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J. Walter Thompson Cannes 2015: Young Lions

The Cannes Young Lions Competition is an incredible opportunity for the industry’s next generation of creative geniuses to prove themselves on a global platform.

At the Festival, pairs of advertising professionals age 28 and under are challenged to complete a real-life brief from a global charity and have their idea evaluated by the same experts who sit on the Cannes Lions juries. Gold winners will receive their awards on stage at Cannes’ official Awards Ceremonies and receive two passes to next year’s Festival along with accommodation for the week. ...READ MORE
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Exame magazine features J. Walter Thompson Brazil’s Ezra Geld for cover story about openly gay execs

The cover story of this week’s edition of Exame, Brazil’s leading business and economy weekly, discusses the new generation of executives who talk openly about their sexual orientation, a conversation that was until recently taboo within the Brazilian business community. One of the people interviewed is the CEO of J. Walter Thompson Brazil, Ezra Geld. The 11-page story also interviews executives from companies like Citibank, Dow Chemical and GE, and presents the latest studies and research on the subject. ...READ MORE
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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
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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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LatinSpots: J. Walter Thompson Argentina’s Vanina Rudaeff

On March 8, many around the world celebrated International Women's Day. To pay tribute to women, LatinSpots summoned some of the most outstanding advertising professionals that honor women every day with their creativity and talent. This time, Vanina Rudaeff, CEO of J. Walter Thompson Argentina, tells us how it is to be a successful woman in a male-dominated industry.
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Perry Fair named one of Ad Age’s 40 Under 40

If you’ve been to J. Walter Thompson’s Atlanta office, you’ve noticed him, most obviously for his tall stature or booming voice, maybe even his desk: a stand-up structure at the far edge of the office that fittingly resembles a captain’s bridge. If you’ve worked on a project with him, it may have been his calm demand for excellence or his sharp, decisive vision that caught your attention. If you’re in the industry, maybe you noticed the momentum. ...READ MORE
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Meet the People: Danielle Bassil, J. Walter Thompson London’s new Head of Integrated Operations

Yesterday, J. Walter Thompson London announced a new management structure that included the hire of Danielle Bassil, the office's new Head of Integrated Operations, to bolster the team of Management Partners. Today, we sat down with J. Walter Thompson London's newest face to learn more about Danielle Bassil, her love for London and her plans in her new role. ...READ MORE
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Meet the People: J. Walter Thompson Lisbon’s Gonçalo Loureiro

J. Walter Thompson Lisbon's Gonçalo Loureiro has talents beyond advertising. He is not just a copywriter; he also has a critical food blog, Nas Bocas Do Mundo, and his gastronomic writing has been featured in the journal, SÁBADO. We sat down with Gonçalo, JWTer and foodie, to hear about his love for good eats. ...READ MORE
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Meet the People: Mazen Khaddaj, artist & J. Walter Thompson Beirut art director

J. Walter Thompson MEA is tremendously proud of the extensive and varied pool of artistic talent within its community and it constantly encourages individuals to continue following their creative dreams outside the workplace and frequently team up with emerging artistic initiatives across the region. In sponsoring the personal art exhibition of Mazen Khaddaj, art director at J. Walter Thompson Beirut,  J. Walter Thompson MEA is nurturing not only the exceptional talent within the agency but also the flourishing of artistic expression in the region. ...READ MORE
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Meet the People: J. Walter Thompson Atlanta’s associate creative director, Daniel Prado

Daniel Prado isn’t afraid of monsters: He makes them. Originally from Brazil, the Associate Creative Director began sculpting masks and designing practical effects only a year ago. His passion for storytelling through sculptures led him to audition for Face Off, a SyFy original series that pits practical artists against one another in competition. J. Walter Thompson Atlanta talked to Daniel about special FX, art and what it was like to compete on a reality TV series. ...READ MORE