@ Mixx: Google And Publicis: No Frenemies Here

imageWhile Google (NSDQ: GOOG) may be viewed with a great degree of ambivalence by most major ad agencies, Publicis Group has been unequivocal in its embrace of the search giant. So to explain how this strange relationship has been working, Tim Armstrong, president of Advertising and Commerce, NA/VP of Google, took the stage at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Mixx conference with David Kenny, managing partner of Publicis’ digital hub VivaKi. The two discussed their courtship and goals, as well as some hints about what they’re collaborating on.

Where it began: Armstrong ran into Kenny, who came over as CEO of Digitas and was named Publicis