Michelle Obama, Bob Iger, others emerge as guest speakers for Publicis Groupe ‘More than wishes for 2021’ seminar

Publicis Groupe, one of the largest marketing and communications company in the world, has announced via a greetings video on twitter which starred Maurice Levy and Arthur Sadoun, that the company would be hosting its 80,000 employees on the Marcel platform for four days from 14th December to 17th and the group has themed the seminar ‘More than Wishes for 2021’.

Every year, the company sends out a final annual holiday greetings video, but this year has been set to take a bigger turn as the Publicis Groupe would be holding a seminar instead.

Leading the seminar, amongst others are Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, to discuss diversity, inclusion, and the importance of mentorship; Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, to discuss reigniting creativity, innovating in the face of disruption, and wining in a platform world; Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, will be speaking on offer a perspective on the new normal in 2020.

Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe, Arthur Sadoun said: “After such a challenging year we owe our people more than wishes for 2021. This is our way to deeply thank everyone at Publicis for their contribution over the last 12 months; to celebrate all their achievements in striking back during this crisis; and set a clear course for the future. At a time when most of us are still isolated, we believe it is our duty to unite everyone and demonstrate once again that when we wish together, we will together.”

The virtual event will also accommodate live questions and answers, fireside chats with guest speakers and every Publicis employee will be served an opportunity to make their voice heard.

The French multinational advertising and public relations company would also use the platform to announce its plans for 2021, launch their key initiatives for reinvention, and reaffirm their commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion.

According to Arthur Sadoun, “Publicis Groupe leverages its unique assets in data, creativity, media, consulting, technology and artificial intelligence to deliver big ideas that have a strong impact on how our clients engage with consumers in every dimension.”

“Our aim is to be our clients’ indispensable partner in their own transformation by providing them with seamless and agile access to our best-in-class expertise across the entire value chain. A driving force in the market, Publicis Groupe believes in the power of creativity, intelligence and technology to pioneer change, just as it has done for more than 90 years.”

The excellence of the Publicis Groupe has spanned several decades since it launched in 1926. The company is organized into 4 Solutions Hubs for easier connectivity and integration: Publicis Communications, Publicis Media, Publicis Sapient, and Publicis Health.

Regardless of the division, each constituent coexist and share an operational backbone, which gives them the power and expertise of all the Solution Hubs combined to deliver the scale required to compete and win in a data-led, digital-first world.

With 80,000 employees in over 100 countries Publicis Groupe has transformed its business model and its organizational structure to put its clients at the center and to facilitate access to all its services in a fluid, modular way.


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