Nick is one of the industry’s most progressive and versatile creative leaders. As President of Publicis Communications, he helps drive a unified creative vision while fostering dynamic and diverse cultures across all of Publicis Groupe’s creative brands (including Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, Fallon and Marcel). As Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe, he is responsible for leading the creative vision, while leveraging the power of data and technology, across all solution hubs (Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient, Publicis Health and Publicis One). As a member of the executive committee, he also helps shape the strategy of the Groupe.
Previously, as Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, at R/GA, Nick led the strategic and creative vision of one of the most storied and innovative companies in the world. He worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Verizon, and Google. In 2001 when Nick started at R/GA it was a 100-person web design agency. 17 years later it had grown to 2,000 people, across 18 offices, with a world-class reputation in advertising, product and services, consulting and ventures.
During his tenure, R/GA became one of the most awarded agencies in the world, winning every major creative accolade, including five Cannes Lion Grand Prix, one D&AD black pencil, 20 entries from the AICP show in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and one Emmy (after being nominated three times). R/GA also won agency of the year from key award shows and industry publications (including Cannes and D&AD), and Adweek named R/GA Digital Agency of the Decade and Nike+ Campaign of the Decade.
Nick’s career in design, advertising and digital media has spanned 30 years and four continents, working with the brightest and best across multiple creative disciplines. He has twice been named in the Creativity 50, a list of the world’s most influential creative people. A native of Sydney, Australia, he now lives in Brooklyn.