A year after joining forces with Havas, agency bolsters executive creative leadership and highlights key promotions and recent hires
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Republica Havas today announced the appointment of Jason Wolske and Danny Alvarez as the agency’s Executive Creative Directors, effective immediately. Based out of Republica Havas’ Miami headquarters, Wolske and Alvarez will report to Luis Casamayor, Co-Founder, President and Chief Creative Officer. In the newly created roles, they will lead the agency’s creative team across a roster of major clients.
“Jason and Danny have proven to be fearless proponents of transformative creativity,” said Luis Casamayor. “Bringing in senior creative leadership that understands the importance of meaningful, culturally relevant work was paramount,” added Casamayor.
During their more than 15 years of industry experience, Wolske and Alvarez have played a pivotal role in winning new business as well as building and maintaining client relationships. Most recently serving as Group Creative Directors at DAVID Miami, the agency won over 25 global advertising awards for top brands, including Burger King, where their work contributed to earning the company the first-ever Cannes Lions Creative Brand of the Year, in June 2019. Previously, they each worked at several different agencies, including Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, BBDO, and TBWAChiatDay.
“With Jason and Danny joining the family, we will continue to elevate the top-level creative product that both our clients and the industry have come to expect from us,” said Jorge A. Plasencia, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Republica Havas. “They will be a great addition to Republica Havas and to our executive leadership team,” he added.
As Havas’ lead multicultural agency, since joining forces with the global network in September 2018, Republica Havas has continued to grow and expand its footprint. With this growth, the agency continues to evolve its creative team. The moves include key promotions and hires: Beatriz Pardo was promoted to Art Director, Ramiro Carranza, formerly with The Community, was recently promoted to Senior Art Director; Miguel Ullivarri, previously at Alma, joined the team as Creative Director; Jorge Calvo and Jose Ibanez joined from VMLY&R as Copywriter and Art Director, respectively; and Bel Divi, formerly at Freixenet, relocated from New York City to serve as Senior Art Director.
“Having Republica as part of the Havas family over this past year has been game-changing. Their addition has positively impacted our network and clients by providing creative strategy that reflects the colorful and diverse fabric of America,” shared Paul Marobella, Chairman and CEO of Havas Creative North America. “From these significant executive creative hires who will immediately enhance Republica Havas’ creative content to executing more impactful integrations throughout the network — including Universal Music Group and Vivendi — I’m excited by what’s to come,” he added.
“Republica Havas is already an amazing place; we can’t wait to amplify pretty much every aspect of this incredible agency,” said Jason Wolske, Executive Creative Director, Republica Havas. “We’ve long admired Republica and are thrilled to join the family,” added Wolske.
Republica Havas’ roster of clients includes leading brands in various industries including automotive, retail, health care, pharmaceutical, financial, beauty, grocery, hospitality and travel, food, spirits, and entertainment, to name a few.
“The fact that Jorge and Luis are both also from Miami and have built such a great agency from scratch is really inspiring,” added Danny Alvarez, Executive Creative Director, Republica Havas. “We’re also excited to collaborate with Havas and Vivendi. This is only the beginning,” he said.
About Republica Havas
Founded in 2006 and based in Miami, Florida, Republica Havas is one of America’s leading and fastest-growing creative, media, and communications agencies. Republica Havas provides integrated marketing services including strategy, creative, research, media planning and buying, analytics and consumer science, digital, public relations, social, and experiential to numerous blue-chip clients in the United States and markets around the world. Republica Havas is the lead U.S. multicultural agency partner of Paris-based Havas Group. Havas is a division of Vivendi, a global content, media, and communications group with assets including Universal Music Group, Canal+, Gameloft, StudioCanal, Editis, and Dailymotion. For more information, visit republicahavas.com, and follow @RepublicaHavas and #RethinkRelevant on social media.