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About Kennedy Wieden Inc

Wieden + Kennedy has made "it" big. The independent advertising agency is best known for the NIKE slogan "Just do it." Its roster of high-profile clients also includes Heineken, Levi Strauss, and Target. Expanding on its traditional advertising services, the agency launched Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment (WKE), a subsidiary delivering blogs and audio and video content. In addition, it operates a technology-oriented business incubator called the Portland Incubator Experiment that helps Portland-based tech startups through offering a small stipend, office space, and mentorship services. Wieden + Kennedy was founded in 1982.

Operations

Wieden + Kennedy have world class media, design and tech operations. The company also has W+K's creative academy, a creative incubator program. It's W+K's own agency within the agency where new talent gets the chance to work on real assignments with real clients and real deadlines.

Geographic Reach

Wieden + Kennedy has international offices in Amsterdam, London, New Delhi, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Tokyo, in addition to its US locations in New York City and Portland, Oregon (headquarter).

Sales and Marketing

Wieden + Kennedy's clients include Uber, Tinder, Sprite, Samsung, P&G, Oppo, Netflix, Old Spice, Nike, Mondelez, Honda, HP, Facebook, Disney, and among others. 

Strategy

Wieden + Kennedy often attracts a lot of attention with its television commercials, to the delight of its clients. Many of its campaigns now incorporate a digital and social media strategy, including YouTube clips and a Twitter feed, with great success.

The W+K's creative academy, The Kennedy's, is a creative incubator program operating in the Amsterdam, London, Portland, Tokyo, Shanghai and São Paulo offices. It's W+K's own agency within the agency where new talent gets the chance to work on real assignments with real clients and real deadlines. Each year, it looks for creative people from all fields—it's talking about writers, photographers, artists, designers, filmmakers, animators, coders, game designers, doers, makers, philosophers, architects, thinkers, and poets—to apply for a spot in the program and a chance to come in, learn something, teach something, and make something.

Kennedy Wieden Inc

224 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209-2920
Phone: 1 (503) 937-7000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Managing Director, London: Neil Christie
COO: David Luhr
President: Dan Wieden
Employees (This Location): 361
Employees (All Locations): 928