THURSDAY 21 NOV 2019 2:52 PM


Publicis Groupe UK has hired Clare Donald, as its chief production officer.

With over 25 years of experience in production and film, Donald will lead both Prodigious and Publicis Groupe UK’s cross-discipline production offering to further drive the Publicis Power of One country model.

The heads of production of individual Publicis Groupe UK agencies – including Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett and Publicis.Poke – will have a reporting line to Donald as well as to their respective agency creative leads. 

In her new role, Donald will work closely with Ben Mooge, CCO of Publicis Groupe UK, to raise the level of craft and creativity across Publicis Groupe UK agencies. Donald joins from Unreasonable Studios where she was global managing director. In this role, she ran full service studio offerings across seven offices in six countries worldwide, developing cross-company collaboration to enhance both craft and efficiency.

Prior to Unreasonable Studios, Donald joined Ogilvy London in 2016 as its chief production officer, where she worked closely with Annette King and her leadership team.

Before joining Ogilvy, Donald led the multi-award winning Google Creative Lab EMEA for as head of operations, managing a team of producers, coders, creatives and designers. Donald has also worked at agencies including Havas Worldwide, Mother and JWT, production companies including Stink, Gorgeous and Partizan, and in feature film production.
This year, she was appointed co-chair of the British Arrows as recognition of her breadth of expertise within the production industry.
King says, “We understand the unique and varied challenges facing our clients and having Clare join us reflects the importance of production as a multi-discipline capability for our clients. I’m delighted to be working with Clare again and know that she will bring an impressive heritage of finding new paths to growth through our connected and agile operating model.”