Y&R formed a new practice focused on technology and business brands. Joe Rivas will lead the new venture as president, Y&R Technology and Business. He will also continue his responsibilities as WPP global client leader of Dell. The new practice will collaborate with teams across Y&R and WPP's global network to provide clients with integrated b-to-b and b-to-c communications solutions. The agency will offer proprietary tools, including a B2B brand analysis that exists within BAV (BrandAsset Valuator), and a social listening capability that provides insights on the content behaviors of business decision makers, as well as access to WPP resources. …
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