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Young & Rubicam LLC


2019 Vault Rankings

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 LLC

If you've ever felt the need to "Be a Pepper," you can thank Young & Rubicam Brands (Y&R). As a member of UK-based WPP Group, VMLY&R (formerly Y&R) delivers a contemporary, fully integrated offering on a global scale. The company thrives on creating work that brings people together, united by the power of human connection. It harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands that drive value for its clients and touch lives around the world. Some of its top global customers have included Colgate, Ford, and Wendy's. Acquired by WPP in 2000, VMLY&R has presence in over 100 locations.


Passionately inventive and relentlessly curious, the company strives to uncover the connection in all it does. Some of its works have included The Last Ever Issue (, Keeping Fortnite Fresh (Wendy's), Ford Pass (Ford), Runaway Pub (New Balance), Unseen Ballet (Dell), and more.

Geographic Reach

From London to Kansas City and all the way to Sydney, the company has more than 11,000 people in over 100 locations worldwide. The company has presence in Asia (China, Mongolia, South Korea, Indonesia, and Philippines among others), , Europe, Middle East and Africa (Austria, Denmark, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, and Cyprus, among others), Latin America (Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, and Chile), North America (Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and US), Australia, and New Zealand.

Sales and Marketing

VMLY&R's top global clients have included Colgate, Ford, Wendy's, Pfizer, United Rentals, Dell, Census, Intel, Sherwin Williams, and America's Navy.

Young & Rubicam LLC

3 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019-8760
Phone: 1 (212) 210-3000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CFO: Peter Law Gisiko
EVP, Global Talent Management: William J. Manfredi
CEO: David M. Sable
Employees (This Location): 1,900
Employees (All Locations): 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
New York, NY
Rochester, NY
Cincinnati, OH
North Wales, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Plano, TX
Seattle, WA
Guatemala City, Guatemala