Emily Tan
Feb 10, 2017

Lévy on 2017, Razorfish, succession and his last call

During a full-year 2016 earnings call dripping with nostalgia, outgoing Publicis Groupe chairman and chief executive Maurice Lévy predicted a slow first half, followed by a strong second half of 2017.

The sluggish start to the year is attributable to a knock-on impact of client losses in 2016 in part due to the mediapalooza’, the problems faced with Razorfish, and a slowdown in the US. We are expecting a Q1 which will be negative, and a Q2 which will be slightly negative, Lévy said.

Lévy, however, does expect the second half of the year, under new chairman and chief executive Arthur Sadoun, currently chief...

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