RMG Connect Absorbed by JWT Worldwide

By Matt Van Hoven 

WPP agency RMG Connect will be taken over by J. Walter Thompson, following dismal performance and multiple top-tier reorganizations. Brand Republic reports that Ogilvy and Wunderman, who along with JWT’s 51 percent ownership, held 39 percent and 10 percent of the global shop, respectively.

We reported back in March that RMG wasn’t long for this world after Linda Jackson stepped down from her leadership role in the London office to become the General Director at OgilvyOne Mexico.


Prior to Jackson’s departure, “predecessor Nelly Andersen left RMG to return to her prior place of employment, OgilvyOne, back in October 2006 and is now an EVP, Global Brands at OgilvyOne Worldwide out of the London office.”

More after the jump.

From Brandweek:

“It is not expected that the restructure will affect RMG Connect’s accounts or staff significantly in the UK.

However, personnel and office location changes have taken place in other markets. RMG Connect has a worldwide network of 33 offices in 22 countries.”