JDE Peet’s appoints a WPP team in Amsterdam as its global creative partner

JDE Peet’s

The partnership will bring together talent from across and optimise JDE Peet’s potential via a creative-led global strategy.

JDE Peet’s, the coffee and tea company, headquartered in Amsterdam, and home to global coffee and tea brands including  Jacobs, L’Or, Tassimo, and Senseo, has selected a WPP team to be its strategic creative partner. 

The appointment follows a competitive process that aimed to consolidate JDE Peet’s creative accounts into one operating model and identify a partner that drives stronger brand value powered by creative excellence. 

Operating from WPP’s Amsterdam Campus, a new bespoke team will bring together talent from across WPP including Design Bridge, which already has a long-standing partnership with JDE Peet’s, and Wunderman Thompson, to align brand strategy and design with creative across more than 40 markets. 

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The expanded partnership will optimise the full potential of JDE Peet’s brands through an accelerated creative-led global strategy, bringing to life its brands for consumers in both existing and emerging markets. The WPP team will work closely with JDE Peet’s to build distinctive omni-channel brand stories that are deeply rooted in JDE Peet’s rich heritage and are aligned with the company’s purpose as part of its long-term  integrated communications strategy. 

Fiona Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer at JDE Peet’s, said, “WPP is a creative  partner with global reach, strategic vision and the required growth mindset to enable us to reach our consumers in a more holistic way. Their compelling model of bringing  together the best creative expertise into a client-centric team allows us to access the  full range of its agencies’ capabilities and talent. JDE Peet’s brands are our biggest  asset. The consolidation of our creative accounts combined with committed  investments, will continue to strengthen our brands, allowing us to connect with consumers throughout the world.”  

Eric Kramer, WPP Country Manager for the Netherlands, said, “JDE Peet’s vision to drive brand value and growth through creativity is what WPP does best, and we’re delighted to be appointed as the exclusive creative partner for its global brands. The expansion of our partnership is further proof of the power of our WPP Campuses to bring our people and resources together, and our ability to convene bespoke teams for clients from the breadth and depth of WPP’s talent. JDE was already one of our largest and most important clients in the Netherlands, and we’re excited about the opportunity to further grow our partnership and help unleash the full potential of JDE Peet’s iconic brand portfolio.”