Havas Media has appointed Amanda Conner as Managing Partner, following a record-breaking year for the Havas Media Group, which saw it achieve more than £94 million in new business alone.

In her new role, she will handle the Legal & General and Homebase accounts, both of which were won in 2019; as well as existing clients Mitchells & Butlers, TV Licensing, and Swarovski.

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Conner moves to Havas from Wavemaker, where she was Client Director working on the accounts for Vodafone, Purplebricks and William Hill.

She’s previously held media planning and client service roles at agencies including MediaCom, PHD Media and Maxus.

Stephanie Marks, Managing Director at Havas Media Group, said: “With over 20 years in media, Amanda brings invaluable experience to Havas Media.

She has a unique combination of both performance and brand planning expertise, and she brings real energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. I’m looking forward to seeing how she harnesses the power of media to solve our clients’ business challenges.”

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Amanda Conner herself said: “Havas Media Group has experienced phenomenal success over the last year, and having worked with some of their senior people before, that isn’t a surprise to me.

We share an understanding of the power of a high performing team and a drive to make our clients succeed.

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“I’m very excited to become part of the group’s continued success and look forward to making an impact across a range of client business.”