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Havas Melbourne appoints Damian Royce to new ECD role
In his new role, Royce will lead the creative side of the business, and will aim to bolster strategy and drive growth for brands. Prior to his role with Havas, Royce was most recently with Cummins&Partners Melbourne as creative director, however finished with the agency in August 2016. Read More
Havas Posts Revenue Growth of 4.2% in Fourth Quarter 2016
Havas reported organic growth of 4.2% in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 2% in the third quarter of the year. Revenues were $2.4 billion for the year, up from $2.3 billion the previous year. Read More
Havas Chicago Created a #BlackAtWork Obstacle Course for Black History Month
Havas Chicago tackles the everyday racism of a typical agency workplace with its #BlackAtWork “jobstacle course” for Black History Month. “I love reading these articles about how white and old the industry is, and the industry itself acknowledges and talks about the problem versus actually changing and activating on the kind of issues we have,” Havas Chicago chief creative officer Jason Peterson told Adweek. “In my point of view, America is multicultural, so if you’re an agency that doesn’t have or isn’t made up of a multicultural point of view, there’s no way you can do your job properly.” Read More
Havas Lynx launches tribute to healthcare pros ‘making a difference’
Havas Lynx has launched Healthcare Heroes, The Passion Project – a project celebrating exceptional individuals who are changing the way healthcare is delivered for the better. Healthcare Heroes sees the launch of a limited edition hard-back coffee table book, website and short film. The project was launched at a private exhibition at the British Medical Association in London. Read More
Following a String of New Business Wins, Havas NY Hires a New Chief Strategy Officer
Havas New York named Dan Goldstein as its new chief strategy officer. He will report to Havas NY CEO Laura Maness. In the new role, Goldstein will be charged with growing the agency’s tech capabilities and creating a strategic direction for the agency and its clients. That will include a number of new clients Havas New York recently picked up from Clearasil and Air Wick (which Havas takes over from Droga5) and Dream Bed by Mattress Firm. Read More
At Havas, It Takes a Village to Win So Many Accounts in So Little Time
The first “get to know you” meeting between Havas Media North America’s incoming CEO Colin Kinsella and his new employees last May did not occur in the most glamorous of settings. “I met the team, essentially, in a hotel room in Miami working on the TracFone pitch,” recalls Kinsella, the former Mindshare North America chief who Havas brought on to run its media division last March. “Obviously they were very nervous, [but] I got everybody to really loosen up and not feel the pressure of the pitch.” Read More
Havas Lynx excels at PM Society Awards
Havas Lynx swept the board at the 2016 PM Society Awards on Friday, taking home four Gold awards and two Silvers for its HIV campaign on behalf of ViiV Healthcare. The Manchester-based agency's 'Change the Face of HIV' won Gold in the craft award category for advertisement campaign, primary care campaign and film. It also scooped the top accolade in the primary care advertisement category as judged by healthcare professionals and pharma executives across the UK. Read More
How Havas trained 5,000 people in programmatic
As programmatic marketing permeates everything, many agency staff previously shielded from needing to know how a DMP works have found that they need to bone up on the basics. To that end, Havas Media is on a mission to get 25 percent of its 20,000 employees well versed, or at least versed, in the language and skills of automated buying and selling, with the goal being to increase that in the years to come. Read More
A decade on most people still wouldn’t care if 74% of brands disappeared, finds Havas
In 2008, Havas revealed that most people wouldn’t care if 74% of brands disappeared. It was a statistic that shook brand marketers and one which has since been endlessly rattled off at industry conferences. But for all the talk, a decade on that figure hasn't moved. Read More
Renowned doctors join Havas Lynx
Healthcare creative agency, Havas Lynx , has bolstered its existing medical team with the announcement of three important new appointments – including the renowned Dr Jack Kreindler. Kreindler brings with him decades of experience to the niche healthcare marketing industry. He is founder and medical director of CHHP, the Centre for Health and Performance in London as well as several other medical technology companies based in California. At Havas Lynx, Kreindler will oversee campaign development, working closely with the creative team to ensure campaigns are informed by thorough, scientific insight. Read More