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Havas appointed creative agency for Parmalat's international portfolio in South AfricaHavas is proud to announce that they have been appointed as the lead creative agency for Parmalat's international portfolio of brands in South Africa. Parmalat left their previous agency, King James, on 31 December 2017, and kicked off with Havas from 1 January 2018. 1 Feb 2018 Read more

Havas Southern Africa appoints Chief Strategy OfficerHavas is proud to announce the appointment of Mandy Leontakianakis as its new Chief Strategy Officer. Leontakianakis will be based in the Johannesburg office, leading strategy at Havas Johannesburg and across the group, including Havas Boondoggle in Cape Town. 17 Nov 2017 Read more

Havas Boondoggle scoops gold, silver and the Best in Show at the 2017 MMA SmartiesHavas Boondoggle walked away with three golds, one silver and the coveted Best in Show Award at the 2017 MMA Smarties™ which were held last week on Thursday, 2 November 2017, at the The Capital Moloko hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. The MMA Smarties™ are the only global awards programme that recognises and celebrates innovation and creativity in mobile marketing. 6 Nov 2017 Read more

Frank talk: Rethinking value in agency-client relationshipsFrankly, the current way of working between marketing agencies and clients is in a state of flux and we are not sure what's coming next. We have seen this before, but this time it's different. We know that for marketing agencies, adding value is no longer a price nor capability consideration - those are basics that should always be right. It's now about genuinely understanding the way people are consuming information and adopting a structure that enables this understanding. Agencies who are in that state of mind are the perfect partners, poised to help clients get ‘fluent in tomorrow' and win for the future. 19 Oct 2017 Read more

Havas scoops gold at AMASA 2017 AwardsHavas walked away with a gold award at the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) 2017 Awards under the Pro Bono/Cause Related category for #SheLovesBeer. The campaign was one of the two shortlisted under the category, beating Blood Lions' LoveAfrica/Wildlands campaign. 16 Oct 2017 Read more

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