Who we are

A canadian agency organically linked to the world, delivering Creative Business Ideas (CBI), driving profitable growth for clients.

 

The directors

  • Ann Bouthillier

    Ann Bouthillier

    President

  • Luc Perreault

    Luc Perreault

    VP & Creative Director

  • Christian Ayotte

    Christian Ayotte

    VP digital

  • Martin Merlino

    Martin Merlino

    VP strategy

  • Marie-Hélène Rivard

    Marie-Hélène Rivard

    VP brand integration

  • Patrick Hotte

    Patrick Hotte

    VP brand integration

  • John Parlea

    John Parlea

    VP CRM

Feel like joining PALM + HAVAS? All our available positions are listed below.

Position

Division

Published date

Account Executive

SIM

June 25, 2014

The PALM + HAVAS advertising agency based in Montreal is looking for an Account Executive to work on national accounts. Working in collaboration with the Account Director, he/she will actively participate in the management of a wide variety of multidisciplinary projects for his/her clients.

Duties:

  • Advise agency clients and propose innovative solutions
  • Manage, coordinate and execute mandates throughout the production process while supporting the Account Director.
  • Administer accounts
  • Maintain a relationship of trust with the client

Requirements:

  • University degree in management or communications
  • Three to five years of agency work is essential
  • Solid experience in print, electronic and interactive production, and in social media
  • Experience with packaged goods clients a plus
  • Bilingualism (oral and written)
  • Autonomy, rigour, attention to detail, and an ability to manage several projects at once in a tight timeline
  • Flexibility, adaptability to complex situations, ability to make informed decisions
  • Maturity and a desire to work as part of a team

Please send your resume by e-mail to sylvie.bolduc@palmhavas.ca.

Account Executive

DMA

April 28, 2014

The PALM + HAVAS communications agency, which has offices in Toronto and Montreal, is looking for an Account Executive to work out of its Montreal office. Reporting to the Group Director, the Account Executive will play a key role in the production and management of projects for Volkswagen Canada and its Dealer Marketing Association.

Duties:

  • Supervise the development and progress of all mandates and provide support to all internal and external clients.
  • Assist the Group Director in planning and managing of communications needs so as to reach client goals.
  • Ensure proper implementation of operating procedures for the DMA.
  • Participate in the analysis of client's communications needs.
  • Supervise preparation of budget monitoring reports and ensure optimization of DMA investments.
  • Manage all marketing material for dealers and DMA members and ensure it is available.

Requirements:

  • Experience with clients in a cooperative structure (franchises, associations or dealerships) is an important asset.
  • 4 to 6 years' experience in an advertising agency.
  • Knowledge of integrated media: digital, social media, television, radio, print and promotion.
  • Experience in the automobile sector or a keen interest in it.
  • Excellent judgement and leadership skills, and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Adaptability to a dynamic environment and to its particular conditions.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to write briefs.
  • Team player with willingness to share resources and information.
  • Skill in managing and motivating a work group.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with team members and clients.
  • Ability to work under pressure on several projects at once.
  • Excellent communications skills in English and French (spoken and written).
  • A passion for advertising and the pursuit of big ideas.

Please send your resume by e-mail to rachel.houde@palmhavas.ca

Administrative Coordinator

DMA

April 28, 2014

PALM + HAVAS is seeking an Administrative Coordinator for its Montreal office.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow up on production projects in collaboration with the Account Director
  • Responsible for coordinating the adaptation of advertising
  • Research the competition, become familiar with the industry, and prepare reports outlining learnings
  • Ensure update of weekly activities report for all projects
  • Manage agenda, e-mails, correspondence and telephone calls
  • Coordinate and monitor various administrative tasks (approval of estimates, billing, opening/closing of files, instructions for airing and implementation, sales reports, competition reports, etc.)
  • Make travel arrangements (flight and hotel bookings) and event organization
  • Plan meetings, including making room reservations, sending out invitations and preparing necessary material

Qualities and skills required:

  • Good organizational skills and ability to set priorities
  • Ability to manage several projects at once
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, discretion, good judgement and rigour

Requirements:

  • Bilingualism (spoken and written)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in similar post
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Please send your resume by e-mail to rachel.houde@palmhavas.ca

