The Atlanta office of J. Walter Thompson has named Vann Graves as its new chief creative officer under CEO Spence Kramer, who joined the WPP shop in March.
Today J. Walter Thompson named Spence Kramer as chief executive officer of its Atlanta office, effective immediately.
JWT’s share of Shell brands just grew. The WPP Group agency, which already creates corporate image, fuel and lubricant ads for the oil giant and ads for its Jiffy Lube chain, has added creative responsibilities for both Quaker State and Pennzoil.
JWT Atlanta today launched an advertising push for regional gas and electric provider Scana, in what the agency is describing as the first major campaign produced under its new creative leadership.
JWT has dismissed employees at its Atlanta and Dallas offices. An estimated dozen staffers have been laid off, with all but a couple of those in Atlanta, according to sources. The bulk of the cut came in the creative department and creative services, though project management also took a hit.