Staff Reporters
Mar 23, 2020

Havas Media rolls with disruption, but is it prepared for the long run?

AGENCY REPORT CARD: See Havas Media's overall grade and our detailed report breaking down its 2019 performance in terms of leadership, creativity, innovation, business growth, and people/diversity initiatives.

Havas Media rolls with disruption, but is it prepared for the long run?

It was a busy year of restructuring and leadership changes at the wider Havas Group in APAC, which affected both its media and creative businesses. While this may have contributed to a business slowdown for Havas Media in 2019, the agency still managed to grow revenue by 11% overall. So where did it succeed, and where did it fall down?

Check out Havas Media's Agency Report Card now to see:

  • The agency's overall grade for 2019
     
  • Grades and detailed discussion of performance across five categories:
     
  • Leadership: A qualitative assessment of leadership performance, key regional decisions, management stability and contributions to industry by agency leaders.
  • Creativity: Compelling and effective campaign work, judged qualitatively. Regional and global awards recognition is included, with higher weighting given to wins at major shows. Work demonstrative of high effectiveness for clients is also considered.
  • Innovation: A qualitative assessment of Asia-based initiatives and innovations based on their improvements to the agency, people, clients and industry.
  • Business growth: Assessed by the value of accounts won and lost in 2019, as calculated by the agencies and R3’s New Business League, published in Campaign Asia-Pacific, along with recognition of new project work and organic growth through retained clients. 
  • People and diversity: Agency efforts to attract, retain and develop a high calibre of talent with a commitment to staff diversity and wellbeing are examined qualitatively.
     
  • The grade the agency gave itself, and why
     
  • How the agency performed versus its 2018 scores
     
  • The agency's self-declared areas of specialisation.

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