Perry Fair, Chief Creative Officer of JWT Atlanta, today announced a notable appointment for the Atlanta office. Chris Wilson, formerly a Business Director at JWT New York on Johnson & Johnson, overseeing such leading brands as Band-Aid, Neosporin, and Visine, has been named Director of Account Management, Senior Partner at JWT Atlanta. Wilson joins the Atlanta office effective immediately and will report to Marshall Lauck, Chief Operations Officer.
“Chris has an outstanding reputation within the JWT network and the more we heard about him, the more we wanted him as a part of the Atlanta office,” stated Fair. “We’ve had incredible momentum over the past six months with the addition of Pennzoil & Quaker State to our already strong client roster, and Chris is the man to lead the charge on all accounts.”
“With the recent acquisition of new clients and top tier talent, JWT Atlanta is entering into a new chapter, and I feel honored to be joining in on the excitement,” said Wilson. “When this opportunity was presented to me, I was immediately intrigued by the creative talent and leadership in Atlanta, and the potential of what we can accomplish together.”
Wilson will lead the account management discipline for JWT Atlanta, whose clients include the United States Marine Corps, Shell, Jiffy Lube, U.S. Virgin Islands, Transamerica, FEMA, SCANA Energy, Pennzoil and Quaker State, among others. He will partner closely with the agency’s creative teams in developing inventive campaigns for clients, as well as work closely with the agency’s new business team to expand the client base.
For the past four years Wilson has been part of the JWT network, managing a variety of Johnson & Johnson brands out of the New York office. He is known for his desire to push the envelope and his inventive vision. Wilson’s ability to create first-to-market executions was most recently displayed in the development of the Band-Aid Magic Vision app, which garnered worldwide publicity and praise, including a Gold Lion in the Mobile category at Cannes. In addition to the Cannes nod, the app won a Gold Healthcare Clio, a silver and bronze at this year’s Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence and a silver at the London International Awards. He was also a driving force behind Band-Aid Brand’s groundbreaking partnership with Cynthia Rowley. Earlier in his career, Wilson worked at Saatchi & Saatchi and Grey in New York. Committed to educating the next generation of marketers, he teaches an online class via Skype at Texas Christian University on marketing communications and social media.