Matt Eastwood departs from J. Walter Thompson
Tamara Ingram, Worldwide CEO, J. Walter Thompson Company, today announced that Matt Eastwood, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer has exited the company to pursue other interests. There are no plans to replace the role.
“We are reimagining the future of the agency,” stated Ingram. “This was a structural decision that will allow us to be more agile, leverage our collective global bench strength and encourage the burgeoning diverse ‘maker culture’ growing within J. Walter Thompson. We would like to thank Matt Eastwood for his contributions and wish him continued success in his future endeavors.”
Matt joined J. Walter Thompson as Worldwide Chief Creative Officer in July 2014. His career has spanned numerous agencies, specialties and countries, including Australia, the UK and US. He was a founding partner of M&C Saatchi in Australia before he went on to join DDB Australia as National Creative Director and Vice Chairman. In 2010 he moved to DDB New York as Chief Creative Officer. And in AdAge's 2013 Award's Report, Matt was listed as the 5th most awarded Chief Creative Officer worldwide. In 2016, Matt led J. Walter Thompson to an historic year at Cannes, winning a total of 80 Lions.
Before joining JWT, he had also worked with DDB, Y&R and Saatchi & Saatchi