HAVAS : Havas announces launch of new digital agency in China - WPP's Wunderman Brendan Tansey appointed CEO

    HAVAS : Havas announces launch of new digital agency in China - WPP's
                    Wunderman Brendan Tansey appointed CEO

            Havas announces launch of new digital agency in China
                 WPP's Wunderman Brendan Tansey appointed CEO

Havas today announced the launch of Socialistic China, part of Havas Worldwide
Digital. The  agency  will  specialize  in  digital  work  in  Greater  China, 
therefore reinforcing Havas Worldwide's digital offer in the area by  creating 
meaningful  social  engagement  and   digital  dialogue  between  brands   and 
consumers. Brendan Tansey, digital pioneer and former CEO of Wunderman UK, has
been named CEO.

David Jones, CEO of Havas commented: "We  are at the dawn of the emergence  of 
the next generation of global  brands from China and  the next wave of  social 
innovation, which will present even  greater opportunities for Havas and  our 
clients. Brendan's task will be to continue the exciting growth trajectory  of 
our digital business in China. I am delighted to welcome him back to the Havas
Group and excited about the impact he can make creating a world class  digital 

Tansey is  no newcomer  to  Havas, having  had a  16  year career  with  Havas 
Worldwide (formerly Euro RSCG) from 1991 to 2007. In 1995, at the dawn of  the 
internet era, he founded digital agency Euro RSCG Interaction in Sydney whilst
at the same time helping  to build a digital network  across Asia. In 2005  he 
was appointed CEO of Euro RSCG Australia, a position he held for 3 years.

Tansey's latest role before returning to Havas was as CEO of Wunderman UK, the
UK's largest direct and  digital agency employing  400 people. Brendan's  task 
was to digitize  the agency which  he did successfully  with digital  billings 
progressing from 30% to 68% over 4  years. Brendan sat on the global board  of 

"I'm immensely excited to be starting an agency in the greatest market in the
world. I firmly believe China's more collective mindset will generate the next
wave of the social revolution with  platforms like WeChat and Weibo being  the 
evidence. Combine that  with what's  happening economically and  the speed  of 
brand evolution and there could  be no more exciting  place to build a  social 
agency right now."

The agency, which launched this week opens its doors with a staff of 20 people
based in Shanghai. Clients  include Jala, Ivory  baby, Peugeot, Danone  infant 
nutrition, Hersheys, Freescale and Seagate.

About Havas
Havas (Euronext Paris: HAV.PA) is one of the world's largest global
advertising, digital and communications groups. Headquartered in Paris, Havas
operates through its two Business Units, Havas Creative and Havas Media.
Havas Creative Group incorporates the Havas Worldwide (www.havasworldwide.com)
network - formerly Euro RSCG Worldwide - (316 offices in 75 countries), the
Arnold (www.arn.com) micro-network (16 agencies in 15 countries
on 5 continents) as well as several other strong agencies.
Havas Media (www.havasmedia.com) is the world's fastest growing media group,
operating in over 100 countries.
A multicultural and decentralized Group, Havas is present in more than 100
countries through its networks of agencies and contractual affiliations. The
Group offers a broad range of communications services, including digital,
advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate
communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing,
multimedia interactive communications and public relations. Havas employs
approximately 15,000 people. Further information about Havas is available on
the company's website: www.havas.com

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, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, Merck, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroën, 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)

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