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Why I left Havas, and what I’m up to now

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This is a very personal article, thinking aloud about where my professional future lies in the wake of recent decisions concerning my personal life.

A few months ago, I decided of my own accord to leave Havas SE (Havas Media Group), the company where I worked. Usually this is something that just isn’t done in my profession. Either you negotiate a way out (in other words, force them to sack you) or they dismiss you directly. There is a third option (which is also very common in this sector) which is to go to another agency. But I know very few people who just leave of their own accord without previously firming up something to move on to.

A lot of people told me it was madness. We’re talking about the most important media agency in Spain and one of the biggest in the world! Just a few months ago they promoted me; I was on the management board, and some of the senior figures in the company had put their faith in me. But I was a fish out of water there. The fact is, I never felt comfortable or managed to find my niche. Sigue leyendo

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