- Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
- NEW YORK
Publicis New York has brought Paul Renner on board in the new role of executive VP, global creative director on the Citi account. Renner was executive creative director at KBS in New York, leading the BMW account. Renner reports directly to Andy Bird, chief creative officer, Publicis New York.
For over 20 years, Renner has been working with some of the top creative shops, on some of the top creative brands. Most recently, at KBS, Renner successfully handled BMW. He created the lauded Super Bowl spot “Newfangled Idea.” Renner’s award pedigree includes Cannes Lions, The One Show and Effie honors.
Previously, Renner was creative director at Wieden+Kennedy NYC, and before that, he was associate creative director on the highly awarded, and often imitated, Volkswagen “Drivers Wanted” campaign at Arnold Boston. Renner also had creative stints at Goodby, Berlin & Silverstein, and Butler, Shine and Stern in Northern California, after starting his career at Wieden+Kennedy Philadelphia.
Publicis NY CCO Bird stated, “Paul is a terrific talent and proven creative leader. We’re building an exciting team here in New York, a mix of rising stars blended and partnered with experienced talent. Paul is a critical part of our team leading work on the marquee, creative-driven Citi business.”
Renner added, “Andy and I grew up in the business at the same time on different sides of the pond, and his work has always inspired me and made me jealous. Joining Publicis New York is a great opportunity to work beside him and on such a famous, very visible brand like Citi.”