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Havas acquires shopper marketing agency BD Australia
Led by managing director Simon Porter and executive creative director Tom Hoskins, BD Australia helped Havas win creative accounts for Bottlemart and SipnSave last year and are now supporting other businesses in the group, including Afterpay. The latest acquisition aims to bolster the group’s offering to clientsby combining the powers of data, economics and creative. Read More
Havas APAC follows global lead in continuing relationship with Google
Havas APAC has said that it is following its global lead and has no plans to halt any advertising with Google in the region. According to a spokesperson: “The decision of our UK team to pause activity with our partner Google is a temporary move made on behalf of our UK clients and their specific needs. “The Havas Group will not be undertaking such measures on a global basis. We are working with Google to resolve the issues so that we can return to using this valuable platform in the UK.” Read More
Havas Chicago leaders empowered with new titles and job responsibilities
Paul Marobella and Jason Peterson, the leaders of the Havas Chicago village, are seeing their influence — and power — grow within the larger Havas ad agency network. While both Marobella and Peterson have been busy in recent months breaking down silos and creating a unified ad agency in Chicago, Yannick Bollore, the global CEO of the Havas Group, was watching them make some bold moves. Read More
Bolloré: Havas overhaul will be worth the pain
Havas announced last week that it is abolishing Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group. Creative and media will become business units under one regional P&L, with Chris Hirst heading the UK group. Havas Group chief executive Yannick Bolloré sat down with Campaign to give details of the new approach. Read More
Havas China appoints new Shanghai MD
Havas China has appointed Icy Li Yuhong as the new managing director of Shanghai operations. In her new role, Li will lead the Havas Shanghai operations and will be responsible for managing existing and new client relationships along with driving growth through the adoption of integrated thinking within the agency. Read More
Havas acquires Mr Smith in New Zealand
Havas Group has announced its acquisition of New Zealand advertising agency Mr Smith. The Auckland-based agency will rebrand as Havas New Zealand with immediate effect, with Mr Smith founding partners John O’Leary (CEO) and Ben Handy (chief creative officer) remaining in charge. Havas New Zealand will report into the Havas Australia executive leadership team of Mike Wilson, James Wright and Anthony Gregorio. Read More
Havas CEO Explains Why He Put Headquarters in London
Yannick Bollore, chief executive officer and chairman at Havas SA, discusses the company’s new headquarters in London and the business impact of Brexit and the French election. He speaks with Bloomberg's Mark Barton on "Bloomberg Surveillance." Read More
Havas Chicago Appoints New Village Presidents
Havas Chicago promotes from within the agency and appoints two new Village leaders. Tatia Torrey, president and chief client officer of Havas Creative, and Lisa Evia, president of Havas Media – AdWeek’s 2016 Media Agency of the Year winner – will together lead the Havas Chicago Village. Read More
Havas Group unites creative and media divisions under one P&L
Starting today, Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group will no longer exist as divisions but will become business units under one regional P&L. With this change, Havas Media Group's global managing director and UK/France chairman Dominique Delport has been appointed global managing director and chief client officer for the Havas Group. Delport will oversee global client relationships, marketing initiatives and new business. Read More
Havas wins Kia media account in pitch run by the brand’s creative agency
Havas Media is to take on media duties for car brand Kia Motors, picking up the business from incumbent Initiative, which declined to take part in the pitch. Unusually, the process was run by Kia’s creative agency Innocean, which has common ownership with Kia’s part owner Hyundai. Read More