Publicis Groupe ANZ has appointed Anthony Ellis as managing director of the group’s media investment arm, Publicis Media Exchange (PMX), in the Australian and New Zealand market.
Ellis replaces Sarah Keith who has decided to leave the business after more than five years in the role.
Ellis will move from his current position as chief investment officer at Zenith, with his replacement at the media agency to be announced shortly.
In leading the investment function, Ellis has been charged with driving Publicis Groupe’s client-led approach, focusing on utilising the scale and clout of the global PMX practice to deliver tailored investment solutions for our clients.
Publicis Groupe CEO ANZ Michael Rebelo says Ellis has played an "integral" role in Zenith's national leadership team over the years.
"At Publicis, we have a clear focus on constantly evolving our business to deliver client solutions based on business outcomes and value," Rebelo says.
"Anthony’s vast experience will ensure the continued strengthening of our trading and investment strategy.”
Ellis joined Zenith in 2001 and has previously held a number of group investment leadership roles within Publicis.
“I’m looking forward to leading the exceptional investment talent that we have across our network in Australia and New Zealand; whilst continuing to grow our product to meet the needs of our clients in a dynamic media landscape,” Ellis says.
Rebelo thanked Keith for her contributions to Publicis Groupe during her tenure and wished her the best for the future.
“She has delivered strong results for our Groupe, leveraging her cross-media experience to add value, insight and support for our agency investment teams and clients,” Rebelo says.
Keith wished Ellis luck in the new roles and says he will be working with an "amazing" team.
"When I started building PMX, programmatic was still a specialist silo, TikTok didn’t exist in the market, and Nine was not negotiating across multiple channels," Keith says.
"I am proud of developing a specialist team that has grown and adapted with the rapidly changing media world, building products and driving insight and value for all the clients in our portfolio.”
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