Our Mission

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

Leadership

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Paul Marobella Chairman & CEO, Havas Creative, North America
Paul Marobella Chairman & CEO, Havas Creative, North America

Motivated by a determination to change the industry, Paul focuses on creating something truly meaningful at Havas, leading the portfolio of several major creative agencies across North America.

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, the Global Data Strategy Council, and the Global Creative 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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John Norman Chief Creative Officer, Havas Chicago
John Norman Chief Creative Officer, Havas Chicago

Raised in public housing by his grandmother on the south side of Dallas, John found inspiration and friendship in art and basketball. He was recognized in high school for art and photography on a national level and for basketball as an all-state player. John is a classically-trained designer with a degree in fine arts from Texas A&M University, where he was recently named a distinguished alumni. As a student, John was selected as one of only 18 design majors across the country to receive a Champion Paper Imagination scholarship. His student portfolio was published in a nationally released book, A Professional Guide to Marketing Your Work, and Mary Yeung of HOW magazine said of him, “. . . he has great concepts, impeccable technical skills, enthusiasm for design, a sense of humor, and exceptional problem-solving abilities.”

John believes in the transformative power of storytelling. According to John, in a world of fragmented messaging, information overload, and industry uncertainty, ideas with a simple human truth, told with a provocative single-minded narratives that work across all media channels, will win. He is convinced that most great ideas are simple, and simplicity will always cut through the noise and make an emotional connection with people. John has made a career of attracting the best talent to each position he holds, and inspiring them to create their magic. John practices a leadership style of “freedom within a framework” that he learned from his earliest days at Wieden & Kennedy. This style gives teams the room to fail, learn, succeed, and repeat.

John excels in building teams, connecting talent, and in creating a working environment where people want to succeed and grow. His holistic team approach to creative challenges has allowed him to lead and craft brand identities, campaigns, social conversations, digital experiences, and experiential environments for iconic brands such as Nike, Apple, BASF, Hewlett Packard, NBA, Wyndham Hotels, Adidas, Benetton, Coke-Cola, the American Indian College Fund, Pepsi, BF Goodrich, Heineken, NFL, State Farm, Gatorade, Beats, the NBA, Pirelli, and The Ad Council. Some of his work is still in use today, three decades after he created it. John has been fortunate to work with some great leaders over the years including Phil Knight, Tinker Hatfield, Dan Wieden, Oliviero Toscani, Steve Jobs, Carly Fiorina, Lee Clow, Steve Stoute, and Jimmy Iovine, as well as many others in his career.

Throughout John’s career, he has lived in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Italy, San Francisco, New York, and, now, Chicago. His work has been widely recognized and has won awards including an Emmy, an Emmy nomination, the Cannes Grand Prix, the Grand Prix Epica Award, the New York Art Directors’ Vision Award, Campaign of the Year and the Top 5 Award, multiple Cannes, Effies and One Show medals, the Japan Nikkei Award, the Russian Grand Effie, and Adweek’s Spot of the Year. In addition, his work has been featured in almost every advertising and design publication. The “Happiness Factory” campaign for Coca Cola and “Write the Future” for Nike remain two of the most highly-awarded integrated global campaigns ever. Every day, John feels lucky to be an only child who grew up and gets to work in a community of creative people who love art, sports, and culture.

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Anna Parker Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Chicago
Anna Parker Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Chicago

Anna serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Havas Chicago. A major contributor to the transformation of the Havas Chicago Village, Anna has helped the agency become the most meaningful partner for the modern CMO and their brands. She’s built a social-first program that eliminates rhetoric and prioritizes original insights, and gives our clients and the agency an unfair advantage over the competition.

With 14 years of experience in the media and advertising industry, Anna has worked on leading retail and CPG brands including Kraft, Coca-Cola, Sears, Kmart, AutoZone, Citibank, Craftsman, Kenmore, Hefty, Yum! Brands, REI, and the California Milk Processor Board (“got milk?”).

Anna received her Master of Advertising at the University of Florida, and has lectured at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is passionate about building and maintaining relationships within the Havas network and beyond, leveraging global resources and strategies to solve CMOs’ toughest challenges.

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Saul Delage Chief Growth Officer, Havas Chicago
Saul Delage Chief Growth Officer, Havas Chicago

Saul serves as the Chief Growth Officer for Havas Chicago. He leads business development, strategic partnerships, and marketing. In his role, he draws upon an innate curiosity and experience from a career spanning more than 20 years.

He spent nearly half his career at Razorfish, a digital agency pioneer. During Saul’s tenure building client relationships, Razorfish experienced phenomenal growth and recognition. The agency was purchased by Microsoft in 2007 (as part of a broader acquisition of aQuantive) and then sold to Publicis Group in 2009 for $530 million. Razorfish earned back-to-back Advertising Age A-List top ten rankings in 2012 and 2013.

Saul went on to broaden his experience in technology, innovation, and consulting by taking on leadership and growth roles at SIM Partners (a Chicago-based local search SaaS platform since acquired by Reputation.com), where he was VP of Strategy & Global Channel Development; and at Moonshot, a Chicago-based innovation outpost and digital product studio business unit within global technology consulting firm Pactera.

Saul brings deep experience from a wide range of industry verticals and leading global brands including: Beam Suntory, Caterpillar, Conagra Brands, Domino’s, GE, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Nestle Purina, Papa John’s Pizza, State Farm, and Target. He works tirelessly across the breadth of capabilities available via the Havas Group (and specifically the Chicago Village) as well as our partners to marshal the right combination of talent, experience, and customer insight to make a meaningful impact on a client’s business.

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

Angelo oversees our 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. 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 she was Vice President of Human Resources at Grubhub. Jennifer 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, Jennifer spent four years as the Head of Human Resources at SurePayroll, a subsidiary of Paychex, and more than 11 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.

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.

gears and a brain stylistically together Analytics & Decision Sciences

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.

Image of a tablet laying on a table ( a device where digital commerce occurs). Digital Commerce

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.