Andrew Bruce

Andrew Bruce

Chief Executive Officer at Publicis Worldwide North America
New York, United States

About me

In 2014, Andrew has been promoted President and CEO of Publicis Worldwide’s newly created North America region. Andrew is also the CEO of Publicis New York and is responsible for agency management of client services, strategic planning, operations and new business.

In 1999, Andrew joined Publicis Worldwide’s Toronto office with a mandate to reshape and reinvigorate a floundering operation. Andrew oversaw and fueled ten consecutive years of growth. Rising to President and CEO, Andrew took an agency struggling to attract top talent and business to one of Canada’s most respected agencies, entrusted with a client roster featuring iconic brands such as Rogers, WestJet, Purolator, Labatt and Chrysler. Under his leadership, Andrew instilled an entrepreneurial culture that made Publicis Canada the best place to work in the entire Publicis Worldwide network, as evidenced by the internal global satisfaction survey.

Andrew has an innate passion for this industry. He is deeply involved with the Institute of Communications Agencies as the Chairman of the Board and chairs the association’s largest annual event, the FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week.

Sector Experience

Positions

CEO
Publicis
July 1999 - Present (21 years 2 months)
In 1999 Andrew left his leadership post at a highly regarded creative hot shop, headed for an agency few knew of, or could even pronounce. Within 18 months the agency had quadrupled and was awarded Canada'a Agency Of The Year by Marketing Magazine. Eighteen years later it is the the country's largest communications agency.

In December 2013 Publicis Groupe tapped Andrew to lead Publicis Worldwide in North America. Two years later, NA was one of the Groupe's fastest growing regions. In August of 2016 Andrew was promoted to CEO, of Publicis Communications North America, the Groupe's creative solution hub that houses iconic create brands, Leo Burnett, Saatch & Saatchi and Publicis Worldwide, along with digital boutiques, Rokkan, Nurun and Odopod.

Charged with transforming the region Andrew has attracted top talent in the areas of Digital Marketing, Data Science, Shopper Marketing, CRM and on. The growth continues.

Andrew is a member of Publicis Communications global Comex and Publicis Groupe's global board, PTOP.
VP, Managing Director
TBWA Chiat/Day Toronto
1996 - 1999 (3 years)
Andrew joined TBWA as the head of Agency Development. During his tenure the agency enjoyed significant growth, as did Andrew's responsibilities as he was quickly promoted to the overall leadership of the Toronto office.

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