About Us

J. Walter ThompsonChicago

J. Walter Thompson Chicago is one of city's original advertising agencies. Since 1891 we have committed to evolving with our clients and in the process, have become an integrated communications agency that delivers pioneering solutions at all consumer touch points. We offer our integrated approach to planning and creativity which includes: advertising, brand strategy, content and print production, social media buying and campaign measurement.

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.

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, tourism and a lot more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership

Susan Kim-Kirkland
Chief Marketing Officer, JWT Worldwide and President & CEO, JWT Canada and Chicago

Dean Foerter
Chief Strategy Officer

Scott Miskie
EVP Managing Director

Ari Elkouby
VP, Creative Director

Cory Eisentraut
Executive Creative Director

Carolyn Bingham
Chief Operating Officer

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