Dominique Delport, global managing director of Havas Group, is to join Vice Media as its chief revenue officer and president of international.
Delport, who will report to the recently appointed chief executive, Nancy Dubuc, will be charged with the generation of revenue globally, across linear, mobile and digital channels as well as for Virtue, its branded content arm.
Shane Smith, founder of Vice, commented on Delport:“His profound understanding of content both in the digital and terrestrial spheres is unparalleled. As the media landscape continues to change and shift, that knowledge will prove priceless going forward and help direct us in our mission to become the most relevant media organization for young people in the world. Dom also understands companies, agencies and large brands better than anyone else out there. He’s a brand whisperer that understands the crucial intersection of content and platform.”
On his new role, Delport added his belief that Vice was one of the few media brands which offered global appeal: "The role fits like a glove, as it unites all of my passions - journalism, content creation, digital and international business development....That’s why I cannot wait to get started with Shane, Nancy and the leadership team. I strongly believe that Vice has no other option than becoming the best media company in the world. The young generation is demanding, and we will deliver for them. This means rolling out our offerings and digital platforms beyond our first 40 territories and continuing to produce our legendary video content and news, but also inventing new ways to connect and engage these audiences. Let’s make it happen now.”
It is understood that Delport's start date has yet to be agreed by both parties at the time of writing.
Last year, Delport spoke exclusively to The Drum about the impending merger between Havas and Vivendi where he focused on the continued growth of the branded content sector within media to provide new revenue (see above.)