Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Detroit Office. Kinder Essington Papers, 1985-2015 and undated
Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Essington was an executive with JWT's Detroit Office.
- Collection Number
- J. Walter Thompson Company. Detroit Office. Kinder Essington Papers, 1985-2015 and undated
- 1985-2015 and undated
- J. Walter Thompson Company. Detroit Office
- 2.0 Linear Feet, 4 boxes
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
Collection spans 1985-2015 and includes correspondence, research and planning reports and photographs that primarily document Essington's career as a specialist in marketing and advertising planning on the Ford account for JWT's Detroit office. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. Detroit Office. Kinder Essington Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
1963 mail room, copywriter, Maxon Advertising
1964 writer/trainee, Campbell-Ewald
1968 W.B. Doner
1969 Young & Rubicam Detroit
1971 Creative Group Supervisor, Campbell-Ewald
1973 Creative Director, Grey Advertising Detroit
1975 Senior writer, JWT Detroit
1981 Creative Director for Ford account, JWT Detroit
1986 Marketing and Advertising Planning (MAP), JWT Detroit
1989 Director, MAP, JWT
1991 Director of Planning, Ford Global Business Unit (GBU), JWT
2007 left JWT to become a consultant
related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections:
J. Walter Thompson Company. Detroit Office records J. Walter Thompson Company. Detroit Office. Goldfarb Consultants Ford Research Reports J. Walter Thompson Company. John F. Dignam Papers J. Walter Thompson Company. Ed George Papers J. Walter Thompson Company. Norman Strouse Papers J. Walter Thompson Company. Account Files
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The J. Walter Thompson Company. Detroit Office. Kinder Essington Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2015 [gift/purchase/transfer] in [year].
Processed by Richard Collier, October 2015
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0147