CRM Advisor

CRM

April 28, 2014

The PALM + HAVAS advertising agency based in Montreal is looking for an advisor to work on the Volkswagen Canada account. The CRM advisor acts as the liaison between client services, the client and the creative department, and makes sure projects are delivered on time and within budgets. Excellent interpersonal and management skills are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Tactical management of projects
  • Planning of resource use according to project requirements
  • Ensure deadlines and budgets are respected from beginning to end of projects
  • Draw up project plans, statements of work, milestones, schedules, budget follow-ups and other documents, and update them on a regular basis
  • Evaluate and solve problems as they occur
  • Compile results and prepare a client presentation at the end of every project

Qualities and skills required:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Eye for detail and organizational skills with good tactical thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a team and independently
  • Ability to manage stress and work under pressure
  • Flexibility and positive approach in addressing unexpected challenges
  • Adaptability to a wide range of projects and situations; solutions-oriented approach
  • Ability to focus on details while keeping in mind the overall vision of projects

Requirements:

  • 2 to 5 years of agency experience
  • University degree in management or communications
  • Experience in managing several projects at once in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams while respecting deadlines and budgets
  • Experience in managing internal and external clients
  • Strong oral and written communications skills (French and English)
  • Good command of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Please send your resume by e-mail to: rachel.houde@palmhavas.ca.

DMA Account Director

DMA

April 21, 2014

The PALM + HAVAS communications agency, which has offices in Toronto and Montreal, is looking for an Account Director to work out of its Montreal office. Reporting to the Group Director, the Account Director will play a key role in the planning, production and management of projects for Volkswagen Canada and its Dealer Marketing Association.

Duties:

  • Supervise the development and progress of all projects mandated by the Volkswagen Canada Dealer Marketing Association and provide support to all internal and external clients.
  • Assist the Group Director in planning and managing of communications needs so as to reach company and regional goals.
  • Ensure proper implementation of operating procedures for the DMA.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the DMA.
  • Participate in the analysis of client’s communications needs.
  • Supervise preparation of budget monitoring reports and ensure optimization of DMA investments.
  • Manage all marketing material for dealers and DMA members and ensure it is available.
  • Establish a relationship of trust and work closely with client’s media agencies, and propose new ideas that will generate tangible results.

Requirements:

  • Experience with clients in a cooperative structure (franchises, associations or dealerships) is an important asset.
  • Five to eight years’ experience in an advertising agency.
  • Knowledge of integrated media, including digital, social media, television, radio, print and promotion.
  • Mastery of media and planning strategy.
  • Experience in the automobile sector or a keen interest in it.
  • Excellent judgement and leadership skills, and resourcefulness.
  • Adaptability to a dynamic environment and to its particular conditions.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of others (coordinator and Account Executive).
  • Ability to write briefs.
  • Skill in managing and motivating a work group.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with team members and clients.
  • Excellent negotiating skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure on several projects at once.
  • Excellent writing and oral skills.
  • A passion for advertising and the pursuit of the big idea.

Please send your resume by e-mail to rachel.houde@palmhavas.ca.

Senior CRM Account Director

CRM

February 3, 2014

Montreal-based advertising agency PALM + HAVAS is looking for a Senior CRM Account Director for the Volkswagen Canada account. Under the supervision of the Group Director, the Senior CRM Account Director will play an important role in the planning, development and management of the CRM project.

Duties:

  • Manage agency /client relationship
  • Create effective strategies and work collaboratively with the creative, web and print production teams to develop and execute successful CRM strategies
  • Provide strategic input while guiding teams towards the achievement of client objectives
  • Prioritize & set expectations on key deliverables
  • Manage program execution and performance while ensuring that overall strategy is sound and on point
  • Manage workload of 4 account executives and 2 account coordinators
  • Supervise and support account executives and coordinators in managing projects
  • Effectively manage projects to deliver on Cost, Quality, and Timing targets
  • Review all timelines, budgets, creative material and project results and analysis
  • Ensure tactical alignment with stated goals, objectives and strategy
  • Make use of effective and practical project management processes and tools to instill project management discipline and work collaboratively with other team members

Requirements:

  • Strategy experience as well as project/account management experience
  • Experience in CRM project management, print and Web production
  • Rigour and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously (priority management) and with several departments and partners all at once
  • Flexibility and adaptability to complex situations
  • Demonstration of a good level of self-control
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong independent decision-making, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills in French and English (spoken and written)
  • University education in communications, business or related fields
  • 4 or 5 years’ experience working in an agency
  • 2 years or more in a management position
  • Knowledge of the automobile sector is an asset

Please send your resume by e-mail to rachel.houde@palmhavas.ca.

