Havas boss David Jones’ Google Hangout with Mumbrella

David Jones, Havas CEO will join Mumbrella for a Google Hangout.

Havas CEO David Jones

Mumbrella held a live Google Hangout with David Jones, formerly the boss of Euro RSCG Sydney and now the global CEO of Havas.

Jones is the author of the book ‘Who Cares Wins’ and is in Sydney to make a presentation about the effects of media on business with One Young World, a charity he founded three years ago.

Jones, who is the only British CEO of a French-listed company, became one of the young bosses in adland when he took on the global role at Euro RSCG – now Havas Worldwide – in 2009. He ran Euro RSCG Sydney from 1998 until 2002.


In Cannes last year, Jones said it was important that the industry was more positive about its image.

“Our industry is having a rebirth as clients don’t know the rules of difficult marketing problems like social media and turn to agencies for help. It’s our job to show them the way with creative thinking,” he said.

Jones took questions from social media and Mumbrella’s Tim Burrowes, Robin Hicks and Nic Christensen.


  1. Media Shopper
    25 Mar 13
    10:19 pm

  2. Nice suit. I’ve always wondered where David Jones shopped.

  3. Dan Ryan
    26 Mar 13
    9:36 am

  4. Great book!

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu referred how Who Cares Wins argues that business has ‘both responsibility and an opportunity to be part of the solution’. He said business should be a ‘major force for good’.
    What is your opinion about the role of business in the United Nations, specifically the opportunity to contribute to the Post2015 Sustainable Development Goals?

    Dan Ryan
    UN Youth Representative for Australia
    Asia Pacific Advisor on Youth Participation for the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals

  5. Claude Drulik
    26 Mar 13
    2:32 pm

  6. How can Australian companies be good corporate citizens?

  7. Nikita - Design Junction
    26 Mar 13
    3:18 pm

  8. Loved the book. Looking forward to this hangout.