Havas Group appoints Patricia López as Head of Mobext UK to Strengthen Mobile Offering

London, 7th July, 2016 - Havas Group has appointed Patricia López as its new Head of Mobext UK. This nomination signifies a new era of growth for the agency in response to a surge in client demand for holistic mobile marketing services in the UK.

In her new role, López will lead the UK Mobext division, comprised of 10 mobile specialists delivering mobile strategy, media, data, creative, content and business solutions to advertisers.  She will be responsible for driving the development and delivery of innovative, business-building mobile marketing solutions and further develop the Havas mobile offering across all media and creative agencies in the UK, ahead of the opening of Havas Village in 2017.

Patricia began her new role in the UK on Wednesday 15 June reporting to Julia Jordan, MD responsible for investment and solutions at Havas Media Group, and Marco Rigon, Global Head of Mobext.

Joining from Havas Media New York, López brings with her a strong track record of success for amplifying mobile capabilities across the group. Having started at Havas Media NYC as an assistant digital media planner, she quickly worked her way up the career ladder where most recently she held the position of Mobile Marketing Manager, ensuring the delivery of innovative mobile strategy and media plans for brands including GUESS, Philips, LVMH and NBTY.

Rigon said: “The UK is one of the mobile industry’s advanced markets, so our activity there needs to represent the best and brightest of our offer.  I am glad to welcome Patricia to this new role, where she will help us to drive mobile-first data and content, leveraged through our new mobile programmatic offer, across all entities within Havas Group in the UK.

Jordan commenting on López’s appointment said:  “We are very excited to welcome Patricia to Mobext UK.  Her credentials speak volumes and make her the perfect candidate for amplifying our mobile offering.  She has the perfect profile with a deep passion and expertise in mobile, demonstrable leadership qualities combined with a collaborative approach.  She is a fantastic addition to an exceptional team of highly talented specialists working across all the Group’s UK clients.”

López added: “In a world in which everything revolves around mobile, it is essential to have a team of mobile experts to deliver truly mobile first tactics that will impact client business. Mobext has proven extremely beneficial for clients in other markets and I am excited to lead the re-launch of this division and join a fantastic team in the UK.”

Internationally, Mobext already has over 130 seasoned mobile experts in offices across more than 39 countries, making them the largest mobile agency globally.

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Notes to Editors

About Mobext

At Mobext, we believe that mobile is business.  With an estimated 69.4% of the global population connected through a mobile phone in 2017*, mobile is no longer just another media, it’s become a powerful industry.  Mobext imagines tomorrow’s experiences today, connects people and brands, and impacts our client’s business. Through a holistic suite of mobile services – Strategy, Design & Development, Media and Analytics – we create engagement through creativity and relevancy through personalization. Mobext, a subsidiary of Havas Group, has over 130 seasoned mobile experts in offices across more than 39 countries around the globe, making it the largest mobile agency on the market. http://www.mobext.com and @Mobext

*eMarketer report « Worldwide Mobile Phone Users:  H1 2014 Forecast and Competitive Estimates», January 2014

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