About Us | Chicago

Our Mission

To be recognized as the most creative company in the heartland by reinvigorating great American brands through cultural relevance.

Leadership

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Paul Marobella Chairman & CEO, Havas Creative, U.S.
Paul Marobella Chairman & CEO, Havas Creative, U.S.

Motivated by a determination to change the industry, Paul’s focus is on creating something truly different at Havas, leading the portfolio of several major creative agencies across the U.S.

His energy comes from building teams that play to win with humility, are hungry to innovate and believe that doing beats talking about it. His teams have fun along the way, too.

Paul is also a part of the Havas North American mergers and acquisitions team and the Global Data Strategy Council. He has won numerous awards, including Best and Brightest Strategist from Advertising Age; and he has held several leadership roles at notable agencies, such as Greco Ethridge Group, Wirestone, and Havas, which has won him multiple Agency of the Year honors.

Paul has a passion for giving back and helping kids in crisis. His efforts are focused on supporting inner-city Chicago youth.

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Jason Peterson Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Creative, U.S.
Jason Peterson Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Creative, U.S.

Based in Chicago, Jason oversees Havas creative for all U.S. brands. He has served as the head of art for Volkswagen, founding partner and executive creative director at Berlin Cameron, and co-president and executive creative director at Translation, a marketing agency founded by businessman and author Steve Stoute and music mogul Jay Z.

A true social media junkie, an avid photographer, and a brand storyteller, Jason has amassed more than one million followers on Instagram. He’s been invited to shoot President Obama’s farewell address, the Chicago Bulls, Lollapalooza, and other notable events where he collaborated with his sponsor, German-based camera company Leica.

Business Insider named Jason one of the 30 most creative people in advertising in 2016.

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Tatia Torrey President & Chief Client Officer, Havas Chicago
Tatia Torrey President & Chief Client Officer, Havas Chicago

Tatia has been in the advertising business for more than 20 years, working on both client and agency sides. With experience in account leadership, business development, and operational management, she now serves as President and Chief Client Officer for Havas Chicago, focused on partnering with clients and leading the integrated Havas Village team to deliver breakthrough, results-oriented solutions.

An advocate for true integration, Tatia leads cross-functional teams of media, strategy, creative, CRM, data analytics and web development in an innovative approach to developing award and results-winning work. Prior to joining Havas, she was VP, Managing Director leading the Midwest region, for Wirestone, one of the top 25 independent digital agencies.

Tatia’s brand and digital experience includes Home Depot, Motorola, Lowe’s, Carhartt, FTD, ConAgra and Sears.

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Angelo Kritikos Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations, Havas Chicago Group
Angelo Kritikos Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations, Havas Chicago Group

Angelo oversees our unified agency’s financial and internal operations. He is responsible for partnering with senior management on the strategic analysis, budgeting and reporting of financial information, as well as oversight of Facility and IT functions. He is also our liaison to Havas Worldwide.

Angelo’s experience includes time at the Chicago offices of Draftfcb and Edelman Worldwide. He was a key advisor to agency management, leading the development and implementation of management reporting tools, policies and procedures for effective management of the agency and client profitability.

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Jennifer Marszalek Chief Talent Officer, Havas Chicago Village
Jennifer Marszalek Chief Talent Officer, Havas Chicago Village

Jennifer is Chief Talent Officer of the Havas Chicago Village. Previously Vice President of Human Resources at Grubhub, Marszalek brings deep experience in high-growth technology and retail environments. With a passion for results and a bias to action, she is responsible for helping shape the agency’s culture, creating a seamless employee experience across all disciplines, and scaling its workforce to drive business growth. Prior to leading HR at Grubhub, Marszalek spent four years as the Head of Human Resources at SurePayroll, a subsidiary of Paychex, and more than eleven years in various HR and talent management roles with Room & Board home furnishings. Jennifer has a BBA in Marketing and an MSIR from Loyola University of Chicago.

Capabilities

We provide our clients with a full range of integrated tools and services across multidimensional platforms. Our extensive in-house capabilities and best-in-class partners allow us to create custom, purpose-built solutions that help drive our clients’ businesses.

Advertising

Big, integrated ideas across all communications platforms.
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Football field. Symbolizing strategy Brand Strategy

The crucial insights that lay a foundation for all creative thinking.

Social Marketing

Ideas that speak the language and spark the conversations of the world.

Millennial & Multicultural Experts

We bring an unmatched understanding of the new emerging consumer and the new American diversity.

Sticky notes from an experience design working session Experience Design

Smart, intuitive, and engaging user experiences.

Luxury

Tailor-made approach for the world’s most premium brands.

Web interface of a brand design color palette Brand Design

Brand identities that are built to last, because they build brand equity.

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Data transformed into actionable insights.

Direct Marketing

Lasting relationships that are built one loyal customer at a time.

Person writing date on sticky note Engagement Planning

Shaping more meaningful brand experiences.

Product Development

Our in-house Innovation Lab creates proprietary apps and digital experiences that translate into real-world sales.

Over-the-shoulder image of a video editor in our content studio Content Studio

Studio 6 is our in-house, best-in-class content delivery system incorporating live-action editorial, audio, design, animation, and digital production.

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Integrated platforms that allow brands to merchandise strategically and effectively.

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Mobile solutions that seamlessly engage consumers with branded experiences.

PR & Corporate Communications

Powerful storytelling and narratives to put clients at the center of cultural storms.

Tools

Want to build a great brand? Start with great tools. In the hands of smart collaborators, our proprietary tools can generate meaningful brand experiences.

Creative Business Idea
The CBI is the foundation of our success in building great businesses. It generates differentiating ideas by bringing together strategic planners and clients in the most imaginative development process.
Prosumer
Prosumers are leading-edge consumers making and breaking markets today. To understand a category, you have to follow these influencers very closely. Our Prosumer database of 55,000 people around the world allows us to predict future attitudes and trends.
Decipher
This tool enables the crucial analysis of communication conventions. The in-depth study of visual and verbal codes allows us to identify emerging trends and fresh ways of looking at each category.
Brand Momentum
We track each brand’s position in the marketplace by measuring its traction against that of its competitor's. As in political polling, we can accurately measure brand consideration, or how consumers are likely to vote.