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500 Woodward Avenue One Detroit Center
Detroit Michigan 48226-3428
United States
Phone: (+1) 313 964-3800

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Basic Info

Core Competencies: Digital, Direct/Tele/Database Marketing/CRM, Media Buying/Planning, Branding/Naming/Product Development

Founded in: 1864


Holding: WPP Group Plc (London, United Kingdom)

Employees: 703

Awards: 40

Creative Work: 91

Clients: 7

J. Walter Thompson Detroit

500 Woodward Avenue One Detroit Center
Detroit Michigan 48226-3428
United States
Phone: (+1) 313 964-3800

Tom Cordner

Executive Creative Director

Bob McClowery

EVP & Senior Executive Management Director

Phone: (+1) 313 964-2780

Peggy Moylan

Management Director of Consumer In

Phone: (+1) 313 964-3220

Sean Neall

Phone: (+1) 313 964-3800

Andy Prakken

Senior Partner & Director of Communications

Phone: (+1) 313 964-2724

Peter Schweitzer

President World Wide Operations & CEO

Phone: (+1) 212 210-7000

Linda Taylor

Human Resources / Personnel

Phone: (+1) 612 758-2345

Donald Topping

Managing Director

Phone: (+1) 313 964-3805

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About J. Walter Thompson Detroit

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. 




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. 


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Philosophy & Competitive Advantages
J. Walter Thompson invented modern advertising as we know it. Since 1864, our company has helped to launch, sustain, renew and reinvent great brands for many of the world?s premier marketers.
We remain true to our legacy as a company that knows brands and how to unlock their power. We stand for ?Big Ideas that Work.? Brilliant ideas that give a brand meaning in people?s lives: that connect, add value and sell. Brilliant work that captivates and bonds buyers to brands. Communications with the persuasive power to excel in every channel.
Network Description
J. Walter Thompson is part of WPP Group. WPP is a global communications services company. Please visit for more information.
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