Havas PR in the News — October 2016

PRovoke16: ‘Fear Is the Biggest Enemy of Agility’

By Aarti Shah, Oct. 26, 2016
Moderator Ravi Sunnak, EVP at Havas PR, asked panelists about the enemies and accelerators of agility. “The biggest enemy of agility is not being forward-looking,” Zain Habboo, UN Foundation senior director for digital, said. “The other is fear and people who are afraid to move forward… The accelerator is being ready for the next thing because it will be here tomorrow.”

Havas UK Revenue Grows 8.6% in Q3; US Down 1.2%

By John Harrington, Oct. 26, 2016
The company—which does not give figures for its PR business, which includes Havas PR and Maitland—described Europe as its “growth driver,” with organic revenue up 7.7 percent in Q3… Havas reported a 1.2 percent decline in organic revenue in North America, which it attributed partly to the one-off impact of client Draftkings being forced to halt a particular promotional activity. Despite this, Havas said Havas Health and Havas Chicago “continued their strong performance” and the firm said it expected the situation to improve in the fourth quarter due to new wins.

Las Nuevas Tendencias del Consumo

By Forbes Mexico, Oct. 19, 2016
Watch Marian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America, speak at the Forbes Economia 3.0 conference in Mexico.

Dear Millennials, Experiences Are Still Liabilities

By Robert Kiyosaki, Oct. 18, 2016
There is even an air of moral superiority among those that live this way. As Marian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America, writes for Forbes: “Shop till you drop.” “He who dies with the most toys wins.” “Greed is good.” Those credos seem as dated now as leg warmers and John Hughes films. They seem like relics not just from the ’80s but also from an ancient civilization. It’s hard to believe that people said them (even ironically) in our lifetime.

Foodies Alert: ABC on Wednesday Airs ‘The Chew’ Episode Filmed in Newport and Other RI Spots

By Margo Sullivan, Oct. 18, 2016
On the segment, which airs at 1 p.m. on Channel 6, gazpacho is on the Newport menu. But pretty much everything is fresh grown on local farms, according to Alexa Battista of Havas PR.

What’s Next for Next-Gen PR Pros? Hashing It Out in a Twitter Chat

By Steve Goldstein, Oct. 4, 2016
In her recent article for PR News, Marian Salzman, chairman, global collective, Havas PR and CEO of Havas PR U.S., mused on these changes and looked ahead to PR’s future. She has reason to be reflective: Havas PR North America just celebrated its 40th anniversary.

World PR Report by ICCO and PRWeek Reveals Optimistic Industry Eyeing Further Growth

By Sam Burne James, Oct. 3, 2016
In the list of the world’s largest PR firms, positions one through to nine remain unchanged, with Edelman the largest followed by Weber Shandwick and FleishmanHillard. Chinese group BlueFocus’ revenue growth of more than a third since last year catapults it into the top 10 at the expense of Havas PR.

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