Tag Archives: JWT London


Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat Stories

When Instagram unveiled Instagram Stories earlier this month, the interwebs flooded with debates about the close similarities the new feature bears with Snapchat's own Stories feature. Headlines like Huffington Post's "Is Instagram Stories the Nail in Snapchat's Coffin?" and The New York Times' "Instagram Take a Page from Snapchat, and Takes Aim at It, Too" define much of the chatter generated by Instagram's new release and today, Florence Lujani, J. Walter Thompson London's Social Team Lead & Head of Influencer Relations, joins in with her own take on this social media boxing match. ...READ MORE
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2015 Europe HLR Scholarship Recipient Lilli Ridder On Being Ready For the ‘Real World’

Each year, the Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship is awarded to five female creative students from all over the world. The scholarship is named after J. Walter Thompson’s first female copywriter Helen Lansdowne Resor, who paved the way for female copywriters in the advertising industry. Not only does each recipient receive up to $10,000, they also receive a paid summer internship at a J. Walter Thompson office in her respective region, a J. Walter Thompson employee mentor, and “first look” placement consideration for future job employment.  One year after receiving the HLR Scholarship, our 2015 Europe recipient Lilli Ridder reflects on what the scholarship has meant to her. ...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
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Cannes Contenders 2016: Week 5

Now only three weeks away from Cannes, week 5 contenders are heating up. Dive into this week of Cannes Contenders with work from our offices in Puerto Rico, Bangalore, New York, Amsterdam and London. ...READ MORE
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Cannes Contenders 2016: Week 4

Marking our halfway point in this year’s Cannes Contenders series, here are six pieces of work from our offices in New York, London, Bangkok, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Cairo. ...READ MORE
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Cannes Contenders 2016: Week 3

Almost halfway through our Cannes Contenders 2016 series, here’s another batch of great work from our offices in Sydney, Brazil, London, Cape Town, New York and Frankfurt. ...READ MORE

J. Walter Thompson London’s James Whitehead Talks Gender Diversity

In July 2015, The Drum kicked off its “Token Man” series, an initiative from Creative Social founder Daniele Fiandaca through which female powerhouses in the marketing industry interview their male counterparts about gender inequality and diversity in adworld. This month, timed exactly for International Women’s Day, J. Walter Thompson London’s Executive Partner James Whitehead, sat for his own “Token Man” interview, conducted by Cheil Worldwide ECD  Caitlin Ryan ...READ MORE