JWT Launches Web Talk Show with Industry Luminaries

Whatever business you’re in, sometimes you need to talk the talk and walk the walk. That’s why I have to say I’m impressed with the new Web series that ad agency JWT rolled out last week. Called “Worldmakers,” the web-based talk show features one-on-one style interviews with JWT WorldWide CEO and Chairman Bob Jeffrey and various digital thought leaders.

The effort launched at CES on Friday, rolling out with a series of interviews conducted at the show with executives at Facebook, Bravo, Unilever and more.

The show is well-produced, looks sharp, and offers some additional insights into these companies for industry insiders. Will it be watched en masse by consumers? Surely not. But it’s not geared for the consumers. It’s targeted for the people who do business with the Facebooks, the Bravos and the Unilievers of the world. Plus, when JWT is pitching multiplatform business, this could be a nice little hook that impresses potential clients because it shows the agency is doing the same sort of thing — online video — that media agencies want their clients to as well. Whenever a business or marketer is also tweeting, Facebooking, or posting videos, those actions can be the lubricant that makes a reluctant marketer feel more comfortable taking the digital set.

JWT said the interviews will focus on the convergence of advertising, technology and entertainment. The kick-off episode featured Carolyn Everson, VP of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook, discussing how brands can use social mediums.

The episodes run on JWT’s YouTube channel. Additional interviews already in the can are with executives at LG Electronics, Dish Network, My Damn Channel, Ford, Electronic Arts and others.

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  1. Sean Doherty from Wurl, Inc., January 17, 2012 at 2:12 a.m.

    Brilliant idea for JWT. Giving us a few minutes inside the heads of some of the world's most successful tech execs while associating the JWT brand with these digital industry leaders.
    BTW - you can follow these videos on your smartphone and get notified as each new video is published:

  2. J Walter Thompson from JWT, January 17, 2012 at 4:47 p.m.

    Thanks Sean. We're really happy with how the pilot of Worldmakers has gone. Stay tuned for more of them through 2012!

  3. Stan Valinski from Multi-Media Solutions Group, January 18, 2012 at 9:07 a.m.

    Props to all involved at JWT. A solid concept realized without compromising production standards since there is not a formal client to bill. If the show catches on why not a "translated for laypeople version" for public consumption?

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