|Revenue ($ in millions)||2007||2006||% chg|
Asterisk (*) indicates figures are Ad Age estimates.
Havas is a publicly traded agency company based in France. It operates two worldwide networks: Euro RSCG Worldwide, a New York-based global advertising and marketing-services network; Havas Media, an umbrella created in 2006 for its media-agency holdings.
The Euro RSCG Worldwide network houses Euro RSCG Worldwide, its flagship agency; Euro RSCG 4D, a marketing-services agency; Euro RSCG Latino, a Hispanic ad agency; Euro RSCG Life, a healthcare agency; and Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, the network's public relations holding.
Havas Media consists of: MPG, a global media network; Arena, which Havas calls a "network for tailor-made communication services"; Havas Sports, a global sports communication network; Havas Entertainment, a branded entertainment network; and Havas Digital.
Havas also owns regional agencies including U.S. shops Arnold Worldwide and McKinney that aren't part of the global networks.
Havas at year-end 2007 employed 14,438 people, up 8.3% from a year earlier (13,328). The U.S. workforce accounts for about 25% of the 2007 worldwide headcount. Worldwide revenue rose 13.8% to $2.1 billion.
Havas in June 2007 formed a new agency, H, by combining existing shops Scher Lafarge, DevarrieuxVillaret, EuroRSCG27 and Communider. H, launched with 225 employees, was to offer a "crossover between different advertising and marketing services," with all communications professions "united to work in complete harmony."
Non-Executive Chairman Vincent Bollore in May 2008 made another move to gain two seats on the board of competitor Aegis Group. Bollore's shareholding in Aegis as of May 2008 was just below 30%. Aegis has previously rejected his efforts, contending Bollore's seats would be a conflict of interest since he controls a major competitor. Under U.K. law, Bollore would have to make an offer to buy the company if he reached a 30% ownership threshold.
Fernando Rodes Vila, CEO
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