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A Few Words With...Natasha Smith
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A Few Words With...Natasha Smith

Havas Group's Natasha Smith

The Master Builder
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The Master Builder

Move over, Property Brothers. This adman built his house from the ground up.

The 100% Programmatic REMIX
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The 100% Programmatic REMIX

Havas University has launched 100% Programmatic REMIX, a new course that proves that automation doesn’t have to be confusing. It can be fun and useful.

The Creative Luck of the Irish
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The Creative Luck of the Irish

The talent at Havas Dublin is like a four-leaf clover—a rare industry find.

PhD Student Turned Adman
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PhD Student Turned Adman

We did not see that coming—but we’re glad it did.

A Few Words With...Jorge Percovich
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A Few Words With...Jorge Percovich

Havas LATAM’s CEO Jorge Percovich

Standing Up for Mental Health
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Standing Up for Mental Health

Boosting awareness. Starting a conversation. Providing an outlet.

New to the Family
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New to the Family

Republica Havas is one of the newest additions to Havas—and it's already making waves.

Cool and Weird Ideas
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Cool and Weird Ideas

They make for some good inspiration.

Creatives Are Born, Then Made
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Creatives Are Born, Then Made

We all have it in us.

Storytelling in India
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Storytelling in India

The art form is rooted in Eastern culture, history, and ancient literature.

The Playground of Social Media
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The Playground of Social Media

Social can be an absolute powerhouse—if brands know what they are doing.

Conquering the Moon
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Conquering the Moon

A new top creative at BETC/Havas in São Paulo sets some high expectations for the agency.

The Roadmap to Creating Strategy
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The Roadmap to Creating Strategy

How to navigate data to create meaningful work.

The Digital Life
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The Digital Life

Like it or not, everyone’s got one.

The Seasoned Artist
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The Seasoned Artist

There are few mediums he has yet to tackle.

Elegant Solutions
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Elegant Solutions

It’s what defines the advertising industry.

Written by Toronto
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Written by Toronto

Folks in the 6ix write a book together, one tweet at a time.

#Winning at Social Media
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#Winning at Social Media

It’s not as tough as some advertisers might think.

Positivity and Passion
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Positivity and Passion

Mix in talent, and you’ve got an unstoppable force.

The Master Hacker
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The Master Hacker

Sometimes the only way to figure something out is to break it apart.

Meet Karen
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Meet Karen

Part entrepreneur. Part negotiator. All go-getter.

So Many Books, So Little Time
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So Many Books, So Little Time

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis perhaps said it best: “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”

The Many Facets of Creativity
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The Many Facets of Creativity

It can come in all shapes and sizes.

A Trip to the Bookstore
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A Trip to the Bookstore

This isn’t anything like your local shop—trust us.

The Right Amount of Freedom and Opportunity
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The Right Amount of Freedom and Opportunity

Isn’t that what everyone wants in their careers?

Hitting a High Note with David Gillespie
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Hitting a High Note with David Gillespie

Havas New York’s Group Strategy Director explains how he’s striking a chord with other music lovers.

What Is Innovation, Anyway?
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What Is Innovation, Anyway?

“Innovation is nothing without creativity and storytelling,” says Thomas Jorion. He gives us a simple definition of the term and explains how it’s inextricably tied to our imaginations.

Cultivating the Next Wave of Developers
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Cultivating the Next Wave of Developers

Young Canadian talents are making an impact—and they’re just getting started.

¡Pura Vida!
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¡Pura Vida!

Havas Tribu’s Jorge Oller talks about motivating a team—and living your best life.

A Week of Xploration
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A Week of Xploration

“We all share the same values—adaptability, flexibility, and teamwork—and are continuously learning to face our challenges, no matter where we are.”

Cannes 2018: Havas Lynx Healthcare Agency of the Year
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Cannes 2018: Havas Lynx Healthcare Agency of the Year

"It's about dedication and determination to do work that works, and actually makes a difference to people’s lives."

The Key Is Determination
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The Key Is Determination

It’s the one thing that will help you reach your goals.

Putting the POP in Pop Culture
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Putting the POP in Pop Culture

We can hear your foot tapping already.

My First Time at Cannes Lions 2018
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My First Time at Cannes Lions 2018

Young Lion, Nian He, shares what she learned during her inaugural trip to the industry's most prestigious festival.

