About Havas Chicago App Marketing company in Chicago, United States
As the President and Chief Client Officer of Havas Chicago Nikki Laughlin leads the Chicago Village and is responsible for fostering a collaborative culture across disciplines and building bespoke teams in service to each clients needs.
Nikki has spent over 20 years in agency-side leadership client-side leadership and in tech at Facebook. She understands the unique set of challenges faced by todays CMOs and brings a holistic perspective to solving clients business problems with creativity.
Throughout her career Nikki has guided many notable brands in the retail consumer packaged goods (CPG) and travel industries to leverage data and creativity to build meaningful relationships with their consumers in an ever-evolving marketplace.
Recognized as one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer Nikki is skilled at delivering incremental business growth that engages consumers in a digital world.
Raised in public housing by his grandmother on the south side of Dallas John found inspiration and friendship in art and basketball. He was recognized in high school for art and photography on a national level and for basketball as an all-state player. John is a classically-trained designer with a degree in fine arts from Texas Aamp;M University where he was recently named a distinguished alumni. As a student John was selected as one of only 18 design majors across the country to receive a Champion Paper Imagination scholarship. His student portfolio was published in a nationally released book A Professional Guide to Marketing Your Work and Mary Yeung of HOW magazine said of him ’. . . he has great concepts impeccable technical skills enthusiasm for design a sense of humor and exceptional problem-solving abilities.’
John believes in the transformative power of storytelling. According to John in a world of fragmented messaging information overload and industry uncertainty ideas with a simple human truth told with a provocative single-minded narratives that work across all media channels will win. He is convinced that most great ideas are simple and simplicity will always cut through the noise and make an emotional connection with people. John has made a career of attracting the best talent to each position he holds and inspiring them to create their magic. John practices a leadership style of ’freedom within a framework’ that he learned from his earliest days at Wieden amp; Kennedy. This style gives teams the room to fail learn succeed and repeat.
John excels in building teams connecting talent and in creating a working environment where people want to succeed and grow. His holistic team approach to creative challenges has allowed him to lead and craft brand identities campaigns social conversations digital experiences and experiential environments for iconic brands such as Nike Apple BASF Hewlett Packard NBA Wyndham Hotels Adidas Benetton Coke-Cola the American Indian College Fund Pepsi BF Goodrich Heineken NFL State Farm Gatorade Beats the NBA Pirelli and The Ad Council. Some of his work is still in use today three decades after he created it. John has been fortunate to work with some great leaders over the years including Phil Knight Tinker Hatfield Dan Wieden Oliviero Toscani Steve Jobs Carly Fiorina Lee Clow Steve Stoute and Jimmy Iovine as well as many others in his career.
Throughout Johns career he has lived in Tokyo Amsterdam Italy San Francisco New York and now Chicago. His work has been widely recognized and has won awards including an Emmy an Emmy nomination the Cannes Grand Prix the Grand Prix Epica Award the New York Art Directors Vision Award Campaign of the Year and the Top 5 Award multiple Cannes Effies and One Show medals the Japan Nikkei Award the Russian Grand Effie and Adweeks Spot of the Year. In addition his work has been featured in almost every advertising and design publication. The ’Happiness Factory’ campaign for Coca Cola and ’Write the Future’ for Nike remain two of the most highly-awarded integrated global campaigns ever. Every day John feels lucky to be an only child who grew up and gets to work in a community of creative people who love art sports and culture.
As Chief Growth Officer Jamie is responsible for driving business growth for Havas Chicago Creative Annex Chicago and Annex Experience. She leads a coordinated business development practice and oversees agency brand and communications. She also partners with other Havas agencies on integrated growth opportunities for the Havas Village model.
A proven growth driver with an eye on whats trending in the marketplace Jamie approach to business development is focused on delivering big creative ideas that are customer-centric culture-leading and brought to life on modern platforms.
Jamie has a passion for winning new business and brings a strong track record of substantial wins throughout her career including the U.S. Army McDonalds Miller Lite Blue Moon Fiat Chrysler Symantec iShares by BlackRock Kroger Big Lots Jiffy Lube and more.
Jamie joined Havas Chicago in 2020 after six years at DDB U.S. where she mostly recently served as EVP Director of Business Development. In this role she was responsible for integrating new business efforts and driving growth across the agencys U.S. offices including Chicago New York and San Francisco.
Prior to DDB Jamie was Director of New Business Development at OKeefe Reinhard amp; Paul. Previously she spent 10 years at FCB Chicago where she rose through the ranks from Business Development Coordinator to VP Director of New Business.
Jamie serves as the Chair of the 4As National Large Agency New Business Committee and was recognized as a Working Mother of the Year by She Runs It in 2019. Shes also engaged in the broader U.S. new business community supporting industry groups such as AdForum ANA Mirren NY Mirren CEO Chicago Chicago Advertising Federation.
A Chicago native Jamie earned her bachelors degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently resides in nearby Indiana with her family including two kids one dog three fish and three turtles.
Allison Ciummei is The Chief Talent Officer for the Havas Chicago Group responsible for the overall culture people and talent strategy for the Chicago creative agency Annex Chicago Annex Bookstore Battery Annex HSE and helia.
Originally from Boston she started her advertising career at Modernista! where she fell in love with the people in this business. Prior to her role in Chicago Allison spent nearly 10 years in the Havas network both at Arnold Boston and with the Havas Group in New York.
Most recently as the Director of Global Talent for the Havas Group based out of New York Allison helped shape the global talent strategy for the organization while leading the design development and execution of Havas Groups flagship global talent programs including: Havas Lofts a program that provides global mobility experiences for Havas employees; and most recently Femmes Forward a program aimed at advancing the pace of careers of Senior Manager/Director level women in the organization.
In addition Allison played a key role in building and implementing global platforms including a global onboarding experience to educate new hires and the Power of Vivendi website that showcases the capabilities and value of the businesses within Vivendi. She also spearheaded the development and launch of Havas Groups global employer brand.
Having spent time in many of Havas global villages Allison has a unique understanding of the industry and the groups mission both of which she leverages to inform and evolve the Chicago groups talent strategy.
In her time away from the office Allison enjoys time with friends and family golfing photography traveling and exploring new cities and relaxing on a beach (margarita in hand).
Angelo oversees our financial and internal operations. He is responsible for partnering with senior management on the strategic analysis budgeting and reporting of financial information as well as oversight of Facility and IT functions.
Angelos experience includes time at the Chicago offices of Draftfcb and Edelman. He was a key advisor to agency management leading the development and implementation of management reporting tools policies and procedures for effective management of the agency and client profitability.