Havas makes bold statements with two lobby installations

9+ According to San Francisco-based muralist and artist Lauren Asta, art creates an emotional connection within us. She states on her website that art, “allows us to pay attention and to be connected to it and thus be connected with others. I want my time here in this life to be special and meaningful.” Havas … Continue reading “Havas makes bold statements with two lobby installations”

Havas, Escape Pod, MIFF, Thor, Larry David in the news

5+ Anna Parker promoted to Chief Strategy Officer at Havas Havas Chicago announced that it has promoted Anna (Newburn) Parker to Chief Strategy Officer. She joins Havas Chicago’s executive leadership team which includes Paul Marobella, Jason Peterson, Tatia Torrey, Jennifer Marszalek, Lisa Evia and Angelo Kritikos. Considered a major contributor to the transformation of the … Continue reading “Havas, Escape Pod, MIFF, Thor, Larry David in the news”

Havas Chicago creates “Fight Club” for Breast Cancer

3+ The first rule of Havas Chicago’s “Breast Cancer Fight Club” is to talk about Breast Cancer Fight Club. The second rule is to climb into the ring and knock it out. Literally. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the agency has created an incredible installation in its lobby at 36 East Grand St. that encourages … Continue reading “Havas Chicago creates “Fight Club” for Breast Cancer”

Wrestler John Cena stars in new Hefty spots by Havas Chicago

John Cena is not a great actor. I can safely say that since, well, he is nowhere around and I’m in the confines of my apartment!

That said, the wrestler-turned-TV-star-turned Hefty spokesman sure is likable.

And it’s his “Dwayne Johnson” likability that bodyslams any other spots this week and places these new Hefty trash bag spots, from Havas Chicago, into RAW.

Not WWE RAW. Reel Chicago RAW!

Havas Chicago welcomes new GCD Karen Goodman

Former Under Amour creative, Karen Goodman, has joined Havas Chicago as Group Creative Director.

According to Agency Spy, she will lead the creative on the agency’s Hefty and Reynolds accounts while reporting directly to ECD, Paul Hirsch.

In a statement, Hirsch said, “The range of experience Karen brings to Havas is invaluable. We’re building a shop infused with heart and soul and culture. There’s so much opportunity to create and Karen has the chops to run with it.”

Office-less Havas Chicago Village officially launches

Havas Worldwide has officially opened its newly 81,000-sq. ft. office-less Havas Chicago Village, renovated at a cost of $18 million that incorporates all of its many services — media, creative, digital and others — on two floors at 36 E. Grand, a building the agency has occupied for 15 years.

Havas Chicago’s CCO Peterson to co-president

Jason Peterson, chief creative officer at Havas Worldwide Chicago and known for his considerable digital expertise, has been given the additional role of co-president.

He shares decision-making with Joy Schwartz, co-president since 2009, who coincidentally helped recruit Peterson to Havas three years ago.