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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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Cannes: The Cradle Of Creative

Cannes gets a lot of ratings – from both the overly enthused and stubbornly underwhelmed ad-world troop. From the powerful execs to the green-around-the-gills-minions, we proffer our opinions as to what defines the festival and the idyllic South of France for us. Varied though these may be — because Cannes stories seem to be infinite — the perspectives fall into somewhat clear categories. ...READ MORE

Congratulations to JWT’s 2014 Cannes Young Lions Winners

Around the world, pairs of young creatives competed in the annual Cannes Young Lions competition. Local Cannes Lions representatives in each country selected one team through a pre-selection process and invited them to compete against top talent for a remarkable reward: a trip to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and the opportunity to receive their awards on stage at the industry’s most important event of the year. The candidates submitted their ideas and work across several categories: Cyber, Design, Film, Media, PR, Print and Marketers. This year JWT is proud to share that several of our young talent teams have been selected from across our network in:  Chile, Athens, Mexico, Australia, China, Singapore, Costa Rica and Brazil. ...READ MORE

Success at the 2013-2014 Big Fat Yes Awards

Thanks to all that came to this month’s YES awards, it was a great night. JWT YES Awards is a monthly event that celebrates exceptional post and pre-graduate creative talent in the UK, offering the cream of the crop a stamp of approval and a foot in the door of the ad industry. ...READ MORE

Monsters meet their match

Who said monsters were scary? Maybe they are just as fun, lovable and human-like as we are… That's what Jordan Young, Art Director at JWT New York, thought when he started his personal tumblr project Matching Monsters—an illustrative blog that captures the monsters counterparts in all of us. With the claim "there's a monster out there for everyone, sometimes you just need help seeing it," Jordan brings to life the monster twins in submitted photos, and the results are great (check out the sleepy line chef, our personal favorite, for starters). Even Laughing Squid and Mashable are fans of the site, and now hundreds of people around the world are too, spawning a spike in traffic since the project's launch on January 1st. We sat down with Jordan to get the scoop on Matching Monsters, the story behind it, and how it's taken off: ...READ MORE

Talking glasses with Woody Batts

Glasses may primarily exist to correct vision or shield you from the sun, but it’s no secret that they can serve as a bold accessory. Woody Batts, an Associate Creative Director at JWT New York, is well-versed in the power of frames - when you meet him, your eyes are drawn straight to the ones he has on. Bold, sharp and utterly one-of-a-kind, Woody’s self-designed glasses make quite the statement. ...READ MORE

Meet the People: JWT Israel’s Hadas Liwer

Make no mistake – Hadas Liwer, the Chief Creative Officer at JWT Israel, is a woman to watch. From the moment she opened a design studio of her own at age 20, Hadas has been making strides in the world of advertising and currently stands as the only female CCO in Israel’s top 20 agencies. She says she “stumbled upon advertising,” but to us it looks like she glided right in. ...READ MORE