About Us

J. Walter ThompsonAtlanta

We are not “whisperers” or “ninjas”. We don’t work miracles. And we aren’t saving lives. We’re just a bunch of good-natured people living and working in a city we love. We have fun being serious about our roles, our agency and our clients’ businesses. J. Walter Thompson Atlanta, which also includes offices in Houston and Dallas, is 230 people who work in strategy, creative, engagement and data … all of which have traditional, social and digital communications solutions at their heart. The United States Marine Corps has been our client partner for nearly 70 years. They, along with our other partners—Pennzoil, Quaker State, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Shell, Jiffy Lube, SCANA Energy and more—work with us because they like what we do and, most importantly, who we are. 

Services & Offerings

Brand Building

We grow our clients’ business by building brands. Finding solutions that are global when needed, or as singular as a simple human emotion. We build pioneering brands with purpose. We exist to help companies navigate the market, and drive long-term growth.

Social

Forging strong relationships between brands and consumers, our deep partnerships with social platforms give our clients a leading edge when developing interactive plans. Building on that knowledge, we use insights from social data to develop social strategies, run campaigns, deliver contagious content, manage communities and measure success.

Activation

We connect consumers with brands in ways that transcend conventional means of interaction. These experiences result in immersive experiences leveraging VR or Artificial Intelligence, as well as interactive live entertainment or IOT innovations. We aim to connect people to brands in a way that inspires and requires action.

Analytics

Our in-house analytics department focuses on the innovative application of data and technology to inform and inspire new marketing solutions. It offers a suite of bespoke analytics tools.

Internal Communications

People join cultures, not companies. When companies understand, live and share their own culture, they naturally attract the best talent, and inspire and empower employees to own, innovate and drive business results. We help shape culture.

Digital Transformation

Whether transforming an existing digital strategy or developing a new plan for the future, we build brands for digital. At the intersection of innovation, creative and analytics, we solve problems and deliver a measurable impact on our clients’ business.

Media

Finding the best channels to speak to your audience and making the most of those channels is integral to the effectiveness of a campaign. Through careful planning and buying, brands can optimize the reach of their messages.

Data

Our in-house research unit, SONAR, develops and exploits new quantitative and qualitative research techniques to understand cultures, brands and consumer motivation around the world.

Innovation, Trends & Insights

We are always exploring cultural shifts and converting them into opportunities for brands.

Sector Expertise

We have accumulated massive sector and market expertise throughout the J. Walter Thompson agency’s lifetime, giving our clients a unique advantage. We know government, health, sports, retail and a lot more.

Our Clients

Armed Forces Insurance
Atlanta Falcons
Budweiser
Jiffylube
Kumho Tire
Marines
Michelob
Pennzoil
Quakerstate
Scana
Shell
United States Virgin Islands

Executive Leadership

Spence Kramer
Chief Executive Officer

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Vann Graves
Chief Creative Officer

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Charae Warner
Human Resources Director

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Kim Jenis
Chief Financial Officer

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Marshall Lauck
COO

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Mary Margaret Connell
Executive Director, Growth and Development

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History of advertising

We've been inventing pioneering ideas since 1864. Here's a fun way to look at our history, which also happens to be the history of advertising.

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