As Publicis Groupe COO, Steve King is responsible for developing the company’s marketing transformation practices across all the Groupe’s operations and countries. He is also CEO of Publicis Media, where he oversees the Groupe’s media hub and is responsible for its global agency Brands — Starcom, Zenith, Digitas, Spark Foundry and Performics — brought to life through 23,500 employees in over 100 countries. Additionally, King serves on Publicis Groupe SA’s Directoire management board — a position he has held for the past two years.
Previously, he was CEO of ZenithOptimedia Worldwide and was a founder, in 1988, of Zenith Media, which went on to revolutionise the sector. A highly-regarded presenter on industry trends and frequently interviewed for his views on global media issues, King was named to Adweek’s Power List in 2016 to 2018.