Command and control is so last decade; collaborations are what motivate and push people to excel. That’s why the Havas PR Global Collective—networked, rather than “a network”—has been punching well above our weight since we rebooted in fall 2012. Our flat structure gives us many advantages, starting with agility. We are truly a collection of strong local agencies (including five members of AMO, the world’s top network of strategic and financial communications consultancies) who join together, often tag-teaming as one time zone shuts down and another is just punching in, with respect and camaraderie to push ourselves and our clients toward a successful future.
SPOTLIGHT: REGIONAL LEAD
James Wright | APAC Managing Director, Global Collective | Group Managing Director, Havas Worldwide Australia
James is a decorated and respected practitioner. In 2014, he was named CommsCon’s PR Leader of the Year and honored as a member of PRWeek Asia-Pacific’s Power List. At his previous agency, Grayling, James led numerous high-profile global brand campaigns and handled issues management for top multinationals.
In less than three years, members of the large blended Havas PR Global Collective family have not only blown away major award competitions worldwide for their individual work—including a dozen Cannes PR Lions, Agency of the Year awards, and even a D&AD Black Pencil (usually bestowed only on creative agencies)—but also triumphed as a Collective. To wit: 26 awards for our truly global work with the United Nations Foundation to convey the science of climate change across the planet. And Bulldog Reporter Stars of PR named us Global Agency of the Year, Multinational Practice, in 2015. Plus, the Collective was a Global Citizenship finalist in the inaugural PRWeek Global awards. #GoodWork
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