Maurice Lévy Says Omnicom Merger Was 'Dream of My Life'

Publicis Groupe boss acknowledges loss of face

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Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Lévy opened up today at a Salesforce.com conference in Paris about the dashed hopes he had for his company’s merger with Omnicom Group—a failed initiative that could have been the pinnacle of his well-regarded career but, with its collapse, tarnished that reputation, he suggested.

When Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff asked Lévy whether innovation comes from taking risks, the holding company chief admitted that “one of the problems I have to fix in my company is to take more risks."

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