Here’s the Memo Regarding Moran’s Arrival at Havas NY

By Kiran Aditham 

Well, as you may have heard, Darren Moran has officially joined Havas Worldwide’s New York office as its new chief creative officer. Once again, we’ve obtained a memo (confirmed legit), this time sent from Havas global president Andrew Benett (who also doubles as NY CEO) to staff just a couple of hours ago regarding Moran’s arrival. The newly minted CCO most recently spent his second tour of duty at BBDO New York, which he rejoined just last fall as executive creative director. During his career, the creative exec also served as EVP/chief creative officer at Draftfcb NY.

Anyhow, feel free to check out Benett’s memo, which also mentions a few other key leadership notes, in full after the jump.


“Date:   08/08/2013 11:33 AM
Subject:        Announcing Darren Moran as Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide NY, and Co-CCO, Havas Worldwide North America

I have some exciting news to share with you: Darren Moran will be joining us as the Chief Creative Officer of Havas Worldwide New York, starting Monday, August 12.

Additionally, Darren and Jason Peterson, who recently was named Co-President of Havas Worldwide Chicago, will jointly take on the responsibilities of Co-CCOs of Havas Worldwide North America.

In his new role, Darren will oversee all creative work for the New York agency’s clients, working closely with Phil Silvestri, Rich Roth, and Lee Garfinkel, who will continue in his role as Chairman, HWWNY, and CCO, Global Brands.

Darren’s career spans 23 years as a writer and creative director, with success across digital, TV, and print, and across nearly every client category. Darren joins Havas from BBDO New York, where he was Executive Creative Director. He’s also served as Chief Creative Officer at Draftfcb New York, where his work included the Cannes Cyber Grand Prix-winning Oreo campaign. Prior to that, as Global Creative Director at Y&R, Darren created award-winning campaigns for such clients as LG, Xerox, Chevron, Bacardi, Burger King, and MTV.

Our North American agencies are on a great run of new business wins the first half of this year, including Covance, DISH, Green Mountain, Jenny Craig, Seagate, Strongbow, and Wingstop. I look forward to welcoming Darren to HWW, and to all of you meeting him soon.

Please join me in welcoming Darren.