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Topic: Young & Rubicam

Draftfcb’s New CEO Carter Murray Discusses Upcoming Challenges

Finally beginning after the six-month wait

Carter Murray begins his new role as Draftfcb’s global CEO today after a six-month wait while still under contract at Young & Rubicam, where he was North American president, CEO…

Adweek's Top 10 Commercials of the Week

Coke gets moving, Pepsi MAX gets Barry Sanders, and Nike gets more mileage out of 'Just do it'

In this new spot for Heinz Beanz, little brother Charlie may be infuriating in his inability to keep up and his knack for toy destruction, but older brother Tom still…

Ad of the Day: JCPenney's Precocious Fashionista Gets Sassy for Back to School

Tween in a leather jacket lays down the playground rules

Anyone with even the slightest memory of his or her childhood is sure to recall the suffocating pressure that came with picking an outfit for the first day of school.…

Special Olympics Turns to Young & Rubicam

Agency assumes lead global marketing role through 2015

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…

SicolaMartin Is Now Y&R Austin

Rebranding comes years after Young & Rubicam bought the b-to-b player

A dozen years after an acquisition brought Young & Rubicam and SicolaMartin together, the smaller business-to-business specialist is taking the bigger shop’s name. SicolaMartin, a 45-person shop in Austin, Texas, whose…

Y&R Finds Another Tech Buddy in Shazam

App seeks earlier engagements with marketers

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.…

Virgin Atlantic Turns NYC Park Bench Into the Lap of Luxury

Bringing sky-high service down to earth

Young & Rubicam placed an "Upper Class Bench" on Broadway and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in the pedestrian park near the Flatiron Building, as the centerpiece of its experiential campaign…

Y&R Asks You to Define What #AdvertisingIs

Giant mosaic is part of 90th anniversary

Young & Rubicam is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a fun project in New York that, fittingly, brings old and new together. It's a billboard in Times Square that will…

JCPenney Says Thanks for Coming Back, but Isn't It a Little Soon for a Victory Dance?

What a difference two weeks makes

Is JCPenney stocking up on slacks with extra room in the crotch? I'm inclined to think so, judging from its ballsy move of releasing a feel-good commercial from Young &…

Faced With New Challenges, Retailers Seek Out Agencies

JCPenney, Kmart and Staples among them

If only it were just the tepid economy that was driving retailers to review their advertising accounts. Then, when the economy turned, so would the fortunes of JCPenney, Kmart, Staples…

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