Founded in 1864 and headquartered in New York City, J. Walter Thompson is one of the world’s oldest and largest advertising agencies. In 2005, the company dropped J. Walter Thompson in exchange for JWT.
JWT is a full-service agency that provides its clients with: strategic planning, communication planning, advertising, CRM, direct, design, digital, media planning, public relations, promotions/events, social media, analytics, branding, shopper marketing, internal communications and brand journalism.
With nearly 10,000 employees across more than 200 offices in over 90 countries across the globe, we sell more products to more people in more places than any other agency in the world.
Philosophy & Competitive Advantages
The way we see it, there are two kinds of people in the world: You're either a settler or you're a pioneer. We are pioneers who never settle. We relentlessly mind the world for unknown discoveries or sources of inspiration; finding influence, interest and sparks creativity far beyond the well-beaten path. We dare to imagine new ideas, and our hearts beat faster when we turn these ideas into real things that change fortunes. We are not content with just conceptual thinking. We are pioneers who want to make things of beauty and utility, made original through the power of technology.
JWT is owned by WPP, the world's largest communications services group. WPP is made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Information, Insight & Consultancy; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; Direct, Promotion & Relationship Marketing; and Specialist Communications.
JWT has an extensive global network. We have 200+ offices in 90+ countries.