Havas Group launches Hava-Listen to embrace and support staff passions


• Hava-Listen is an ongoing initiative with more events to be announced in the year

Havas Group Australia is launching Hava-Listen – a Group-wide initiative designed to embrace and support staff passions and help take them to the next level as part of Havas’ ongoing commitment to team morale and wellbeing.

The inaugural Hava-Listen event, proudly supported by NOVA Entertainment, will be held this Thursday, July 14th, at the Havas Village offices in The Rocks Sydney.

It will feature the very talented Anna Natlacen as Anna Dot, senior digital trader at Havas Media Group. She also happens to be a fantastic singer-songwriter, and Natlacen will be performing to a crowd of Havas staff and supporters.

Francis Coady, CMO of Havas Media Group, said: “We are incredibly excited to launch this Havas Group-wide initiative to help shine a light on the many varied creative passions of our vibrant employees.

“When the callout was made, we were blown away with interest, and the first three sessions have already been filled over the second half of 2022. We are exceptionally thankful for the support of NOVA Entertainment, who will present the very first session, featuring the incredibly talented Anna Natlacen.”

Steve Golding, GSM at NOVA Entertainment, said: “We are honoured to be able to support Havas with the launch of their staff initiative Hava-Listen, plus giving Anna the stage (literally) to do what she is passionate about and perform her music.”

Natlacen added: “It’s so encouraging to know that Havas actively supports my passion for music, and I’m extremely excited to follow in the footsteps of so many of my musical inspirations by performing with the support of NOVA Entertainment.”

Anna Dot has crafted her own blend of indie and folk pop with bittersweet melodies and unapologetically honest lyrics.

The Vienna-born, Sydney-based songwriter uses her music to authentically process and share life lessons with her audience, drawing on personal experiences of love, loss, friendship and feminism.

After starting out busking on the streets and playing living room concerts, she went on to win a national song writing competition in Austria and record her first album Sunshine State of Mind which she self-released in March of 2017.

A move to the other side of the world later that year meant integrating into an entirely new music scene in Sydney, but also brought on lots of inspiration from the array of new impressions that moving to another country brings about.

Her second studio album Tangled (2020) is a musical retelling of her first year in Sydney and featured the single 33 Hours which made it onto the Busk For A Cure album as well as the official Sydney Sofar Sounds playlist. Dot is currently working on her third album which she hopes to drop in late 2022.

Hava-Listen is an ongoing initiative with more events to be announced over the year.

Top image: Anna Natlacen aka Anna Dot

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