Cannes 2018: Small Country, Big Impact
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Cannes 2018: Small Country, Big Impact

Host/Havas ECD Seamus Higgins chats about Cannes 2018 Big Winner, The Palau Pledge

Cannes 2018: Losing a Logo to Save a Species
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Cannes 2018: Losing a Logo to Save a Species

How BETC Paris Convinced Lacoste to Ditch Its 85-Year-Old Logo

The Talk at Cannes: Day Four
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The Talk at Cannes: Day Four

Google talks creativity, diversity remains center stage, and brand POV on social media.

Cannes 2018: Caring for the Creative Mind
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Cannes 2018: Caring for the Creative Mind

“To have a unique perspective on the work, you need to do things uniquely,” says Havas NYC CCO Harry “Bee” Bernstein.

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Jean-Charles Caboche
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Jean-Charles Caboche

"Creativity is life."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lina Rivero
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lina Rivero

"I want to talk to many people. I want new questions. I want fun. I want less ego and more rich discussion."

The Talk at Cannes: Day Three
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The Talk at Cannes: Day Three

Several successful entrepreneurs, a famed comedian, and an athlete turned mega businessman all stress the importance of purpose and genuineness.

3 Tracks to Boost Your Creative Spirit
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3 Tracks to Boost Your Creative Spirit

“Music is the reason I got into advertising,” says Jason Peterson, CCO and chairman of Havas Creative North America.

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Javier Urbaneja
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Javier Urbaneja

"Many people say that the most valuable thing one brings back from Cannes is inspiration, but I think it’s motivation."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lennie Stern
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lennie Stern

"The fact that more than ever, we jurors have to consider creativity x production x distribution as an inseparable measure for judging any kind of idea."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Frederic Josue
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Frederic Josue

"The most brilliant campaigns come from a clever insight that create an emotional connection between the spectator and the brand, giving the feeling that this product was created specifically for me."

The Talk at Cannes
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The Talk at Cannes

So, what are the major topics this year? Stéphane Mailhiot, SVP and Head of Strategy at Havas Montréal, identifies the big, big, big ideas from the festival talks.

Cannes Lions 2018: Innovating with Paper
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Cannes Lions 2018: Innovating with Paper

BETC/Havas’ Erh Ray on innovating “Dissolving Posters” campaign.

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Alexandra Ouzilleau
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Alexandra Ouzilleau

"But the power of Entertainment is that it can fill every role: inspire, educate, help, inform."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Ester García Cosín
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Ester García Cosín

"There are a few low-level cases submitted to Cannes Lions, but identifying the best ones and highlighting them above the average should be the main achievement."

Why Meaningful Content Matters
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Why Meaningful Content Matters

Havas Group’s Maria Garrido on the roles music and entertainment play in creating content that moves people.

Cannes 2018: Inside the Havas Café
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Cannes 2018: Inside the Havas Café

‘A Place to Talk About Creativity’

The Cannes Pledge
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The Cannes Pledge

Patti Clarke, Chief Talent Officer at Havas Group, considers a simple pledge to guide the Cannes experience.

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Wendeline Sassen
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Wendeline Sassen

"I hope to learn a lot from campaigns that create a relevant frame for sustainable choices. Campaigns that really alter behavior and even entire cultures."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Polina Maguire
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Polina Maguire

"These new means of connecting will be emerging quickly, completely transforming the traditional media landscape."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lesley Sillaman
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lesley Sillaman

"I’m excited to learn more about the way the creation is taking place, and about the methods other jurors have for assessing the work."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Jean-François Sacco
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Jean-François Sacco

"Great insight, simple idea, and good execution. This is the magic formula."

The Return to Cannes Lions
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The Return to Cannes Lions

After a seven-year festival hiatus, Stéphane Mailhiot, SVP and head of strategy at Havas Montréal, gears up to report on the biggest trends at Cannes Lions.

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lyndon Louis
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Lyndon Louis

"It is work that wields creativity not as an end, but as a means to achieve a higher purpose: making a real difference to the world around it."

Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Tom Richards
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Cannes 2018: Meet the Jurors - Tom Richards

"For me, a successful creative idea is defined by a simple human truth and has an insight at its heart. Importantly, it has to solve a problem and stop you in your tracks; it makes you take notice."

Cannes 2018: Jacques Séguéla on Creativity
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Cannes 2018: Jacques Séguéla on Creativity

“It's not Cannes that is changing, but the world,” says the highly quotable creative leader.

