Creative genius comes in all shapes and sizes, from every corner of the world, but there's one thing that every creative person throughout history has had in common: they all started out as kids, and their parents were their first teachers. This year, JWT invited Cannes to "Meet the Parents" who have inspired the creativity of Jeff Benjamin
, Chief Creative Officer at JWT North America, 9-year-old YouTube sensation Robby Novak (aka Kid President
), and director Dante Ariola. (more...)
Creativity is a key part of the ad industry, and at JWT, we believe that we have some of the most creative and artistic individuals in the business. In 2011, JWT launched its WORLDMADE Gallery
as a way to showcase the creativity of employees across our global network. We are proud to kick off our series that will feature artists from around the world. This week, we had an opportunity to talk with Paul Nurse
, the Associate Creative Director of JWT Jeddah
in Saudi Arabia, to learn more about his art and his inspiration behind it.
For 90 aspiring creatives, getting the chance to show your work to 30 renowned industry greats at Portfolio Night
is the experience of a lifetime–the ultimate opportunity to be discovered. This year, JWT India
had the honor of hosting Portfolio Night Mumbai
and even created a digitally-integrated campaign for the event called "An Eye-Opener" to increase attendance. JWT Singapore
co-hosted Portfolio Night Singapore
along with Y&R and Ogilvy, bringing together a great blend of WPP talent for an evening of advice, networking and recruitment. (more...)
Today the entire JWT
network celebrated Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Bob Jeffrey
's 15th anniversary with JWT. Our New York
office gathered to commemorate this milestone and was joined by JWT offices around the globe via Twitter
for a WORLDMADE celebration. A hallway full of balloons greeted Bob as the agency surprised him with champagne toasts, his own hashtag on Twitter and a very special guest performance. (more...)
Founded two and a half years ago by employees of JWT New York
has carved out a special place for diversity and inclusion programming at the agency, but still faces the challenge of keeping people on board with the movement after their successful events and programs end. To keep the wheels of diversity and inclusion turning between major events, they've created an online program called 24/7 Differenter.
This morning, the High Potentials, Class of 2013 arrived in the New York office
for their Leadership Training Session. The program, which is also known as the HiP Club
, is comprised of JWT talent from a variety of countries, offices and disciplines. Now in its tenth year, the program aims to recognize, reward, train and develop the “rising stars” and future leaders of JWT.
A warm welcome to the new crop of creative talent joining JWT New York
from Miami Ad School! Recruited through JWT New York's partnership with MAS, these seven smart and ad-savvy students will be hard at work, experiencing first-hand the real world of advertising. (more...)
The ad industry attracts many of the most creative minds out there—and it’s not only limited to the creative department. As Partner, Compensation and HRIS Manager, JWT New York’s
Michael Scott has been toggling between a computer and a canvas since the 1980s when he first started in a temp role with, then, J. Walter Thompson.
Juggling two careers, Michael is also a New York based artist whose work has been featured in acclaimed publications and galleries around the world. (more...)
Recognized as one of the most eye-catching eclectic office spaces to be recently created, JWT Amsterdam's
new surroundings, located inside an old grandiose department store building, were designed to inspire. Following an internal organizational restructuring, JWT Amsterdam took their new agency-wide philosophy of "Think. Do. Make." a step further by incorporating each of these three steps into part of the office's interior.
The end of SXSWi marked the end of WALTER
, JWT’s five-day pop-up agency, but also marked the beginning of a whole new strategy for one carefully chosen start-up. After an intense five-day run, the WALTER team emerged with piles of scribbled notes, heads flurried with ideas, the basis for a brilliant marketing plan, and, most importantly, a new outlook on advertising and marketing that can only be gained after working with entrepreneurs. Gail Brooks, planning director at JWT Atlanta
, sat down with us to share what it was like to be a part of WALTER, why they picked the winning start-up, and what big agencies can learn from the experience. (more...)