Publicis Seattle Appoints Jason Lucas as Executive Creative Director

Creative Ad Veteran to Assist on T-Mobile Account

Jason LucasSEATTLE, WA (August 18, 2014) – Publicis Seattle announced the appointment of Jason Lucas as EVP, Executive Creative Director. Reporting to Chief Creative Officer Andrew Christou, Lucas will be responsible for overseeing the creative department on the T-Mobile account. Jason’s arrival marks the next stage in Publicis Seattle’s growth stemming from the success of T-mobile’s most recent shift to be known as the “Un-Carrier” in the wireless industry. Lucas’ hiring also comes at an important time in Publicis Seattle’s history, as the agency bolsters its creative team to take on a variety of new clients, while providing current clients with a wider range of capabilities.

“Jason’s a bottle of lightning, a high-character guy who is uber-creative and whip smart,” said Christou. “He understands big ideas and knows how to make them great. He’s built a career on doing great work on great brands across every channel. His addition to an already talented team will make our agency and work even better.” Read More ››

Publicis Worldwide North America Taps Rising Star Julie Levin as Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Bruce Expands Leadership Team To Leverage Publicis Worldwide Capabilities Across North America

Julie LevinNEW YORK, NY (August 19, 2014) – Publicis Worldwide North America has tapped rising star, Julie Levin, as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to Andrew Bruce, CEO, of the region. In the new role, Levin will be responsible for both new and organic business development across all Publicis North America offices and brands. She will be based in the Publicis North America flagship office in New York.

Levin boasts a meteoric rise in agency business development, with an impressive track record of leading and securing global, blue chip, advertising accounts. Levin comes directly from Martin Agency, where she led and won pitches for Stoli and Sparkle Georgia Pacific, among others. Prior, Levin was Head of Business Development at BBH/NY, securing the Sony Playstation global account. Before that, she was Managing Partner/Director of Business Development, mcgarrybowen/NY, winning Verizon Wireless, multiple Kraft Food brands, and the Pfizer Chantix and Viagra business. Levin’s blended advertising pedigree includes high-level account management positions, running Revlon at Deutsch/NY and the global Gillette Venus account at BBDO/NY.

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Publicis Lights Up The Champs Elysées

A Creative, Enchanting and Unique Digital Show

ECA2_Publicis-26PARIS, FRANCE (July 7, 2014) – Every evening, 17,000 LED lights will transform the façade of the Publicis Groupe headquarters on the Champs Elysées in Paris. It is the only façade of its kind in the world, a symbol of brilliant French distinction.

NEW ATTRACTION ON THE CHAMPS ELYSEES
After 24 months of design, research and preparations, the 800m2 façade of the Publicis Groupe headquarters will now put on a dazzling show every night with over 600m2 of LED lights. With the help of 17,000 LED lights, the façade has been transformed into a unique light display – A veritable symbol of the bright French spark of innovation. Read More ››

Publicis North America Earns An Impressive 7 Effie Awards

NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2014) – Publicis North America received seven awards for five different clients at the annual North American Effie Awards Competition. The Effie Awards are known by advertisers and agencies globally as the pre-eminent award in the industry, and recognize any and all forms of marketing communication that contribute to a brand’s success. On top of the seven Effie wins, Publicis North America was recognized with five other finalist spots that were in the running.

Effie Award-winning work is recognized as one of the most effective marketing efforts of last year, incorporating an insightful communications strategy, outstanding creative, and the market results to prove it worked.  Effie entries go through two rigorous rounds of judging and a small percentage of entering cases emerge as winners.  As the competition continues to grow, winning an Effie is becoming increasingly difficult.  Read More ››

Jana Boone Joins Publicis Hawkeye as Director of Business Development

DALLAS, TX (June 12, 2014) – Publicis Hawkeye, a full-service advertising and digital agency in Dallas, has hired Jana Boone as director of business development. Boone most recently worked as vice president/general manager of business development for MEplusYOU (formerly imc2), a digital marketing agency in Dallas. She will report to Rick Rogers, CMO/worldwide account director, Publicis Hawkeye. Read More ››

