Arthur Sadoun 'extremely worried for the world' as civil unrest continues in US

Campaign 02 Jun 2020 12:54

Publicis Groupe chairman and chief executive Arthur Sadoun has hailed solidarity as key to protecting the advertising industry during the pandemic, but warned that he is "extremely worried for the world in many areas" as civil unrest continues across the US.

Speaking to Campaign global editor-in-chief Claire Beale today (Tuesday) during Campaign Connect – a digital two-day event discussing challenges and innovation during the coronavirus crisis – Sadoun claimed optimism for the future of the industry has been clouded by "people dying".

"When I saw what happened in the US this week, it prevented me from sleeping," Sadoun began. "We have an impact on this society, so I'm not going to say I am optimistic for the future when I see the line of events that is happening now.

"I'm just trying to fight. I'm fighting for my people and I'm fighting for my clients. I'm trying to look positive, but at the end of the day I am extremely worried for the world in many areas and we will have to play a role somewhere."

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