Nian He Is Geared Up for Cannes
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Nian He Is Geared Up for Cannes

This Young Lion from Havas Düsseldorf hopes to soak in all things creative, while attending the festival for the very first time.

Andrew Is on the Job
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Andrew Is on the Job

This story pulls at the heartstrings. Havas Village San Francisco introduces us to an inspirational colleague, Andrew, who proves that dedication and detail can override any disability.

Time to Xplore Havas
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Time to Xplore Havas

Five participants from across Asia and Latin America prepare to travel to a new city, immerse themselves in a new culture, and experience a new Havas agency.

Bringing the Latin Spirit
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Bringing the Latin Spirit

Meet the Portuguese adman who eats, sleeps, and breathes the creative business.

Strategy: The Bridge from Data to Creativity
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Strategy: The Bridge from Data to Creativity

A new role. And a new opportunity. Greg James, Havas Group Media’s Global Chief Strategy Officer, shares how he plans to connect creative and media with solid strategy.

Committed to Culture
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Committed to Culture

You can’t fake it—either you get it, or you don’t.

The Formidable Strategist
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The Formidable Strategist

Discover the traits that make up a first-rate strategist

Havas Chicago, an Agency With Heart
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Havas Chicago, an Agency With Heart

Because helping the community is simply the right thing to do

Cannes 2018: Creativity Takes Center Stage Again
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Cannes 2018: Creativity Takes Center Stage Again

“If after Cannes you are not determined to do great things, you are a lost cause.”

The Deets on Data
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The Deets on Data

Havas Group’s new Global Head of Data works to demystify the talk about info and insights.

Cannes 2018: Marc Maleh, Creative Data President
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Cannes 2018: Marc Maleh, Creative Data President

“Results pay the bills, creativity inspires us, and when the two work together, you have gold.”

Strategic Formula
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Strategic Formula

Imagination, cleverness, and clarity can lead to some pretty effective strategy, says Jon Schultz, strategy director at Havas Chicago.

Banking on Blockchain
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Banking on Blockchain

It’s a major, major opportunity

He’s Got Your Back
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He’s Got Your Back

That’s the best kind of boss

Village Mentality
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Village Mentality

A new program at Havas UK allows teammates to provide each other support and encourage mental health.

Fueling More Energy and Passion
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Fueling More Energy and Passion

Because agency life is a people business.

Connect the Dots
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Connect the Dots

Turns out that creativity emerges when you simply connect information from different places.

The Fire That Fuels an Adman
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The Fire That Fuels an Adman

25-year-old advertising man Emanuel Fabris talks about his burning passion for his volunteer work as a firefighter.

Time to Strategize
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Time to Strategize

Some tips on how to create a strategy that connects with buyers.

Finding the Right Answers at the Right Time
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Finding the Right Answers at the Right Time

A little tool called Agora will help make that happen.

Creating Is Always Better Together
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Creating Is Always Better Together

Meet the powerhouse creative duo that loves creating (almost) as much as they love each other.

Preach by Example
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Preach by Example

Álvaro Zunini, creative VP of Havas Vale, talks about the untapped opportunity in Latin America and how he’s managed to inspire others through his actions.

This Is How We Build a Village
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This Is How We Build a Village

The CEO of Havas Canada gets his hands dirty, literally.

In the Spotlight
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In the Spotlight

Havas UK CMO Tracey Barber chats about gender equality, breaking down barriers, plus balancing work and home life.

Driving Meaningful Connections
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Driving Meaningful Connections

Havas Group’s Maria Garrido on what it takes to be meaningful.

Keep It Simple
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Keep It Simple

Fuel Lisboa’s João Ribeiro shares how one short sentence launched his entire career.

#EndGenderInequality
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#EndGenderInequality

Social media drives conversations—but so often those convos are disparaging to women. Havas’ head of communications in the UK shares how she’s fighting abusive language.

Chicago Calls Dibs
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Chicago Calls Dibs

Havas Chicago has turned a time-honored tradition, calling dibs on a recently snow-cleared space, into an initiative to help the city’s homeless.

Thiago and Léa’s Valentine’s Day Story
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Thiago and Léa’s Valentine’s Day Story

How a Havas merger sparked true love.

Havas Edge CEO to Join DR Hall of Fame
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Havas Edge CEO to Join DR Hall of Fame

“Just because a message has a URL, that doesn’t mean its job is direct marketing,” says Havas Edge CEO Steve Netzley.

