MercerBell chairman and country lead of Publicis Groupe’s Data Spine Nick Mercer has resigned. Mercer and wife Nikki are going to take some time off in the South of France.
Says Michael Rebelo, CEO, Publicis Groupe ANZ: “I’ve had the career highlight of working with Nick, acquiring his agency MercerBell, then seeing him take on new challenges within the Publicis Groupe after the acquisition was successfully completed. Nick has been an admired and respected leader in the industry for more than 30 years. For many of those who have had the opportunity to work with him, he has been described as a world-class expert in his field, an inspiring leader, a class act and true gentleman. It’s been an honour to have worked with Nick these past five years.
“We thank Nick for his significant contribution to Publicis Groupe and wish him and his wife Nikki all the very best for the future. I’m also supremely confident that the amazing legacy of Nick will be continued and progressed by the MercerBell team led by Julie Dormand CEO and our Data Spine team.”
Says Mercer: “It has been a hard decision to leave the Publicis Groupe, but at the moment, due to health reasons, my priority must lie with my family. Nikki, my wife, and I are taking a year out and will go and live in France for the next few months, and then go travelling and pursue other interests. It has been an absolute honour and pleasure to establish and grow MercerBell, and I am immensely proud of all the staff, clients and strategic partners we have worked with for over 20 years. Additionally, over the past 12 months, I have relished the opportunity to be a part of Publicis Data Spine, and I wish the talented team every success in the future.”