Publicis Groupe’s chief creative officer Nick Law will be departing to join Apple in September for what he described as a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
In an internal memo, Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun called Law’s coming departure “bittersweet news” while touting Publicis Groupe’s accomplishments since Law joined the groupe from R/GA in May of 2018 after working there for 17 years.
There was no announcement as to Publicis Groupe’s immediate plans to replace Law what his title will be at Apple.
Sadoun said that Publicis will remain consistent in the vision moving forward with creative leadership including Liz Taylor, who joined Publicis as a Leo Burnett CCO and Publicis Communications North America CCO back in May along with Publicis Sapient CEO John Maeda and Publicis Groupe U.K. CCO Ben Mooge.
Sadoun said in a memo, “we continue to build a creative collective, based on the belief that the future of creativity needs a broad spectrum of thinkers and makers to deliver the kind of groundbreaking ideas and products that our clients deserve.”
Law followed Sadoun’s statement with one of his own internal memo:
As you just heard from Arthur, I’m leaving the agency world to join Apple,
This was a very hard decision for me. Not only have I enjoyed my time at Publicis, I’ve been energized by the ambition and relentless transformation of the Groupe. Publicis has the right plan, right model and the right people to solve the big challenges clients are facing. I wish I could continue to be a part of the journey – but the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with a brand I’ve admired my whole life was too good to ignore.
I hope our world-class creative community has benefited from my time at Publicis. I’ll spend the next few months meeting with many of you, helping in any way I can – but confident of your future success. I’ve no doubt I’ll maintain the countless deep relationships I’ve developed at the Groupe.
I’d like to thank the amazing executive team for your support, the peerless talent for your inspiration, and our fearless leader, Arthur, for his trust.
All the best,
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