Publicis has appointed Nick Hough, the former chief executive of Lambie-Nairn and deputy chairman of Leagas Delaney, Europe, to the role of worldwide account director for banking and financial services company UBS.
Hough will be responsible for leading Publicis’ UBS teams around the world, working closely with Paul Steentjes, worldwide creative director on UBS. He will report to Nigel Jones, chairman and chief executive of Publicis Group UK.
Hough joins from Frieze, the global art publishing and events company, where he was chief operating officer. Previously, he has held a number of senior posts across the advertising, marketing and creative industries working with clients including the BBC, Sainsbury’s, Fiat, adidas, Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble and Barclays Bank.
He spent four years as chief executive of Lambie-Nairn. Whilst at the branding and corporate identity firm, Hough led the agency team that rebranded BT Cellnet to create 02; worked closely with the Sainsbury’s senior management team to create a new brand look and feel and won new assignments from companies including BT, the BBC, Lloyds TSB and British Gas.
Hough joined Lambie-Nairn from Leagas Delaney, where he rose to become deputy chairman, Europe, having joined the agency as managing director in 1999.
Hough started his career in advertising as a graduate trainee at JWT before joining BMP/DDB, Yellowhammer, Leo Burnett and then a successful three year stint as managing director of Lowe Amsterdam. He has also worked as a business and brand consultant on behalf of a number of blue-chip companies.