iProspect Lures Havas Helia Chief To Head Up Content

This article was first published on Decision Making here.

Digital agency iProspect UK has poached Havas Helia’s head of content and strategy Lee Thomas to head its Create division, which, the agency boasts, “blends data driven insights with strategy and art to develop content that really matters to people”.
How Create differs from Helia’s content division is not known; Thomas was at the Havas agency – which itself claims to be “staffed by inquisitive thinkers and creators” – for just over two years.

Thomas has over 12 years’ experience within the digital sector, having started his career at Haygarth (now part of Rapp). Within two years he was promoted to digital director, looking after brands such as Nestle, Faberge and Wrigleys.
In 2007, he joined SapientNitro DAD as head of digital and in 2009 moved to jpmh where he led the European office, maintaining and growing the Nestle Purina business and increasing revenue by 30%.
The new role sees Thomas take on leadership and strategic accountability across all content and social output for the agency. He will report to Ben Sutherland, chief performance officer.
Sutherland said: “Lee has a strong background in understanding brands and the power a successful digital strategy can have for them. His past experience has seen him deliver above and beyond for all of his clients.
“I have no doubt that with the skills, expertise and team we have here at iProspect that he will grow another successful team, turning potential consumers into brand fans.”
Thomas added: “Helping brands develop strategies that breed fans and genuinely affect their bottom line is my motivation and my passion. I believe consumer value must sit at the heart of a campaign with creativity and robust thinking complimenting one another. iProspect puts the customer at the centre of it’s campaigns and creates strategy that not only connect people, but grows businesses in ways that can be measured.”