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Pete Zillig Joins Jeff Brooks at Euro RSCG New York as Co-CEO
Feb 17, 2010 (04:02 PM EST)


Zillig Moves from Euro RSCG Worldwide in London

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG Worldwide announced today that Pete Zillig, president of Global Brands for Euro RSCG Worldwide, will be moving from London to New York to join Jeff Brooks as co-CEO of Euro RSCG New York, the agency's global headquarters. The move is to fill the spot of departing co-CEO Andrew Benett, who was recently named CEO of Euro's sister agency Arnold Worldwide in Boston.

Zillig, 41, came to Euro RSCG Worldwide in October 2006 as global brand manager on the Reckitt Benckiser account. He was named president of global brands exactly two years later and continued to lead Reckitt. Among Euro's other global brands are IBM, Kraft, Pernod Ricard, Jaguar, sanofi-aventis and Credit Suisse. Previously, Zillig worked for Lowe in London on the Braun and 3Com accounts, and later on Unilever, HSBC and Electrolux before being made global business director across the Interpublic Group on the integrated Nokia business. Before Lowe, he spent five years on the client side, holding various marketing and communications roles at Compaq.

"Pete's knowledge and experience working with some of the world's largest brands will surely benefit the clients of Euro RSCG New York," said David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide and Euro RSCG Worldwide. "Matching Pete up with Jeff Brooks, who has done a fantastic job leading the agency with Andrew, will make for a formidable leadership team in New York."

Brooks, with 20 years in the world of marketing and advertising, has been promoted twice since he joined Euro RSCG three years ago. Under his leadership the profile and profitability of the New York office have grown dramatically through impressive new business wins, organic client growth, digital expansion and innovative acquisitions. "It's an exciting time for the agency as we embark on the new decade," said Brooks. "We have great strategic and creative leadership in New York with Michael Fanuele and Con Williamson, respectively. I'm thrilled that Pete will be joining us to help build on our great momentum."

About Euro RSCG Worldwide

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. Euro RSCG is made up of 233 offices in 75 countries and provides advertising, marketing, corporate communications and interactive solutions to clients including Air France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, Heineken USA, IBM, Jaguar, Kraft Foods, Lacoste, L'Oreal, Merck, PSA Peugeot and sanofi-aventis. Euro RSCG Worldwide is the largest unit of Havas, a world leader in communications (Euronext: HAV.PA) (Paris: HAV.PA).

About Havas Worldwide

Havas (Euronext Paris: HAV.PA) is a global advertising and communications services group. Headquartered in Paris, Havas operates through its two worldwide networks, Euro RSCG Worldwide and Havas Media, which are headquartered in New York and Barcelona, respectively, and through a number of independent agencies renowned for their creativity, such as Arnold Worldwide Partners. A multicultural and decentralized group, Havas is present in more than 75 countries through its networks of agencies and contractual affiliations. The group offers a broad range of communications services, including traditional advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing, multimedia interactive communications and public relations. Havas employs approximately 14,400 people. For more information, go to www.havas.com.

Contact:


Eric Edge

Euro RSCG Worldwide PR

312-640-4747

eric.edge@eurorscg.com


Mary Perhach

Euro RSCG Worldwide

212-886-4418

mary.perhach@eurorscg.com


SOURCE Euro RSCG Worldwide