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
NO CHILD BRIDES Havas Worldwide India, Charity and Not for Profit (Bronze)
FRAGILE CHILDHOOD: MONSTERS Havas Worldwide Helsinki, Health, Education and Awareness (Gold)
METROPOLE TWEETPHONY Havas Worldwide Amsterdam, Media, Arts and Entertainment (Gold)
LOVEVILLE Havas Worldwide Milan, Best Use of Media Relations (Bronze)
#GIVINGTUESDAY Havas PR North America, Charity and Not for Profit (Bronze)
THE AIRFOOD PROJECT Havas Worldwide Paris, Charity and Not for Profit (Bronze)
FAIR GO BRO Havas Worldwide Sydney/One Green Bean, Best Integrated Campaign Led by PR (Bronze)
Creative Effectiveness (Grand Prix)
Best Use of Mobile (Silver)
MOST POWERFUL ARM EVER INVENTED Red Agency Australia, Best Use of Digital PR (Gold)
DUREXPERIMENT FUNDAWEAR Havas Worldwide Sydney, Healthcare and Services (Silver)