Everyone celebrates Christmas a little differently. Some people like to throw ugly sweater parties; others like to blow past the season without giving it a second thought. A new campaign from retailer David Jones starring actress Cate Blanchett gives viewers a glimpse into what the holiday brings for people in Australia.
David Jones, the former global CEO of Havas and its namesake ad agency, received $13.5 million in compensation last year, which included $7 million in severance, according to the company’s newly issued
That didn’t take long. Nine months after joining Arnold in New York as president, Corey Mitchell is leaving.
David Jones is out as global CEO at the Havas holding company and its namesake ad agency. At the holding company, Jones will be succeeded by Yannick Bolloré, the son of Havas investor Vincent Bolloré. And, at ad agency Havas Worldwide, global co-president Andrew Benett becomes the top executive.
During a recent, early-morning phone conversation with Adweek, the normally loquacious Andrew Benett was strangely quiet when asked to explain his new role as Havas Worldwide co-president, sharing responsibility for the shop’s global business.
Kate Robertson, who just became Havas Worldwide’s second global president, describes herself as noisy, energetic and “very good with people.” She’ll need all those qualities and more in her new role as partner to Andrew Benett, the agen
The Publicis Omnicom merger will create the biggest ad holding company in history, but is that a good thing? David Jones, global CEO of rival Havas, thinks not.
Reflecting a slowing of business in North America, Havas reported flat first-quarter revenue of $504 million. Organic growth declined 0.9 percent compared to an increase of 3.5 percent in the year-earlier quarter. The company said results were broadly in line with internal expectations.
Both net income and revenue climbed at Havas in 2012, in what CEO David Jones described today as a strong year. On a constant currency basis, net income grew 5 percent to $162.6 million, while revenue rose 8 percent to $2.3 billion, according to Havas. The company ended the year with an operating margin of 13.5 percent, up slightly from 13.4 percent in 2011.
Like his boss at Havas’ Arnold, Matt Howell is becoming a “two-hatter.” Howell, who joined the agency as global chief digital officer in 2011, will now also serve as CDO for Havas Creative, the collection of creative agencies under the holding com