Grey New York Chosen as Agency-of-Record for the National Park Foundation

  Grey New York Chosen as Agency-of-Record for the National Park Foundation

Campaign Set to Celebrate 2016 National Park Service Centennial

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan.14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Grey today announced that its Grey New
York flagship office has been selected as the advertising agency-of-record for
the National Park Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the National Park
Service, following a review.

Grey will spearhead an integrated multi-platform marketing and communications
campaign in support of the Centennial anniversary of the National Park Service
in 2016. The following Grey Group and WPP companies will participate: Grey
New York (advertising and digital marketing); Wing (multi-cultural marketing);
Alliance (activation and event marketing); and Cohn & Wolfe (public engagement
and public relations).

"The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service affords us a tremendous
opportunity to re-introduce the American people to their nearly 400 national
parks and the work that this venerable organization does every day to help
communities big and small. The campaign will invite every American to enjoy
and help to preserve and support our nation's best idea --- the national
parks," said Neil Mulholland, CEO of the National Park Foundation. "Grey
demonstrated outstanding creativity, strategic thinking, integrated
capabilities and a deep understanding of our mission."

James R. Heekin, Chairman and CEO of Grey Group said, "We are deeply proud to
partner with the National Park Foundation and honored to be entrusted with
building awareness of our national parks and the National Park Service as they
mark this milestone anniversary."

Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, said, "We are
delighted to have Grey as our partner in this once-in-a-lifetime campaign and
extraordinarily grateful to the National Park Foundation whose support is what
will make this effort possible."

About The National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit of America's national
parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America's
nearly 400 national parks and their programs. Chartered by Congress as the
charitable partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation
plays a critical role in supporting conservation and preservation efforts,
establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all
audiences an equal opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America's
treasured places.

About The National Park Service

More than 23,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 398
national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve
local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Taken
together, the 84 million acres of America's national parks – from Yellowstone
to the Lincoln Memorial – represent our nation's most treasured memorials,
landscapes, ecosystems and historic sites and welcome more than 280 million
visitors every year. Learn more at

About Grey

Grey New York is the flagship and largest office of Grey, the advertising
network of Grey Group. Grey Group ranks among the largest global
communications companies. Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). Under
the banner of Grey Famously Effective Since 1917, the agency serves a
blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter
& Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, Darden Restaurants, Pfizer, Canon, 3M,
ETrade, NFL, Boehringer Ingelheim, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and T.J. Maxx.
FAST COMPANY named Grey in its "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies"
issue in 2010 and 2011. (

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