Meet Our Pioneering OwlsThe fine feathered coworkers of JWT INSIDE
Although he goes by Pumpy (due to the pumpernickel color of his wings) his real name is Commodore, named for The Commodore, J. Walter Thompson, a pioneer in advertising. Pumpy brings curiosity and a hunger for new ways of telling our clients’ inside stories.
In His Words
My day begins with the desire to know. The first thing I have to do is find out what the weather is going to be like–that flight to the office when it rains can be tough! The second is if they will be moving our workspace INSIDE the big office again. Sometimes I feel like I want to play pool on the table but stop myself because I don’t want to seem unprofessional. Still, after a long day, my nocturnal self loves to unwind with my coworkers at the bar downstairs.
Nickel is named for Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate, countless plays, and one of twelve people to qualify for an EGOT. He embodies the courage and clear vision to do something you believe in.
In His Words
I learned what they meant by ‘wild wild west’ when I landed at INSIDE LA. I felt fearless, even when I wore a speedo on the beach. Being here has completely changed my outlook. I realized that what you wear to work is irrelevant because professionalism is a state of mind. And I know that sometimes the solution to a tricky creative problem can be as simple as making a brilliant video.
Andi is all about creativity and collaboration. Her name comes from Andy Warhol, scion of Pop Art and groundbreaking force for shaping culture.
In Her Words
From the very beginning I could clearly see the bigger picture, through my three eyelids. But I knew my powers weren’t of much use in the wilderness of Georgia, so I made my way INSIDE Atlanta. There, I found more creatures like me. And together we learnt everything there was to know. I found out how many times I can swivel my chair in a minute, what working from home really means (wink, wink, wink), and that the phrase ‘southern hospitality’ isn’t just good advertising.
Ulysses is named for Ulysses S. Grant, visionary leader of the Union Army and 18th president of the United States, bringing capability and innovation to a Nation in need.
In His Words
I grew up on the mean streets of The District. But I always knew I would get off them. I had what it takes to get INSIDE an office. I always knew I would realize my (binocular) vision. So far it’s been a great experience. I am walking distance from the White House, I sit next to our leader (not talking about Obama) and the work I do affects the future of our Nation.