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Colin Kinsella

Colin Kinsella

Colin Kinsella is charged with leading and consistently innovating the agency’s integrated client offering. Colin is regarded as a visionary leader who has implemented strategic, client-first thinking that increases innovation and sustainable success throughout his career. He has held positions of increasing authority at some of advertising’s most admired and respected companies.

Under Colin’s first two years of leadership, Havas Media won Adweek’s 2016 and MediaPost’s 2017 U.S. Media Agency of the Year award as well as having three separate leaders win Adweek’s Media All Star award.  More recently, in October 2018 at the Digiday Awards Havas was gratified to be recognized, winning “Most Innovative Culture” and in January 2019, was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in 2019” by AdAge.

Prior to joining Havas, Colin served as CEO of Mindshare North America, a division of WPP’s GroupM. During his tenure, he managed client relationships across a diverse portfolio including Volvo, American Express, Unilever, and Nordstrom and orchestrated the global launch of The Loop, a data-infused “war room” that monitors data from over 100 sources in real-time to drive strategy and track campaign success.

In 2014, the innovative work produced by the company’s North American offices captured 34 industry awards and, in 2015, won the MMA Mobile Agency of the Year award. Colin was also recognized as a Digital All Star by Media Post in 2015.

Colin also has held a variety of leadership roles as CEO of Digitas North America, President of Razorfish, Foote Cone, & Belding and QuinStreet over the course of his career.

Colin has an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.

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TV Upfronts Prove Their Value and Worth to the Industry for Another Year

TV Upfronts Prove Their Value and Worth to the Industry for Another Year

Havas Media NA's Colin Kinsella on how the TV upfronts prove their value and worth to the industry for another year.

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