Category: People

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Adlatina Interview with Gustavo Martínez: “We want to lift the pioneering spirit of J. Walter Thompson”

-- This article is a translation of a piece by Natalia Biscione, editorial secretary at adlatina.com. View the original article in Spanish here. In the midst of his transition with Bob Jeffrey, Gustavo Martínez talks about some of the network's latest news, such as Vanina Rudaeff joining the agency in Argentina. He says he likes to have women in leadership positions because they provide a differential value, and adds that he wants to position the network among the top three across the globe. ...READ MORE

Meet the People: Amy Avery, Chief Analytics Officer at JWT North America

This past April, JWT named Amy Avery, former head of data and analytics at Proximity BBDO, North America's new head of analytics. Prior to joining JWT, Avery spent nearly four years at BBDO, where she built a practice for digital research and analytics across North America, rising to SVP, Head of Data and Analytics, North America. She has also held roles at JWT/RMG Connect, DotGlu, ComGroup and Grey Worldwide. Avery has worked with major brands such as AT&T Mobility, FedEx, Hormel, Starbucks, SC Johnson, Campbell’s, U.S. Marine Corps, FEMA, Kimberly-Clark and Merrill Lynch, among others. ...READ MORE
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Meet the People: JWT New York’s Andy Carrigan

Currently an Executive Creative Director at JWT New York, Andy Carrigan has previously served as a Global Group Creative Director at Anomaly and has received every major industry accolade during his career, from The One Show to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Carrigan co-leads the creative direction on the Macy's account alongside creative partner Jon Zast. We chatted with Carrigan about what inspires him, how he and Zast work as a team and the the future of digital advertising. On the key to branding in the future, he said "If you are authentic and behave interestingly, or use technology in a cool way that shows me what’s special about your brand or how you think — that becomes digital advertising I want to click on." ...READ MORE
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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