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David Jones

David Jones


Global chief executive; co-founder, One Young World


Havas, Euro RSCG Worldwide

Work Telephone

+1 212 886 4100


350 Hudson Street, , New York, , NY 10014




Altrincham, Cheshire; 9 November 1966, 10.20pm.

Favourite media

YouTube, FT, Vanity Fair, The Economist, Mashable, L'Equipe, AD, BBC sport website and, of course, Campaign.

Favourite app

Currently a toss-up between Shazam, Foursquare (today I'm mayor of the Park Hyatt in Paris) or Zoobox, a great one for the kids with 50 animal pictures and fantastic animal sound FX that go along with them.

Favourite recent ad campaign

Totally objectively and without a hint of shameless self-promotion, it’s a tie between our record-breaking Evian "rollerbabies" campaign, our global Dulux “let’s colour” campaign and our DC "fire up the quattro" spoof of Labour's poster.

Three best friends in adland

My One Young World co-founder Kate Robertson, my boss Vincent Bolloré and, of course, Chris Pinnington.

Who do you owe most to for your success and why?

Me. Because I'm really talented. Or on a slightly more modest note, Vincent Bolloré for making me global CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide in 2005, then Havas Worldwide in 2009. Michael Baulk for being an amazing example and leader when I was at AMV BBDO. And Bryn Butler for giving me a great start in the industry at what is now TBWA\BDH.

Greatest extravagance

Chateau Latour or my Manhattan brownstone (and its wine cellar).

Greatest achievement

Co-founding One Young World this year. Also having been named global CEO at the age of 38 and winning Global Agency of the Year from both Campaign and Ad Age one year later. Helping get our fantastic new Prime Minister elected.

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

At our house in Ile de Re, on the beach at Trousse Chemise with my gorgeous wife and three kids. That and any day that I don't fly.

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