Paul Frampton Calero is a highly experienced business leader and one of the UK’s defining voices on the advertising and media industry; in June 2017 he polled seventh in Campaign’s Top 25 Marketing and Advertising Influencers on Social Media.
As CEO of Havas Media Group UK & Ireland, Paul oversees a £100m business with 900 staff that includes five media agencies and more than half a dozen specialist divisions that together encompass the full spectrum of media and marketing services.
Paul is adept at business transformation following his instrumental role in leading the network’s #HavasTogether agency model, which brought 24 Havas-owned businesses together under one roof, all the while driving the group’s internationally renowned Meaningful Brands philosophy in the UK. Paul made an early move into digital in 2001 and as such is seen as one of the pioneers of digital marketing; in 2015 he became the first digital agency leader to be elevated to CEO of an integrated agency group.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the advertising industry, Paul has been witness to untold change as the rapid rise of technology continues to dramatically impact every aspect of both business operations and consumer lifestyles. He partners with both industry CEOs and the CEOs of his key client partners to advise on digital and marketing transformation.
He is passionate about innovation and believes agility and authenticity are two of the most important requirements for any business if it is to thrive in today’s highly competitive and ever-evolving climate.
Paul is an active supporter of the start-up community and is a non-executive director and mentor to some of the leading lights of the entrepreneurial space, including yourfeed and Xad as well as a mentor for The Marketing Academy. He is a passionate ambassador for diversity and inclusion, an advisor for Women in Marketing and sits on the IPA Council.
He was listed in The Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Brand Builders 2016, voted the fifth most influential person in digital in The Drum’s Digerati league 2014 and his passion for all things social has led to him being ranked the number one social agency CEO by Media Week.