Pioneering Brands

People. Culture. Commerce.

 

J. Walter Thompson has been pioneering brands since 1864. We go where others only dare. We pioneer forward, rebelling against convention. We do this with bravery, ambition and just the right amount of swagger. We tap into our 150-plus years of brand-building wisdom to build brands that last as long as we have.

If our work doesn’t move the dial against three metrics, we crumple it up, throw it in the bin and start all over. Our work has got to change the way people think, feel and act. That’s when culture starts to shift. And when culture shifts, it creates room for brands to grow.

By pioneering brands like KitKat, Rolex, HSBC, Shell, and Listerine, we keep them relevant in the modern world, while also driving their businesses. 

Our Network

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GLOBAL CLIENTS

Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

Humble. Hungry.

Pioneers are hungry. We are restless, never satisfied. We respect the need for help on our journey, and reach out to collaborate. We value the significance that a new perspective can bring. We constantly challenge ourselves and those around us. We're completely focused on the work.

Work that drives our clients' businesses. Work that enables brands to adapt to an ever-shifting world. Work that is creative, aspirational and responsible. Work that shapes the world. 

200+ Offices

90+ Countries

· Cyber Lions – JWT New York ranked 5th globally
· Cannes – JWT New York ranked 6th in New York
· Cannes – Silver Lion in Cyber – Ad Council – The Shelter Pet Project 
· Cannes – Silver Lion in Cyber – Puma – Puma Beat Bot 
· Cannes – Silver Lion in Cyber – Tribeca Film Festival – ReActor
· LIAA – Gold LIAA in Design – Tribeca Film Festival – ReActor 
· Cannes – Bronze Lion in Creative Data – Johnson & Johnson – Zyrtec Allergy Impact 
· Clio Healthcare Award – Silver Clio in Health – Johnson & Johnson – This is How We Family
· Local Choice – Gold in Design – Tribeca Film Festival – ReActor 

LEADERSHIP

Lynne Power

Lynne Power

CEO, New York
Brent Choi

Brent Choi

Chief Creative Officer, New York
Sherri Chambers

Sherri Chambers

CMO, New York