Publicis Italy/Le Pub strengthens and broadens international creative talent by appointing 3 new Creative Directors

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Publicis Italy/Le Pub welcomes new recruits as international creatives join the agency. The additions comprise three Creative Directors Nick Bakshi and Rainor Marinho and Jack Christensen, who will join the team in January 2023.

Joining the team, Nick Bakshi, an American who brings multi-market experience across the US and Europe. He is an internationally recognized creative whose work has been acknowledged by the top festivals including Cannes, One Show, Clios, D&AD and Eurobest. Most recently, his campaign “The Tattoo Duo Over” for Duolingo picked up a Silver Lion in the Social Media & Influencer category at Cannes 2022.

Nick Bakshi, Creative Director: “Publicis Italy/Le Pub is an agency I’ve always admired. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from the incredible talent there, and to help the agency continue to grow its legacy of ground-breaking work.”

Rainor Marinho is a northeastern Brazilian who has more than 12 years of experience, lately being part of the creative team responsible for opening the first GUT agency in Brazil. Besides that, he has worked in other renowned Brazilian-based offices such as Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Grey, FCB and Ogilvy. Rainor has created campaigns for major global and local brands such as Heinz, AB Imbev, Domino’s, Nestlé, Mercado Libre, Stella Artois, Mondelez, Unilever, GSK, Volvo and many more, being awarded in Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio Awards and many more.

“Publicis Italy/Le Pub is doing top tier relevant work for a while now, sparking the world’s curiosity on what’s next. This time I’ll be able to see it and be part of it from the inside helping to fuel that spark even more.”- Rainor Marinho, Creative Director

Publicis Italy/Le Pub is an example of a unique agency model, that combines data and creativity to impact culture. With these three new talent additions, the agency confirms its proposition of having brands meeting culture and connecting product, commerce and communication by creating innovative brand experiences that resonate at scale.

The new appointments will be responsible for global clients like Heineken.

“These new team members will further raise and scale the creative power for our agency towards our clients. Their international knowledge complements our ambition to expand Publicis Italy/Le Pub as their experience is rooted in the agency’s ethos” – Bruno Bertelli, Global CEO of Le Pub, Global CCO of Publicis Worldwide, and CCO of Publicis Groupe Italy