Publicis’ supremo Arthur Sadoun’s annual Christmas message to the group’s 80,000 staff has been given a decidedly COVID theme as a newly released video shows him and Publicis chair Maurice Levy swanning about in their pyjamas and getting fat on junk.
The video was also an invitation for staff to join a virtual conference detailing Publicis’ plans for 2021 and featuring fireside chats with Michelle Obama, (Disney’s) Bob Iger and (Microsoft’s) Satya Nadella.
Sadoun commented: “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,” he said.
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