The Week: People News - Altmann nets global role

The Publicis network has abandoned its collegiate system of creative quality control and appointed Olivier Altmann as its global creative director.

The creative chief of the network's flagship Paris agency, Publicis Conseil, will reduce his commitment to the agency to work more closely with the network's internationally aligned clients and to drive its creative potency. The network has not had a chief creative officer since Dave Droga stepped down in 2006.