We Hear: Is Y&R ‘Poised’ to Win YMCA? (Updated)

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By Kiran Aditham Comment

We’ve been bugging the Y&R camp all week about this, but our spies have been telling us as as far back as Monday that “Y&R Chicago and Bob Winter won the national YMCA pitch and were awarded the business,” adding, “Couldn’t happen to a better guy.” Well, that’s all in the eye of the beholder, but we’ve been told by sources familiar with the matter that the agency’s Chi-town office is indeed “poised” to win the business and that things are being finalized. It would be a rather auspicious victory considering we’re just about at the year anniversary of CCO Winter’s arrival at Y&R Chicago. Since then, his agency’s picked up notable accounts including Dave & Buster’s.

Update: Well, what do you know, they did win the $8 million YMCA biz (well, it’s technically known as the “Y” now) and guess who got the official word.

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