Tag Archives: JWT

JWT’s own version of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce rumbles relentlessly on

Almost unbelievably l’affaire Martinez, the exit of former global boss Gustavo Martinez, rumbles on at JWT. Martinez (below), who was accused of harassment, is now holed up in JWT Spain, some say as country manager. No-one is saying publicly exactly ...

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WPP on the spot as Shell and HSBC review

Is another big global review of creative and media a story these days? As everyone’s doing it. It’s the business version of chairman Mao’s permanent revolution. No wonder agencies never seem to achieve that much these days, they’re too busy ...

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HSBC becomes a global citizen – but to what end?

HSBC has been trying to become something other than “the world’s local bank” for years now, partly because it no longer is, having pulled out of a number of countries. But it was still a good line for the bank, ...

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Debenhams discovers tweeters have a heart – at Christmas

We Are Social has been analysing Twitter users’ response to UK Christmas ads and found that, while John Lewis’ Moz the Monster is top for responses, Debenhams’ effort from JWT (below) captured tweeters’ hearts (supposing they have such a thing). ...

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George Parker remembers creative director Bill Hamilton

I was devastated to hear the news that Bill Hamilton (left) passed away last week at the age of 74. I have known and worked with Bill at Chiat, Ogilvy and J.W. Thompson over nearly thirty years. He was without ...

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Debenhams sets out to find a new agency

Debenhams has departed JWT after eight years and shortlisted Karmarama, Mcgarrybowen, Mother and Mary Portas’ retail specialist Portas. Eight years isn’t a bad run at such a retailer; Debenhams always seems in danger of joining other high street casualties but ...

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New JWT HSBC mortgage ad hits the emotions but what about the small print?

HSBC and agency JWT London have produced their second ad in the ‘Onwards’ campaign, this one pushing its one day mortgage approval service. Suspect it doesn’t mean they’re all approved in one day. Anyway here we have a dad finding ...

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Saatchi & Saatchi snatches HSBC from JWT – or does it?

Saatchi & Saatchi has bounced back from its loss of the Toyota Europe account to The&Partnership by raiding WPP-owned J. Walter Thompson for part of HSBC’s $400m global ad account. Saatchi was already on the bank’s roster, handling various asset ...

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