Y&R Global CEO David Sable and Wunderman CEO Mark Read announced today that John Lynn will join Y&R and Wunderman, to serve as CEO of Latin America for both agencies. He transitions into the role over the next few months and will be based in the Miami office, which serves as HQ for the region.

John will be responsible for leading the 27 offices that form Y&R and Wunderman and which are collectively the largest network in the region. Y&R's 18-office Latin America network includes Y&R Advertising, VML, Labstore and BAV and has been awarded Agency of the Year honors in four countries already this year. Wunderman operates through nine offices in the region, including three-time ANDA Digital Agency of the Year winner, Phantasia.

John will also help drive new business in the region and support the connective tissue that has made Latin America the model for collaboration between Y&R and Wunderman across the global network.

Sable and Read state jointly: "We are thrilled to have John on board. He is the perfect choice for us — he has worked across discipline, across regions, across oceans. He is committed, collaborative and the consummate client partner. We have a deep bench of talent across the region, a solid creative reputation and some of the region's top clients. We are confident that John will leverage our strength as a highly collaborative network of Y&R, Wunderman and other WPP companies — with his strength as a leader and team player — so that we help our clients perform beyond expectation in today's marketplace."

John moves to Y&R from Grey, where he has spent the past eight years, leading Grey Spain.

About Y&R

Y&R is one of the leading global marketing communications companies. It is made up of the iconic Y&R Advertising agency; VML, one of the most highly regarded and fastest-growing digital agencies in the world, and iconmobile, one of the premier mobile marketing companies.

Y&R's largest agency, Y&R Advertising, has 189 offices in 93 countries around the world, with clients that include Bel Brands, Campbell's Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, GAP, Telefonica and Xerox, among many others.

Y&R is part of WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY).

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