The Toronto outpost of what is now Wunderman Thompson is one of Canada's leading creative agencies, with subsidiary offices in Vancouver and Montreal. Though it manages a sizeable roster of clients, the agency is perhaps best-known for predecessor JWT's 25-year-plus relationship with Canada's favourite coffee bar chain Tim Hortons. Longtime JWT CEO Tony Piggott stepped down in 2012 to be succeeded by Susan Kim-Kirkland. He launched corporate responsibility specialist JWT Ethos before retiring altogether from the group at the end of 2013. Brent Choi joined JWT the same year from Cundari as chief creative officer. In an unprecedented accolade for a Canadian network agency, Kim-Kirkland was given additional management responsibility for Thompson's Chicago office in 2015, while Choi was appointed as CCO across both Canada and Thompson New York. Kim-Kirkland relinquished Chicago again in 2018, but took on new additional responsibility as JWT's global CMO, before departing the company the following year following the announcement of the merger of JWT and Wunderman. Brent Choi also departed the agency to join DDB. Jeff Dack was recruited from Carat Canada to become CEO of the merged Wunderman Thompson agency, reporting to North America CEO Shane Atchison. See also the Adbrands profile of the main J Walter Thompson Worldwide network.
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Capsule checked 26th June 2018
Adbrands Weekly Update 13th Mar 2014: Ads Of The Week: "Best Extra In The World". Film festivals often bring out the best in ad agencies, giving them plenty of scope to indulge in a bit of offbeat humour. JWT Toronto's campaign for the upcoming Canadian Film Fest (starting next weekend) celebrates a couple of the unsung heroes of the industry. This is our favourite of the two, highlighting the Best Extra In The World. Some nice jokes. The other (on our Facebook page of course) riffs on the popularity of zombies and Canadians' reputation for being overly polite.
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