When it comes to PR agencies, no one would ever say Havas PR North America is your conventional choice. And that’s all good. Who wants a cookie-cutter thinker anyhow? Not us, and not any of the brands that charge us with getting them noticed.
Located across the pond from our French holding company, Havas—a top-five global advertising and communications services group and the youngest holding company in the world—we have grown wild and free. Yet even as we get bigger, we cleave to Havas’ unruly entrepreneurial spirit, seeking out opportunities in unexpected places and in unexpected ways to be disruptive but always constructive.
With close to 400 honors in the past seven years for our client campaigns, our creativity, our consulting, our CSR efforts, our efficiency of communication, our reputation, our business performance, our agency initiatives, our staff and much more, we are among the most decorated PR groups in the U.S.—and in many cases, our offices are the most honored of their size in their region.
Two of our strengths are trendspotting and newscrafting. We decipher what the future holds, then craft the next headline to make the future our clients’ today. (It’s more than a little helpful that our CEO, Marian Salzman, is one of the world’s top trendspotters.) Our mantra is this: Don’t just be in the news, be the news. By spotting trends and staying on top of the zeitgeist, we generate opportunities for clients (and ourselves) to do just that.
We are a leading member of the Havas PR Global Collective (we like to say that we’re “networked” rather than “a network,” symbolizing our communal, supportive state of mind and way of working). Our two dozen–plus agencies worldwide lay claim to truly best-in-class assets, and we are the 10th-largest PR group in the world. Salzman is chair of the Collective.