February 9, 1990 |
Young & Rubicam Inc., one of the world's largest advertising agencies, pleaded guilty today to making $130,000 in illegal payments in its efforts to win the contract for the Jamaican tourism account. The New York-based company was fined $500,000 for conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by making payments to a Jamaican businessman, Arnold Foote Jr., who in turn made payments to Eric Anthony Abrahams, the former minister of tourism in Jamaica, said U.S. Atty. Stanley A. Twardy.
January 29, 1985 |
Walt Disney Productions, which spent $90 million last year on advertising, announced Monday that all of its major divisions will now use a single agency, New York-based Young & Rubicam Inc. Jeffrey Katzenberg, president of Disney's motion picture and television unit, said the selection represents "completely and totally" a vote of confidence in two executives who joined Young & Rubicam last year after they were asked to resign from Paramount Pictures Corp.
October 6, 1989 |
One of the country's largest advertising agencies was indicted today on charges it paid nearly $1 million in bribes to obtain the Jamaican Tourist Board's ad account in 1981, a federal prosecutor said. A grand jury this morning returned the 43-page indictment against Young & Rubicam, three of its current or former executives and two former Jamaican officials, said U.S. Atty. Stanley A. Twardy.
January 28, 1987
New York-based Young & Rubicam Inc. will take over, ending a 20-year association between the Army and N. W. Ayer Inc. Young & Rubicam will receive a fiscal 1987 contract valued at roughly $100 million, plus four one-year renewal options, estimated to be worth about $100 million each, depending upon how the service's budget fares on Capitol Hill in future years, for a potential contract value of about $500 million.
September 23, 1987
Financially troubled De Laurentiis Entertainment Group has announced the formation of an office of the president. It named outside advertising executive Gordon Weaver as one of three members, as well as Fredric Sidewater, who has been its president, and Stephen R. Greenwald, who has been president of its corporate division. The company said the marketing and distribution divisions will report to Weaver. Larry Gleason will continue as president of marketing and distribution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1999 |
A consumer marketing survey showed that 54% of Americans say "religion plays an important part in my life." The report noted that faith is cropping up in everything from tattoos to teenage apparel to the popular "What Would Jesus Do?" merchandise. Far more Americans rated religion as important than did other national populations surveyed. Among them, the Netherlands, 25%; United Kingdom, 19%; France and Germany, 14%.