Havas

Havas (French pronunciation: ​[avas]) is the second largest advertising group in France and according to its website is a "global advertising and communications services group" and the 6th-largest global advertising and communications group worldwide. It operates in the communications consulting market through three main operational divisions: Havas Worldwide Havas Media Arnold WorldwideIn April 2014, Havas spearheaded several controversial Veet commercials. These were poorly received across social media, drawing wide criticism for their unkind depiction of unshaven women as being masculine.
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  • 3 agencies that specialize in cause marketing

    … by Havas PR. More than half of the respondents (54 percent) agreed that in the coming year they would like to buy brands that let them support well-being and sustainability. Now, an entire cottage industry has sprung up of agencies specializing in helping brands find the right cause to embrace — an army of good Samaritan matchmakers. Here…

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  • 5 things we learned about agencies in 2014

    … world in 2014. Talent is an agency’s biggest headache. It was an ongoing story throughout the year. For those wishing to enter the agency world, salaries are the biggest sticking point. An attitudinal hangover from the recession around trimming costs and cutting essential talent management functions has created what executives call “laughably low…

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  • Havas Chicago evokes ‘Game of Thrones’ to recruit interns

    … Winter is coming — and not just to Westeros. The season is also descending on Havas Worldwide Chicago’s office, as the agency gears up to pick seven new interns for its “Winternship” program starting January— inspired by and modeled after the HBO hit “Game of Thrones.” Instead of run-of-the-mill recruiting through resumes and interviews…

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  • Grand Marnier teams up with SoundHound to play mixmaster

    … French spirit-maker Grand Marnier has partnered with sound discovery and recognition app SoundHound to bring the “DNA of Music” to a millennial audience, with a custom in-app program that lets users break down a song to learn about the covers, remixes, and samples associated with the tune. The program is powered by WhoSampled, the largest online…

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  • The soundtracks of agency creative departments

    … writing. I use it as a metronome.” Droga5 New York Playlist vibe: Cheeky, winky and fun The creative department in this indie shop believes more is more, with a collection of songs played in the department that run the gamut, from Disney to Lil Jon to Broadway showtunes. Turn down for what? Nothing! Natalie Sims, design director, Sub Rosa…

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  • A tour of Manhattan’s West SoHo, the new Madison Avenue

    … gem. The liquor’s a touch pricey, but the vibe and the grub is good – thank the food gods that the jalapeno tater tots survived the recent cull. The location on the cross streets of Downing and Bedford, nestled between some beautiful old carriage houses, is about as cute as it gets down here. Westway is the kind of place you roll to on a Friday…

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  • The favorite creative brainstorming tools of agencies

    … veteran Rafael Jimenez recently scored a $150,000 investment from Havas for Seenapse, a new app and website that seeks to make the internal agency brainstorming process a little easier by letting users “connect the dots” between inspirational things they see online. “People come up with ideas by combining ideas,” said Jimenez. “But I was frustrated…

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  • The agency CEO who finds she can have it all

    … at Havas, and one works at Geometry Global. So I must have done something right: They didn’t get scared off the business. I didn’t bring work home, but they were very much exposed to it. I took them to conferences and speaking engagements. They were very much part of work life. What are your go-to interview questions? Who are you more like, your…

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