2014 rank: 46
Olivier Fleurot orchestrated some significant deals in the last year, including the acquisition of public affairs firm Qorvis Communications and Espalhe in Brazil.
Within the agency, Fleurot finessed several important leadership moves at the start of the year. He tapped eBay’s VP of communications Paul Newman to take over from Renee Wilson as president of North American operations with Wilson returning to the role of chief client officer.
With the failure of the Omnicom-Publicis merger, MSLGroup, which works with top brands such as Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble, retains its status as the sole PR firm in the Publicis empire, a strong position from which to continue to build its global brand.