Publicis Groupe has appointed Marco Venturelli as co-president of Publicis Conseil. Recognised as one of the leading creative leaders in the industry, the appointment of Marco is testament to Publicis Groupe’s commitment towards creativity and ambition to further enhance Publicis Conseil’s creative reputation.
The appointment will see Marco work alongside Agathe Bousquet - president, Publicis Conseil and Publicis Groupe France - and Anne de Maupeou - chief creative officer, Publicis Groupe France - who selected him to embody the agency’s creativity.
41-year-old Marco Venturelli was most recently executive creative director at Publicis Milan, a role he held from 2015. While at Publicis Milan, Marco was the global creative lead for Heineken business where he led the creation of several well-known, highly-awarded campaigns. Marco is also the recipient of a hundred awards which includes 30 Cannes Lions. Not a stranger to France, Marco had previously spent six years in France as executive creative director with agencies.
“Agathe and I chose Marco because he is a wonderful and very talented man, but also because we want a highly international profile. Publicis Conseil is the most international of all the French agencies, working beyond our frontiers with major brands”, said Anne.
“Marco is someone whose work I've admired for nearly a decade. I've also enjoyed his sharp wit and intelligence whenever I've met him at industry events. It will be fun working with him and Anne as they steer Publicis Conseil toward an ambitious creative future”, added Nick Law, chief creative officer of Publicis Groupe.