J. Walter Thompson Company. Charles J. Balestrino papers, 1986-1994 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
J. Walter Thompson Company
Abstract:
Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Charles J. Balestrino was an executive, primarily in account management, at JWT offices in New York, Detroit, San Francisco and Tokyo. The JWT Charles J. Balestrino Papers span the years 1986-1994 and include correspondence, presentations, photographs, and videocassettes that document the later years of Balestrino's career at JWT's New York Office. Correspondents include Burt Manning, John Furr and Bill Thompson. Clients represented in the collection include Esso/Exxon, Goodyear, IBM, and Northwest Airlines. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
Extent:
6 Linear Feet
4200 Items
Language:
Material in English
Collection ID:
RL.00663

Background

Scope and content:

The JWT Charles J. Balestrino Papers span the years 1986-1994 and include correspondence, presentations, photographs, and videocassettes that document the later years of Balestrino's career at JWT's New York Office. Correspondents include Burt Manning, John Furr and Bill Thompson. Clients represented in the collection include Esso/Exxon, Goodyear, IBM, and Northwest Airlines.

Biographical / historical:
Chronology List
Date Event
1941 Dec. 3
Born, New York
1963
BS, Business/Psychology, C.W. Post College
1964-1968
U.S. Marine Corps, discharged with rank of Captain
1968-1969
Assistant Account Executive, Grey Advertising
1969-1970
Account Manager, JWT New York
1970-1974
Account Supervisor, JWT New York
1974-1978
Vice President and Management Supervisor, JWT New York
1978-1983
Senior Vice President, JWT Detroit
1983-1985
Senior Vice President, JWT San Francisco
1984
Elected to JWT Board of Directors
1985-1986
Senior Vice President, JWT Tokyo
1986
Management Director, Ford Division account, JWT Detroit
1987-1991
Executive Vice President and General Manager, JWT Detroit
1991-1994
Executive Vice President and Director, JWT New York
Acquisition information:
The J. Walter Thompson Company. Charles J. Balestrino Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a transfer in 1994.
Processing information:

Processed by Noelle Suaifan, February 2011

Encoded by Richard Collier, February 2011

Accession 1994-0105 is described in this finding aid.

Arrangement:

Arranged into the following series: Account Files, Office Files, Personal Files and Audiovisual Materials. Original folder titles have been maintained where possible. Arranged alphabetically.

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[Identification of item], J. Walter Thompson Company. Charles J. Balestrino Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University