Liz Taylor named Chief Creative Officer at Leo Burnett

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Nick Law and Liz Taylor

Nick Law and Liz Taylor

Former FCB
Chief Creative Officer
will assume
leadership across
Publicis Communications
North America
in new role

Award-winning creative leader Liz Taylor will join Leo Burnett Worldwide as chief creative officer. Starting July 8, she will sit at the agency’s Chicago headquarters leading the creative direction of the global agency network. Taylor will work alongside the network’s creative leadership team to help build the agency’s offering and culture for the future.

Taylor will take on a hybrid role as North American creative lead of Publicis Communications, the creative communications hub of Publicis Groupe. She will partner with Publicis Groupe Chief Creative Officer Nick Law and Chief Strategy Officer Carla Serrano to help drive transformative creative solutions for North-American based Power of One collaborations.

Nick Law and Liz Taylor
Nick Law and Liz Taylor

“I’ve followed and admired Liz and her work for years. She is a thoughtful and modern creative leader whose work and expertise spans storytelling, experience and innovation,” said Law. “Her role is a new one that will straddle the Leo Burnett network and the Groupe’s broader creative capabilities.”

Taylor joins Publicis from FCB Chicago where she served as chief creative officer and helped win important new clients such as GE, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kimberly Clark. She launched four highly awarded Super Bowl commercials and built a vibrant, modern creative department.

As a preeminent leader in the Chicago business community, Taylor helped to push the city creatively via the Museum of Contemporary Art, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Chicago Public Library and the Amazon HQ2 pitch.

Prior to FCB, Taylor was global executive creative director at Ogilvy & Mather where she was central to evolving the role that content and social media played in helping brands tell compelling stories. She served in leadership roles on many client accounts including Morton Salt, SC Johnson and Modelo. Earlier in her career, Taylor held leadership positions at JWT, Element79 and Tribal DDB, developing celebrated ideas for Pepsi, Wrigley, Unilever, Kraft, Budweiser and numerous other brands.

Her work has earned awards from the industry’s top award shows including ANDYs, Cannes, Clio, D&AD and The One Show.

Taylor said, “I’m looking forward to working in partnership with Nick to deliver on the promise of modern creativity. We will work tirelessly to demonstrate how the firepower of Leo Burnett and Publicis Communications agencies will propel our clients into the future.”

 
About Leo Burnett
Leo Burnett is a creative solutions company founded on the idea that “what helps people helps business.” By solving human problems with the power of creativity, Leo Burnett delivers value for people and prosperity for brands. To learn more about Leo Burnett and its rich, 83-year history, visit LeoBurnett.com.

 
About Publicis Communications
Publicis Communications is the creative communications hub of Publicis Groupe, bringing together the Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Worldwide, BBH, Marcel, Fallon, MSL and Prodigious networks.

 
About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. Publicis Groupe is organized across four Solutions hubs: Publicis Communications (Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, BBH, Marcel, Fallon, MSL, Prodigious), Publicis Media (Starcom, Zenith, Spark Foundry, Blue 449, Performics, Digitas), Publicis Sapient and Publicis Health. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs nearly 75,000 professionals.

 
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