Damien Terakes joins Havas Media as client services director

Havas Media Group has today announced the appointment of Damien Terakes as client services director. Following multiple new business wins and continued agency growth, the position will see Damien take on a senior management role across all Havas Media clients in Australia as well several global accounts.

Terakes has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, most recently from a client partner role at Initiative that he has held for the last four years.

“The role at Havas Media and to be a part of the Havas Group in Australia was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Terakes said of his new role, which starts on September 26.

“Mike, Imogen and I share a common view that media is crucial to creating great communications and that intelligent and innovative media ideas go well beyond the traditional media mindset.

“The wider Group and Village also allows us room for even greater collaboration, as we have the people, skills and tools to make this a reality. I’m looking forward to working with the team, my new client portfolio as well as the broader integrated agency.”

Imogen Hewitt, group managing director of Havas Media Group Australia added: “We’re building an agency that really understands and respects the breadth of disciplines needed to deliver smart, effective communications.

“Damien joins our team with vast experience encompassing media, creative, strategy and trading. He is the perfect fit for our agency and we cannot wait to have him on board to help us as we continue to deliver ambitious work for our clients, inspire our people and nurture our unique culture.”

Mike Wilson, CEO of Havas Media Group ANZ said: “Damien will be a great fit for our business and couldn’t come at a better time. Our commitment to client service excellence has been one of the key reasons for our continued success with existing and new clients alike.

“Our business is all about combining intelligent media with great ideas and passionate teams that deliver for our clients, and Damien’s dedication to driving greater collaboration as well as his creative and strategic experience, is exactly what we need to drive Havas Media even further.”


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