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Y&R Looks to Build on Its Momentum With New Global President and Other Key Hires

David Patton has been named global president of Y&R, effective January 2017. Patton will be based in the London office and will report to the agency's global chief executive David Sable.

Why Agencies Will Be a Barometer of Brexit’s Fallout and Potential for Recovery


This Time Y&R Picks an Insider to Lead Business Development

Two and half years ago, when Young & Rubicam CEO David Sable named a global head of business development, he chose an outsider to get a fresh, unvarnished perspective on the agency. This time, however, Sable has picked a consummate insider: Alex Hughes.

Y&R’s Shelley Diamond Takes New Global Role

In 23 years at Young & Rubicam, Shelley Diamond has managed many of its key accounts, including Dell, Campbell's and Xerox. Now she's taking that experience to a new level.

Y&R Names First Global Chief for Retail Marketing

Young & Rubicam is shifting from a regional to global approach to shopper marketing with the appointment of Jon Bird as global managing director of Labstore, the agency's retail marketing arm.

B-to-B Firm Hopes Facebook-Look-Back-Styled Video Reels In Zuck, Martin and Marissa

Who knows if Eyeview's stunt will work, but credit it for thinking outside the box.

Y&R Legend Ed Ney Dies

Ed Ney, the man at the center of expanding Young & Rubicam beyond traditional advertising and into a broad range of specialized marketing services, died today at the age of 88.

Special Olympics Turns to Young & Rubicam

Special Olympics, a U.S.-based organization that in the past decade expanded its footprint to 170 countries as it branched out beyond sports, has hired Young & Rubicam to lead global marketing efforts.The assignment came after a relatively fast review that was managed by Select Resources International in Santa Monica, Calif.

Y&R Finds Another Tech Buddy in Shazam

Young & Rubicam is rubbing elbows with yet another technology company in ongoing push to contemporize its offering.Audio recognition application Shazam has forged a partnership with the WPP Group shop. The partnership, which is non-exclusive, also involves video content creator Unconventional Partners, another tech player with ties to Y&R.

JCPenney Returns to Lead Agency Model

So much for JCPenney’s multiple creative agency offense.Seventeen months after sprinkling its business among several shops, the struggling retailer has reverted to a more classic lead agency model with the hiring of WPP Group’s Young & Rubicam in New York. The move is return to Penney’s past practice.