MIPTV: Publicis Chief Maurice Levy And The Billion-Dollar Selfie

Want to know who really was behind that Oscar selfie that tellingly was snapped on a Samsung phone? And the one last week that featured President Obama and baseball star David Ortiz? Maurice Levy, Chairman and CEO of France’s ad/PR giant Publicis Groupe, spilled the beans during his keynote interview today at Mip-TV in Cannes (watch a clip below). And he backed it up with some serious numbers. “The earned media — all the buzz which has been done around the Oscar [selfie] — represents roughly a value between $800 million to $1 billion because it has been all over the world,” Levy said. The theme of his sit-down with journalist and media commentator Kate Bulkley was “The Future of Content Is Digital.” Here’s the clip:

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