Publicis Toronto Hires Max Valiquette as New Head of Strategic Planning

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Publicis Toronto has announced that Max Valiquette has joined the agency as its Vice President of Strategic Planning.

Duncan Bruce, President of Publicis Canada, said: “When we set out to fill this role we were looking for a partner that could help us shape a planning model for the future. In a world where we cannot fall upon the conventions of traditional interruption-based communications, it is critical that we marry an intimate understanding of the cultural context with behavioural analysis in order to identify opportunities for our clients to connect in authentic and meaningful ways. Max is here to do exactly that.” Read More ››

Interning at Publicis: The Pitch

group photoEach year, Publicis New York offers summer internships to give talented students hands-on experience in advertising and the opportunity to create their own campaign. At the end of the program, each team of interns gets to pitch their campaign directly to the client, a unique and valuable experience for aspiring creative, strategists and account managers. Read More ››

Interning at Publicis: Learning the Trade

presentationskillsPublicis New York’s summer internships offer talented students a chance to get hands-on experience in advertising and create their own digital campaign that they’ll pitch directly to the client. This year, they’re tasked with creating a digital-first campaign for Red Lobster. To help interns prepare for this unique experience, leaders within the agency offer their expertise by hosting learning sessions on their areas of expertise. By the end of their program, interns will not only have a fully realized campaign to share, but also a real-world education in the advertising industry that will serve them in their future careers. Read More ››

Publicis New York’s Young Lions at Cannes

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After taking the top prize in film in the U.S. Young Lions competition, Publicis New York’s Kimberly Ronan and Patrick Merritt were invited to compete against Young Lions winners from around the world at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Now that the competition is over, we caught up with them to hear about their experience and how the competition challenged them as young creatives.

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Interning at Publicis: The Brief

new york internsEvery summer, Publicis invites talented students in business, marketing and other fields to get hands-on experience with agency life in our New York City offices. This summer we’ll be following our 2015 class of interns through their program as they learn the ropes of advertising. Read More ››

Andrew Bruce Announces Agency Name Change at Publicis New York’s Summer Meeting

publicis new yorkPublicis North America CEO Andrew Bruce announced the agency’s return to the Publicis New York name for the network’s flagship office at the Summer All-Agency party Tuesday evening. The new name is just one of many exciting changes at Publicis North America over the last year and a half, including several top-level hires, a redesign of the logo and the addition of new capabilities in digital, social and analytics. Read More ››

Andy Bird Joins Publicis Worldwide North America Leadership Team as Chief Creative Officer in New York

London and New York Offices Partner to Ensure Smooth Transition

ABNEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2015) – Andy Bird joins the Publicis Worldwide North America leadership team as Chief Creative Officer for their New York flagship office, reporting to North America CEO Andrew Bruce. Bird is currently Executive Creative Director, Publicis London, and will continue to lead the creative vision for key global clients in that role during a transition period. Bird will divide his time between London and New York, as the offices partner to ensure a smooth transition. Bird has been working increasingly on Publicis Worldwide global clients including Nestlé, P&G and Cadillac, and he will permanently reside in New York starting in September.  Read More ››