Hot Topics 12/05/2017

RB has picked Havas for its Finish global advertising account

I/ Group Information

NEW BUSINESS:

RB has picked Havas and McCann London for its Finish and Nurofen global advertising accounts respectively.

Pernod Ricard has appointed One Green Bean to handle global PR for its Rioja wine brand Campo Viejo, following a competitive pitch.

Destination NSW has re-appointed Red Agency to manage the public relations for Sydney’s light and music festival, Vivid.

SoClean, the CPAP sanitizing device company, has retained Havas Edge to roll out a national TV and radio campaign to drive sales and elevate awareness of sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea.

Paradores has retained Havas Media following a competition.

APPOINTMENTS / DEPARTURES:

Havas Group has announced two major appointments in France: Raphaël de Andréis is appointed Chairman of Havas Village France and Julien Carette is appointed Chairman and CEO Havas Paris.

Havas PR Pittsburgh has appointed Melissa Rieger vice president.

Sébastien Deurdilly and Christopher Thiery have been named co-Mds of Havas Productions.

Adcity has appointed Leticia Herrero as Director of Digital Strategy & Transformation.

Karamjit Dua, formerly the Head of New Business and Mergers and Acquisitions for Discovery Networks India, has joined Havas Media at their Delhi office.

Oti Lozano has been appointed Research Director of Arena Media.

Havas London’s joint executive creative director, Andy Sandoz, is leaving the agency to pursue “personal projects”.

AWARDS / RANKINGS:

CEO, Havas Media Group, India & South Asia, Anita Nayyar has been ranked in Impact’s 50 most influential women 2017.

Adweek has named Andrea Millett, president, Havas Media New York and COO, US, to its all-star list of the 15 most innovative agency executives in media planning and buying.

At D&AD 2017, BETC Paris won two Graphite Pencils and two Wood Pencils, Havas New York won one Graphite Pencil and Havas Shanghai won three Wood Pencils.

NETWORK, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, JOINT-VENTURES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS:

Vivendi has placed and indicative offer to acquire Bolloré Group’s stake in Havas.

II/ The Competition

NETWORK, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, JOINT-VENTURES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS:

WPP digital agency POSSIBLE has acquired Marketplace Ignition, which advises clients on how to grow their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces.

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired data-driven customer experience agency Accordant.

TM Advertising is buying itself back from Interpublic Group.

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