Sunday, October 23, 2011

Maurice Levy Mulls Question of Lifetime: His Successor

By:   Published: October 24, 2011, AdAge.

Jean-Yves Naouri is in the bar of a five-star hotel in Singapore, armed with six cellphones, an iPad and a laptop. It may seem like the corporate edition of "The Amazing Race," but Mr. Naouri says they're simply his tools for staying current in a world where digital communication is so ubiquitous that the very word "digital" will soon be obsolete.
"It will be so natural, it will be entrenched, embedded in everything that we do," said Mr. Naouri, who is on the road as many as 200 days a year as he juggles the multiple roles of chief operating officer of French advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe, executive chairman of agency network Publicis Worldwide and, sometimes, heir apparent to Maurice Levy...... Read more.