The Holmes Report has awarded Havas PR North America honorable mention for Midsize Agency of the Year, based on our annual Agency Report Card. This week, we await word about other Holmes honors for our finalists in its annual Gold SABRE awards program, which recognizes superior achievement in branding and reputation in North America: our [...]
This week we mourn with the communities of Boston, Cambridge and Watertown, Mass.—and our entire country—as we start to heal after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. @havaspr spent last weekend counseling the Cambridge Public Schools on its crisis communications plan, just one of countless wonderful institutions touched by this senseless crime. We all mourn [...]
We’ve always said that we’re grounded in media, strategy, client service and community (it’s right at the bottom of this page), and our latest award triumphs wrap up that phrase in neat little packages. In Bulldog Reporter’s Media Relations Awards competition, we won silver for PR Innovation of the Year for our work in bringing [...]
Last week, our pro bono clients and friends Robbie and Alissa Parker sat down with Norah O’Donnell of CBS News to talk about their 100-day journey since the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., where their daughter Emilie was killed. When we discovered on the day after the terrible event last December that a former Havas PR [...]
What will a Spanish-language Pope, a man in his 70s, do for the cohort with which he is associated? Embedded in his early brand actions are some interesting moves: paying his own hotel bill, reaffirming conscious consumerism, and now embarking on a journey to redefine one of the world’s great institutions as a peacemaker and [...]
To honor Presidents Day, Piers Morgan is talking to descendants of three former American presidents: John Taft, Margaret Hoover and Michael Reagan. It got us thinking about the agencies we have absorbed over the years to become Havas PR North America. Do you have stories of our great predecessors, including Creamer Dickson Basford, Kratz & [...]
New business is what makes us very happy, because it is brainfood for the mind and soul. So we’ve been pigging out in February, a month of intensive learning, with topics ranging from music to advocacy, NGOs to personal care (all our new wins are confidential, but think pharma and cause). If you don’t love [...]
Where in the world was Havas PR Senior Account Executive Angela Mineo last Friday evening? Meeting youth leaders from the ICPD Global Youth Forum while being entertained by Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and others at the pre-Grammys mPowering Action launch party. Those young leaders and the United Nations Foundation co-hosted the event. Mineo was an instrumental [...]
It has been one month since the Newtown, Conn., shootings, and the national debates about mental illness, school safety and gun control have been heating up. We continue to support the Emilie Parker Fund and will be tuning in to “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday, Jan. 15, to watch Emilie’s aunt Jill Cottle Garrett and [...]
Happy New Year from the agency that predicts that Duchess Kate will launch “royal renewals,” making hand-me-downs as warm as homemade. “How are they going to dress your new prince or princess?” Havas PR CEO Marian Salzman asked readers of The Times of London a few days ago. “My guess is that baby isn’t going [...]
We’re thinking good thoughts for the new year and hoping for peace on earth. One way Havas PR North America is working toward that goal: We volunteered to build a Web presence for one of the young angels of Newtown, Emilie Parker. Emilie’s family created a fund to support Sandy Hook parents in taking time [...]
For the first 12 days of December, Havas PR North America is working with a new charitable organization each day, giving our time and industry skills to help them with whatever they need. We’re calling it the 12 Days of Havas, and we’re very excited about highlighting our ingenuity and the collaborative nature of our [...]
We already know that we have the best staff in the public relations industry, but PR News confirmed that by naming seven of our own as finalists in its PR People awards competition. Our fingers are crossed for Colleen Cleary, Dalton Dorné, Janene Ferrara, Sara Schwartz, Jody Sunna and Kate Urbach to win at this Thursday’s [...]
We’ve always got ideas on our mind. This week it’s ideas conferences—not just such stalwarts as Davos and TED but also upstarts like All Things Digital’s D conferences and Techonomy. On Forbes.com’s CMO Network, @havaspr CEO Marian Salzman wonders what attending ideas conferences says about your personal brand. “Are Davos people different from TED people [...]
Hurricane Sandy has brought out the best in us, and those of us in the New York City office are now back at our desks, thinking about the people who still don’t have power or who have lost their homes. It’s a tough time for so many, and our thoughts are with everyone.
Once upon a time, extreme weather was our trends prediction. Right now, we are watching Hurricane Sandy highlights causing the news to be recrafted. Presidential election? This week it’s all Frankenstorm, all the time.