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Andrew Swinand

CEOPublicis Groupe Creative and Production U.S

Chicago, IL

Member Since September 2022


Digital Marketing
Business Strategy


Andrew Swinand is the CEO of the Creative Group across all Publicis agencies, as well as the CEO of Leo Burnett. Andrew became CEO of Leo Burnett when they acquired two companies he founded, which were focused on personalized content and search analytics. Being a serial entrepreneur, Andrew has founded nine companies and had seven exits. Previously, Andrew was president of Starcom Mediavest Group, worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble, and began his professional career at BBDO. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and proudly served his country as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army.

Published content

The antidote to toxic work culture: Ending the blame game through curiosity and conscious leadership


Moving from a culture of blame and fear to one of curiosity and growth requires a learning mindset, and a leader’s commitment to curiosity can foster that culture.

Don’t look back: The top 5 leadership lessons from the military


Business leadership lessons learned from eight years spent as an infantry platoon leader in the U.S. Army.

Getting good at making ‘bad’ decisions: A defining test of leadership


When your choice does not align with your values, it’s not a bad choice with a purpose—it’s just a bad one.

Step into the kitchen: Showing up as a creative innovator


Just as creative industries need more chefs and fewer waiters, the same might be said about our institutions, which can produce creative exiles left to thrive after they leave the system.

Clients get the work they deserve: The case for taking a creative leap of faith


If you are not willing to allow space for divergent thinkers, embrace risk, and do something truly innovative, you are under-leveraging your creative resource. 

Company details

Publicis Groupe Creative and Production U.S

Company bio

Publicis Groupe is a global leader in communication. The Groupe is positioned at every step of the value chain, from consulting to execution, combining marketing transformation and digital business transformation. Publicis Groupe is a privileged partner in its clients’ transformation to enhance personalization at scale. The Groupe relies on ten expertise concentrated within four main activities: Communication, Media, Data, and Technology. Through a unified and fluid organization, its clients have facilitated access to all its expertise in every market. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs around 83,000 professionals. Leo Burnett is dedicated to providing creative solutions to our clients' business challenges. Through a HumanKind approach, we seek to transform human behavior with a core belief that "what helps people, helps business.” Part of Publicis Groupe, Leo Burnett is one of the world's largest agency networks with 85 offices and more than 8,000 employees. The global agency works with some of the world's most valued brands including Aldi, GM, Kellogg's, KraftHeinz, Marshall's, Molson Coors, Nintendo, Samsung, and UHG among others.


Marketing & advertising

Area of focus

Creative Agency

Company size

10,001 plus