International: Telefonica has once again awarded its global media account to Havas Media Group and extends the successful long-running partnership between the two companies. The international telecoms company, which owns key brands Movistar and O2, renewed the relationship after a thorough process.
It builds on a 6-year partnership that has delivered year on year ROI growth, as well as award-winning campaigns in the UK and Germany, and data-driven innovations around the world.
Earlier this year, Telefonica shared with Havas its ambition to build a new media operating model using data to drive a more effective, intelligent and relevant communications strategy for its key brands in leading markets in the UK, Spain, Germany and Hispam.
Havas Media Group and Telefónica have been engaged in a process to define that new media operating model – run remotely during Covid-19 – focused on how Havas Media Group will help deliver Telefonica’s commitment to industry-leading tech disruption, digital transformation and a data-led omnichannel approach.
Thanks to Havas’ unique integrated agency model, Telefonica’s teams around the world will have even greater access to group-wide expertise in key areas such as data analytics, consultancy and performance optimisation, supplemented by the entertainment properties available through the Vivendi Group.
Peter Mears, Havas Media Group Global CEO said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to continue our hugely successful partnership with Telefonica. Using our unique blend of data analytics and Mx (Meaningful Media Experiences), we were able to help Telefonica design the media model of the future. We are so excited to make that vision a reality.”
Eduardo Navarro, Telefónica Global Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director said; “The Havas offering will deliver even greater flexibility in an increasingly competitive telco industry. We are just beginning to build our future vision for Telefonica worldwide, but know that, in Havas Media Group, we have a partner that will come with us on the journey.”