diverse perspective is a great bonus.”

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; Simon Property Group; and ServiceMaster brands TruGreen and Terminix; among others.

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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Announces New Agency Relationship with Publicis Dallas

NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 1, 2013) – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations today  announced that it has established a relationship with Publicis Dallas for the strategic and creative work on its Bridgestone brand. Publicis Dallas will focus on brand building and advertising ideas for the Bridgestone brand.

BridgestoneRoadAs part of this change, the company is concluding its relationship with The Richards Group as the strategic and creative agency for the Bridgestone brand but will continue its relationship with Haymaker, the sports marketing arm of The Richards Group.

“We have enjoyed a strong and effective relationship with The Richards Group over the past seven years, and we thank them for their support of our team and our brand,” said Philip Dobbs, Chief Marketing Officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “Sports marketing is an important part of our brand building strategy, and we are pleased that Haymaker will continue to support us in this area. Overall, we believe this team has the right combination of strategy, creativity, commitment and service to excite our customers and further deepen their relationship with our Bridgestone brand.”

About Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
BridgestoneNashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) is a business unit of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Reporting into the BATO business unit are the company’s Latin American tire operations; the U.S. and Canadian consumer tire businesses; the U.S. and Canadian commercial tire businesses; and Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, which operates the largest network of company-owned automotive service providers in the world. BATO develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires. The business unit is focused on retail, wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in the Americas. In addition, through its Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group, retreading customers have access to industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise, providing them with a total tire solution.

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; Nestlé brands Nestlé Pure Life, Nestea, and Juicy Juice; Simon Property Group; and ServiceMaster brands TruGreen and Terminix; among others.

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Birds Campaign from Publicis Dallas Takes Flight to Battle Histoplasmosis

First-Ever Advertising Campaign to Increase Awareness of One of America’s Least Known and Most Misdiagnosed Diseases

DALLAS, TX (May 29, 2013) – Publicis Dallas today launches ‘Birds’ the first-ever advertising campaign to increase awareness of Histoplasmosis, a disease where bird droppings lead to a fungal infection that gets into the lungs, bloodstream and eyes. The obscure disease is one of America’s least known and most misdiagnosed. At the centerpiece of the awareness campaign is an arresting series of print ads, coupled with the first-ever website (www.histodisease.org), completely devoted to Histoplasmosis detection, treatment and support. Here are the print ads:

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leader_shon“A few years back, this disease nearly killed, Julia Melle, one of our most talented creative directors, “ said Shon Rathbone, Executive Creative Director, Publicis Dallas. “Her passion for raising awareness of Histoplasmosis inspired the entire team to build a campaign that was both creatively arresting, and truly worthy of the cause.”

Histoplasmosis affects thousands and kills over 800 people a year, yet awareness among the general public and most physicians is very low.

0364aae“There are very few moments in this business where you feel like you can put your talents to use for the good of others,” said Julia Melle, Group Creative Director, Publicis Dallas. “This is a moment, where my experience with this terrible disease that took half my right lung can be leveraged to educate patients and doctors everywhere.”

Creative Overview: The Publicis Dallas creative team realized the morphology of organs affected by Histoplasmosis resembles the place birds most love to congregate – tree branches.

This led to a campaign approach that tells a very complex story with very few words. The overall mood of the advertising, with its hauntingly beautiful India ink and watercolor illustrations, is appropriately chilling for a disease this dangerous. The three print ads each feature a different organ-tree, (lungs, heart and eye), with the simple headline: Birds Infest More Than Trees. At the bottom of the ad is the organ-appropriate version of the copyline: Bird droppings can lead to a fungal infection that gets in the lungs and kills more than 800 people a year. Now you
know more than most doctors.

Survivors of Histoplasmosis have formed a strong and active social media community, found on Facebook, and Twitter, among others. The campaign will use those organic social-driven
channels to pass along the message beyond traditional paid media, and turn survivors into evangelists.

Creative Credits
Client:   Histo.org
Creative Credits: Birds
Agency: Publicis Dallas
Agency Location: Dallas, TX
Executive Creative Director: Shon Rathbone
Group Creative Directors: Julia Melle/Eric Moncaleano
Copywriter: Julia Melle
Art Directors: Eric Moncaleano/Julius Prilianto
Producer:  Holli Burlison
Web Developer: Jeff Stachowski
Account Director: Allison Cox
Media
Planner:  Rita Shroff
Illustrator: Narda Lebo

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; Nestlé brands Nestlé Pure Life, Nestea, and Juicy Juice; Simon Property Group; and ServiceMaster brands TruGreen and Terminix; among others.

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