Andrew Bruce appointed President & CEO of Publicis Worldwide for North America - Duncan Bruce appointed President & Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Canada

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 Publicis Groupe.

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

For further information:

Jean-Philippe Côté
Jean-philippe.cote@bcp.ca
514 285-0074

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