January 30, 2015 10:01 AM ET


Company Overview of J. Walter Thompson Company, Inc.

Company Overview

J. Walter Thompson Company, Inc. offers advertising services in the United States. The company also operates as a services network in the Asia pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and North America. The company was founded in 1864 and is based in New York, New York. J. Walter Thompson Company, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.

466 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1864





Key Executives for J. Walter Thompson Company, Inc.

Worldwide Chief Executive Officer and Global President
Age: 50
Worldwide Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Executive of J Walter Thompson India and Director
Chief Executive Officer of Europe
Head of Digital Worldwide and Chairman of JWT Brazil Group / JWT Brazil
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

J. Walter Thompson Company, Inc. Key Developments

J. Walter Thompson Plans Acquisitions

J. Walter Thompson Company, Inc. intends to make acquisitions. Gustavo Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of the company said: “We have been in this market for over 80 years and are lucky to be working with almost the most important clients in India-international or Indian. The fact that we are going to offer different services and that we have these clients in our portfolio is going to help us grow organically. So that's part of half of my growth expectation. Also, as we offer more services, we make more acquisitions. We are looking for new specialty in the market and new people are going to bring different units in order to deliver this growth. Acquisitions will be in areas of digital, content and shopper. By shopper I mean retail, online retail, e-commerce and mobile e-commerce.” He added: “Mobile companies are one of our targets for acquisitions.”

J. Walter Thompson Company, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Walter Thompson Co. (JWT) appointed Tarun Rai chief executive officer of JWT South Asia to succeed Colyvn Harris. Harris, 57, who has been with the company for 35 years, will assume the role of executive director, global growth and client development, reporting to Gustavo Martinez, chief executive at JWT. Rai, 51, joins from Worldwide Media, where he was CEO since 2008. Under Rai's leadership, Worldwide Media (then a joint venture of The Times of India Group and BBC Worldwide) grew exponentially. In the role of CEO, Rai will lead J. Walter Thompson South Asia, which includes India, Sri Lanka and Nepal, as well as J. Walter Thompson's Indian companies, including contract advertising, Hungama Digital Services, J. Walter Thompson Mindset, Encompass and Social Wavelength. He will also report to Martinez, and will work closely with Nick Romas, J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific CFO.

Tata Sons Appoints JWT as Creative Agency for Global Brand Campaign

Tata Sons Limited has appointed JWT as the creative agency for its global brand campaign. The campaign will seek to present three core messaging corridors about the Tata brand -- Tata is global, Tata is trustworthy and Tata is a good corporate citizen.

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