An exciting new era for Publicis Canada

    TORONTO, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Yves Gougoux, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Publicis Canada, announced today the appointments of Andrew Bruce
as President and Chief Operating Officer of Publicis Canada and Duncan Bruce
as Managing Partner, Executive Vice-President and Creative Director, Publicis
Toronto. Andrew Bruce replaces Serge Rancourt, who recently left the agency.
    In his new capacity Andrew Bruce will be responsible for all Publicis
operations in Canada (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver).
    In addition to his current responsibilities Duncan Bruce will spearhead
the evolution of our operation in Toronto within the changing communications
    The appointments are effective immediately.
    "I am delighted to appoint Andrew Bruce as President and COO of Publicis
Canada. I have worked with Andrew over the past ten years and have been
impressed by his commitment and dedication to our clients, our people and the
work we create," noted Yves Gougoux. "I have complete confidence in his
leadership capabilities and in his ability to drive the future growth of
Publicis Canada."
    "Duncan's contribution to our success in the last ten years has been
outstanding and has positioned us to flourish. Duncan possesses all the
expertise and the experience to allow our agency to take full advantage of the
new digital communications world in which we all now live" added Yves Gougoux
    "Together, Andrew and Duncan," continued Mr. Gougoux, "have fuelled our
rapid and significant growth in the Toronto marketplace. They are
professionals of enormous talent with an enviable track record and a
well-deserved reputation. The advertising world continues to evolve at an ever
increasing pace, and I am confident that under their leadership Publicis
Canada will continue to be at the forefront of that change, delivering brand
and business solutions for our clients."
    "I am inspired by the challenge and grateful for the appointment. While
much has been accomplished, opportunity abounds and we look forward to
uncovering the untapped possibilities to be a better partner to our client's,
and the talent that fills our offices," says Andrew.
    "What an incredible time to be in the communications business. Changing
consumer behaviour challenges us to dig deeper, while new channels of
communications and distribution offer powerful creative avenues," concludes

    Publicis Canada is a member of the Publicis Groupe (Euronext Paris:
FR0000130577), the world's fourth largest communications group. In addition,
Publicis Groupe is ranked as the world's second largest media counsel and
buying group, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications.
With activities spanning 104 countries on five continents, the Groupe employs
approximately 45,000 professionals. Web site:

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For further information:

For further information: Publicis Canada: For inquiries, please contact:
Yves Gougoux, Chairman and CEO,; or Andrew Bruce,
President and COO,, (416) 925-7733

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