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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

Josh Larkin Rowley's picture
Josh Larkin Rowley
Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library