In 2000, as the advertising industry embarked on a new century of marketing communications, Havas Worldwide (then known as Euro RSCG Worldwide) made a promise to our clients: In every office around the world, in every discipline, we would maintain a single-minded focus on delivering breakthrough business ideas—ideas so powerful they have the capacity to transform businesses and revitalize brands, create entirely new categories, and alter consumer perceptions. We called this offering Creative Business Ideas® (CBIs), and CBIs have since become our mantra, our mission, and our mandate.
In the years since we established this new point of focus, Havas Worldwide has grown to be the largest agency in the world by number of global clients. We have been named Global Agency of the Year by Advertising Age and Agency Network of the Year by Campaign, and we have seen years in which we held more spots in The Gunn Report’s annual list of top 10 campaigns than any other agency, large or small.
In 2011, we marked our first decade of Creative Business Ideas with a gorgeous coffee-table book celebrating examples of the brilliant thinking the agency has produced for clients since 2000. Intended for creativity-focused people inside and outside our own industry, The Creative Business Idea Book: Ten Years of Breakthrough Thinking showcases more than two dozen campaigns created for clients around the globe and in industries ranging from finance to publishing, automobiles to FMCG. It includes fresh insights into the future of marketing communications and business in general, exploring, among other topics, the vital importance of the smart use of social media and the business benefits to be gained from driving social change.
The Creative Business Idea Book is available on Amazon.