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Careers

Culture is more important than talent, says Havas CEO

The culture at a company is more important than the talent employed, according to Chris Hirst, European and UK group CEO at Havas. The exec held a session at Creativepool's Connect London festival and shared his thoughts on what makes a great leader...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Vivendi announces Havas purchase agreement with the Bolloré Group

Vivendi announced today that it has entered into the purchase agreement with the Bolloré Group regarding the approximately 60% majority stake Bolloré Group holds in Havas. The execution of this agreement by Vivendi's Management Board follows the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Havas joins list of names pulling ads from YouTube

There was a great deal on internet chatter over the weekend regarding brands (both major and minor) pulling their ads from YouTube following the revelations from the ongoing investigation from The Times, which found that ads from brands including...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Havas unites into one singular group

From today, Havas will become a (literally) united front, with Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group no longer existing as divisions, but uniting under one regional P&L. With this change, Havas Media Group's global managing director and...

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Havas create #BlackAtWork 'jobstacle course' to catalyse race discussion

In an installation based around Black History Month in the US, Havas Chicago created a set of obstacles to reflect what a black man or woman in the workplace might experience, highlighting the need for greater diversity in advertising. Located in the...

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Havas Chicago invite us to play with their massive inflatable boobs

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is slowly becoming as iconic a part of October as jack-o-lanterns and alcoholic abstinence, Havas Chicago has launched another attention-grabbing effort inviting those passing by their offices on...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Havas Canada and the Future of Food

Havas Canada has published an article about the group's latest study: Eaters Digest: The Future of Food, analyzing the food industry as part of its Prosumer series of reports. The document investigates changes in the sector, industry trends, and the...

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Advertising

Havas Village opens in Jakarta

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...

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Features

Recruiter Insight: Havas Media with Jennifer Gabrielle-Chapman

At Creativepool this week, we've decided to dig a little deeper into the recruitment process and help our members glean an insight into what they should be doing in order to climb the creative career ladder and make the most of their talents. This is...

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Advertising

Havas PR celebrate 40th anniversary with a significant charitable splurge

Havas PR North America will mark its 40th anniversary with “$400K for 40,” a pledge to donate $400,000 worth of man hours in support of worthwhile organisations between now and March 2017. Havas PR, initially founded on March 1, 1976, as Creamer...

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Inspiration

Havas Media put avocados in space for the Superbowl

There's no doubt that the UK advertising industry has always enjoyed an unrivalled reputation for innovation, creativity and flair. Despite much work becoming rather prosaic and generic in recent years, that reputation sustains and remains. However,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Havas helia brew the world's first emotional beer

For most of my adult life I've been rather passionate about beer. It might have something to do with the fact my father used to work at a brewery, so there's almost certainly tinge of nostalgia behind it, but honestly, I think it's more to do with...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Havas opens first UK Village in Manchester

Havas Media UK has expanded its offering in our humble nation by opening its doors in Manchester. Building on the success of Havas Lynx, Havas PR and Havas People, the global marketing and communications group has unveiled the launch of the UK’s...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Havas Worldwide

Putting on a peep show in Chicago for Breast Cancer Awareness Month With one week remaining for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Havas Chicago has unveiled a rather provocative new installation designed to extend awareness of the disease and...

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Havas Drive: specialists in innovation and digital transformations

Havas Worldwide recently launched a new specialist unit within the network, an “Agency within an agency” focused on delivering innovation and digital business transformation solutions for brands. The “Havas Drive” team is...

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There's only One Direction for Havas Media

Universally reviled and/or worshipped boy-band One Direction will be launching their new fragrances through the Havas Media social unit; Socialyse powered by Cake, which offers a complete social service to clients, combining the earned and paid...

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Havas Village opens in the windy city

Havas officially opened the Havas Village Chicago this week at the freshly renovated 81,000 square foot office space in the River North area of the windy city; a trendy, urban neighbourhood that perfectly suits the global marketing and communication...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Havas Media leads a life of luxury

Havas Media Group recently announced the global launch of it's Italy-based LuxHub, a consulting business specialising in luxury brands. The new global unit is to be headed up by current Havas Media Group Italy CEO, and luxury fashion expert, Isabelle...

