Publicis Groupe has appointed R/GA’s Vice Chairman and Global CCO Nick Law as Chief Creative Officer of the holding company and President of Publicis Communications.
Law will start his innings at Publicis in May 2018. He will join the Executive Committee and report directly to Arthur Sadoun, Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe.
Law has been with Inter Public Group’s R/GA since 2001 and has worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, and Google. During his tenure, R/GA has become one of the most awarded agencies in the world, winning every major creative accolade, including four Cannes Lion Grand Prix awards, a D&AD Black Pencil, and a GRANDY.
Beginning his career as a designer in Sydney, Law continued as an advertising art director in London, and transitioned to digital in the late ’90s after moving to New York. He will continue to be based in New York.
Law’s task will be to take 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.
Law 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.
As President of Publicis Communications, he will be charged with 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 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 Sadoun.