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HAVAS SPORTS UK APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER

Havas Sports have made a top level appointment by bringing Tim Howland onto their board in the UK, joining Keith Impey and Marcus Wight.

Howland joins to head up the strategic approach to all clients and will be responsible for developing the global offer to brands working closely with the Havas Sports and Entertainment global team in Paris. He will also be focusing on London 2012.

Howland said, "Havas is a really exciting group. The sports and entertainment network is expanding and we are building a really compelling integrated offer for clients. We are very focused on London 2012 and the opportunities that the Olympics bring to the market. Our Olympic pedigree is very strong having worked for brands at both the summer and winter Games since 1992, so I am looking forward to working with this team."

To tap into the depth of expertise Havas offers in London, and fuel new business, Havas Sports has just moved into the same building as sister company Cake Group. "This is very helpful," Howland said, "Whilst the agencies are independent we can collaborate to bring the right skill sets together for clients."

Howland added, "I will be working very closely with Alastair McDonald who heads up the Havas Sports and Entertainment Insight team. Their analysis and strategic advice to clients has made a big impact on Havas Sports since they joined in June of last year. In the current marketplace clients are rightly more cautious and really need to be able to evaluate and measure any investment into sport. The Havas Sports and Entertainment Insight team can provide this and we can then advise clients on implementation, whether that be through live, experiential, digital, PR or other platforms."

Lucien Boyer, CEO of Havas Sports and Entertainment said, "We are thrilled to have this new addition to the London team. Tim's senior profile and many years of UK and International experience in the sports and entertainment markets will be key in his new management role."

About Havas Sports and Entertainment

Havas Sports and Entertainment is Havas Media's global sports and entertainment communication and brand integration network and operates through 20 offices including France, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Italy, China, India, Malaysia, and Mexico.

Its 400 professionals offer strategic and operational support to brands and institutions. Havas Sports and Entertainment's core capabilities impact all areas of sponsorship and brand integration, ranging from sponsorship evaluation and engineering, strategic planning, rights negotiation, branded content, sponsorship activation programs and implementation, to performance assessment. They work to connect brands to the world of sport, broadcast, films, music gaming, arts, celebrities and CSR by creating and delivering experiences and unique content for the consumer.

Havas Sports & Entertainment international clients include:  Coca-Cola, adidas, Bank of China, Coty, McDonald's, Veolia, Repsol, Areva, Carrefour, Orange, Unilever, Satyam, Santander, Winterthur, EDF & EDF Energy, Air Asia, Puig, Nintendo, Motorola, Peroni, PSA, Reckitt Benckiser, LVMH and sports organizations such as the Argentinean Tennis Association, the Association of Tennis Professionals, the English Premier League, and the French Golf Federation, among others.


Contact:

Havas Sports UK
Andrew Fraser

Senior Account Executive
andrew.fraser@havas-se.com
0207 307 1346 / 07880 705 138

Havas Sports and Entertainment Global
Melina Baetti

Network Communication Manager
melina.baetti@havas-se.com
Tel: +33 (0)1 58 47 82 56

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