Publicis execs give up bonuses

Several Publicis Groupe executives, including CEO Maurice Levy, gave up bonuses this year as a "gesture of solidarity with the Groupe's employees."

Several Publicis Groupe executives, including CEO Maurice Levy, gave up bonuses this year as a "gesture of solidarity with the Groupe's employees."

In a statement, the company noted that employees "have made substantial efforts throughout the year 2009 to help our clients surmount the economic crisis, and have done so in spite of the fact that the Groupe had instituted a hiring and salary freeze."

AdWeek goes into more detail about the amount of the bonuses, reporting that Levy gave up a $3.7 million bonus and received $1.2 million in salary in 2009.

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