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Meet the People: J. Walter Thompson Atlanta’s associate creative director, Daniel Prado

Daniel Prado isn’t afraid of monsters: He makes them. Originally from Brazil, the Associate Creative Director began sculpting masks and designing practical effects only a year ago. His passion for storytelling through sculptures led him to audition for Face Off, a SyFy original series that pits practical artists against one another in competition. J. Walter Thompson Atlanta talked to Daniel about special FX, art and what it was like to compete on a reality TV series. ...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

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

Meet the People: Millicent Malcolm

"A word to all creatives — be nice to Millicent, because one day (in the not too distant future) she could very well be your boss,” says Richard Muntz, Executive Creative Director at JWT Melbourne. He may very well be right. Millicent Malcolm, a copywriter at JWT Melbourne, is one to watch in the ad world, having recently picked up a Yellow Pencil at the D&AD Student Awards in London for her work on “Come Home Droga.” ...READ MORE

Meet the People: Talking creativity and Bruce Lee with Bill Chan, JWT Shanghai

Bill Chan is anything but new to the advertising game. After kicking off his career as a copywriter in Hong Kong, he has taken his talents across the country to Beijing and, currently, JWT Shanghai, where he is the Chief Creative Officer. He has won awards from Cannes, the CLIOs, One Show, LongXi, the HK4As, and more. He’s also worked with several big-name brands, such as Nike, Pepsi, Siemens and China Mobile. The icing on the cake? He remains as passionate about his work as he did on day one. When we asked him about what keeps him creative, his charming response was, "Ha! It definitely is destiny." ...READ MORE

Meet the People: Renzo Celis, Digital Director at JWT Lima

When it comes to digital strategy, Renzo Celis, Digital Director at JWT Lima, finds that those oriented to qualitative and quantitative results are the most effective. Renzo's experience as both a techie and an account person has led him to see the digital world as a meeting point, a place for brands and people to generate relationships and differentiate themselves. Renzo shares what he is working on now, how brands in Peru are using online platforms, and new opportunities for digital in humanitarian campaigns. ...READ MORE

Worldmade Gallery Artist Spotlight: Pol Úbeda

This week, we are excited to showcase another member of the JWT family with an impressive collection of personal artwork. Pol Úbeda, a senior art director at JWT Barcelona, is a photographer with a story worth telling. Pol’s “I’m Not There” series has garnered attention from all over the world and we are proud to have his photographs featured in the Worldmade Gallery Artist Spotlight Series. ...READ MORE

Worldmade Gallery Artist Spotlight: Paul Nurse

Creativity is a key part of  the ad industry, and at JWT, we believe that we have some of the most creative and artistic individuals in the business. In 2011, JWT launched its Worldmade Gallery as a way to showcase the creativity of employees across our global network. We are proud to kick off our series that will feature artists from around the world. This week, we had an opportunity to talk with Paul Nurse, the Associate Creative Director of JWT Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, to learn more about his art and his inspiration behind it. ...READ MORE

An Inside Look at WALTER with Gail Brooks of JWT Atlanta

The end of SXSWi marked the end of WALTER, JWT’s five-day pop-up agency, but also marked the beginning of a whole new strategy for one carefully chosen start-up. After an intense five-day run, the WALTER team emerged with piles of scribbled notes, heads flurried with ideas, the basis for a brilliant marketing plan, and, most importantly, a new outlook on advertising and marketing that can only be gained after working with entrepreneurs. Gail Brooks, planning director at JWT Atlanta, sat down with us to share what it was like to be a part of WALTER, why they picked the winning start-up, and what big agencies can learn from the experience.  ...READ MORE

Q&A with Mike Wiese, Chair of Branded Content & Entertainment at Dubai Lynx

The rapid growth of branded entertainment in the past decade has offered marketers new found opportunities to connect with consumers. Coupled with growing technology and new platforms, the opportunities for real brand value can't be denied. In recognizing these shifts, this year the Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival introduced the new Branded Content and Entertainment category, chaired by Mike Wiese, director of branded entertainment at JWT New York. ...READ MORE