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February 27, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Young & Rubicam Inc., one of the nation's largest marketing and advertising companies, filed to raise as much as $350 million through an initial public offering. The company and existing investors will sell common stock through the IPO, according to a registration statement filed with the SEC. The number of shares to be sold and their price will be included in a subsequent filing.
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May 9, 2000 | Associated Press
Britain's WPP Group reached an agreement in principle to buy Young & Rubicam Inc. in a stock deal worth about $4.7 billion that would make WPP the world's largest ad and marketing company, sources familiar with the talks said. The deal is subject to approval by the boards of both companies and their shareholders and could still fall apart, said the sources, who spoke on condition they not be named.
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NEWS
July 17, 1992
Hanley M. Norins, 74, an advertising executive credited with several jingles, among them "A little dab'll do ya" for a Brylcreem hair dressing ad. A Harvard graduate, Norins spent most of his career with Young & Rubicam as a writer, creative director and vice president. His books include "The Compleat Copywriter" and "The Young & Rubicam Traveling Creative Workshop."
BUSINESS
April 27, 2000 | Reuters
Advertising powerhouse Young & Rubicam Inc., which has been in takeover talks with British rival WPP Group for several months, is also holding discussions with Publicis of Paris, sources familiar with the situation said. The New York-based company, the world's seventh-largest ad organization in terms of income, approached Publicis because it has been unable to reach an agreement with WPP, the sources said.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1985 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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June 5, 1999 | Associated Press
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%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1999 | Associated Press
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%.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Young & Rubicam Inc., one of the nation's largest marketing and advertising companies, filed to raise as much as $350 million through an initial public offering. The company and existing investors will sell common stock through the IPO, according to a registration statement filed with the SEC. The number of shares to be sold and their price will be included in a subsequent filing.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Procter & Gamble Co. said it filed a lawsuit against Colgate-Palmolive Co. and its advertising agency, Young & Rubicam Inc., for allegedly copying a Crest toothpaste advertisement. Procter & Gamble said Colgate copied an ad that uses an eggshell to demonstrate how its fluoride toothpaste protects calcium in teeth. The eggshell ad has been used globally by Crest since 1989, the company said.
NEWS
July 17, 1992
Hanley M. Norins, 74, an advertising executive credited with several jingles, among them "A little dab'll do ya" for a Brylcreem hair dressing ad. A Harvard graduate, Norins spent most of his career with Young & Rubicam as a writer, creative director and vice president. His books include "The Compleat Copywriter" and "The Young & Rubicam Traveling Creative Workshop."
BUSINESS
February 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury in New Haven, Conn., on Friday indicted the Young & Rubicam advertising agency and five individuals in connection with an alleged scheme in which Y&R executives are said to have paid $900,000 in bribes to win a Jamaica Tourist Board account in 1981. Stanley A. Twardy Jr., the U.S.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Procter & Gamble Co. said it filed a lawsuit against Colgate-Palmolive Co. and its advertising agency, Young & Rubicam Inc., for allegedly copying a Crest toothpaste advertisement. Procter & Gamble said Colgate copied an ad that uses an eggshell to demonstrate how its fluoride toothpaste protects calcium in teeth. The eggshell ad has been used globally by Crest since 1989, the company said.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2000 | Reuters
Advertising powerhouse Young & Rubicam Inc., which has been in takeover talks with British rival WPP Group for several months, is also holding discussions with Publicis of Paris, sources familiar with the situation said. The New York-based company, the world's seventh-largest ad organization in terms of income, approached Publicis because it has been unable to reach an agreement with WPP, the sources said.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
American companies trying to break into the Soviet market but bewildered by how to sell their products in the vast, state-run economy will be able to get marketing advice from a new joint venture announced Wednesday by the U.S. advertising giant Young & Rubicam and a Soviet ad agency.
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