Publicis Kaplan Thaler Shortlists for AICP Award ADL Film

aicpShowLogoREDNEW YORK, NY (June 10, 2014) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler shortlisted for an award for the Anti Defamation League’s film “Imagine a World Without Hate” in the Public Service Announcement category at the AICP Awards. The Art & Technique of the American Commercial Awards honor the craft and technique of advertising and marketing communications in the moving image across all channels. This is a great accomplishment as finalists are annually archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

After a smashing debut in 2013, AICP Week is back in 2014 and will be bigger and better. From June 10-12, the industry will flock to New York City, where advertising takes center stage for three days, where the best work and brightest minds will be honored, ideas will flow and celebration will reign. As with last year, AICP Week will be headlined by the debut of the 2014 AICP Next Awards on June 10th, The Directors Lecture Series on June 11th, and finally the premier of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial at the Museum of Modern Art on June 12th. Read More ››

Publicis Kaplan Thaler Lists 6 Radio Mercury Award Finalists

MercuryLogo_SMALL2014NEW YORK, NY (June 3, 2014) – Publicis Kaplan Thaler received the prestigious honor of listing 6 finalists for the Radio Mercury Prize at the 23nd annual awards at New York City’s Highline Ballroom. The Radio Mercury Awards represent the spots and campaigns that are a true testament to radio’s ability to engage consumers, build brands and inspire the next generation of creative minds. This is the most finalists date at the Radio Mercury Awards for Publicis Kaplan Thaler.

The Radio Mercury Awards were established in 1992 to recognize and reward the radio commercials and PSA’s that embody the essence of what radio does best – connect with listeners.  Today, the Radio Mercury Awards is the premiere creative competition for radio. Read More ››

Publicis North America Earns An Impressive 13 National American Advertising Awards

BOCA RATON, FL (May 31, 2014) – Publicis North America received thirteen (5 gold and 8 silver) American Advertising Awards for 7 different clients at the annual National Advertising Awards Competition.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Read More ››

Publicis Toronto Appoints Two Executives to New Leadership Roles

Brian Kane, President and Tim Kavander, Executive Vice President, Creative Director

Appointment of Bryan Kane:
BryanKaneTORONTO, CA (June 2, 2014) – Duncan Bruce, President & Chief Creative Officer (CCO), Publicis Canada, today announces the appointment of Bryan Kane as President, Publicis Toronto, effective immediately. In his new role Bryan will lead one of Canada’s largest full service agencies, ensuring that talent and resources are in perfect harmony with our clients’ best interests. Bryan takes on this role in addition to his current duties as Managing Partner, Publicis Modem, one of the largest digital groups in the country.

“As President, Bryan brings an outstanding knowledge of emerging media and the ever-evolving digital landscape, well-balanced with years of more traditional advertising experience,” said Duncan Bruce. “Bryan has been part of the very foundation of Publicis Toronto’s success and I’m thrilled we’ll be working so closely together to continue to grow our clients’ businesses, and in turn, that of our agency.”

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Publicis Hawkeye Client Nestea Splashes Back with Revival of the “Nestea Plunge”

Iconic advertising campaign gets a new life supporting the relaunch of Nestea’s ready-to-drink iced tea products, now with more flavor and fewer calories

STAMFORD, CT (May 27, 2014) – Nestea® today officially announces the revival of the brand’s iconic “Nestea Plunge” with the new 2014 advertising campaign. This updated communication strategy is designed to promote Nestea’s new and improved recipe, featuring more flavor and fewer calories in every bottle. To further support the product relaunch, the brand will offer a “Nestea Plunge Into Summer” sweepstakes beginning on June 2nd with chances to win a variety of prizes throughout the summer.

Since the 1940s, Nestea’s products have been favorites among consumers. The original “Take the Nestea Plunge” advertising campaign debuted in the 1970s and ran through the 1990s. The popular ads, which featured individuals in need of refreshment falling backwards into a pool of water after taking a sip of ice cold Nestea, cemented the brand’s place in pop culture history. Read More ››