In April 2000 he resigned from a promising career in the TV Industry to jump into the start-Up world and joined Streampower, a new venture in a cross-media production company, where he served as its Chief Executive Officer. Despite the Internet crash in 2001, the company was noted for its innovative TV, Web and mobile content. It out-performed the market and was involved with the interactive side of all major live TV operations in France. In October 2001 Streampower became a subsidiary of the Bolloré group (75%).
In 2003, Delport launched a daily program at Canal+, Merci pour l’Info, and in 2004 he created and produced France 5’s C.U.L.T., an interactive TV show about urban culture with daily videobloggers hosted by Ray Cokes (MTV most Wanted). The program and its producers won an International Interactive Emmy Award in 2006.
Then, after taking part in the launch of the Bolloré Group TV channel Direct 8 (which was then sold to Canal +/ Vivendi), from 2006 to 2008, Delport hosted that channel’s weekly 8-Fi, a live show about new media and technology.
Delport joined Media Planning Group (MPG) on February 1st, 2006 as General Manager while maintaining his Chief Executive Officer position at Streampower. In June 2006 he became CEO of MPG France and in February 2007 he became CEO of Havas Media France. In February 2008, Vincent Bolloré promoted him as Chairman and CEO of Havas Media France.
In November 2012 Vincent Bolloré appointed him Global Managing Director for the Havas Media Group. As a member of the Havas Media Group Executive Committee, he now oversees all brands, clients and commercial activities as well as all research and intelligence for the Group’s 126 markets, under the leadership of Yannick Bolloré, Chairman and CEO of HAVAS. In November 2013, he became Chairman of Havas Media Group UK on top of his current role within Havas.
Since his appointment as Global Managing Director of Havas Media Group in 2012, he has led a series of global account wins for the group. He has also set up a number of initiatives that help the agency and its clients respond to the rapid developments in technology, data, content and media.
Delport has established formal links to top academics such as Hollywood Director and producer Jonathan Taplin and Fields Medalist mathematician Pierre Louis Lions. He has also worked closely with many technology and creative start-ups such as MFG Labs (acquired in 2013) DBI (acquired in 2013) and TheAudience, Newscred and Oblong Technologies.
Delport is also highly involved in other businesses as advisor to the Bolloré Group’s Chairman Vincent Bolloré (Blue Solutions, Vivendi…).
He is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA and in September 2015, he was named the President of Vivendi Content. This content unit is tasked with discovering talents as well as conceiving and investing in new forms of video and music content for the different brands of the Group (Canal+, Universal Music Group, Dailymotion). He assumes this new role alongside his current responsibilities at Havas.
Delport is a respected and well known Keynote Speaker in many Global Media & Technology Event: Advertising Week, DMEXCO, Festival of Media APAC, LATAM, Spikes, Crystal festival, Guardian Summit, AOL Upfront. His views on content, data and Organic Marketing have been featured on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg as well as in The Huffington Post, The Guardian and industry publications around the world. He joined the Facebook Client Council, where he is the only non Anglo-Saxon Agency member. He has also been voted as one of the most influential media agency executives on social networks. In 2013 he was awarded Campaign “Top 3 UK Media Suit”. His Twitter account: @domdelport has more than +10k followers.
His motto is: "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary".
- Keynote: Mad Men, Mobile and Media: How today’s changing media landscape is affecting advertising, distribution and content strategies in TV and beyond
- Plenary Keynote: MadMen, Mobile and Media: How today’s changing media landscape is affecting advertising, distribution and content strategies in TV and beyond