Young & Rubicam Inc. at a Glance


  • Recognized as the number one full-service advertising agency in the U.S. and number three worldwide
  • Pro-bono work spotlights many worthy causes with intense advertising campaigns


  • Company is so large that entry level employees may get lost in the mix

The Bottom Line

  • Young & Rubicam Inc. is a full service advertising agency which has become the world’s largest brand database and management tool.

About Young & Rubicam Inc.

If you've ever felt the need to "Be a Pepper," you can thank Young & Rubicam Brands (Y&R). As the advertising and media services unit of UK-based WPP Group, Y&R has developed memorable commercial spots for many clients, including the well-known tag line of Dr Pepper. Y&R operates primarily through its flagship creative ad agency, Y&R Advertising, but it also offers consulting and marketing services through Wunderman, public relations through Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, and digital expertise through a partnership with VML. Its Landor unit is a brand-building shop, while The Bravo Group is a multicultural advertising agency. Acquired by WPP in 2000, Y&R owns more than 190 offices in about 95 countries.

Geographic Reach

The company operates worldwide and it is very internationally focused.

Sales and Marketing

Y&R's clients have included Campbell's Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Virgin Atlantic, Xerox, Revlon, GAP, Land Rover, LG, and Telefonica, among many others.

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Young & Rubicam Inc.

3 Columbus Cir Fl 8
New York, NY 10019-8750
Phone: 1 (212) 210-3000
Fax: 1 (212) 880-7581


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • CEO: David M. Sable
  • EVP, Global Talent Management: William J. Manfredi
  • CEO: David M. Sable
  • Employees: 13,130

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

Other Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Washington, DC
  • Miami, FL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • North Wales, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Plano, TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
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