Vin Farrell Joins Havas Worldwide In Newly Created Role Of Global Chief
Appointment further strengthens Havas Worldwide's digital-at-the-core model
NEW YORK, April 1, 2013
NEW YORK, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Havas Worldwide announced today the
hiring of Vin Farrell as Global Chief Content Officer, a new role for Havas
Worldwide in which Farrell will further develop the agency's
digital-at-the-core model by providing global oversight of content creation,
curation, development, production and distribution.
"We're tremendously excited to bring Vin on board at Havas Worldwide," said
Havas Worldwide Global President Andrew Benett. "And with the addition of the
Chief Content Officer role, we're enhancing our creative and digital offering,
and further establishing our credentials as an industry leader in digital and
with expertise in content."
Farrell comes to Havas Worldwide from his role as SVP of Creative Operations
at R/GA, where he served as a business partner to executive creative
leadership. He is a recognized industry leader who helped build and manage the
global integration and output of R/GA's digital studio, experiential, retail
and presentation design capabilities. He has extensive experience managing
cross-office, in-house production capabilities, across all forms of content.
In this role, Vin worked closely with R/GA's global leadership team. Prior to
that he was Senior Director of Content and Integrated Marketing Production at
SpikeTV.com, and had previously worked as agency producer at Digitas. Vin also
has a background in producing independent films—most recently, ME @ THE ZOO,
which premiered at the Sundance Film festival (2012) and was distributed by
"The unique blend of global scale, agility and entrepreneurial spirit is what
drew me to Havas Worldwide," Farrell said. "The company's strategic presence,
social responsibility initiatives and collaborative leadership team promises
to be a force within the industry."
In his new role, starting April 8, Farrell will report to Andrew Benett.
About Havas Worldwide
Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading
integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be
named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the
same year. The Havas Worldwide Network is made up of 11,000 employees in 120
cities and 75 countries, with 316 offices, and provides advertising,
marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to
clients, including Air France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone
Group, IBM, Lacoste, Merck, Mondelez International, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot
Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo. Headquartered in New York,
Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in
communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA)
Global Communications Director
SOURCE Havas Worldwide
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