Young & Rubicam Named Agency Network of the Year by the New York Festivals

Announced at the 2010 International Advertising Awards in Shanghai

Jun 14, 2010, 17:28 ET from Young & Rubicam

NEW YORK, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Young & Rubicam (http://yr.com) was named Agency Network of the Year by the New York Festivals, an International Awards Group (IAG) company honoring creative communications throughout the world for 52 years. The award was announced on June 12 at the 2010 International Advertising Awards in Shanghai, China.

"This is exciting news for us," said Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer of Young & Rubicam. "We have been bolstering our creative firepower around the world, and all of our hard work and focus is starting to show."

The Agency Network of the Year is a highly coveted honor presented to the company that garners the most awards in the competition. Young & Rubicam was honored with the title of Agency Network of the Year receiving a total of nine Gold World Medals, thirteen Silver medals, a UNDPI Silver Award, fifteen Bronze medals, fifty three Finalist Certificates and a UNDPI Finalist Award from all of Young & Rubicam's worldwide offices.

Marcus Rebeschini, Chief Creative Officer of Young & Rubicam Asia, said: "We all joined Young & Rubicam globally for a reason and that reason is starting to happen. So it was a great feeling accepting Agency Network of the Year on everyone's behalf. It just shows great things are starting to happen at Y&R and it's awesome to be a part of it."

The 2010 award winners will be featured on newyorkfestivals.com, and newyorkfestivals.tv.

About Young & Rubicam

Young & Rubicam is one of the world's leading marketing communications companies. Founded in 1923, Young & Rubicam was the first agency to be founded by a creative, Raymond Rubicam. Today, run by Global CEO Hamish McLennan and Global CCO Tony Granger, the agency's work spans the communications spectrum, including digital, viral, social and experiential marketing, to build brands that are irresistible to consumers.   

Young & Rubicam has 186 offices in 90 countries around the world. Its clients are some of the world's most prestigious global corporations, including Accenture, Bacardi, Campbell's Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Land Rover, LG, Xerox and Virgin Atlantic, to name a few. For more information, visit http://yr.com

About International Awards Group

International Awards Group has representation in 84 countries and organizes international advertising and programming competitions for the AME Awards® for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Hive Awards® for the Unsung Heroes of the Internet; Midas Awards® for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards® for Healthcare Communications and the New York Festivals Awards for Advertising, TV, Film and Radio Programming. Entries in each of the international competitions are annually judged online by hundreds of professionals in their respective industries. For more information, go to www.InternationalAwardsGroup.com.

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