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International Advertising and Marketing: Africa

This is a guide to collections at the Hartman Center documenting the J. Walter Thompson Company's history as a transnational advertising agency, including its international advertising and marketing activities outside of the United States.

JWT Africa Offices


  • Alexandria 1927


  • JWT explored possible business opportunities in Nigeria in the 1980s, ultimately choosing to not establish a presence in the country.

South Africa

  • Port Elizabeth 1928-1973 
  • Cape Town in 1930 
  • Johannesburg in 1932


  • The Zambia office closed in 1972 (its opening date is currently unknown).

JWT's Capetown Office

JWT's Capetown Office, 12 Queen Victoria Street, 1963, Iconographic Collection, Box OF25

Subject Guide

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Josh Larkin Rowley
Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library