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Havas launches bizarre purge of New York office

It’s Monday and so the Havas New York purge should be well underway – a tidy office means no more silos (or rubbish) it seems – according to Adweek’s Agency Spy. Bolloré-owned Havas is being bought by dad Vincent’s Vivendi ...

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Icaro Doria takes top creative post at Havas’ Arnold

Doubts have been expressed about the future of Havas-owned Arnold Worldwide following the departure of CEO Andrew Benett and Havas’ move to a more integrated structure built around so-called “villages” (including here) but the agency seems keen to invest, hiring ...

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Havas repositions RB’s E45 with boxer Nicola Adams

RB (Reckitt Benckiser as was, or maybe still is) is repositioning E45 as “straight up skincare,” away from its medical roots, in a new campaign from Havas. So it’s signed up double boxing champ Nicola Adams, now a professional, to ...

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BETC sets up new agency Traction as it recaptures Citroen for Havas

Citroen has returned to its spiritual home of Havas from Les Gaulois, but this time with a new agency Traction, part of Havas-owned BETC. The Traction name pays homage to the Traction Avant, a front-wheel drive vehicle produced by the ...

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Former Havas chief Benett joins Bloomberg in new role

People talk about a brain drain from advertising and a new one is Andrew Benett, former CEO of Havas Creative Group and before that Arnold, who’s joining Bloomberg Media. Benett (below) will fill the newly created role of global chief ...

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Vivendi deal for Havas creates new adland giant

The ad world now has a big new player, French music to Canal+ operator Vivendi which is buying the Bolloré family’s 60 per cent stake in Havas in a €2.3bn cash deal. Vivendi, led by paterfamilias Vincent (below with sons ...

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RB dumps Wieden+Kennedy for Havas and McCann

RB is moving its global Finish and Nurofen accounts out of Wieden+Kennedy London into Havas and McCann respectively. W&K MD Helen Andrews says: “We understand RB’s change of strategy to devolve more control to local markets. We are immensely proud ...

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