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Havas Village opens in Jakarta

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Havas Indonesia has announced the official opening of Havas Village Jakarta, an integrated office that houses creative, media, digital, PR and all the specialist brands of the agency group, under one roof. Havas Village Jakarta becomes the 39th village to be launched by the group, and embodies the group’s collaborative approach, which aims to provide clients seamless integrated solutions with digital at the core. This is especially exciting news, as Havas Worldwide Jakarta is still a young agency, being the result of a merger in 2015 between two subsidiaries; the above-the-line advertising arm Havas Adwork, and below-the-line promotions arm Havas Worldwide/Narendra.

Our move into the village marks an important phase in the evolution of Havas Indonesia”

Havas Village Jakarta, which is also the 16th village in APAC region, is located in Menara Sentraya, in the heart of the bustling city of Jakarta, and occupying an area of 3000 square meters on the 11th floor, the village in Indonesia accommodates 260 strong people across all the brands of the agency including Havas Worldwide, Havas Life, Havas Media, Arena Media, Ecselis & Mobext. This move reflects the Havas Group’s desire to reinforce its position as the most integrated of all the communications groups and its ambition to further strengthen creative and media integration by increasing shared platforms, encouraging synergies and promoting joint entities. It will also deliver operational efficiencies and facilitate new Havas transversal offers such as events, production, and content.

Inside Havas Jakarta

Havas Village Jakarta was officially launched on May 30 by France’s creative legend Jacques Séguéla, VP of Global Creativity at Havas, in an event attended by clients, partners, employees and the regional leaders of Havas. Commenting on the launch, Séguéla said: “I am very honoured to be invited as the chief guest for the launch of Havas Village Jakarta. The idea of media and creative being located together is very close to my heart. I had been rooting for this structure for the last ten years and it is satisfying to see it become a reality. I strongly believe that clients are looking for coherence in marketing and do not want to go to different agencies for different needs.”

Matt Wiggers, CEO of Havas Worldwide Indonesia, said: “Our move into the village marks an important phase in the evolution of Havas Indonesia. To best facilitate meaningful connections, the agency has designed an open office, where employees work together as one team to produce integrated ideas and solutions that are fresh, fun and meaningful. The aesthetics have been built keeping in mind the needs of not only employees but also clients.”

SK Biswas, CEO of Havas Media Group, Indonesia, added “It has been two months since we moved into the new office and we are able to clearly see the benefits this has brought us. The philosophy of bringing media and creative agencies together has already proven to be phenomenally successful in other markets. We already have robust operations in Indonesia and I have no doubt that this move will make us stronger.”

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