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.


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 about 185 offices in more than 90 countries.

Geographic Reach

The company operates worldwide and it is very internationally focused. In late 2011, Y&R announced it will be moving from its Madison Avenue address after residing there for more than eight decades (its New York headquarters opened in 1926). The announcement made headlines throughout the advertising industry since Madison Avenue has become synonymous with the ad business as so many agencies were originally located on the famous Manhattan street. To provide its employees with more space, the agency will move its headquarters to 3 Columbus Circle on the West Side around the middle of 2013.

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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3 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019-8750
Phone: 1 (212) 210-3000
Fax: 1 (212) 210-3918


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

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY

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