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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.

Laurie Coots Leaves TBWA, Her Shop for 29 Years

Laurie Coots, the tireless TBWA veteran that epitomized the phrase, "Chiat/Day and Night," is leaving the agency world after 29 years at TBWA and the old Chiat/Day. Coots has a lot of plans—including business consulting, working with former Procter & Gamble marketing chief Jim Stengel and editing a documentary—but no desire to take another agency job.