Publicis Groupe lands R/GA's Nick Law as new chief creative officer

Long-time R/GA executive Nick Law joined Publicis Groupe / R/GA

Publicis Groupe has announced the hiring of Nick Law as its new global chief creative officer, as well as president of Publicis Communications.

Law had previously been with IPG agency R/GA since 2001, elevating all the way to the role of vice chair, global chief creative officer. In his tenure there, he'd led the agency to many wins across the industry and the development of a slew of R/GA’s most innovative projects, including Nike+ FuelBand, and Beats Music for Beats by Dre.

According to a statement from Publicis, Law has been tasked "to take the Groupe’s creative performance to the next level". The additional president post brings responsibility for developing a "unified creative ethos" across the organisation's full spectrum of brands – Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, Fallon and Marcel.

Arthur Sadoun, chairman and chief executive of Publicis Groupe, said: “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."

Bob Greenberg, founder, chairman and chief executive of R/GA, said of Law's departure: “I am incredibly grateful for all Nick has done for R/GA, our clients, and our staff over the past 17 years. Among many things, he leaves a legacy of developing some of the best talent in the industry. It is that talent, spread across the entire R/GA network, that will continue to push boundaries and produce award-winning work designed to drive our client’s businesses forward. All of us at R/GA wish Nick the greatest success in his new role and thank him for 17 years of creative innovation and inspiration.”

Law has been slated to start in May 2018, joining the Groupe's executive committee and reporting directly to Sadoun.

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