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Laura Desmond Steps Down From Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe announced today Laura Desmond will step down as chief revenue officer of Publicis Groupe, effective Dec. 31, 2016.

CES Needs to Have a Much Larger Focus on Mobile to Stay Relevant

In order for CES to remain meaningful for both her clients and employees, Starcom MediaVest Group CEO Laura Desmond would like to see a much greater emphasis placed on advances in the mobile space.

Lisa Sherman Is the New CEO of The Ad Council

The board of directors for The Ad Council, the largest producer of public service ads in the U.S., has hired Lisa Sherman as president and CEO.Sherman, who starts Nov. 3, succeeds Peggy Conlon, who is retiring after 15 years in the role.

Once Again, Publicis Groupe Extends Maurice Lévy’s Term

Publicis Groupe, in the wake of its failed merger with Omnicom, today unveiled management reorganization that includes the spring 2017 retirement of CEO Maurice Lévy and Saatchi & S

Starcom MediaVest CEO Becomes Chair of Ad Council

Starcom MediaVest Group's global CEO Laura Desmond today was named board chairman of the Advertising Council. Desmond succeeds Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks. The appointment continues the Ad Council's tradition of rotating its leadership each year between media companies, advertising agencies and corporate advertisers. 

Photo Gallery: Kicking It at Cannes


12 Conversations About the Past, Present and Future of Advertising

Each year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity makes more room for a cast of characters beyond creatives—and for more commerce.

12 Conversations About the Past, Present and Future of Advertising


How Starcom’s Twitter Deal Was Born

CANNES, France — Starcom Media Vest Group, along with a host of its Publicis brethren, took over The Majestic on the Croisette during the Lions Festival, holding court alongside companies like Facebook and clients like Coca-Cola. Adweek met with SMG CEO Laura Desmond to discuss why her agencies are here and how the group's recent Twitter deal came about.

Six Cannes Questions 2011: Laura Desmond