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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

Askme Appoints J. Walter Thompson as its Creative Agency

Askme has appointed J. Walter Thompson as its creative agency to help the brand strengthen its leadership in the Indian digital platform and e-commerce space. With ATL and Digital marketing spends of INR 3,500 million, initially for one year, this contract will entitle J. Walter Thompson for all the creative and digital duties of Askme including Askme Bazaar and Askme Freeads. Askme had called for a multi-agency pitch where several agencies participated over three months. J. Walter Thompson was entrusted with creative duties for the next marketing campaign basis the creative ideas presented to the team.

J. Walter Thompson Wins $770 Million Federal Contract

J. Walter Thompson, Atlanta, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $770 million by the U.S. Marine Corps Regional Contracting Office-National Capital Region, Quantico, for recruitment and advertising support services for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command.

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.”

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