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Havas Village South Africa

    We are the Havas Village South Africa

    The Havas Village is a truly unique proposition – creative, media, PR, and health, all under one roof. Our philosophy is to work together seamlessly, building teams around our clients’ needs.

    We operate with one vision, one shared way of working, and under one P&L.

    Our Havas mission: To make a meaningful difference to the brands, the businesses and the lives of the people we work with.

    Our People

    We are a home for collaborators. At a time when the industry has fragmented across specialties and disciplines, we're proud to be truly integrated-physically and philosophically.

    Leadership

    Vineel Agarwal

    Vineel Agarwal

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mohamed Bhyat

    Mohamed Bhyat

    Chief Financial Officer

    Sameeha Muthen

    Sameeha Muthen

    HR and Transformation Director

    Carel Scheepers

    Carel Scheepers

    Head of Strategy

    Beverley Jones

    Beverley Jones

    Managing Director Creative

    Katherine Couzyn

    Katherine Couzyn

    Managing Director Media

    Fiona O'Connor

    Fiona O'Connor

    Head of Creative

    Alix De Baudreuil

    Alix De Baudreuil

    Media Partnerships Manager

    Vivendi

    Unlike any other agency, our partners are not exclusively advertising companies, but music labels, gaming companies, live event organisers, TV networks, film studios and video distribution platforms.

    We are drawing on talent and thinking which is changing behaviour – and using the creative ideation and capabilities of our Vivendi partnership. A partnership which has grown at pace, delivering new initiatives to make better, more innovative marketing solutions for our clients.

    Together, we boast an unparalleled entertainment offering, reinventing the relationship between brands, consumers and entertainment, to produce industry firsts.

    Havas Group
    Universal Music Group
    MUSIC

    The world's leading music company, including more than 50 labels covering all genres of recorded music, music publishing and merchandising.

    Canal+
    FILM AND TELEVISION

    A global force in pay-TV as well as the production, sales and distribution of movies and TV series.

    Editis
    PUBLISHING

    The second-largest French-language publishing group, encompassing fiction, children’s books, non-fiction, graphic and illustrated books, and educational and reference books.

    Gameloft
    GAMING

    A global leader in mobile games, with 2.5 million downloads per day.

    Daily Motion
    VIDEO

    One of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world, with 250 million users each month.

    Vivendi Village
    PERFORMANCE

    A powerful collection of ticketing systems, venues and production houses spanning the entire globe.

    Meaningful Brands

    Our proprietary research study Meaningful Brands (that spans 395,000 people worldwide, 30 markets, 21 industries and 2,000 brands each year) discovered that:

    75%

    of brands could disappear and no one would care

    47%

    of brands are seen as trustworthy

    61%

    of people support brands who focus on purpose over profit

    It's these key findings that have led to the creation of our Meaningful Brands strategic framework. A unique approach that has allowed us to understand that a brand’s value - how meaningful it is to its consumers - is defined by a combination of 'functional', 'personal' and 'collective' benefits.

    Used across strategy and planning teams in all our agencies around the world, Meaningful Brands acts as the glue in our integrated process and provides a common approach to strategic thinking to ensure we deliver meaningful business growth for our clients.

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