MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Arthur Sadoun, President & CEO of
Publicis Worldwide, today announces the appointment of Andrew Bruce as
President & CEO of Publicis Worldwide, North America.
Andrew Bruce expands his current duties as CEO of Publicis Canada,
assuming this enhanced position as of January 1st, 2014. In his new role Andrew will lead all of Publicis Worldwide's
North America activities, notably the integrated business services of
our New York, Dallas, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle
operations, along with Montreal, Toronto, Windsor and Calgary. Susan
Gianinno, the current CEO of Publicis Worldwide's USA operations has
been named Chairman.
"Publicis Canada is a bright light within our network. Their performance
year-upon-year speaks to the strength and sustainability of the
agency," said Arthur Sadoun. "Alongside his team, Andrew has
demonstrated outstanding leadership and determination to deliver for
their client's. As our newly appointed North American lead, in addition
to his executive responsibilities in Canada, Andrew will ensure the
talent and resources of our North American teams are curated with our
client's best interests front and center."
"I've had the great privilege to work within a team that feeds on
collaboration - a team determined to make a tangible difference for our
client's and the brands with which we've been entrusted." Said Andrew
Bruce. " We have a responsibility to bring the very best of what we
offer, and are, to the table. Our community of passionate and driven
individuals has just expanded exponentially. It's an exciting time in
our industry and for us."
"Andrew will assume, concurrently, his new and present duties for the
greater benefit of our business and the client's we serve," added
Maurice Levy, President & CEO of Publicis Groupe. "In close partnership
with Yves Gougoux, Chairman of the Publicis Canada board, and the team
there, the foundation has been set. It's the perfect time to leverage
our assets and galvanize our efforts. We're very pleased to provide
Andrew with the opportunity to lead Publicis Worldwide's North American
charge, and confidant that great things are to come. "
Appointment of Duncan Bruce
Simultaneously, Yves Gougoux, Chairman of the Board of Publicis Canada,
and Andrew Bruce, announce the appointment of Duncan Bruce as President
& Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Canada.
"Duncan's leadership, combined with his innovative spirit and
exceptional creative capabilities, have been central to both the
achievements we enjoy today, and the ambitions that fuel our future,"
said Yves Gougoux.
"We've built an incredible team here in Canada. It's a privilege to lead
our efforts moving forward, " said Duncan Bruce. "We're well
positioned, armed with a deep reservoir of expertise and more
determined than ever to do right by our client's, their brands and the
people that fill our agency."
About Publicis Canada
Publicis Canada is one of the largest and leading communications groups
in the country with more than 500 employees. Publicis Canada is part of
Publicis Worldwide, one of three leading advertising groups within the
About Publicis Worldwide
As a part of Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications group in
the world, Publicis Worldwide ranks among the largest global marketing
communications companies. The network spans 82 countries with
approximately 10,000 employees. Its total offering includes
advertising; interactive and digital marketing; CRM and direct
marketing. Publicis' blue-chip client portfolio includes some of the
world's best known companies: Airbus, Coca-Cola, HP, LG, L'Oréal,
Luxottica, Nestlé, Orange, P&G, PayPal, Renault, Siemens,
Pernod-Ricard, sanofi-aventis, UBS and Teléfonica.
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. www.publicisgroupe.com
Image with caption: "Andrew Bruce, Yves Gougoux and Duncan Bruce (CNW Group/Publicis Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131210_C9350_PHOTO_EN_34795.jpg
SOURCE: Publicis Canada
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