"Gate One adds significant new capabilities to the Havas North American portfolio and rightly complements our marketing strengths, offering clients new possibilities to make transformative change," said Stephanie Nerlich, CEO, Havas North America. "We've already seen the natural collaboration that the Gate One team provide and we're looking forward to connecting their passion with clients and businesses to tackle tough business issues."
Gate One's core mission is to deliver meaningful and sustainable change, working in close collaboration with its clients to conceive the big ideas that will transform their business. The team works at the powerful intersection where business meets digital, and deep strategic thinking meets inspired execution. It will focus on a few key offerings to begin with, including transformation leadership, marketing transformation, customer experience, operating model and change management.
"A key factor in our decision to join Havas was the opportunity to leverage the group's geographical reach to provide greater value and service to clients," said Tim Phillips, managing partner of Gate One. "We see a lot of untapped opportunity in the U.S. market and have already started providing our additive services into several client rosters – including Havas Health & You. As well as being able to service U.S. clients we are also excited about having the ability to help client's deliver on their international transformation challenges."
"The time is now for agencies to expand their capabilities — they need to move beyond communications and become a true consultative change agent for their clients," said Brian Robinson, Global Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Growth at Havas Health & You. "Health and consumer brands require this type of capability as they face complex challenges that require innovative, business model level solutions, and we're confident that Gate One is the ideal partner to drive our growth in this space forward."
Since its acquisition in 2019, Gate One has doubled in size, supporting its clients' biggest strategic imperatives including enhancing their employee experience, transforming their global operating model, and leading them through digital transformation. The consultancy operates an in-house incubator – unique to the sector – which helps attract and retain entrepreneurial talent which is central to the Gate One offering.
To learn more about Gate One, its capabilities and opportunities, visit gateoneconsulting.com.
About Havas Group
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835 in Paris, the Group employs 20,000 people in more than 100 countries and operates through its three business units covering all communication activities. Havas Group's mission is to make a meaningful difference to brands, businesses and people. To better anticipate client needs, Havas has adopted a fully integrated model through its 60+ Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and a seamless experience for clients. We are committed to building a diverse culture where everybody feels they belong, can be themselves, thrive and grow. Havas Group integrated into Vivendi in December 2017. Further information about Havas Group is available on the company's website: havasgroup.com.
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