NEW 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.
Bruce stated, “Growth fuels our collective aspirations. Julie, with her rich experience leading brands and businesses, coupled with her impressive new business track record, is a growth agent. Her collaborative nature, high-energy and stubborn determination will find a welcome home here at Publicis.”
Susan Gianinno, Chairman, Publicis Worldwide in North America, added, “I am thrilled about the team Andrew is building. We are attracting amazing people because we let them make a personal difference. I cannot wait to see the difference Julie will make.”
Levin commented, “It is an honor to join this amazingly accomplished team of both new and tenured Publics leaders. They have audacious goals and vision for a terrific agency, with both scale and innovation as its equity pillars. It really is a rare opportunity and I am excited to get started.”
About Publicis Worldwide North America
Publicis North America is the regional operating unit of Paris-based Publicis Worldwide, the largest global agency network within holding company Publicis Groupe S.A. Publicis North America is comprised of Publicis USA and Publicis Canada. Publicis USA offices include New York-based Publicis Kaplan Thaler, San Francisco-based Riney, Dallas-based Publicis Hawkeye, Publicis Indianapolis and Publicis Seattle. Publicis Canada has offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Windsor. The Publicis Worldwide mission is ‘To Lead The Change’ to help our clients leap ahead.