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Advertising

Havas acquire award-winning German agency

It was announced recently that The Havas Group has acquired the award-winning German agency, Bird & Schulte Advertising, a leading health and wellness communications agency which offers a full spectrum of services including advertising, digital...

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Advertising

Havas to predict the future of TV analytics

Yesterday i.Predictus, the demand-side television analytics platform, announced a trial relationship with Havas Edge, the largest vertically integrated full-service direct response agency in the world. The trial will last for three month, over which...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Havas Worldwide and Iris gain new heads of film

Last week there was a bit of a shakeup at Havas Worldwide London, with Leila Bartlam leaving the agency for a job at Iris as head of TV, film and content, and Lucy Powell moving to claim Bartlam's vacated role. Powell has been a TV producer at Havas...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

5 minutes with... Mick Mahoney - Havas Worldwide

Tell us what you do for a living and who you work for? I'm the ECD for Havas Worldwide London (formerly EuroRSCG). What does that involve? Building an agency that people feel great about working for and with. How did you get started in the...

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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Flipping the script with copywriter Vikki Ross

Brand and tone of voice specialist Vikki Ross didn’t take your average route into copywriting but has carved out a successful career by going off script. “I’m from the school of Work Your Arse Off,” she says. “I did...

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Trends

7 major trends from Cannes Lions 2019

Now the dust has settled after another busy Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, it's time to take stock of some of the trends from this year's event. Here're seven major themes we observed at thenetworkone... Ugly sells I’ve...

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Advertising

Behind the Idea: The Times and Kia show the cost of leaving it unsaid

Kia has launched a new campaign called Journeys That Matter in partnership with News UK and Sky Media to raise awareness of its car portfolio, featuring the Kia ProCeed and Kia's new all-electric e-Niro. News UK’s Bridge Studio developed three...

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Awards

Cannes Lions 2019: Design, Outdoor, Print & Publishing winners announced

The first round of awards were handed out at the opening show of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity last night with focus on the Communication and Health Tracks. Grands Prix in Communications went to Google Creative Lab New York,...

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Features

Industry Influencers: Chris Hirst

Prior to being named global CEO of Havas Creative, Chris Hirst was CEO and chairman of Havas UK and Europe. As UK CEO, he led 1,800 people across both creative and media disciplines, so he knows a thing or two about management. Recently, he wrote a...

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Advertising

Festive Feels: All the ads of Christmas 2018

Burberry - Close Your Eyes and Think of Christmas Vodafone - Christmas Covered Agency: Ogilvy UK Director: Gary Freedman Production: Independent Films Visa - #KeepItLocalThisChristmas Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Director: Chris...

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Advertising

Account wins this week

Wella Professionals appoints The&Partnership Beauty company Coty has appointed The&Partnership London as global lead creative agency for its Wella Professionals brand. The appointment is effective immediately and reflects Coty’s focus on...

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Advertising

Account wins this week

Tribal Worldwide gets social with AT&T Tribal Worldwide, a division of DDB Worldwide and Omnicom, has been selected by telco AT&T to run its corporate social media account, effective immediately. Tribal will service the business out of its...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

McCann drives Opel/Vauxhall in Europe Vauxhall-owned car manufacturer Opel has appointed McCann Erickson as its new international creative agency. McCann replaces previous partner Scholz & Friends and will pick up the account as of January 1,...

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Features

Give your marketing the overnight test

Ben Matthews, principle planner at Havas Helia explains how having kids and applying the rules of parenting can help your marketing strategy… Being a planner often means applying knowledge from outside the traditional business sphere to...

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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi London taps 72andSunny ECD Saatchi & Saatchi London has hired the former ECD of 72andSunny New York to be its new chief creative officer. Guillermo Vega will join the agency on October 1 following the departure of Andy Jex, who...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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