Mini Squawk: Xavier Rees, CEO, Havas London & Havas CX helia.

Suki caught up with Xavier to hear how they've been getting on.

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Xavier Rees caught up with Suki last week to talk about how the agency have been getting on. Employee comfort levels have increased when it comes to the constant short window of visibility – making decisions faster which once might have felt risky, has become the new norm. Being ready at short notice to be fluid and flexible, something agencies have always needed to be good at, has become an even greater strength.

There have been many positive changes which will remain in place when people eventually return to the office again – one of which will include not having meetings before 09:30 or after 17:00. It makes all the difference. 

Xavier further touches upon some of the clients they've been working with over the last year including: Durex, where they’ve seen surges in demand as the lockdowns have come and gone; working with EDF as they look after the planet to get our nation to Net Zero; supporting Carling and their messaging due to the hospitality industry having been hit so hard by the pandemic; as well as their pro bono work on the Black Plaque initiative

You can see more on our website from Havas London here and Havas CX helia here.

Suki Thompson

Founder / Chair, Oystercatchers

Suki Thompson is an entrepreneur and transformational business leader. She is CEO and co-founder of Oystercatchers and part of the Centaur management team where she is helping lead Centaur Media, the UK’s leading B2B media publisher, through a journey of transformation anchored in the ability to advise, inform and connect. Suki leads the strategic development of Oystercatchers and is the driving force behind the proprietary evaluation model Optimise™. She works with businesses on transformational change and is part of the team commercialising the ‘M3 model’ bringing marketing and digital together. Suki is also passionate about capability and learning.