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JWT Becomes the First Ad Agency to Collaborate Directly With Black Lives Matter

The official Black Lives Matter organization has entered into a strategic and creative partnership with J. Walter Thompson New York, marking the first such pairing on a formal assignment.

‘Milk’ Screenwriter and LGBT Activist Creates a Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign for Coke

In his inspiring Oscar acceptance speech for Milk, the 2008 film about the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay city official Harvey Milk, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tossed down the gauntlet for LGBT rights—and he's been a tireless fighter for the cause ever since.

The Battle to Own Branded Content

Doug Scott’s recent departure from OgilvyEntertainment, the successful unit he founded eight years ago, has raised questions about whether its WPP parent might fold it into another corporate entertainment sibling like media agency Mindshare Entertainment or GroupM Entertainment at the operating level.

The Barbarian Group Adds Finance and Account Chiefs

The Barbarian Group in New York has added a chief financial officer and a head of account management, two new positions for the digital shop.

Meet 4 Agency Execs With British and European Roots That Are Based in N.Y.

‘If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere ...’

Peter Sherman Is New JWT N.Y. CEO

At BBDO, Peter Sherman was known as being an account guy who worked well with strong creative personalities like Eric Silver and Gerry Graf.

Venables Bell Exec Takes New Business Role at JWT

The New York office of JWT has found a new director of business development in California. Emilie Vasu, who most recently was an account director at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco, joined JWT today. She assumes responsibilities previously held by Megan Kent, albeit under a different title.

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JWT’s Benjamin Makes First Big Move

The appointment of Matt MacDonald and Ryan Kutscher as co-chief creative officers of JWT's New York office represents North American creative chief Jeff Benjamin's first big move since he started in February—and one that embraces both JWT's past and its future.