Havas appoints Thomas Minc and Ellen Zaleski

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Havas Media Group has announced that Thomas Minc has joined the media team as managing director, global strategy, and Ellen Zaleski as managing director, global insights.

Both Minc and Zaleski report to Havas Media Group’s global chief strategy officer, Greg James.

Havas Media Group’s Global Chief Strategy Officer, Greg James said: “I am excited about Thomas and Ellen joining the global media team, as we’ve seen a significant appetite from clients to return to the core of media—great insight, clear strategy and brilliant, hard-working media thinking.

"We’re looking at the bigger picture, keeping out of the weeds and re-focusing on media itself which is exactly what clients need in a complex landscape.”

Zaleski joins Havas from Nike where she was director of consumer knowledge. Minc has previously held various roles within Havas over a seven years period, culminating in the position of VP group director overseeing Havas Sports & Entertainment, before departing in 2016 for integrated marketing agency Sopexa.

Zaleski said: “This is an opportunity to redefine media for our teams, clients, and the industry. Our commitment to meaningful media is enabling us to set new standards and goals, and to lead through innovation.”

Minc added: “It’s great to be returning to Havas, there’s been so much positive change—from the renewed focus on meaningful media to our increased attention on our ways of working and our culture. The progression is impressive, and this is just the beginning,”