Agency Business briefs: February 2014
Havas announced that Yannick Bolloré (pictured), son of Vincent Bolloré, will become chief executive of the group. He replaces David Jones, who is stepping down after 15 years with the firm to co-found a tech startup. Andrew Benett, co-president, Havas Worldwide, has been promoted to CEO of the advertising network and will report to Yannick.
Fingerpaint Marketing, originally based out of Saratoga Springs, has expanded to New York City and deemed the new location—at 825 Third Avenue—its global headquarters. The location is Fingerpaint's fourth office, adding to offices in Albany and Wayne, PA.
FDA's former associate commissioner for the office of external affairs, Virginia Cox, has rejoined consulting group 3D Communications, where she previously worked. Cox has also worked at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide brought on Maggie Helmig as executive vice president, global brand lead at the network's Ogilvy Healthworld office in New York. She will head a client team as the global brand lead and be responsible for maintaining the agency's client relationships.