Publicis Groupe has appointed former vice chairman and global chief creative officer of R/GA Nick Law (pictured), as chief creative officer of Publicis Groupe and president of Publicis Communications. His appointment is effective May 2018, and he will report directly to Arthur Sadoun, chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe.
He will be responsible for leveraging, curating and nurturing the Groupe’s creative talent, as well as harness the power of data and technology to deliver the most relevant creative solutions to clients, brands and businesses. Law will play a crucial role in forming and accelerating the Groupe’s transformation to a platform that connects, empowers and showcases the creative potential of Publicis employees.
As president of Publicis Communications, Law will be responsible for formulating a “unified creative ethos” across the Groupe’s creative brands, including Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide and BBH.
In his previous role, Law was responsible for R/GA’s strategic and creative vision. He led a diverse group of creatives including designers, creative technologists, copywriters and interaction designers. Law joined R/GA since 2001 and has worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, IBM, HBO, Google and Johnson & Johnson.
“Throughout his career, he has delivered world-class work that builds on what we believe all our clients need: the alchemy of creativity and tech. This modernity in ideas, combined with his obvious leadership skills, make Law the perfect person to play such a pivotal role in our Groupe. His partnership will be a game-changer in our journey to lead the change in our industry,” Sadoun said.
“I am incredibly grateful for all Law has done for R/GA, our clients, and our staff over the past 17 years. Among many things, he leaves a legacy of developing some of the best talent in the industry. It is that talent, spread across the entire R/GA network, that will continue to push boundaries and produce award-winning work designed to drive our client’s businesses forward,” founder, chairman and CEO of R/GA Bob Greenberg said.
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