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Havas helia Appoints New Chief Data Officer



Russell Marsh leaves IPG Mediabrands to join the Havas customer engagement agency

Havas helia Appoints New Chief Data Officer

Customer engagement agency Havas helia has announced the appointment of Russell Marsh as its new Chief Data Officer. 

Previously Global Data Officer at IPG Mediabrands, Marsh will be responsible for pushing helia’s automation agenda and integrating their wide range of media data to inform better targeting and buying. With over 20 years in the digital marketing industry, working with blue chip clients spanning across data and creative, Marsh’s experience includes Group Strategy Officer at RAPP (an Omnicom Direct Marketing agency), where he was responsible for leading innovation around data platforms such as Hadoop - bringing together CRM data and Media data, and Managing Director at, a specialist digital agency that developed creative brand work for web, social and mobile platforms. 

Marsh has sat on the Cannes Lions Creative Data Innovation awards as a judge, is a member of the IPA’s Digital Creative Council board. He is responsible for developing best practice across data creativity for i-Com’s data Creativity Awards board and is a member of their jury. Last, but in no ways least, Marsh works with PEX (Process Excellent Network) as an Advisory Board Member for big data and analytics and is a founding member of MIT, the international society of Chief Data Officers. 

Tash Whitmey, Group CEO of Havas helia said “Russell, like me, believes in the combined power of data and creativity. His pedigree speaks for itself, making him an extremely impressive individual with a formidable record of data and innovation across some of the largest blue chip brands. Havas helia has had a record 2015, with 2016 already looking exceptionally strong. Watson is the power and intelligence that we need behind our data to propel our clients even further” 

Marsh said, "I want to be part of an agency Group which has vision coupled with innovation and capability. Helia has that in spades. Havas is a really exciting Group to be part of."  

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Genres: People

Havas UK, Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:34:59 GMT