Melissa Nelson Named President Publicis Seattle

Pedigree Includes Leading Marquee T-Mobile business, Global High-Profile Brands and Award-Winning Work

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SEATTLE, WA (August 31, 2016) – Melissa Nelson has been named to the new position of President, Publicis Seattle, reporting directly to Publicis Worldwide North America CEO Andrew Bruce. Nelson was named Executive Vice President & Managing Partner for the marquee T-Mobile business in December 2015. As President, she will continue to be the most senior lead on the business in the Seattle office.

“Melissa’s leadership on T-Mobile and her passion for their brand and business will be enriched in her new post,” shared Andrew Bruce. “Additionally, now her expertise and leadership will extend to all clients and the talented individuals who fuel our agency here in Seattle.”

Publicis Seattle is one of the top advertising agencies in the market. The agency is privileged to work with T-Mobile and a range of clients including Visit Seattle, KEXP and the Special Olympics, among others.

Immediately prior to joining Publicis Seattle, Nelson led the global Motorola business as Group Account Director at Droga5 in New York. Her pedigree includes helping to build and manage teams creating award-winning work for Target, Chevrolet and HP — all complex pieces of business, with massive scale. Nelson’s career also includes top account management positions at 72andSunny in Los Angeles and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco

Nelson stated, “Diving into and leading the T-Mobile business has been a phenomenal experience. It is an amazing brand, with a really strong POV.

T-Mobile is a brand, and business, which is pivotal not only to the Seattle marketplace, but to our agency. I am proud to continue to partner with T-Mobile and additionally, to now lead, grow and expand Publicis in Seattle.”

About Publicis Worldwide North America:

Publicis North America is the fastest growing regional network within Paris-based Publicis Worldwide. A new era agency network, Publicis North America embraces the worldwide mission ‘To Lead The Change’, partnering with our clients in creative cross-channel communications and innovative digital technologies. Publicis New York is the flagship office for the network, with full-service offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Windsor. Publicis Worldwide is a part of Publicis Groupe.

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