About Us

J. Walter ThompsonSaudi Arabia

J. Walter Thompson KSA was founded in 1987 and is the oldest marketing communications brand in Saudi Arabia.

It forms part of the global J. Walter Thompson Agency, within the MEA network, which comprises 27 offices in 24 markets including: Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Damascus, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Riyadh, Tunis, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, Uganda and Tanzania.

J. Walter Thompson’s philosophy has been to build lasting brand relationships for more than 150 years. It empowers J. Walter Thompson KSA’s talented and results orientated employees, helping maintain our leading position in the Saudi market. With a holistic, channel agnostic approach to the marketing communication mix that places consumer insights at its core, and by building a diverse and inclusive culture, the agency is delivering innovative campaigns that are changing the face of advertising in the Kingdom.

Two fully-fledged offices in Riyadh and Jeddah work as one team providing integrated communication-based business solutions to J. Walter Thompson’s clients. We leverage strategic partnerships within the WPP group to the benefit of clients, their brands and businesses, and with our digital expertise and full understanding of the Saudi market place, J. Walter Thompson KSA is world-class.

Today, J. Walter Thompson KSA is ranked as the most awarded agency in the Kingdom at several prestigious advertising and effectiveness awards festivals:

In 2015, J. Walter Thompson brought the first Grand Prix for the KSA at Dubai Lynx & was crowned in 2015, 2016 & 2017 as the most awarded agency in KSA

In 2016, Loeries Awards, J. Walter Thompson brought another grand prix for KSA and was the most awarded agency in the Kingdom and the was placed 2nd in the MENA region

In 2015 & 2016, J. Walter Thompson was the most awarded agency in KSA at MENA Efffies awards.


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Services & Offerings

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Network

Future 100 Trends and Change to Watch in MENA

Authored by Mennah Ibrahim, MEA Director of the Innovation Group, the 2018 report is sliced into 10 main categories - Culture, Tech & Innovation, Travel & Hospitality, Brands & Marketing, Food & Drink, Beauty, Retail, Health, Lifestyle, and Luxury. Each trend in the Future 100 MENA Report is part of a growing phenomenon; that Middle Eastern consumers are increasingly identifying themselves as ‘global citizens’. With the universal nature of digital networks, the region is experiencing a significant move towards a post-hipster world, bringing a new spin on parenthood, money and lifestyle matters overall.

Our Clients

Al-Arabia
STC
HSBC
Flynas
Saudi Banks
Shell
Unilever
Emaar
Jarir
Ma'aden
Halwani Bros
Bahri
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Leadership

Camille Haddad
CEO KSA

J. Walter ThompsonRiyadh

Rayyan Aoun
Executive Creative Director KSA

J. Walter ThompsonRiyadh

Dana Alkutoubi
Head of Strategic Planning KSA

J. Walter ThompsonRiyadh

Husni Bekdash
Finance Director KSA

J. Walter ThompsonRiyadh

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