Publicis CEO Maurice Lévy Offers ‘Skippable’ Holiday Greetings in Series of Fake Ads

Don't skip this year's message

It's a tradition at Publicis Groupe for CEO Maurice Lévy to videotape a holiday message to employees. But this year, Lévy has outdone himself with a comic video themed "The Skippable Wishes."

It starts out in ordinary fashion, with Lévy at his desk warning viewers not to expect "anything funny or any technological tricks." But he then breaks his promise on both accounts. Acknowledging that most people skip ads to get to the content, he tells viewers to go ahead and skip his message to get to some ads—some amusing fake ads in which Lévy has prominent cameos (and manages to sneak in some Publicis news, too).

The video was done by Marcel and Prodigious. Check it out here:

• Publicis Groupe "The Skippable Wishes"