Havas Media Group Names Courtney Cherry Managing Director of Global Communications

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Havas Media Group (HMG) has named agency veteran Courtney Cherry to Managing Director of Global Communications, effective immediately.  

Reporting to HMG’s Chief Global Growth Officer, Erin Flaxman, Cherry is responsible for developing and implementing a growth-driven global marketing and communications strategy for the agency. This includes crafting the HMG story and advancing the agency’s Meaningful Media proposition, capabilities and thought leadership in the marketplace. Her remit will include external communications, media relations, internal communications, ownership of digital channels, industry partnerships and beyond.   

Cherry brings more than 18 years of strategic communications and agency leadership experience to HMG. Most recently, Cherry served as Senior Vice President, Director of Global Communications at Publicis Groupe’s Starcom where she developed and led brand marketing communications programs, driving growth, client engagement and agency differentiation across more than 100 global markets. Before this, Cherry held a variety of leadership roles at Chicago-based corporate communications agency Reputation Partners with responsibility for setting agency growth strategy, unlocking organic client revenue, growing digital capabilities, cultivating talent and leading the agency’s largest accounts. She started her career in journalism and public affairs before entering the agency world.   

“Continuing to cultivate HMG’s brand reputation in the marketplace is critical to accelerating agency growth and attracting top talent from around the world,” said Flaxman. “In addition to her vast communications expertise, Courtney brings a passion for agency culture and an innate understanding of how media drives marketing transformation for our clients. I have no doubt she will be an indispensable leader within our global network.”   

 “HMG’s Meaningful Media positioning and focus on creating valuable media experiences has never been more relevant to brands, businesses and people,” said Cherry. “I look forward to partnering with the global growth team and leadership to elevate the HMG brand and establish a best-in-class marketing communications function that differentiates our offering and fuels long-lasting agency growth.”   

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