Jeffrey Crasto, Ex-President of Havas, joins First Economy

Jeffrey Crasto CEO First Economy
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First Economy, a digital marketing company has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Crasto as joint CEO. Jeffrey brings with him his expertise of over 35 years in the business.

Jeff will be responsible for taking the existing base of First Economy into another league. He will also be spearheading the entire planning process on the media side as well as look into new opportunities, collaborations and digital media innovations for the agency.

Speaking about his appointment, Jigar Zatakia, Founder of First Economy, said, “Jeff is more than just an invaluable resource to our agency. Having him on board, we have cut short, at least, 5 years of learning. With the average age of our 74 member team being approximately 26 years old, Jeff brings to the table a unique knowledge and expertise which is just what we need to propel us to new heights.”

Commenting on this new venture Jeff said, “I’m very excited to be a part of this young and energetic team. Digital is a very fast paced platform and requires constant monitoring. Coming from traditional advertising, I will bring in a certain calmness and attention to detail while providing unique insights to take the business to the next level.”

In a career span of 35 years, Jeff has spent many years in the industry and he has held high management positions including Media Director at Contract Advertising (WPP Group), President at MPG (Now Havas) India/SE Asia, Executive Director at Chrome Data Analytics Media and most recently CEO at Percept Media.

First Economy provides holistic, ROI-driven solutions in Technology, Media Buying, Social Media and Design & Branding solutions. Started in 2015, they have a very versatile list of clientele across verticals with some of the biggest industry names to boast.


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