Havas Media Group UK, the integrated media agency group, has hired Julia Jordan as Managing Director of HMG UK Investment & Digital. Jordan will be tasked with leading all HMG UK specialist teams responsible for investment, digital, data and technology for clients.
Amongst Julia’s remit will be Havas Media Group’s investment and trading teams and also the unique collection of specialist digital brands Affiperf (trading desk), Socialyse (social media buying & strategy), Ecselis (digital performance), Mobext (full service mobile) , WebNarrative (user experience and web build) and DBi (data and marketing technology consultancy).
This HMG team which is 250 strong today services the 5 media agency brands within the Group, namely Havas Media, Arena Media, HMi, (International Media) Forward Media (O2’s agency) and LuxHub, (luxury marketing agency).
Jordan will join the Havas Media Group UK board and be responsible for building upon the #Havastogether positioning, working closely alongside Natasha Murray, Henry Daglish and Ed Cox, the MD’s of the core media brands. Julia will be report in to Paul Frampton, Group Managing Director for Havas Media Group UK.
She joins Havas Media Group UK from UKTV where she spent seven years as a key player on the Executive Team, working extensively with leading the technology and operations, compliance and regulatory affairs, ad-funded content and advertising sales teams. Under her leadership, Jordan’s team won the BIMA Best ‘Second Screen’ Award in 2014 for their dual-screen initiative, Dynamo Unlock.
Previous to UKTV, Jordan started her career at ITV before moving to Channel 4 to play a key role in the successful launch of the station’s first airtime sales department. She moved from there to the larger multichannel TV landscape of NBC and Flextech TV, where she played a key role on the Flextech Executive Leadership Team.
Julia Jordan said: “This is an agency on an exciting journey, with a strong leadership team that is energized, ambitious and committed. I am excited to will be working in a role that will allow me to utilize my commercial acumen and leadership skills to achieve tangible results.”
Paul Frampton, Group Managing Director, Havas Media Group, commented: “At Havas Media Group UK we are pioneering a unique and disruptive model with genuine collaboration at its heart. Julia’s distinctive leadership skills are well suited to managing effective teams in this media environment and will be a real asset to the next phase of implementing our #Havastogether positioning. We are thrilled to have her on board”.