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U.S. Marine Corps Renews Contract with JWT



Contract continues 67-year relationship

U.S. Marine Corps Renews Contract with JWT

After completing a government-mandated RFP, the United States Marine Corps renewed its recruitment-advertising contract with longtime partner J. Walter Thompson, continuing their 67-year relationship.

Since its last review in 2007, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta and its partners, Mindshare, UniWorld Group and SocialSphere, have helped the Marine Corps achieve recruitment goals through award-winning brand strategy, digital expansion and integrated campaign platforms.

J. Walter Thompson supports all touchpoints of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s advertising program, from creating multichannel brand campaigns to providing sales support to more than 3,000 Marine Recruiters nationwide through an innovative lead generation program. The Marines have the largest Facebook following of any government page, with more than 4 million followers, and boast an award-winning YouTube channel that serves content to users through a personalized Pandora-like algorithm.

“J. Walter Thompson is honored to support the Marine Corps in its ongoing effort to make Marines,” said Gustavo Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, J. Walter Thompson Company. “Our shared values of courage and commitment are more vital than ever, and we look forward to the continued success of this essential institution.”

“We have a clear understanding of the demographic’s evolution and how to translate Marine Corps values and ethos to new generations of Americans,” said Perry Fair, President and Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson Atlanta. “The Marine Corps continues to embrace and share our pioneering spirit, and we work tirelessly to earn their business every day.”

From establishing the Marine Corps as the most elite branch of the Armed Forces with the tagline “The Few, The Proud,” to showcasing how today’s Marines fight battles across a broader spectrum of threats with the “Toward the Sounds of Chaos” campaign, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta will evolve the brand further in 2015 with a new, fully integrated campaign.

“Our work is fulfilling both personally and professionally, and we’re privileged to work with people we respect so deeply,” added Sean McNeeley, Group Account Director, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta. “Together with the Marines and our agency partners, we’re proud to have created a world-class marketing program that tells a success story almost seven decades long.” 

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Wunderman Thompson Atlanta, Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:49:39 GMT