Y&R names Matt Anthony CEO of Y&R North America
6 March, 2013
Carter Murray to Leave Agency For New Opportunity
Y&R announced today that Matt Anthony is being named CEO of Y&R Advertising North America. Matt Anthony was one of the four original partners of VML and served as CEO from its early days until 2011 when he named Jon Cook as his successor. He succeeds Carter Murray, who is leaving to take a new post.
“Matt Anthony brings his amazing track record of having built our digital partner, VML, into one of the fastest-growing digital agencies, recognized by Forrester for its offering, and as an agency that is consistently named as a Best Place to Work. He has a passion for life, for building a great workplace culture, a zest for new business and is an exceptionally generous teacher. He believes wholeheartedly in the power of great creative and its ability to drive business. Clients find him an inspired partner, committed to great service and ideas,” said David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R.
“I have worked with Matt for almost 13 years and look forward to working with him in this new role. He has long been part of our culture and community, and will be eagerly and warmly received,” Sable added. “He joins at a great juncture — our agencies in the US have never been stronger and will continue on a great trajectory,” he added.
“Carter helped us immensely in North America and has been a great champion of our people. We can only thank him and wish him the very best,” David Sable remarked.
Matt Anthony is already a member of Y&R’s Executive Committee, immersed in the agency’s operations and strategic development. He has spent the past six months at Y&R Australia on a special assignment there and will remain Chairman Emeritus of VML.
The change becomes effective immediately.
About Young & Rubicam
Y&R is one of the leading global marketing communications companies. It is made up of the iconic Y&R Advertising agency and VML, one of the most highly regarded and fastest-growing digital agencies in the world. Y&R also includes specialized companies in every region, such as Bravo, SicolaMartin, Banner, to name just a few, as well as global marketing practices, such as Tech.YR and Y&R Sports Group.
Y&R’s largest agency, Y&R Advertising, has 186 offices in 90 countries around the world, with clients that include Campbell’s Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Virgin Atlantic, Xerox, Revlon, GAP, Land Rover and Telefonica, among many others.