Steve King

Chief Operating Officer, Publicis Groupe
Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Media


As Publicis Groupe COO, Steve King is responsible for developing the company’s marketing transformation practices across all the Groupe’s operations and countries. He is also CEO of Publicis Media, where he oversees the Groupe’s media hub and is responsible for its global agency Brands—Starcom, Zenith, Digitas, Spark Foundry, Blue449 and Performics—brought to life through 23,500 employees in more than 100 countries. Additionally, King serves on Publicis Groupe SA’s Directoire management board—a position he has held for the past two years. Previously, he was CEO of ZenithOptimedia Worldwide and was a founder, in 1988, of Zenith Media, which went on to revolutionize the sector. A highly regarded presenter on industry trends and frequently interviewed for his views on global media issues, King was named to Adweek’s Power List in 2016-2018.