Eoin Welsh

Chief Creative Officer at Havas Worldwide Southern Africa
Location:johannesburg, South Africa


Born in Dublin, Ireland, and bred in Johannesburg, Eoin began his career writing property brochures. From these humble beginnings he has risen through the ranks to creative director at such esteemed agencies as Draft FCB, King James, Metropolitan Republic, Lowe & Partners (both in South African and Europe) and now is the chief creative officer executive creative director of the Havas Group of Companies in Southern Africa...
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Cannes 2017: A temperature check and a future-casting exercise

Cannes is not just gongs, gutter bars and gallons of rosé wine. It's the industry's annual temperature check, the optimum chance to get a bird's-eye view of what we do, what's working, what's not, and how (not to mention if) we keep ourselves relevant...

By Eoin Welsh, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 4 Jul 2017

Not 'super-bowled' over - A stage this big deserves better

For me, watching the Super Bowl ads is a bit like being an Arsenal fan (which, for better or worse, I am). I start out with positive thoughts of excitement, only to end up underwhelmed...

By Eoin Welsh, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 9 Feb 2017

Cannes 2016 Day 10 - Under Armour & overachievers

So last night, the unthinkable happened...

By Eoin Welsh 23 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Day 9 - Orwell, Oliver & Occulus - From Virtual Reality to harsh reality

Having slept like the dead, I was resurrected by the miracle of the mobile alarm clock which I forgot to set on "snooze"...

By Eoin Welsh 22 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Days 4 to 8

So here are days 4-7 in a nutshell...

By Eoin Welsh 21 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Day 3 - Short & Sweet

Happy Youth Day...

By Eoin Welsh 16 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Day 1 - Drones, clones & bones

So Day 1 is done. 12 hours and 200 case studies later. When they say Cannes judging is intense, they don't lie...

By Eoin Welsh 14 Jun 2016

Of rock stars, sex toys and bean bags - why I'm so stoked to be a Cannes judge

A few weeks ago, I found out that I was going to be a Cannes judge...

By Eoin Welsh 19 May 2016

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