Dan Johns, Virginia Hyland, and Mike Wilson
Dan Johns has joined Havas Media Group in the newly created role of Managing Partner, effective immediately. He will report to Virginia Hyland, CEO of Havas Media Group.
Johns’ career has spanned 27 years and includes roles as COO at IPG Mediabrands Australia and CEO of Media Agency Ikon. Recently he founded an independent consultancy, Ippon, which has provided strategic and operational advice to a variety of blue-chip marketing businesses including advertisers, agencies, and media owners.
“Dan is one of the most respected senior media operators within our industry. He brings enormous digital, data, and technology capabilities to marketers who continue to focus on driving growth for their brands. We are incredibly excited and proud to have someone of Dan’s caliber join our rapidly growing group as we continue to innovate and evolve,” said Virginia Hyland.
“Dan’s wealth of experience will undoubtedly benefit our team and our clients, helping to elevate our thinking and capability in the ever-changing dynamic media landscape.”
During his ten years at Ikon Johns oversaw rapid growth and expansion.
“The last three years working as an independent consultant to some of Australia’s most successful brands have been both a liberating and eye-opening experience,” said Johns. “I am really looking forward to putting into practice all that I have learned to help Havas Media Group fast track its ambitions.”
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