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J. Walter Thompson Chile welcomes Vicente Valjalo as new CEO

Yesterday, Stefano Zunino, Head of Digital Worldwide and Latin America’s CEO at J. Walter Thompson Company, announced that effective immediately, Vicente Valjalo would succeed Clemente González as CEO of J. Walter Thompson Chile. ...READ MORE

J. Walter Thompson New York Appoints Matt Baker Head Of Planning

Today, J. Walter Thompson New York announced the appointment of Matt Baker as Head of Planning.

When he assumes his role on April 20, Baker will lead the New York office’s integrated strategic planning discipline and will report to and partner with partnering with Lynn Power, the office’s President and Adam Kerj, Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson New York. ...READ MORE

J. Walter Thompson Mexico talent wins Young Creatives gold and silver awards at the Mexican Creative Circle

Four young professionals from J. Walter Thompson Mexico took the awards at the 2015 Young Creatives Contest organized by the Mexican Creative Circle, the precursor of the Cannes Young Lions competition.

The duo made up of Sergio Fernández and Enrique Caballero took the gold in the Film category and silver in the Cyber category. Juan Junior Barreto took the gold in Cyber, and Mariano Alanís Lobato claimed the silver award in the Print category. Juan and Mariano each partnered with colleagues from other agencies. ...READ MORE

J. Walter Thompson New York Hosts Portfolio Night 13

ADC Portfolio Night is the largest one-day advertising portfolio review in the world. It’s a fast-paced evening of advice, networking, mentorship and recruitment, where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with renowned advertising creative directors in creative hubs across the world.

J. Walter Thompson New York will be serving as the Portfolio Night 13 host for New York City on May 20 at 5 PM, bringing together a dynamic program that champions the agency’s pioneering values and the city that became the birthplace of Madison Avenue. ...READ MORE

J. Walter Thompson South Asia sweeps Goafest 2015

April 9 through April 11, Goafest celebrated its 10th year. and J. Walter Thompson South Asia walked away from  India's only South Asian advertising festival with 57 metals to celebrate.

J. Walter Thompson South Asia's wins were the highest tally for a group this year. J. Walter Thompson India bagged 35 awards and its sister agency Contract Advertising won 22 awards. ...READ MORE

J. Walter Thompson India wins the creative mandate for NPCI

Early this month it was announced that, following a multi-agency pitch, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) had awarded its creative mandate to J. Walter Thompson India. ...READ MORE
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UPDATE: J. Walter Thompson accepting applications for HLR scholarship until May 31, 2015

J. Walter Thompson will begin accepting applications for the Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship. Named after the industry’s first female copywriter, Helen Lansdowne Resor, the scholarship continues the work Resor started in inspiring and supporting female creative leadership in advertising. ...READ MORE

Lyle Tick joins J. Walter Thompson Company as Chief Growth Officer

“Since joining J. Walter Thompson one year ago, my main objective has been growth. And in Lyle, we have added to our management team a global citizen and digital native who is equipped to embrace the challenges of the industry and turn them into opportunities for growth. As J. Walter Thompson Company charges ahead towards an ambitious goal of getting each office to the top of its market, Lyle will be an important asset in realizing that objective, and helping us to evolve from advertising agency to marketing communications brand.” – Gustavo Martinez ...READ MORE
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J. Walter Thompson @ Dubai Lynx 2015: Young Lynx – Filipa Mauricio, Nadia AlKen, Ali Faraj & Dina el Khouri

Earlier this month, the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity announced a new award category, the Glass Lion: the Lion for Change. The category will recognize "outstanding efforts challenging gender biases" and proceeds from the award will go to creating more gender-neutral work. " ...READ MORE
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J. Walter Thompson @ Dubai Lynx 2015: Abla Fahita takes Dubai Lynx by storm

It was not some tech multinational CEO, nor a senior data analyzer revealing never-before-heard insights who got a full-house and the loudest standing ovation at Dubai Lynx this year. It was a puppet. Not any puppet though, but the region’s most successful puppet, Abla Fahita - who was there, courtesy of J. Walter Thompson MEA - to share her tried and tested recipe for how to play it big online. ...READ MORE