Publicis Groupe appoints Italian as new CCO for France
Publicis Groupe France has appointed Marco Venturelli as Creative Director, taking responsibility for agencies such as Publicis Conseil, Marcel, Leo Burnett Paris, Saatchi & Saatchi and Razorfish. He was previously president and creative director of Publicis Conseil, which he joined from Publicis Milan – although he had worked in France for many years before.
Venturelli replaces Anne de Maupeou in the position and on the board of directors of the French group’s ComEx. De Maupeou was the first woman to receive two Grands Prix at Cannes (for the French supermarket Carrefour) and won 94 Lions in total. She joined Publicis in 2007 as Creative Chairman of Marcel and previously worked at Omnicom agencies BBDO, DDB and TBWA for many years.
Anne de Maupeou declared: “Marco appeared to us as a more than legitimate successor. I always thought that Marco would be the perfect cast to succeed me in this role. He has talent, he has intelligence. And above all, today, it has largely acquired a central place within the Group. As for me, of course, I remain close to Publicis, and to Marcel.
Marco Venturelli says: “I joined Publicis Conseil three years ago. I am proud of what has been accomplished in recent years and above all happy to be entrusted with this responsibility for the Group in France. Creative talents and the quality of what they deliver on a daily basis are my priority. For me, with this appointment, it’s just the scale that changes.