Odette van der Haar appointed CEO J. Walter Thompson JohannesburgIndustry expert will maintain ACA links as agency representative 4 May 2018 Read more++
New trends in MENA 'rebranding sexual wellness', 'mingling with the machine' and 'halal space food'2018 report from J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group MENA forecasts 100 trends, depicting region's fast-paced evolution 19 Jan 2018 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson MENA Network ranked #2 at MENA Effies 2017Teams brought home two Gold, five Silver and two Bronze awards for six clients across eight categories 22 Nov 2017 Read more++
Independent research firm names Mirum a 'Contender' in 2017 report for search marketing agenciesThe report states: "Keep an eye on Mirum. It's grown swiftly this year by adding more than 25 search marketing clients. We recommend them to marketers that need creative resources for landing page optimization and ad copy expertise." 6 Nov 2017 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson announces the 2017 HLR Scholarship winnersJ. Walter Thompson announced the five young women selected for this year's class of Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship recipients. 4 Oct 2017 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson Cape Town and SunSteam join forces to bring energy to everyone under the sunA highly contested business win in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector has seen J. Walter Thompson Cape Town appointed to lead all marketing communication on the African continent for innovative solar technology enterprise SunStream™ Technology Inc. 22 Feb 2017 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson's Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship enters its third yearThe global scholarship opportunity will award up to $10,000 to five female college students 13 Feb 2017 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson South Africa and Secret Santa fight hunger with a festive season campaignJ. Walter Thompson South Africa has created an insightful festive season fundraising campaign for its client FoodForward SA, a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to help the more than 14 million people who go hungry in South Africa every day. 6 Dec 2016 Read more++
200 delicious biryani meals packed in just 67 minutes providing sustenance for 9,000 peopleJ. Walter Thompson South Africa joins FoodBank client for vital pipeline on Mandela Day initiative 21 Jul 2016 Read more++
Advertising agency J. Walter Thompson South Africa partners with FoodBank SAIt is a startling fact but a third of all food produced in South Africa ends up in landfills, whilst around 13.8 million South Africans go hungry every day. 2 Jun 2016 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson MENA releases region's Future 100 Trends and Change to Watch in 2016Report uncovers radical shifts in consumer behaviour, driving change, and forcing brands to stay attuned 18 Apr 2016 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson Company's HLR Scholarship kicks off year twoThe pioneering scholarship offers mentorships, internships and more to aspiring female creatives around the globe 15 Apr 2016 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson promotes Paul Grater to managing partner, Cape TownAppointment underpins agency's commitment to innovation through technology and insight 25 Nov 2015 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson South Africa announces the appointment of Lex Robinson as Chief Strategy OfficerAppointment bolsters agency's strategic plans for partnership and growth 16 Nov 2015 Read more++
A jumpstart for creative careers: J. Walter Thompson launches new global talent programJump/Start program ushers millennials and new generations of creative talent into their first jobs 29 Sep 2015 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson explores the future of food and drink in its latest trend reportFat is back, ethical eats, food porn is the new norm, and cannabis connoisseurs on the rise 29 Sep 2015 Read more++
J. Walter Thompson and CBC win Egypt's first-ever Titanium Award at Cannes LionsEntertainment brand, Abla Fahita, creates new business model in advertising 30 Jun 2015 Read more++
J Walter Thompson to award five individual $10,000 scholarships to female advertising studentsThe Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship, named after the pioneering female copywriter, will award five individual $10,000 scholarships 16 Apr 2015 Read more++
JWT resounding success at Effie AwardsJWT achieved a resounding success at the Effie Awards, landing three Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes. JWT Dubai, JWT Cairo and JWT Riyadh won with highly effective campaigns across six categories for eight clients. 21 Nov 2014 Read more++
