Following their recent rebranding, Havas Worldwide has announced that Matt Weiss will join the network as Global Chief Marketing Officer. In his new role, Weiss will work closely with key leaders across the Havas Worldwide network to drive growth for the agency and its clients. Based in the New York office, Weiss will officially begin his new role in January 2013.
"Matt joins our team at an exciting time for Havas Worldwide. We’re coming off one of our strongest ever years for new business. The rebranding has underscored our unique integrated structure and digital-at-the-core model while acting as a real growth accelerator,” said Havas CEO David Jones.
Weiss joins the network just three months after Havas renamed its 316 offices to Havas Worldwide. This operation drove momentum in the business around the world. In the last two months, the company has won Louis Vuitton globally, Berluti globally, Diet Coke in Europe, the European Central Bank, and La Poste, together with the global Unilever data business.
Weiss replaces Naomi Troni, who was recently appointed CEO, Havas Worldwide Southeast Asia. Troni has worked within the network since 2004 in various roles in the UK and the US and is a member of the Havas Worldwide Executive Committee.
Weiss is not a newcomer to global marketing, having spent eight years at McCann Worldgroup, first as new business director for McCann NY and then as Chief Growth Officer for the network. In 2010, he left to join kbs+ as Chief of Staff, where he was part of the executive leadership team running the agency and overseeing business development.