Gavin Guidry on What It Means to Create in Atlanta
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Gavin Guidry on What It Means to Create in Atlanta

And why everyone should too.

Gabriel Allaire, an emerging novelist
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Gabriel Allaire, an emerging novelist

In his own words, a copywriter at Havas Montréal shares his passion project: his first published novel.

Purpose Over Profit
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Purpose Over Profit

Styling and profiling—for a good cause. Arena Media’s Dominique Perkowski talks about making a difference with her very own fashion brand.

Finally, a Brand That Understands Me
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Finally, a Brand That Understands Me

Sam Hornsby, CEO of TRIPTK, explains how his team helps companies understand and actually succeed at tapping into consumer culture.

Hi, My Name Is Anna Russett
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Hi, My Name Is Anna Russett

"I never went into social media thinking, ‘How should I build my personal brand?’ I just knew what I cared about and that I wanted to share that with others."

Focused on Outcome, Committed to Results
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Focused on Outcome, Committed to Results

Karim Eid and Bertrand Fraboulet, the new global co-heads of Havas’ performance marketing arm Escelis, share how they plan to change their team’s industry footprint.

Dominique Delport: Vivendi + Havas = Greatness
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Dominique Delport: Vivendi + Havas = Greatness

“I think that this is time to think of how advertising should evolve in the next few years,” says Havas Group’s Dominique Delport. “It’s great to see what’s going to be the next chapter of the story.”

They Call Him "Bee"
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They Call Him "Bee"

“I'm most excited about Breaking Tradition.” Harry “Bee” Bernstein on Annex88, family, mediation, and his unpredictable career in advertising.

Getting to No. 1: Red Agency Nabs Top PR Honor at B&T Awards
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Getting to No. 1: Red Agency Nabs Top PR Honor at B&T Awards

“I often say that I go to work every day with my mates and do great work. It is as simple as that.”

Havas Media NA CEO on what it takes to be Agency of the Year
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Havas Media NA CEO on what it takes to be Agency of the Year

"If you want to get recognized, you have to win."

Getting to No. 1: Team of Warriors
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Getting to No. 1: Team of Warriors

Havas Media Singapore knows that collaboration wins. They understand it so well that it led them to win Media Agency of the Year at the Institute of Advertising Singapore’s Hall of Fame Awards.

Pieces of the (Content) Puzzle
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Pieces of the (Content) Puzzle

CEO Richard Plotka tells us how his team at Appatura rejiggers words, numbers, and images to create more relevant and engaging content.

Getting to No. 1: Advertising’s Rocky Balboa
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Getting to No. 1: Advertising’s Rocky Balboa

Fuel Lisboa is the reigning champ of the 2017 El Ojo awards.

Call Me Georgie
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Call Me Georgie

"Diversity empowers uniqueness. Uniqueness enables us to create wonderful things.” Havas Vale México's Jorge Luis De Barba shares how advertising helped him find his identity.

Getting to No. 1: Havas Media Spain Named Media Agency of the Year
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Getting to No. 1: Havas Media Spain Named Media Agency of the Year

“The secret is easy to describe but very difficult to implement.”

What Does the Future of Social Look Like?
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What Does the Future of Social Look Like?

Sagi Chemetz, CEO of social agency Blink, predicts how social will continue to shape digital communication within the next few years.

Nikolaos Lerakis: VP of Design, Havas Montréal
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Nikolaos Lerakis: VP of Design, Havas Montréal

He’s gone from leading a six-person design studio to taking a seat at the big players’ table.

A New Way of Thinking
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A New Way of Thinking

CEO James Wright talks about what it takes nowadays to excel and inspire.

Havas Lofts: Class of November 2017
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Havas Lofts: Class of November 2017

The journey begins.

The Evolution of Digital
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The Evolution of Digital

Creative disruption is over. Creative integration is the way forward.

Building Hope One House at a Time
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Building Hope One House at a Time

“It’s good for the community, the team, and the soul,” says Havas Worldwide Digital Canada’s Alex Chepovetsky, on why it’s important for agencies to take part in do-good projects.

Havas Canada: Toronto IS Everybody
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Havas Canada: Toronto IS Everybody

The future isn't about "versus." Havas Canada's Cory Eisentraut says that the only way to get better is by working together.

Technology Is for Kids
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Technology Is for Kids

Who needs toys? These kids have tech and coding skills.

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