With Fudge Packed, Y&R Finally Gets New CEO


Last year Young and Rubicam CEO Ann Fudge stepped down as CEO of the agency after a rough patch. While Fudge hasn't completely packed and will retain Chairman-CEO of Y&R Brands, Hamish McClennan has been tapped to step in as CEO of Y&R Advertising. McClennan has a tough job ahead as the agency works to right itself.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (7)     File: Agencies     Jun- 2-06  
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Nice headline Steve!

Posted by: John Boy on June 2, 2006 12:13 PM

I waited almost a year to rehash this one:-)

Posted by: Steve Hall on June 2, 2006 12:58 PM

Bet you can't get "pillow biter" in.

Posted by: CulturalSnow on June 2, 2006 01:17 PM

...or how about Fudge Travels Hershey Highway...

Posted by: rock on June 2, 2006 07:26 PM

Hey Steve. Yeah, Kudos for the headline, right up my street. Y&R always has been a "Boys Club" The senior management floor always looked like a 19th century bank managers office with leather couches and sporting prints. The only women allowed on that floor delivered coffee and emptied the ash trays. They screwed Helayne Spivack cause she had more balls than they did. Nothing changes.

Posted by: George Parker on June 4, 2006 11:58 AM

A friend of mine at Y&R tells me that they received no internal memo about this news. Sad.

Posted by: Ad Guy on June 5, 2006 10:19 AM

Well, after 18 months, Sir Marty must have been scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Poor Hamish. Still, it shows you have to be a brit (or at least from the empire) to get to the top .. are there no good American Ad guys? Or are they just to smart to get in bed with Sir Marty?

Posted by: goofball on June 5, 2006 11:54 PM

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