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Topic: Young & Rubicam

MetLife Wants a New Lead Creative Agency to Reinvent Its 'Slow and Steady' Brand

Incumbent Crispin won't defend

MetLife, under the direction of new global CMO Esther Lee, said it wants to reinvent the brand with a new U.S. ad agency capable of transforming "a slow and steady,…

Y&R Chicago Gets a New Chief

John Fraser replaces Kary McIlwain as president

Young & Rubicam has reached into mcgarrybowen to find a new head for its Chicago office. John Fraser, chief operating officer at mcgarrybowen in Chicago, is replacing Kary McIlwain as president…

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

Alex Hughes has been at the shop since 1994

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…

Here's Why Agencies Are Hiring Top Execs at Such a Blistering Pace

Hungry for modern talent, growth and fresh ideas

Even in an industry increasingly defined by change, advertising agencies this year are making high-level moves at a blistering pace.  In the first six weeks of 2015, some 14 shops have…

WPP Digital Leader Mark Read Takes the Reins of Wunderman

Succeeds Daniel Morel as CEO

Daniel Morel is stepping down after more than 14 years as global CEO of Wunderman, giving way to Mark Read, a digital leader at parent company WPP Group who added chairman responsibilities…

W+K's Icaro Doria Heads to DDB

Fills New York CCO role vacated by Matt Eastwood last year

The New York office of DDB has found its new creative chief in Brazil. Icaro Doria, a native of Brazil and an executive creative director at Wieden + Kennedy in Sao…

Young & Rubicam Gets a New Creative Chief in New York

Agencies see leadership churn in the new year

Agency leadership is churning this month, and Young & Rubicam is no exception. Today it named McCann Erickson's Leslie Sims to succeed Jim Elliott as chief creative officer in New York. Elliott had…

Pandora Jewelry Selects Grey N.Y. as Its New Creative Agency

First work will break before Mother's Day

Grey New York was tapped as the creative lead, in the Americas, for jewelry manufacturer Pandora after a review with WPP corporate siblings Young & Rubicam and JWT. In addition, Pandora…

Ad of the Day: New York City Is Dying in Y&R's Gorgeous Organ Donor PSA

Oscar winner's brilliant animation

The iconic clock from Grand Central Terminal symbolizes the heart of New York City in this impressive 90-second animated film from Y&R, part of its campaign backing the New York…

Havas Worldwide Searches Again for a Creative Chief in New York

Darren Moran exits after just a year

Darren Moran's reign atop the New York creative department of Havas Worldwide has ended after just a year, triggering yet another search for a creative chief. Moran joined the shop as…

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