Category: JWT News


Macy’s sets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for longest wish list to Santa

This holiday season, Macy’s is not just spreading holiday cheer; the brand is breaking records. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD to be exact. This year, Macy’s customers wished big during the online letter collection component of Macy’s Believe campaign, an effort that allows customers to create and send a digital letter to Santa. With every letter sent Macy’s donates $1 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. But this year Macy’s wanted to do more. The brand set an ambitious goal: to create the longest wish list to Santa. ...READ MORE

24 Hours to Party. 150 Years to Remember

JWT has been celebrating its 150th anniversary all year. Activations like the launch of the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship and the recently launched J. Walter Thompson History of Advertising Timeline have allowed us to celebrate our rich history and pay tribute to the spirit of inventiveness engrained in the JWT DNA from 1864 to 2014. ...READ MORE

JWT New Zealand acquires Heyday, a New Zealand digital agency

JWT New Zealand has acquired a majority stake in Heyday, an independent digital agency based in Wellington. The move, which allows both companies significant synergies and growth opportunities across Auckland and Wellington, is a core part of JWT’s ongoing growth plan in New Zealand. ...READ MORE
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JWTIntelligence introduces ‘The Future 100,’ a look at global trends in 2015

JWTIntelligence's latest report, The Future 100, launched today, features original analysis and insights on 100 key trends and cultural shifts to watch in the year ahead. An evolution of the of JWTIntelligence’s flagship 100 Things to Watch, The Future 100 features a new look and format, connecting the dots between the “what” and the “why,” by including a “Why it’s interesting” analysis with each item. Categories covered in the report are: Culture, Beauty, Brands, Food and Drink, Innovation, Lifestyle, Luxury, Retail, Sustainability and Technology. ...READ MORE

XM Asia Pacific welcomes Nanda Ivens as new CEO

XM Asia Pacific, one of Asia’s largest digital marketing agencies and a JWT company, announced today the appointment of Nanda Ivens as CEO. He succeeds Paul Soon who has worked with XM Asia Pacific for a decade and served as CEO for four years -- Soon is departing the company to pursue new opportunities. ...READ MORE
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J. Walter Thompson now accepting applications for HLR scholarship

Today, J. Walter Thompson will begin accepting applications for the Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship. We first announced the $250,000 scholarship earlier this year. 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
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Announcing J. Walter Thompson’s history of advertising

In celebrating J. Walter Thompson's milestone anniversary this year, our agency's unique story has come to the fore. From the “once upon a time” of our beginnings as Carlton & Smith to 15 decades of pioneering achievements, in our 150th year we have celebrated our great work, passionate people, and longstanding brand partnerships. Every one of these moments have helped JWT thrive year after year from 1864 to today. ...READ MORE

JWT Malaysia partners with Tropfest SEA to grow Asia’s largest short film festival

JWT Malaysia has partnered with Tropfest South East Asia, Asia's largest short film festival, to help accelerate the festival’s growth and raise its brand profile with audiences and aspiring film makers across the region. Tropfest began in Sydney, Australia in 1993 and today runs in New York, Australia, New Zealand, Abu Dhabi and the Malaysian state of Penang, where the event is now in its second year. ...READ MORE

Yamaha Motorcycles taps JWT Jakarta to promote the brand in Indonesia

Yamaha Motorcycles has tapped JWT Jakarta to help build its brand profile and launch new products in the high-growth Indonesian market, where motorbike sales outstrip car sales by more than four to one. JWT Jakarta won the account in November after a month-long pitch against four competing agencies. ...READ MORE

JWT Brazil’s Ricardo John named advertising professional of the year at 2014 Prêmio Colunistas

The 38th annual Prêmio Colunistas São Paulo was held on October 25 in Curitibia, Brazil. Sponsored by Associação Brasileira dos Colunistas de Marketing e Propaganda (ABRACOMP) and organized by Espaço de Marketing, the awards show was segmented into 13 categories: Integrated Media, Film, Radio, Print Media, Outdoor Media, Digital, Technical, Promo, Direct Marketing, Design, Media, Innovation and New Generation. ...READ MORE