That change, underpinned by Havas’ still-unique Village model, and ignited by Chris Hirst’s appointment to Global CEO in 2019, has not been overnight; nor do we consider it complete. Yet the Havas Creative of 2021 is unrecognisable from the dusty, easy-to-ignore network of years past. In a remarkable 2021, we… …recorded our most creatively awarded year ever; …were named Effies’ European Agency of the Year; …ended the year #1 in both R3’s European and UK new business leagues, and #2 globally; …posted 8% organic growth, with many agencies in key markets delivering 20% growth; …launched two innovative ‘micro-networks’ covering PR and production, and grew a third, CX, which it launched to capitalise in the post-pandemic world; …became the first global network to have multiple agencies certify as B Corporations and pledged to become net zero by 2025; …implemented 160 progressive DE&I programmes and initiatives across 52 agencies in 30 markets; …and MUCH more. We genuinely believe no other agency network has achieved what we’ve achieved – so consistently and across every criterion – in 2021. That is why, finally, we believe Havas Creative is worthy of being named Campaign’s Global Network of the Year.