Grey Global Group
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2013)|
|Type||Subsidiary, WPP Group|
|Headquarters||200 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, U.S.
|Key people||James R. Heekin III, Chairman & CEO|
|Services||Brand management, Marketing strategy, Creative development, Direct marketing, Public relations, Public affairs, Digital marketing, Production|
|Revenue||1.307 billion USD (2003)|
|Subsidiaries||Grey, G2, GHG, GCI Group, MediaCom Worldwide, Alliance, G WHIZ, WING, Grey EMEA|
Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities — organized into four geographical units: North America; Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
As a unit of communications conglomerate WPP Group, Grey Global Group operates branded independent business units in many communications disciplines including: advertising, direct marketing, public relations, public affairs, brand development, customer relationship management, sales promotion, interactive marketing — through its subsidiaries: Grey, G2, GHG, GCI Group, MediaCom Worldwide, Alliance, G WHIZ, and WING.
The company has won: 10 Cannes Lions; beside the Addy, Clio and one Emmy Award. Grey Group's European network, Grey EMEA, won 26 Euro EFFIE awards, and is the five-time Euro EFFIE Agency Network of the Year, in four consecutive years of 2005–2008  and again in 2012 
Founded in 1917direct marketing company named Grey Studios, reflecting the color of the wall of its original quarters, changing to Grey Advertising in 1925.by Larry Valenstein and Arthur Fatt, Grey Global Group began as a
In 1956Procter & Gamble. Through the 1960s and 1970s, Grey continued to acquire such major accounts, and grew into related communication fields. In 1970 , Edward H. Meyer became CEO and would remain in that position for 36 years before selling the company and joining his son, Anthony E. Meyer, in management of private family wealth., Grey acquired its first major client,
In 1988London-based Grey Communications Group, recruited Barry Chapman as Group IS Director. In 1989 Chapman developed the New Media Experiment. Chapman explored the use of the internet as an alternative to traditional advertising media putting Grey at the forefront of the internet revolution., the off-shore operation,
In 2010, Grey was named to Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies. In 2010, Grey was put on Ad Age's "Agency A-List". In 2006, Grey was awarded 12 "Spots of the Week" by Advertising Age, which placed it second-highest overall.
In popular culture
In the AMC series Mad Men, Duck Phillips joins Grey Advertising after being dumped by Sterling Cooper.
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