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Maurice Levy to guest edit Cannes special edition of The Drum


By John Glenday | Reporter

March 24, 2015 | 2 min read

Maurice Levy, chief executive officer of Publicis Groupe has been confirmed as guest editor of a special edition of The Drum magazine, focussed on the latest industry news and trends to emanate from Europe and the world.

In similar fashion to the week-long Cannes Lions festival of creativity, which will draw together the great and the good to France’s Mediterranean coast from 21 to 27 June, the special edition will recognise the most creative minds and teams in the business.

Maurice Levy said: “In this edition of The Drum magazine we’re going to take a look at some of the brightest minds of innovation and creativity today – similarly to those honored at the Cannes Lions Festival – highlighting Europe as well as the international landscape of our industry. Not only will this be a great opportunity to explore the trends, people and transformations shaping our business, but also those which have laid the foundation over the past four decades since I’ve been in this business.”

The magazine will also feature creative insights, based on Levy’s own experiences and interests in life and in work. Levy announced this week that he will share the stage with renowned French DJ David Guetta at the Publicis Groupe Cannes seminar this year, which will feature in the issue.

Gordon Young, editor-in-chief of The Drum commented: "We are proud that someone of the esteem and experience of Maurice is to share his insights with the industry through The Drum and we are excited to be working with him on such a project. We know under his guidance that this is going to be a unique but incredible edition."

The magazine will be distributed to regular subscribers of The Drum in June and to delegates at the Cannes Festival of Creativity.

Levy has been central to the rise of Publicis to become a global advertising colossus, raising questions as to who might succeed him ahead of his expected retirement.

To make sure you get this special issue, subscribe to The Drum now.

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