Havas Sydney adds Paul Bootlis and Yoaan Bernex to digital team

Havas Sydney has appointed Paul Bootlis as digital creative director and Yoann Bernex as technical lead as part of plans to boost the creative agency’s digital offering.

The announcement:

Havas Sydney has today announced two new senior appointments to further strengthen the agency’s digital capabilities as it looks to enhance its position as one of Australia’s leading digital agencies. Paul Bootlis joins as Digital Creative Director and Yoann Bernex expands the digital technology team as Technical Lead. The move cements the business’ goal to integrate disciplines and serve the changing needs of clients.

Paul Bootlis returns to Australia after a stint in the US, most recently at AKQA, San Francisco. He brings over 15 years experience as a creative director and copywriter, having worked with a number of leading global brands including Google, Nike, Toyota, Cadbury and Pernod Ricard. He has also led world famous creative campaigns, including the launch of Apple Watch. Partnering with Gustavo Vampre, he will be responsible for creative development on digital and integrated briefs, overseeing the team’s execution to final product. He will report into Joint Executive Creative Director, Seamus Higgins.

Yoann Bernex joins Havas Sydney with 11 years’ of technical experience in front end development, database management, web service and source and deployment workflows. He will lead a team of front and back end developers, working on social network integration, mobile web apps and developing complex business intelligence systems for global brands. He will report into Chief Digital Officer, Gordon Dougal.

Dan Smith, Managing Director, Havas Sydney says, “It’s fantastic to bring Paul and Yoann into the business and expand our senior bench. Their appointments build on Havas’ commitment to digital innovation and enhance our industry status as one of the most digitally advanced marketing agencies in market. The two bring worldly expertise in digital and creative outputs that will translate well across our Havas Village projects.”

Both have commenced their new roles.

Source: Red Agency


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