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#CuriositySessions: Leticia Trindade


Q – What are you curious about? Things that make me feel happy awaken my curiosity. I like to learn about how to live better. I think living energetically is contagious and being able to share your own curiosity and inspiration with others makes for a fun and interesting experience for everyone. The topics that I am most curious about right now are travel, nutrition and internal communication, one of my fields of work. ...READ MORE
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#CuriositySessions: Nicole Jenkins

“Life isn’t about finding the answers, it’s about asking the questions.” According to Hollywood vet Brian Grazer, curiosity isn’t just a step in producing creative work, it’s also an important instrument for honing individuality and self-confidence. ...READ MORE

LatinSpots – Mariana Borga: Creative Plurality

For the second consecutive year, Cannes has presented the See It Be It, an initiative that aims to recognize and encourage the creative talents of women in the industry. Following a strict criterion, 12 women were selected among 200 candidates. One of them is Mariana Borga, Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson Brazil, who sat down to explain her expectations and how she perceives women in today's creative world. Below is a snippet of her Q&A. ...READ MORE
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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

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

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

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.

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