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. 

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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

· Cannes – JWT New York ranked 8th in New York
· Cannes – JWT New York ranked 5th in US for PR 
· Cannes – JWT New York ranked 8th in US for Cyber 
· Cannes – JWT New York ranked 3rd in US for Product Design 
· Clio Awards – Gold Clio in Product Design – Northwell – Fin                                                     
· Clio Awards – Silver Clio in Direct – Black Lives Matter – Unsafety Check
· Clio Awards – Silver Clio in Media – Black Lives Matter – Unsafety Check 

· Clio Awards – Bronze Clio in Digital Craft – JWT – Prostate Skip 
· Clio Awards – Bronze Clio in Innovation – Northwell – Fin
· Clio Awards – Bronze Clio in PR – Northwell – Fin 
· D&AD – White Pencil in Innovation – Black Lives Matter – Unsafety Check 
· D&AD – Wood Pencil in Innovation – Black Lives Matter – Unsafety Check
· D&AD – Wood Pencil in Media – Black Lives Matter – Unsafety Check 

LEADERSHIP

Lynne Power

Lynne Power

CEO, New York
Brent Choi

Brent Choi

Chief Creative Officer, New York
Sherri Chambers

Sherri Chambers

CMO, New York