Category: People

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Meet the People: JWT Mexico’s Luis Gaitán

Currently General Creative Director at JWT Mexico, Luis Gaitán has always been obsessed with turning advertising into something that gratifies people. He fell in love with the digital world at DoubleYou, Spain’s leading digital and integrated advertising agency and has received multiple awards throughout his career, including 7 Grand Prixs in different categories. ...READ MORE
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Tom Shepard Wishes JWT Success in Building on 150 Years of Business

Although the advertising world has shifted dramatically since the early days of JWT, the same principles of creativity and innovation still drive the business today. And according to Tom Shepard, former publisher of the influential LOOK Magazine and well-known salesman of his generation, the same cardinal rule endures: "Nothing happens in business unless something is sold." ...READ MORE
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Meet JWT’s Worldwide CCO, Matt Eastwood

We're thrilled to welcome Matt Eastwood who officially joins us this week as our Worldwide Chief Creative Officer. We chatted Matt as he settled into his office about the new role, his plans for 2014, being a part-time architect and more. As he dives in amidst the excitement of JWT's 150th Anniversary, his eye is on one thing: the creative work. "When you produce outstanding creative work, everything else just falls into line," he told us. With a special blend of talent and an enormous amount of passion, we're living by a piece of advice Matt once received:  “Impossible is an opinion.” Read on for the full interview. ...READ MORE
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A Celebration of the Past, Looking Toward the Future: Welcome 2014 Summer Interns!

While industry employees are gearing up for Cannes, a whole new crop of eager interns are just beginning to learn their way around our JWT New York office. We welcome this 2014 class of summer interns, who join us during a momentous year – our 150th anniversary. In conjunction with celebrating JWT’s rich history of bold ideas and pioneering spirit, we also embrace this new set of young, talented and energetic individuals. ...READ MORE

Meet The People: New CTO of MENA Region Greg Shuler

JWT announced today the appointment of Greg Shuler as Chief Talent Officer for the MENA region.

Shuler joins from SapientNitro where he has managed the full HR remit for its European business and was instrumental in building the company culture in Europe as well as leading due diligence and acquisition work from a people perspective in the region since 2008. ...READ MORE

JWT Toronto’s Meredith Wright Creates Documentary About Modeling Industry

Before Meredith Wright became JWT Toronto’s Content Director, she was a model. Starting out at the age of seventeen, Wright was scouted at a shopping mall in Ottawa, Canada. She continued to model for six years, being featured in campaigns for Garage clothing, Elle Girl, and Adidas and working in markets in Asia and Europe for international magazines and clothing companies. ...READ MORE

Meet the People: New Gulf Region CEO Michiel Hofstee

Last week, JWT announced the key promotion of Michiel Hofstee, JWT Dubai's Managing Director, to CEO for the Gulf region. Leading the company’s operations in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar markets, Hofstee will retain his base in Dubai and continue to report in to Vatche Keverian, JWT MENA’s CEO. ...READ MORE

Monsters meet their match

Who said monsters were scary? Maybe they are just as fun, lovable and human-like as we are… That's what Jordan Young, Art Director at JWT New York, thought when he started his personal tumblr project Matching Monsters—an illustrative blog that captures the monsters counterparts in all of us. With the claim "there's a monster out there for everyone, sometimes you just need help seeing it," Jordan brings to life the monster twins in submitted photos, and the results are great (check out the sleepy line chef, our personal favorite, for starters). Even Laughing Squid and Mashable are fans of the site, and now hundreds of people around the world are too, spawning a spike in traffic since the project's launch on January 1st. We sat down with Jordan to get the scoop on Matching Monsters, the story behind it, and how it's taken off: ...READ MORE

The Business of Fashion: Shereen Daver’s WALK BY DAVER

Global Business Director by day, fashion designer at night, Shereen Daver has made a successful career for herself in the advertising industry and now is taking on the fashion world. Her line DAVER, which was launched in 2013, integrates her passion for European luxury shoes with her love for style, British flair, and her Persian roots. With Fashion Week just days away, Shereen is unveiling her latest Spring collection to the world from Feb. 4-9 at WALK BY DAVER, her first pop up store in Manhattan. We sat down with Shereen to hear the latest scoop on her fashion line, her inspiration and what's in store next for DAVER: ...READ MORE

Talking glasses with Woody Batts

Glasses may primarily exist to correct vision or shield you from the sun, but it’s no secret that they can serve as a bold accessory. Woody Batts, an Associate Creative Director at JWT New York, is well-versed in the power of frames - when you meet him, your eyes are drawn straight to the ones he has on. Bold, sharp and utterly one-of-a-kind, Woody’s self-designed glasses make quite the statement. ...READ MORE