Category: People

FoodBank Mandela Day-group with packed boxes

J. Walter Thompson Cape Town Teams Up With FoodBank SA for Mandela Day Initiative

International Nelson Mandela Day encourages the people of South Africa and the world to take time out of their day to do good for others. In celebration of the holiday, J. Walter Thompson South Africa teamed up with FoodBank SA to package food for those less fortune around the country.

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Worldwide CCO Matt Eastwood Talks Cannes 2016 Success

J. Walter Thompson Company took home a record-breaking 80 Lions this year at Cannes. One of the driving forces in shaping the agency's global creative brand is Worldwide CCO Matt Eastwood, who is celebrating his two-year anniversary at J. Walter Thompson this month.We caught up with Eastwood about his post-Cannes reflections, goals and impressions. Although it takes two flints to make a fire, it helps to have strong leaders like Eastwood at the helm. ...READ MORE
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Intern Volunteer Day 2016

Each year, the New York office interns participate in a day of community service at a charitable organization in New York City. On Wednesday, June 8, the Summer 2016 intern class spent the day volunteering at Food Bank For New York City. Together, they packaged over 5,000 lbs of food which produced over 4,000 free meals for locals. ...READ MORE

Rachel Pashley Explains Why Ads Should Stop Stereotyping

Rachel Pashley, Group Planning Head at J. Walter Thompson London, is taking a stand on the representation of women in advertisements. Pashley is determined to challenge the representation of women in ads to better portray the majority of female needs in this limited market. Her latest endeavor has been the J. Walter Thompson Company Female Tribes Initiative, which aims to capture global female insight in order to change the cultural conversation. City A.M. caught up with Rachel Pashley about the current state of women in the ad industry.   ...READ MORE

After Brexit, what now for Britain’s brands and “Brand Britain”?

Toby Hoare, chief executive of J. Walter Thompson Europe, caught up with City A.M. to discuss the future of British brands and "Brand Britain" in the wake of Brexit. Hoare considers the recent shift in public attitude and how it may alter brands' opportunities with consumers - for the better or worse. Here is the original article posted on City A.M. ...READ MORE

Intern Spotlight Series: John Coates

This June,  J. Walter Thompson New York welcomed 24 students to its Summer 2016 intern program. They have since been hard at work - gaining insight from some industry veterans and hands-on experience in the world of advertising. The J. Walter Thompson Intern Spotlight Series provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the talented interns who are helping the agency across all departments – each bringing excitement, innovation and a fresh perspective to the office. ...READ MORE
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“The Right Kind of Child Labor” – Reflections of a Young Lions Media Gold Winner

Anna Yang, Associate Art Director at J. Walter Thompson Shanghai, reflects on her Cannes experience as a 2016 Young Lion. Anna and Copywriter Hsien Chao won Young Lions Media Gold. ...READ MORE