JWT appoints Kershnee Pillay as Managing PartnerStrategic director bolsters South African management in Johannesburg team 7 Nov 2014 Read more++
JWT wins 17 accolades including Grand Prix and four Gold at African CristalsImpressive tally gave JWT second place in Network of the Year 10 Oct 2014 Read more++
JWT Cairo ranked third among creative agencies in the world by WARC 100 Companies ReportWARC's recently released 100 Companies Report for 2014, which tracks 75 effectiveness and strategy competitions globally to identify the world's smartest agencies, has named JWT Cairo as third in the world among creative agencies. 25 Sep 2014 Read more++
JWT promotes Jim Faulds to CEO JWT South AfricaAgency executive takes over helm of dynamic operation 7 Aug 2014 Read more++
JWT Cape Town on the moveAs JWT celebrates its 150th anniversary this year around the globe, JWT Cape Town has one more reason to commemorate 2014 as a special year in the agency's history. Since 1928 JWT has been supporting clients' brands and businesses in South Africa, and recently, the Cape Town team moved into a brand new home in the bustling Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre in De Waterkant, Greenpoint. 24 Jul 2014 Read more++
JWT launches global scholarship to support aspiring female creativesThe Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship, named after the pioneering female copywriter, awards five individual $10,000 annual scholarships for five-year program 24 Jun 2014 Read more++
The Hardy Boys join JWTWPP announced today that its wholly-owned operating company, JWT, the world's best known marketing communications brand, has acquired a majority stake in The Hardy Boys, one of the leading independent brand building and activation agencies in South Africa. 12 Jun 2014 Read more++
JWT names Matt Eastwood Worldwide Chief Creative OfficerNEW YORK, NY (June 3, 2014)-Gustavo Martinez, Global President, JWT, today announced that Matt Eastwood has been appointed Worldwide Chief Creative Officer. Eastwood will join JWT in mid-July and report to Martinez. 3 Jun 2014 Read more++
Iconic Lucky Star appoints JWT Cape Town as lead creative agencyLucky Star, marketer of the iconic South African canned fish brand and Lucky Pet cat food, has appointed JWT Cape Town as its lead creative agency. From June JWT will drive all advertising and creative across markets in the African continent to increase Lucky Star's share of the consumer food basket. 20 May 2014 Read more++
JWT's 10 Mobile Trends for 2014 and BeyondThird annual report spotlighting key themes in mobile connectivity 16 May 2014 Read more++
JWT MENA's 'In the Name of Faith and Fun' reports on 'Mipsterz'"Muslim hipsters" paving the way for an era of integration, opening up significant brand opportunities 22 Apr 2014 Read more++
JWT announces key promotion, Michiel Hofstee CEO GulfJWT has announced the key promotion of Michiel Hofstee to CEO for the Gulf region, effective immediately. Leading the company's operations in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar markets, Hofstee will retain his base in Dubai, the region's operational hub and continue to report in to Vatche Keverian, JWT MENA's CEO. 28 Mar 2014 Read more++
JWT's interns win global BBC World News Service creative challengeWhen the BBC World News Service put out a global challenge to young creatives based outside of the UK, JWT South Africa encouraged their interns to enter. Not only did they exceed the brief, Tal Halili, Katherine Andrews and Thandeka Kunene won top honours, and were named victors of the global challenge. 14 Feb 2014 Read more++
JWT wins gold and two silvers at W³ Awards - Agency Recognised for excellence in digital business solutionsBeirut, Lebanon - 30 September 2013 - JWT's multi disciplinary digital unit, dotJWT has brought home a gold and two silvers from the W³ Awards, for its MyWheels and Avis campaigns. 30 Sep 2013 Read more++
dojJWT partners with TT100 and The Department of Science and Technology for its 2013 internship programmeFollowing the company's Technology Top 100 (TT100) win last year for excellence in the management of technology, dotJWT has been confirmed as a preferred internship host partner for the TT100 / Department of Science and Technology 2013 Internship Programme. 4 Jun 2013 Read more++
JWT South Africa launches new online automotive brandJWT's multi-disciplinary digital unit, dotJWT has not only already met, but far exceeded its campaign objectives for the launch of mywheels as a new consumer brand. 17 May 2013 Read more++
dotJWT wins at Technology Top 100 AwardsJWT's multi disciplinary digital agency dotJWT has won the Award for Excellence in the Management of Technology, competing with the likes of FNB, Altech, Bell Equipment and others. 29 Nov 2012 Read more++