As sports fans get ready to flock to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, brands must prepare to do the same. “In the decade-plus since the BRIC moniker was coined, the expectation that Brazil would emerge as a robust new market for brands has been borne out,” says Ann Mack, director of trendspotting at JWT. “Yet many international brands are absent or only starting to eye the terrain.” In light of this, JWT has released a comprehensive guide for marketers looking to enter or expand their footprint in Brazil, the world’s fifth most populous country. ...READ MORE
One of the things I’ve always appreciated about JWT is the agency’s attention to team well-being. In New York, our bar opens up for a lively evening of beer and music every Wednesday and Thursday, while there’s a hefty amount of free popcorn on Friday afternoon (not to mention the much adored summer Friday policy). In London, the agency has a gorgeous green terrace, where you can enjoy some sun and sip a Pimm’s cup/cool drink in summer. And in Madrid, the office occupies a vast converted chocolate factory with a wraparound terrace at the top. Since I arrived in Brazil on an extended research project, however, I’ve seen how JWT kicks it up a notch in the vibrant São Paulo office. ...READ MORE
Each Friday we package up the top trends, reports, articles and news bursts from the week. Our trends this week look at why Brazil is “the social media capital of the universe,” Millennials disproportionally suffer high levels of stress and anxiety, and luxury closets are on the rise. Read about these trends and more on JWT Intelligence.
After week one in São Paulo, the truth is I could write an entire entry focused solely on the food, or the people I’ve met, or the JWT office, or the football—and then some more on the food (because I’ve never before had meals so debilitatingly delicious!). However, in the interest of imparting something other than restaurant reviews, I’ll try to share more than just the culinary highlights so far. ...READ MORE
The Latin word for change, “mutato” also serves as the name and driving concept behind the latest agency within JWT’s network. JWT Brazil Chairman Stefano Zunino announced the launch of a new joint venture with branded content and social engagement company Mutato, marking a forward-thinking commitment to consumer behavior and business in a digital era. ...READ MORE
Move over David Hasselhoff. Blonde bombshell Pamela Anderson has still got it and she is back on the scene in her iconic red "Baywatch" suit—this time to film a commercial for Ford Brazil. We got a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot with the JWT Brazil team who made the beaches of Recreio dos Bandeirantes their office for a day. ...READ MORE
Brazil is one of the world's fastest-growing economies. So, at this year's SXSW, JWT Brazil, CASA and iCherry gave an entertaining presentation on surviving digital in this exotic market. And speaking of exotic markets, one woman in the audience whispered to a JWT'er, "I'm here to find a Brazilian boyfriend." Well, they weren't giving those out, but they did share some insights which you can check out in the presentation slideshow after the jump. ...READ MORE