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Walt Connelly Joins Havas Worldwide New York As Global Executive Creative Director For Merck Consumer Care

NEW YORK, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas Worldwide New York announced today that Walt Connelly has joined the agency as Global Executive Creative Director of Merck Consumer Care. In his role he will be working on Claritin & Afrin accounts and will be reporting to Lee Garfinkel, Chief Creative Officer Global Brands Havas Worldwide.

Connelly is returning to Havas Worldwide New York after having previously served as Global Creative Director at the agency, then known as Euro RSCG New York, earlier in his career.  His experience also includes time spent as Global ECD at McCann Erickson San Francisco and ECD at Ogilvy New York. Connelly has overseen and developed award-winning work for some of the most famous brands in the world including HSBC "Your Point of View," an integrated global campaign that launched in 82 countries; the Microsoft global campaigns for Office and Bing; and the globally integrated Kleenex "Let it Out" campaign. Connelly is joining Havas from the startup denim brand "I am Not a Virgin," where he served as Chief Marketing Officer.

"Walt has defined the identity of numerous global brands during his career," said Lee Garfinkel, Chief Creative Officer Global Brands Havas Worldwide.  "We're proud to have him join us, and honored to add his talent to our work for Merck Consumer Care."

About Havas WorldwideHavas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading integrated marketing communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide network is made up of 11,000 employees in 120 cities and 75 countries, with 316 offices and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including Air France, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, Merck, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo. Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA:HAV.PA).

Contact: Jared Kreiner Havas Worldwide New York (212) 886-4269

SOURCE Havas Worldwide New York

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