JWT is one of the UK’s largest agencies and the oldest international agency network. This year we are proud to celebrate 150 years since James Walter Thompson invented the world of advertising. He was a pioneer and pioneering is what we continue to do: from the establishment of the first ever Account Planning Department to the unique KitKat Android partnership to broadcasting ads from Space in 2012 and from a war zone in Afghanistan in 2013. We invent pioneering ideas that people want to participate in and spend time with for an extraordinary list of clients, local and global, including HSBC, Shell, Canon, the Army, Debenhams, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Nokia and Johnson & Johnson.
7 APG Creative Strategy Awards in 2013 (including the Grand Prix and three Golds).
Agency of The Year at The International Food and Beverage Creative Excellence Awards.
3 Awards at the 2012 Marketing Society Awards for Excellence.
Consumer Advertising Agency of the Year at The Grocer Marketing, Advertising & PR (MAP) Awards 2011, 2010 and 2009.
4 Creative Circle Awards and 4 Eurobest Awards
...and most recently a Cannes PR Silver Lion and a Mobile Bronze Lion.
We are passionate about the continuous development of our exceptional Talent: JWT holds a record 5 IPA CPD Gold awards and holds the 2014 IPA Grand Prix Platinum Award for sustained professional development excellence, one of just 3 creative agencies from the IPA membership of over 320 to receive this accolade. Why? We absolutely believe in supporting our staff to develop their skills throughout their career with JWT. We offer our staff the full range of industry qualifications , unique JWT international seminars, weekly inspiration sessions , bespoke discipline specific Academies, our own Digital Diploma, and of course WPP, APG, IPA, NABS, AAR and Google Squared programmes.