Guide to the J. Walter Thompson Company. Euro-Advertising Holding B.V. Records, 1979-1985


Established in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Euro-Advertising Holding was formed as an independent subsidiary in 1980 to manage relations among JWT offices in Europe. It was dissolved in 1985.

Collection Details

Collection Number
J. Walter Thompson Company. Euro-Advertising Holding B.V. records
J. Walter Thompson Company. Euro-Advertising Holding B.V.
2.4 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection spans 1979-1985 and includes clippings, correspondence, administrative and financial reports, minutes of Board of Director meetings, publications and other printed materials. Countries represented include the Benelux countries, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy and Switzerland. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. Euro-Advertising Holdings B.V. records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Athens, 1981-1984
Box 1
Board of Directors Meeting, 1980
Box 1
Clippings, 1980-1985
Box 1
Correspondence, 1980-1983
(4 folders)
Box 1
Dusseldorf, 1982
Box 1
EA Update, 1983
Box 1
Financial reports, 1981
Box 1
International financial review, 1983
Box 1
Investment planning report 1981-1985, 1980
Box 1
London, 1981-1983
(2 folders)
Box 1
Lyon, 1981-1982
Box 1
Lyon, 1981-1982
(2 folders)
Box 2
Management assessment, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1980
Box 2
Paris, 1980-1985
(5 folders)
Box 2
Profile publications, 1981-1982
Box 2
Publications, 1980-1982
Box 2
Planning documents, 1981-1982
Box 3
Share Acquisition--EA Italy and Greece, 1979
Box 4
Share Acquisition--EA London and Dusseldorf, 1979
Box 4
Share Acquisition--EA Lyon and Elan, ARC, 1980
Box 4
Share Acquisition--EA Paris Tying Agreement, 1979
Box 4
Share Acquisition--EA Switzerland and Benelux, 1979
Box 4
Share Acquisition--Recla-Janssens Advertising BV, 1981
Box 4

Historical Note

Euro Advertising Holding formed in 1980 as Euro Advertising International (EAI). In 1982 EAI London merged with Landsdowne and joins JWT Group. In 1983 Recla-Jenssen was sold back to management. In 1984 EA Lyon joined JWT France. EAI's remaining assets were sold in 1985 and the firm was dissolved.

Related Material

For related materials see the J. Walter Thompson Company London and Frankfurt Office records.

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The J. Walter Thompson Company. Euro-Advertising Holdings B.V. records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1987.

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