Havas reveals rebranding plans

MUMBAI: Worldwide communications group Havas chief executive of advertising David Jones has revealed plans to rebrand the agencies under the company as it repositions for an increasingly digital future.

The group‘s new clients for online marketing include Unilever and Sony Playstation.

Jones said that the group will be retiring the 20-year-old Euro RSCG name for Havas’ largest creative network and bringing almost the whole group under the Havas brand.

Euro RSCG was formed in 1991 by the merger of two French agencies Eurocom and RSCG formed in the mid-1970s. The company structure will be consolidated into Havas Advertising and Havas Media. Jones was quoted in the Financial Times, "Within that we will launch Havas Digital as an umbrella brand for digital."

He further informed that he aimed to take on competitors like WPP and Publicis and create a model that contrasted their structures.

According to FT, Jones said, "The rebranding of Euro RSCG will reinforce the fact that our competitors have hundreds of brands and cultures and CEOs, and ours is an incredibly clear and simple structure. We haven’t got big, old-fashioned ad agencies that just do TV ads and have a separate digital silo."

Havas Digital will not have its own independent leadership or financial structure. The repositioning will underline Havas‘ more integrated model for providing services for example, by bringing formerly separate media-buying and creative teams into the same buildings in Paris and New York.

Meanwhile, Havas announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2011. The group has registered net income of 120 million euros, up 9 per cent from 110 million euros in 2010.

The revenue for the year was recorded at 1.65 billion euros, which is 5.6 per cent more than the revenue for fiscal 2010 at 1.56 billion euros.

The group informed in an official communiqué that its digital and social media grew rapidly and increased their contribution to the company’s overall revenue, as the group pursued its strategy of putting these businesses at the core of all its activities and agencies around the world. Digital and social media made up 23 per cent of the total group‘s revenue.

The geographical revenue break up reveals that Asia-Pacific reported growth of 9.8 per cent for full-year 2011.

Latest Reads
Culture Machine & Quaker Oats aim to feed kids

As the festive mood gathers spirit in the country, Culture Machine’s digital channel Being Indian, in collaboration with Quaker Oats, have released a new campaign. Titled "Ek Muthi Sonu ke Naam", the video urges people to pause and spare a thought to the millions of children who go hungry.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
BTVi unveils new brand positioning

BTVi has unveiled its new positioning, #OpinionsThatCount, aimed at impacting the opinions of the influencers. With this, BTVi will be the voice and choice of the influential. An integrated campaign will be launched primarily catering to influencers, key decision makers and opinion makers.

MAM Media and Advertising People
Cornitos unveils 'Crispy' mascot

Cornitos, the flagship brand of Greendots Health food Ltd, rolled out its new brand campaign announcing the launch of its mascot. With its inception in 2009, it is for the first time that the brand has given a face to its much-loved Nachos category.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Barbie's 'Power Of Play': Mattel, BBDO remind parents

MUMBAI: Mattel Asia has launched a new video for its Barbie® brand as part of its broader initiative to empower girls. Mattel Asia, takes on the widely held belief in Asia that imaginative play is not important to a child’s development, with the release of, “The Power of Play with Barbie,” a part...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Zee Mundo hires Steinbranding

MUMBAI: Steinbranding, the international design agency with headquarters in Buenos Aires, responsible for the image of more than 50 channels worldwide, was chosen by the major Indian media group, Zee Entertainment Enterprises to create the brand, naming and on-air & off-air branding for Zee...

MAM Marketing Brands
Exquisite partners with Warner Bros. consumer products

Exquisite, an innovative and experienced player in the EMEA market, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA (WBCP EMEA), on behalf of DC Entertainment, to create the first retail loyalty programmes featuring DC Super Heroes.

MAM Marketing Brands
Cadbury Bournvita Biscuits introduces new tiffin pack

Mondelez India Foods is set to launch a new tiffin pack of its highly successful Cadbury Bournvita Biscuits with an aim to encourage consumers to make it a habit in the morning to have the biscuit.

MAM Marketing Brands
FCB Ulka wins advertising duties for AVT Premium

MUMBAI: A.V. Thomas & Company has appointed FCB Ulka Bangalore to handle the advertising duties for their flagship brand, AVT Premium. The win adds to FCB Ulka Bangalore’s portfolio which includes marquee clients like ITC Biscuits & Confectionery and Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting. AVT...

MAM Media and Advertising Account
Wringley's Doublemint tells a 'fresh' new love story

MUMBAI: Released on Youtube on 21 October, the new TVC of Wringley's Doublemint conceptualised by BBDO Indua and directed by Shoojit Sircar has already garnered over two lac views.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories