Executive changes at Publicis

Andrew Bruce has been appointed president and CEO of Publicis Worldwide, North America while his brother Duncan Bruce takes over as president and CCO of Publicis Canada.

The Bruce brothers are moving on up at Publicis.

Andrew Bruce has been appointed president and CEO of Publicis Worldwide, North America, and as of Jan. 1 will be expanding his current duties as CEO of Publicis Canada, while Duncan Bruce will take on the role of president and CCO of Publicis Canada.

The moves were announced simultaneously today by Publicis Worldwide President and CEO Arthur Sadoun and Yves Gougoux, Chairman of the Board of Publicis Canada.

Andrew Bruce will lead all of Publicis Worldwide’s North America activities, including the integrated business services of its New York, Dallas, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle operations, along with Montreal, Toronto, Windsor and Calgary.

Susan Gianinno, current CEO of Publicis Worldwide’s USA operations, has been named chairman.

“Alongside his team, Andrew has demonstrated outstanding leadership and determination to deliver for their clients,” Sadoun said in a statement.  “As our newly appointed North American lead, in addition to his executive responsibilities in Canada, Andrew will ensure the talent and resources of our North American teams are curated with our client’s best interests front and centre.”

Duncan Bruce was most recently a CD with the company.

“Duncan’s leadership, combined with his innovative spirit and exceptional creative capabilities, have been central to both the achievements we enjoy today, and the ambitions that fuel our future,” added Gougoux.

The announcements come a couple weeks after Publicis appointed Alain Tadros as COO of Publicis Worldwide companies in Quebec and continues the change in the organization’s Canadian operations, following the sale in March of  BCP to Publicis Worldwide by Gougoux, when Andrew Bruce took on the role of CEO of Publicis Canada.

Photo, from left: Andrew Bruce, Publicis Canada chair Yves Gougoux, Duncan Bruce