Havas names creative chiefs

Andy Sandoz and Ben Mooge take on role of joint ECDs at Havas Creative Group.

Mooge (l) and Sandoz: former Work Club creative partners will assume Fairbanks’ responsibilities
Mooge (l) and Sandoz: former Work Club creative partners will assume Fairbanks’ responsibilities

Andy Sandoz and Ben Mooge, the creative partners at Havas Work Club, have been appointed as the joint executive creative directors of Havas Creative Group.

The pair will be responsible for the group’s entire creative output and take on the duties of Mark Fairbanks, the executive creative director of Havas Worldwide London, who left this week.

Sandoz and Mooge will report to Chris Hirst, who joined Havas Creative Group as the European and UK group chief executive in September. 

Havas took a 51 per cent stake in Work Club in 2014, tying the founders, who include Sandoz and Mooge, into a six-year, £30 million earn-out period.

At Work Club, the creative team developed innovative work for Ballantine’s including 2012’s "tshirtOS", which enabled people to display a message of their choice on their T-shirt through a mobile phone. Work Club was named Campaign’s Digital Agency of the Year in 2012.

Hirst said: "Andy and Ben are provocative, modern and very talented creatives. They are also great people to be ar-ound. I’m really looking forward to working with them."