March 04, 2015 6:39 AM ET


Company Overview of Young & Rubicam, Inc.

Company Overview

Young & Rubicam, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. The company conducts quantitative studies of brands; and offers an incubator program that offers office space, resources, and relationships to interesting start-ups and idea generators. It also offers advertising and marketing services for sports brands and brands that benefit from sports marketing perspectives; and marketing solutions for complex industries, such as technology and telecom. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in New York, New York with locations internationally. As of April 4, 2000, Young & Rubicam, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017-6486

United States

Founded in 1923

15,000 Employees





Key Executives for Young & Rubicam, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, Global Chief Executive Officer of Y&R Advertising and Vice Chairman of Wunderman Inc
Age: 60
Global Managing Partner
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive of Y&R- San Francisco Office and President of Y&R- San Francisco Office
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Young & Rubicam, Inc. Key Developments

Y&R Promotes Shelley Diamond to Chief Client Officer

David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R, announced that he is promoting Shelley Diamond to Chief Client Officer of Y&R. Shelley was previously Worldwide Managing Partner of Y&R and is a member of Sable's Global Executive Committee. In this new role, Shelley will help identify, develop and migrate Y&R's best practices - and best talent - around the entire network, so that every one of Y&R's clients benefits from the agency's global resources, knowledge, experience and talent pool. She will also focus on organic growth, whether it is by driving collaboration across geography or discipline, making sure that the entire Y&R network is training their people in the most forward-thinking ways, or by delivering best-in-class programs that build a client's business across all channels. In Shelley's 23 years at Y&R, she has helped build the Xerox, Dell and Campbell's teams.

Y&R Promotes Michael Sussman to President of BAV Worldwide

David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R, announced that he's promoting Michael Sussman to President of BAV(R) Worldwide, Y&R. Sussman has been with Y&R for 17 years and was most recently the Global Director of Analytic Insights and Strategy for Y&R Advertising. Michael oversees BrandAsset(R) Valuator, Y&R's proprietary brand model and global database, along with other quantitative tools essential to the agency's strategic process. He will now lead the charge of integration and growth of BAV(R) throughout the agency.

Young & Rubicam Mulls Acquisitions

Young & Rubicam, Inc. plans to make acquisitions. David Sable, Global Chief Executive of Young & Rubicam, said, “Acquisitions are something we don't rule out. But the fit has to be right. We would, for instance, look at acquisitions in social media. But not in areas such as digital, where we have a unit (VML Qais) in operation. We have the wherewithal to grow this operation organically, which is where our attention will be focused. While acquiring scale is fine, we are trying to position ourselves as a global boutique, where we can be true partners to our clients. Bits and pieces of this have been unveiled in India and other parts of the world; you will see more of it now.”

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