Times are changing at Harvard HQ

Louie St Claire

24 Jan 2017

After six consecutive years of growth and a 2016 that saw us win or be shortlisted for no fewer than 23 awards, I’m pleased to announce our new agency structure and some big changes to our leadership team. Ellie Thompson will step up as Managing Director of our PR and AR division. Having played a massive role in helping get us to where we are now, I know Ellie will continue that trend and I’m excited to see her take on this new challenge. Over on our brand new planning team, Pete Marcus will become Group Planning Director. Those of you who’ve worked with Pete will know he has an incredible knowledge of the technology space and an unmatched ability to get under the skin of a business. We’ve also got a very welcome new face joining the group... Hannah Williams will be coming to Harvard as of March to head up our Chime Technology division, fresh from leading the technology practice at 3 Monkeys Zeno. With 15 years’ experience running tech comms both in-house and agency-side for brands like Microsoft, Xerox, Colt, CA Technologies, BT and Amazon, I have absolutely no doubt that Hannah will achieve awesome things for our clients. And last but definitely not least, Phil Szomszor and Gareth Clark have joined the group board and will continue running our Digital Engagement and Marketing divisions respectively. Both these arms of the agency have grown to be hugely profitable in a relatively short space of time, and there’s one simple reason for that: they keep doing brilliant work that brings fame and fortune to our clients. As a result of the new structure I’ll also be moving into a new role as Group Managing Director.

Why have we done this?

The success we’ve had to this point wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic clients and all the amazing people who work here, but equally we couldn’t have done it without fundamentally changing the way we do things. Clients increasingly ask us for communications without boundaries – work that aligns with, and helps them achieve, their business objectives. But to do that we need specialist knowledge and full-service capabilities. That’s why we’ve restructured our agency around those needs. We’re still the same curious and entrepreneurial people. Still dedicated to getting to know our clients and helping them grow. And we still have the same love and knowledge of the tech industry. But with this new full-service structure I know we’re in a better position than ever to help our customers achieve their goals. And in case you haven’t noticed… Our structure isn’t the only thing that’s changed – we’ve also got a brand new website! Please take a look around, find out what we’re about if you don’t already know, and as always we’d love to hear from you. 2016 will be a hard one to beat, but we reckon we’ve got it covered!