Havas Worldwide New York Appoints Darren Moran As Chief Creative Officer

Moran to also serve as Co-Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide North America

Aug 08, 2013, 12:45 ET from Havas Worldwide

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas Worldwide announced today the appointment of Darren Moran as Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide New York and Co-Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide North America, alongside Chicago's Chief Creative Officer and Co-President, Jason Peterson.

In his new role, Darren will oversee all creative work for the New York agency's clients, working closely with Phil Silvestri, Rich Roth, and Lee Garfinkel, who will continue in his role as Chairman, HWWNY, and CCO, Global Brands.

Moran joins Havas from BBDO New York, bringing with him 23 years of experience as a writer and creative director in an award-winning career spanning digital, TV, and print across nearly every client category. Moran's work has garnered top honors from Cannes, the CLIOs, D&AD, The One Show, the London International Awards, and the Webby Awards, among others.

Moran most recently served as Executive Creative Director at BBDO New York, where he worked across the agency's brand roster and on new business pitches. Prior to that, he was Chief Creative Officer at Draftfcb New York, where he led the creative resurgence on Oreo, which culminated in numerous awards, including a Cyber Grand Prix at Cannes. Previously, as Global Creative Director at Y&R, Moran created award-winning campaigns for clients including LG, Xerox, Chevron, Bacardi, Burger King, and MTV.

"Darren is one of the most creative minds in the industry, and, even more impressively, he's had tremendous success across both traditional media and digital," said Andrew Benett, Global President of Havas Worldwide and CEO of Havas Worldwide New York. "I'm thrilled to welcome Darren at such an exciting time for the New York and North American agencies. It's a great time to join Havas Worldwide as we further bolster our digital, strategic, and creative leadership."

Starting earlier this year, Havas Worldwide has recruited new talent to leadership posts, including Patti Clifford as Global Chief Talent Officer, Matt Weiss as Global Chief Marketing Officer, Vin Farrell as Global Chief Content Officer, Sean Lyons as Global Chief Digital Officer, and Tim Maleeny as Chief Strategy Officer for Havas Worldwide New York and Co-CSO for Havas Worldwide North America.  

"The pace of change in this business is staggering, and yet great brand storytelling is as crucial as ever. I'm honored to be joining an agency that gets both. The team Andrew has been putting together proves that evolution can indeed be sped up. As a kid who could never sit still, it's the perfect place for me," Moran said.

About Havas Worldwide

Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide network is made up of 11,000 employees in 316 offices in 120 cities and 75 countries, and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air France, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Lacoste, Merck, Mondelez International, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo. Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA).

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