Nick Law has been appointed as Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe and President of Publicis Communications. The French multinational announced the hire today. He currently is Vice President and Global CCO at WPP’s R/GA.
Law will start on his new roles in May 2018. He will join the Executive Committee and report directly to Arthur Sadoun, Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe.
“Nick is a true unicorn in our industry. 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 Nick 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,” said Athur Sadoun (Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe).
Nick Law’s mission will be taking the Groupe’s creative performance to the next level; leveraging, curating and nurturing the full spectrum of creative talent, harnessing the power of data and technology to deliver the best creative solutions to their clients, brands and businesses.
He will also play a key role in shaping and accelerating the Groupe’s transformation to a platform that connects, empowers and unleashes the creative potential of each and every Publicis employee.
He will have the reach and authority over the entire Groupe creative community in a seamless way.
In R/GA since 2001
As President of Publicis Communications, Law will be responsible for developing a unified creative ethos that helps foster strong, dynamic and diverse cultures across the spectrum of the Groupe’s creative brands, namely Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, Fallon and Marcel.
Nick Law, currently Vice Chairman and Global Creative Officer of R/GA joined this agency in 2001. Since then he has worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, and Google.
During his tenure at R/GA the agency has become one of the most awarded in the world, winning every major creative accolade, including four Cannes Lion Grand Prix awards, a D&AD Black Pencil, and a GRANDY. Besides, Adweek named R/GA Digital Agency of the Decade and Nike+ as Campaign of the Decade.
For over a decade, Law has led the development of many of R/GA’s most innovative projects, including Nike+ Running, Nike+ FuelBand, and Beats Music for Beats by Dre. He has also sponsored the creation of cutting-edge R/GA capabilities such as the Prototype Studio and the hugely successful R/GA Accelerator.
He has been on every major award show jury (including being named Jury President for the Cannes Innovation Lions. He also has twice been named in the Creativity 50, a list of the world’s most influential creative people. He is recognized as an industry thought leader and has been published globally.
This Australian born world class creative began his career as a designer in Sydney. Then he became an advertising art director in London, and transitioned to digital in the late ’90s after moving to New York.
His range of experience across marketing disciplines and geographies is an important asset for any multinational with offices in the five continents such as Publicis Groupe is.
On the image over the headline.- Nick Law, current Vice President and Global CCO at R/GA and From May 2018 CCO
of Publicis Groupe and President Publicis Communications. © R/GA