Fleishman-Hillard Appoints Pierre-Samuel Guedj as General Manager for Its Paris office

February 28, 2013

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PARIS, Feb. 28, 2013 – Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Pierre-Samuel Guedj to lead its Paris office. Effective March 11, 2013, he will assume responsibility for the firm's business in France and join Fleishman-Hillard's EMEA management team.

Guedj is highly skilled, connected and entrepreneurial. For more than 17 years, he has acquired experience in the broadest possible communications portfolio, including specialization in corporate, brand, crisis communications, corporate social responsibility and governmental relations. He is an active member of industrial and not-for-profit associations and is strongly connected to the French political environment. Over the years, at various agencies, he has constructed and executed international integrated campaigns, including advertising, media relations, events, internal communications and public affairs.

“We are on a highly focused growth path, where we deliver strategic integration of communications programs to an international roster of clients,” said Dave Senay, president and CEO of Fleishman-Hillard. “Pierre-Samuel has the precise combination of experience and personality to drive our French and international client base. He knows his way around our profession, he understands what clients need, and he can drive the French market. Together with the Paris team, he will make manifest our objective to become the most complete communications firm in the world.”

“This is the right time, for me personally and professionally, to be joining Fleishman-Hillard,” said Guedj. “I am highly conscious of the relevance of our industry, the value our expertise brings to clients and the impact excited and committed counselors can make. I share both the vision and culture of Fleishman-Hillard and aim to do groundbreaking work in France with the Paris team and international colleagues.”

About Fleishman-Hillard
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world's leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organisations. The firm is widely recognised for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com. Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organisations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.