If we’re at capacity, don’t panic! We’re still curious. Send us your resume! >> rachel.houde@palmhavas.ca.

The buzz around the Golf Countdown

In the past few days, Canadian media have been talking about an excellent coup by PALM + HAVAS and Volkswagen Canada. La Presse+, Marketing Magazine, Canal Argent and about 20 other media and bloggers have all covered the Countdown to a Golf event.

How does it work? Until June 24, car buyers have the opportunity to determine the price they’re willing to pay for an All-New 2015 Golf or Golf GTI. A web page displays the price of the car counting down by one cent every second – that’s $1,000 every day.

When the desired price is reached, buyers are asked to lock it in – before someone else does. Volkswagen Canada and PALM + HAVAS are thus putting Canadians’ nerves to the test with this, the world’s first reverse car auction.

See our CRM Manager, John Parlea, explain this innovative campaign on Canal Argent (at 8:55min).

Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion

We are very proud to present the PALM + HAVAS choir, which has entered the “Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion” Contest for the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation. See our video and vote for us by clicking here. By doing so, you will not only earn our gratitude, you will also be giving to a great cause.

We would like to thank Jean-René Parenteau and the studio 1One team for their generous contribution to the project, as well as Mahira Doumengeux, who has been a fantastic choir director for our children.

Are your curious? More than 170 choirs entered the contest, watch the videos here.

Bring your lunch to work, afford a Jetta

PALM + HAVAS and its client Volkswagen Canada have launched a new Autobahn for All campaign to highlight the affordability of the 2014 Jetta, which starts from just $6 a day – as little as a lunch. So if people bring their lunch to work, they can afford a Jetta. Knowing that packing a lunch isn’t always practical, two Volkswagen engineers have created some ingenious solutions to a few common lunch problems. The campaign currently features TV spots, 30-sec. radio, print and web banners. A microsite, office kitchen stunts and online tactics using lunchtime media and food-relevant channels will follow soon.

See the campaign
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Prosumer Trend.

The Internet, globalization and media fragmentation have not only transformed the world’s economy, they have also changed the relationship between consumers and brands. A new generation of consumers, more demanding and very much aware of marketing techniques, has emerged globally. These knowledgeable opinion leaders we call “Prosumers” are today’s influencers, those who determine the success, or failure, of a commercial endeavour.

Prosumers are more than just another target group. They are the 10% to 25% of the population who influence the rest of consumers. Understanding them provides serious incite into how a product will perform in the marketplace.

PALM + HAVAS gives you access to international studies made available within our communications group. Upon request, we can extract data specific to the Canadian market.

Find out more about today’s Prosumer right here.

The new consumer and the sharing economy

VOL. 18, 2014

The new consumer and the sharing economy Get the white paper here View the interactive report View the presentation

Digital and the new consumer

VOL. 16, 2013
 

Digital and the new consumer Get the white paper here View the interactive report View the infographic

Communities and citizenship

VOL. 15, 2013
 

Communities and citizenship Get the white paper here Download iBook version

The digital life

VOL. 13, 2012
 

The digital life Get the white paper here Download iBook version

Health and wellness

VOL. 12, 2012
 

Health and wellness Get the white paper here

Gender

VOL. 9, 2010
 

Gender Get the white paper here

Millenials

VOL. 11, 2011
 

Millenials Get the white paper here

New consumers

VOL. 8, 2010
 

New consumers

Our clients
(We keep good company)

Volkswagen Cashmere Hershey's Loblaws Maxi Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine Provigo Centres à la mode Scotties Quiznos Sub Industrielle Alliance Sponge Towels Le Choix du Président Les Éleveurs de volailles du Québec